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Team Victoria Slam-Off (f/The Fugitives): The Fugitives, C.R. Avery, Barbara Adler, Mark Berube, Brendan Mcleod

Fri. May 27th 2005 1800h - 2200h The Solstice Cafe (All Ages) 1800h - 2200h
compitition to form the Victoria slam team for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (11-15 October 2005 - Vancouver, B.C.).

10 spots to compete - top 4 make the team.

feature performance by the Fugitives.

this is an early show, + will be punctual.

sign-up @ 1800; show starts @ 1830

The Fugitives

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To record their first release in three years, Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives was just hoping to stay home. After eight years of touring Canada and Europe, they’d drained most of the romance out of cramped cars, long roads, and eating sandwiches out of gas station refrigerators. So they surprised themselves by trucking three t... more info

C.R. Avery (Folk/Beat Poetry/Blues)

"Search this man out, C. R. Avery is terrific." -Tom Waits. C.R. Avery is: a). An internationally acclaimed slam poet. b). A one man band, simultaneously singing, beat-boxing, playing harmonica, and playing keys. c). An exhilarating frontman combining the everyman heart of Bruce Springsteen, the insightful words of Bob Dylan, the street attit... more info

Barbara Adler

Barbara Adler – three time member of the acclaimed Vancouver SLAM team; “writes smart, funny, and often deeply moving poetry around questions of history, identity, and self-image” - Georgia Straight more info

Mark Berube (Spoken Word etc)

spoken word artist and multi-faceted musician about to embark on his second tour of Canada; “a total original in the tradition of exceptional Canadian singer-songwriters” – Vancouver Province more info
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