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Thursday, January 20, 2011

JC Slam 1/21

The JC Slam is the only PSI sanctioned and nationally recognized slam in North Jersey. That means the stakes are high because we are trying to find out who will represent Jersey City at the 2011 National Poetry Slam.

There is a brief OPEN-MIC before the slam that not only welcomes aspiring poets but MUSICIANS AND COMICS AS WELL.

Hosted by the man who is a national treasure, Broken English.
RECAP 1/14/11: The slam got off with a slow start a handful of audience members and almost nonexistent open-mic until Mad Max and Free came in to save the day. Bringing on a percussion, some freestyle and an audience with them.

The slam has turned into the Royal Rumble: a mix of new heads, up and comers and JC Slam favorites battling it out for a chance for the JC Slam Grand Slam title.

The first round was the new ish round with more than half the poets trying new material and most of it hit. In the second round was a mix of new old material but Jelly and St. Patrick muscled their way to the final. St. Patrick pulled the victory out of his cell phone arsenal to make it known he is making a run at the 2011 JC Slam Final.

It's a new year but the season is half done. Do you have what it takes to make it into the Jersey City Slam final?


Grassroots Community Space
54 Coles St, Jersey City NJ

Doors open at 9 PM
$5 Cover / $3 Students (with ID)