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Phoenix Poetry Slam Semi Finals Bout B

Phoenix Poetry Slam Semi Finals Bout B

There will be two semi finals of ten poets each on September 4th. Poets will be ordered from lowest ranking poet to highest ranking poet for the first round at the semi-finals, with the highest ranking poet closing out the first round at one semi-final bout, while second highest ranking poet closing out the first round at the other semi-final bout.

The semi finals will consist of a one minute poem, a two minute poem, a three minute poem, and a four minute poem. The first round will be one minute poems. The highest scoring 8 poets will advance into the second round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The second round will be two minute poems. The highest 6 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The third round will be three minute poems. The highest 3 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The fourth round will be for four minute poems and will consist of the three top cumulative ranking poets in order of highest scoring from the previous round. THE TOP 6 POETS OF BOTH SEMIFINALS WILL BE INVITED TO FINALS

The Finals will be held on September 6th (featuring 12 poets total with order rotating based on ranking from both semifinals, highest scoring poets going last, and the last poet decided by highest total score from semifinal bout) will consist of a one minute poem, a two minute poem, a three minute poem, and a four minute poem. The first round will be one minute poems. The highest scoring 8 poets will advance into the second round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The second round will be two minute poems. The highest 6 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The third round will be three minute poems. The highest 3 cumulative scoring poets will advance into the third round with order to be determined from highest to lowest scores from previous round. The fourth round will be for four minute poems and will consist of the three top cumulative ranking poets in order of highest scoring from the previous round. The top poet will be the official Host City Representative at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam in Phoenix, AZ, October 8 -11th.

Jerkagram / The Smiling Faces / Book of Shred / Consumer

Jerkagram / The Smiling Faces / Book of Shred / Consumer

Jerkagram - from New York: A fraternal twin duo which unfurls a chaotic psychedelic whirlwind at one time and a minimalist ambient wash at another. Their creative repetitions, layered guitar textures, and unhinged drum patterns allow for an organic, hypnotic, and epic experience, and their influences range from free jazz to heavy punk to kraut/psych rock to noise to pop. Live, they have boundless energy and force and their songs are always morphing so that no two live shows are ever the same.

The Smiling Faces

Consumer

Book of Shred

RedRumsey (Vern from Unwound!) / Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES

RedRumsey (Vern from Unwound!) / Teach Me Equals / Brain Child / Mercury MINES

RedRumsey

Over the past two decades, Olympia, WA's Vern Rumsey has played bass and guitar for numerous American bands such as Unwound, Long Hind Legs, Fitz of Depression, Witchypoo, and Blonde Redhead.

Through the 1990's and into the 21st century, Vern toured constantly, performing with Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Mogwai, Sleater-Kinney, Polvo, Deerhoof, Dub Narcotic Sound System, etc. When not touring, he acted as a sound engineer, making records for KARP, Enemymine, Novex, and Replicator. After the 2002 split of Vern's flagship outfit, Unwound, he retired from making music altogether.

By 2014, Vern had amassed a back-catalog of work spanning the time of his earliest forays into music through his period of retirement, and he entered the studio in May. Touring now as RedRumsey, this is Vern's first tour in 13 years.

On tour with Teach Me Equals - electric/scrape rock from Sarasota, FL/Philadelphia.

Joined by locals...

Brain Child

Mercury MINES

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth

Dino-Prov, hosted by Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth

DINO-PROV: Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth is so excited about improv that they just can't wait until the weekend! Every 4th Wednesday, they deliver quite the extravaganza to downtown Phoenix with special exrta-super-dippy-trippy guest troupe each month! Then *you* can play in Jam Jam (submit your name & improv jam format idea before the show)!