TONGUE N' CHEEK
Tongue N' Cheek... Sex, Dance and Spoken Word
A night of Powerful Poets and Sass-ational Burlesque!
Erotic Spoken Word - Plus Dirty Haiku battle!!
Friday Feb 10th 2012 Doors at 8pm show starts 8:30pm
Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at the Door
"Three Slam Poet Giants - East Van, Portland, Oakland! Four Queens of Sweet Soul Burlesque!"
Renown Spoken Word Artists give us their best Erotic Poetry for local Burlesque Stars to interpret through the Art of Strip Tease...An Erotic Night for the senses; body, heart and soul ~ like no other!
CR Avery (Our Local East Van Heart Throb)
"MIGHTY" Mike McGee (Lover Boy, Portland)
Jamie DeWolf (Bad Ass King of Dirty talk, Oakland)
The Seductions of Sweet Soul Burlesque:
Crystal Precious, Cherry on Top, Lola Frost and Little Miss Risk!
Live Music by The Broken Mirrors
Plus Dirty Haiku Battle!! Hosted by Jessica Mason Paul, featuring 8 local poets battle to win the top CASH prize!
CR Avery - Outlaw Hip-Hop Harmonica Player, Beatbox Poet, Punk Piano Player, String Quartet Raconteur, Rock & Roll Matador, Playwright. From musical beginnings in his late teens, C.R. Avery has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York's Bowery to L.A.'s South Central. He has toured throughout Canada (including almost every major folk festival) the USA and Europe. His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, the Beastie Boys and Allen Ginsberg. Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator has so much more to come.
"MIGHTY" Mike McGee - was born with Spina Bifida in Fort Campbell, KY/TN. but grew up in San Jose, California. He writes and performs all over the world. McGee won the 2003 National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship and the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Championship, becoming the first to attain both titles. He has served time as a pirate radio station disc jockey, altar boy, travel agent, floor sweeper, hip hop emcee, band leader, and screenwriter. McGee was one of the first American poets to perform at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne) and also at the Glastonbury Festival, UK.
Jamie DeWolf - Slam Poet. Film-Maker. Prankster. Playwright. Teacher. Raconteur. Anti-Hero. Once called a "verbal Ghenghis Kahnthe red-haired lovechild of a crack-crazed Richard Pryor and Alex from A Clockwork Orange", JAMIE DEWOLF is a slam poet, stand up comedian, teaching artist and filmmaker from Oakland, CA. After being banned from local open mics in his hometowns of Benicia and Vallejo for his raw subject matter, vaudevillian theatrics and dark humor, he created Tourettes Without Regrets in 1999 out of revenge, to showcase the cutting edge of undeground performance. Since then, the show has become the longest running freestyle battle and the largest slam on the West Coast. It was awarded the "Best of the Bay" by the SF Guardian and continues every first thursday of the month in Oakland, CA. DeWolf has characterized this show as "Sex, drugs and spoken word." The San Francisco Chronicle characterized DeWolf as "a nationally recognized slam poet"
Rio Theatre (View)
1660 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|