Don’t delay here. I saw Oxbow in the puny Barfly a load of years ago – Eugene was dressed in his usual outfit (some pants), kicking the stage monitors around like they were pebbles. The book mentioned below keeps getting stolen from Cardiff’s main library (*insider knowlege*). This show will be great. Also featuring a set from DC Gates, better known for bending microphone cables and exposing his belly in Gindrinker. When Strangling Billy, his one-gig-only side project, played a couple of months ago, there was a Gates spoken word intro, over a jazz CD. It was top drawer beat wordage I believe, though I was, probably appropriately, too drunk to remember it properly. THIS SHOW WILL BE GREAT.


The Oxbow frontman’s solo spoken word tour

The lead singer of US–based heavy blues rock band Oxbow presents his latest critically acclaimed book: “Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass–Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”. A spoken word performance with Eugene talking freely about the world of fight culture.

“Sort of a unified theory of unarmed combat, Fight pulls off the nifty trick of being thorough to the point of compendiousness while maintaining a core of bristling idiosyncrasy. Robinson is Bouncer Lit’s Norman Mailer. And occasionally in the time–warped, Finnegan’s Wake seconds before someone chokes him out, its James Joyce.” James Parker, The Phoenix.

The Gindrinker frontman does solo spoken wordage. What’s he going to do? It’s going to be a surprise to me, a surprise to you

Y Lloft, Chapter Arts Centre
Monday 27th April

Tickets on sale now from this unwieldy URL:

The capacity for this show is tiny (40-50) so advance tickets are definitely advised…

Please note: Y Llofft is a temporary performance space being used throughout the redevelopment of Chapter’s facilities. Unfortunately, it is not accessible to wheelchair users and access is via a steep external staircase. Please call the Chapter box office on 029 2030 4400 for further details.

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