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.
LESSON NO.1 PRESENTS:
EUGENE S ROBINSON
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.
+ DC GATES
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: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=CHAPTERARTS&organ_val=2795&schedule=list&event_val=6733
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.