Saturday, March 5, 2011

Singer Candice Anitra, Hip Hop MC/Poet The MarXman + Open Mic @ The Inspired Word - March 10

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word features R&B singer/songwriter Candice Anitra and hip hop MC/spoken word artist The MarXman. + 12-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).

It is also the debut night of our new official host, three-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye!


When you hear Candice Anitra sing, it’s easy to understand how a team of all-star music-makers jumped at the opportunity to produce and play for her debut album. Producers Joel Hamilton (credits include Elvis Costello, Mos Def, Billboard #1 Top Heatseeker’s album, "Blakroc") and Scotty Hard (Prince, Louie Vega) teamed with Dub Trio (Macy Gray, Matisyahu, 50 Cent, Common, The Fugees, Tupac), Marika Hughes (Whitney Houston, Carla Kihlstedt), and Soulive, among others, to spotlight the “righteously raspy” soul powerhouse Candice Anitra on her self-written LP, "Bark Then Bite." Referenced by Hamilton as “Tina Turner meets The Beatles,” Anitra’s sound combines sultry and soaring vocals with dub and rock-infused R&B. Since then, reviews of the album have only confirmed the fresh sound and supreme quality that the talent backing her must have anticipated in this rising songstress. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is igniting the soul music scene (rocking stages from Southpaw to SOB's Sol Village and from Public Assembly to Blue Note), and will be recording her sophomore album in early 2011 for summer/fall release. For more info, please visit


The MarXman is a Queens born MC who fell in love with the spoken word in 2001. A decade later he was established as a spoken word artist with stage credits including BET's Lyric Cafe, the Apollo Theater, Planet Hollywood, CBGB's and dozens of lounges, festivals, colleges and universities all over the country. His first hip hop project,"the NeXt: the MiXtape" was released in Spring 2010. The MarXman is a writer with rhythm, fusing melodic harmonies with a unique style of poetic lyricism and confident delivery. He is currently breaking ground on his 1st studio album entitled, "the NeXt Stage" set for a Summer 2011 release. Check out his tracks at


When: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs Gallery Bar)
158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Manhattan, New York City
Phone: (212) 504-3474

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Cover Charge: $10

Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.

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