Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Mighty Third Rail Headline @ The Inspired Word + Open Mic - Thursday, Nov. 10
The Inspired Word presents The Mighty Third Rail (the dynamic combination of poet Darian Dauchan, bassist Ian Baggette, and violinist Curtis Stewart), plus special guest Mark Grist from the UK and our amazing 15-slot open mic open to all kinds of artists.
Hosted by 3-time HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye.
The Mighty Third Rail, aside from being a clever riff on that special train-track rail that shocks the ish out of you, aside from being a metaphor in politics to avoid controversial issues, is also a three-man trio that mixes the elements of Hip Hop poetry, beat-boxing, violin and bass. From poetry cafes to colleges to concert halls, whether it's jamming at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Joe's Pub, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or performing at the prestigious Lincoln Center, The Mighty Third Rail always delivers. The band features the dashing Darian Dauchan on vocals, the indelible Ian Baggette on bass, and the courteous Curtis Stewart on violin. With daring vocals, booming basslines and a vivacious violin, this bold, urban collective creates politically challenging works that push the boundaries of Jazz and Hip Hop to define the next generation's voice. Their album's Classic and Death Boogie are now available on iTunes.
Mark Grist is a spoken word artist and English teacher based in the UK. He became Poet Laureate of Peterborough in 2008 and Chief Bard of the Fens in 2009, as well as becoming the Edinburgh Fringe’s Slam Champion in 2010. He writes for a range of publications and is the resident poet for Young Writers’ magazine as well as writing a weekly column for Peterborough’s Evening Telegraph. He’s been on three National tours, performed in The House of Commons, and has appeared at a range of music festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude. His hour long spoken word show “Dead Poets,” which explores the relationship between hip hop and poetry, has been touring nationally for the past two years and has notched up over 150 performances to date. His new spoken word show, “Shetland Boy,” which details life growing up on the most Northern Island in the UK, is coming to The Edinburgh Fringe in 2011.
When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge) 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, NYC Phone:(917) 703-1512
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7pm
Cover Charge: $10
NO AGE LIMIT.
Please join us on Tuesday nights as well for our all-open mic nights! Same time, same place!