Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 13, 2012: NorthBEAST Summer Regional I

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The summer of slam kicks off with our first NorthBEAST Team Slam! The Boston Poetry Slam has invited three other Nationals-bound teams to hone their competition skills against the home fivesome in the traditional 4×4 slam format.

Our competing teams are now confirmed! The Boston Poetry Slam Team will compete against the truth-sayers from Port Veritas (Portland, Maine), the smart and sassy team from louderARTS (Bar 13, New York City), and last year’s NPS finalists from Providence, Rhode Island! This is going to be one hot bout, with teams showing off not just for the audience, but also for each other.

You’ll want to arrive early for this show as the Cantab will probably sell out. Also, if you like team slams, you’ll definitely want to plan ahead to attend the NorthBEAST Summer Regional II on July 11.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the poetry slam begins at approximately 10:00. (There is no open poetry slam tonight.) The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $5.