Tuesday, November 16, 2004

In the news

So, the Capital Slam was awesome! There was a great open mic set full of fresh new faces, followed by John Akpata's feature set. He played guitar! Is there anything the man can't do? John's set was followed by the actual slam. I wasn't very happy with my performance but I managed to snag third place anyways. Second place went to Matt Peake, and the winner was Kevin Matthews. Kevin was on the Winnipeg team in the Spoken Wordlympics and has recently been announced as the national director for next year's Wordlympics, which will be in Vancouver and totally rock. Is it too early to be excited?

In other news, Golden Star Lounge returns after a two month hiatus Friday, November 26th. It will be at the East African Restaurant (formerly known as African Palace) at 376 Rideau St. Featured performers include Manchilde from Montreal and Spin from Toronto. I've seen both performers before and trust me, you don't want to miss this. There is a $7 cover, but I think it's free if you read.

There's a show coming up with PressWon, ...As The Poets Affirm, and John Akpata -- unfortunately I don't remember the details. Look for it in the upcoming issue of XPress.

Sunday, November 28th I'm gonna go see the Pixies perform in Gatineau. It seems like eons ago that I bought the tickets. I am so pumped! It's the fucking Pixies! Odds are this tour is a one-time thing, which is unfortunate, considering (in my opinion anyways) what they did as a group was much more impressive than any of the band members' post-Pixies music.