Category Archive: Radio recaps

Radio Recap for Monday, August 27

We said goodbye to our little weekly show at Radio bar in Union this week… But we’ll be saying hello to the Davis Square Theatre for the monthly Encyclopedia Show: Somerville, starting with a show about BEARS on Monday, September 3!

Radio Recap for Monday, August 21

Comedy! Poetry! Poetry! Comedy! We like to mix it up at New & Improved, so naturally we brought a poetry magazine editor and a nationally acclaimed comic together for last night’s show. Stevie Edwards and Joe Wong rocked it out (figuratively speaking) last night at Radio, following up on a great mix of comics and …

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Radio Recap for Monday, August 13

Sometimes the show must go on… Even when a pipe bursts in the bar where you have your show. Robbie Q Telfer and Marlon Carey were gracious enough to bring their words to a little backyard house show last night instead of Radio, and it was a great success! If you missed it, don’t worry: …

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Radio Recap for Monday, August 6

Thanks to everyone who came out to Comedy Meets Poetry this Monday at New & Improved! Just as promised, Wes Hazard brought us a troupe of comedic masterminds who were buoyed up by the funny of four additional poets. Good times!

Next week: we’re back UPSTAIRS with a crizazy double feature: nationally acclaimed poet and …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 30

I’ll bet you didn’t even know there was a downstairs venue at the Radio bar, did you? Well, there is: in deference to a previously-booked night of bands upstairs, we meandered down the back stairs to the wood-like-paneling extravaganza that is the basement of our Monday night bar. With just a hint of sound bleed …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 23

Great big doings at New & Improved last night, folks: after a slightly late start we kicked off a packed open mic with at least a few heartbreak themes that led right into Caroline Harvey’s feature. Fans of the poet got all the fierceness and fire we’ve come to expect from Caroline, in a wild …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 16

So maybe we’ve said “all-star line-up” before in some context here, but it’s just possible that all those previous iterations pale in comparison to last night’s Radio pairing. Regie Gibson and Fey Rey & Freedom Sound lit up the stage last night with two incredibly solid, incredibly different sets. Regie wowed the crowd with his …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 9

Perhaps the most fabulous aspect of the New & Improved reading is how it redefines our mission and idea every single Monday. This week was no exception, as poet Porsha Olayiwola got us going with a part-writing, part-improv workshop that drew even the quietest artists into Porsha’s rowdy-sexy-safe-space and pulled surprising work out of everyone. …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 2

Happy birthday, America! At New & Improved, we celebrated it with our first-ever Presidential Smackdown Slam, a head-to-head poetry debate judged by the electoral rabble at the Radio bar. We had a great crowd turn out to see Millard Fillmore, (b)Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Bill Clinton, and a wild cast of founding and …

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Radio recap for Monday, June 25

At the New & Improved reading, we like to say that we are encouraging cross-genre collaboration and thinking, not just between poets, but among all kinds of self-directed performance artists. Last night, our wish came true in a beautiful way as storytellers, poets, prose writers, comedians, and who-knows-who-else congregated around workshop leader Michael Mack. Michael …

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