Category: Cantab recaps

Recaps from the Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge's weekly show.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good times at the Cantab, folks! And it’s all thanks to Mike McGee, purveyor of hilarity, tenderness, and fart jokes, who featured for us last night. Mike rocked the house and left us with a hand-made chapbook: for his book with a spine, you’ll want to check out Mike’s feature was followed by a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 5

Melissa Newman-Evans features in front of a packed house. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Melissa Newman-Evans is on a roll! After a fabulous open mic, Melissa rocked a full thirty-minute feature with no breaks and plenty of inside Cantab jokes. Her brand-new book, practically a love letter to the bar itself, enjoyed had a unique launch perfectly appropriate to the artist– whom you’ll be able to catch behind the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It was an excellent night on the Cantab open mic this week as writing audience turned out in droves to see local favorite Nicole Terez Dutton. Slam whistles and sounds of approval provided a gentle bassline to Nicole’s musical, subdued reading style of her complex work. If you missed it, you’ll want to catch up …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 21

Some folks might choose to spend the night before the holiday with their family: instead, we decided to have a Wednesday before Thanksgiving with a sarcastic, booze-slinging, intellectual who loves us so much he just can’t show it. What? It was a perfect evening with bartender Adam Stone, who offered a stingingly good selection of …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 14

Chris August performs at the Cantab Lounge on November 14. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

The heat was on in the Cantab this past Wednesday, folks! Literally (since it was the coldest Wednesday of the year so far) but also figuratively, of course… Chris August lit up the stage with his brilliant personality and powerful storytelling, showing just how he took the championship at the Individual World Poetry Slam back …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 7

All right, Cantabbers: who loves the first snow of the year? A hardy bunch of souls unimpressed by the weather came to hang in our dry little basement this week for a feature from Durham native G(eorge) Yamazawa. G brought us a warm selection of southern sound and promised to be back again! Our slam …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! Big thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us this year at the Dead Poets’ Slam. Our open mic was full of a great mix of live poets doing their own work, live poets doing dead poets’ work, and live poets covering each other. Neat! We enjoyed a few costumes …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 24

If you were at home last Wednesday night, but suddenly were awash in a feeling that you were missing something wonderful… Let’s just say you should have been at the Cantab. Gypsee Yo gave a wonderful feature, showing off why she’s reached the top level of slam competition as well as recognition in the overall …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 17

Happy birthday to yoooouuuu, Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge! Our twentieth anniversary of poetry at the Cantab fell on Tuesday, October 16, so of course we had to celebrate. To do it, the only two SlamMasters the show has ever had –that’s Michael Brown and Simone Beaubien— got together for a head-to-head double …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 10

It was an exceptionally big night at the ‘tab last night, folks, as tons of audience turned out for our open mic, double feature, and Champion of Champions poetry slam! The night started off with some open mic standouts, including lots of slammer entourage from Portland (Maine), a least a couple of local newcomers, one …

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