Tag: NorthBEAST

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 17

The National Poetry Slam is creeping even closer, folks, and that means we’re bustin’ out slam all over. This past Wednesday, we hosted a NorthBEAST 4×4 that welcomed the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, Port Veritas, the Providence Poetry Slam, and the Lizard Lounge teams to our dingy little basement. If you’re looking for a scouting report, …

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Cantab for Wednesday, July 17, 2013: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Part Two

Boston Poetry Slam

Nationals-style 4×4 team poetry slam featuring Providence Poetry Slam, Portland Poetry Slam, the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, and cross-town rivals from the Lizard Lounge.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10

Harlym125 performs at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.

HARLYM125 IN THE HOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Oh, excuse us. Did you miss the party? A big-talkin’, explosive-performin’, complex-writin’ major player took the stage for us last night: Harlym125. Did he rock the mic? He did. Were there singalongs and special guests and surprises? There were. Did he change your life? I guess we’ll know next week, since …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 26

It’s finally summer, Cantabbers! And you know what that means: tons of cool slams scheduled for your edification, entertainment, and, of course, pre-enthusing about the National Poetry Slam that’s just weeks away. Last night’s 4×4 team slam was just a little taste of what you can expect in coming months: four teams brought rock-solid work …

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Cantab for Wednesday, June 26, 2013: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Part One, Hosted by Nick Fox!

Boston Poetry Slam

Nationals-style 4×4 team poetry slam featuring Slam Free or Die, Rhythmic Cypher, Mill City Slam, and the home team from the Boston Poetry Slam. Hosted by special guest Nick Fox!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 19

Oh, boy, Cantabbers: the summer of slam is almost here, and you could tell by the wall-to-wall packed house last night! It’s hard to keep talking about our open mic without bragging, but we can only take partial credit for last night: Michael F. Gill and the Brighton Word Factory crew successfully crashed the mic …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 11

Hey, thanks to everyone who turned out for the NorthBEAST Regional Slam this past Wednesday! We had scheduled teams from Slam Free or Die (Manchester, New Hampshire), the Mill City Slam (Lowell, Massachusetts) and the Lizard Lounge (just down the street) to slam against our very own home team! What an exciting night. The bout …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 11, 2012: NorthBEAST Summer Regional II

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

Our second and final team slam of the summer season: Lowell vs. Manchester vs. the Lizard Lounge vs. the home team. Expect hot competition as four teams slam off to prep for the National Poetry Slam! $5 cover tonight.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 27

Check your face, Cantabbers: if it feels a little different, it’s because Danez Smith metaphorically melted it off at last night’s show. This native Minnesotan certainly does not play around on the stage! After a very solid open mic, Danez took the night up another notch with an extremely powerful set that showed off his …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 16

It’s a fact: we are totally still reeling from the awesome NorthBEAST Regional at the Cantab this past Wednesday. What a hot night! Teams from Providence, Portland, and New York City all met for a head-to-head-to-head-to-head slam with the home team at the Cantab. If the 2012 National Poetry Slam is going to be any …

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