Tag: Slam Free or Die

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 13, 2017

Three down… Zero to go?! It’s hard to believe that our team 4×4 season has closed out so early this year, Cantabbers, but it’s so: with less than four weeks left to go until the National Poetry Slam, we’ve brought our last NorthBEAST team slam into the venue for the year. After a high-energy show …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 12, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The last slam in a series of 4x4s to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include Mill City, Slam Free or Die, and Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What a night! This week, we celebrated the finest solstice of the whole dang year with some of our best pals; Nationals-bound NorthBEAST slam teams from around the region took the stage for a high-quality, high-energy team slam. Four teams entered, but only one left with the highly covetable second-slam bragging rights, good until our …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 21, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam II

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The second of three 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam. Opponents include Slam Free or Die, Verbal Slap, and House. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam. The team went into semis feeling …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glorious thanks and high-fives to everyone who came out to see the slam last night! After the dust cleared, a tight slam revealed the following standings: Providence Poetry Slam 108.9 Lizard Lounge 106.9 Boston Poetry Slam 106.8 Slam Free or Die 104.1 Extra congratulations to Providence, who brought nuanced and important work to the stage …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 20, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The last of our 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents will hail from Providence, Slam Free or Die, and the Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

T’was a small but vocal audience at the Cantab last night, with many of our friends at the Mass Action protests downtown, but a few newcomers coming out to try their voices out loud in the room. Thomas Fucaloro did not disappoint, bringing high energy and intimate performance to the primed and listening room. The …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emily Eastman of Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 15, 2015: NorthBEAST Regional 5×4

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

Part II, Revenge of the NorthBEAST! Another 5×4 team slam, featuring five New England teams bound for the National Poetry Slam: The House Slam, Seven Hills, Northampton, Slam Free or Die, and your home team. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to Nationals.