Sunday June 3
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Uptown Poetry Slam
Hosted by MARC KELLY SMITH (So What!)
Special Guests: FAMOUS BROTHERS — Who are The Famous Brothers? Best answer: Classic bluegrass harmony with an original comic twist. The Famous Brothers hail from the mining town of Monkey’s Crevice, West Virginia where they created a unique three-part harmony style and wrote most of their memorable song list, with titles like “Armageddin’ Ready for the Second Coming (‘Cause the First One Came Too Fast)” and “I Got Twenty Ways to Kill You With My Swiss Army Knife”. The Chicago Tribune calls the Famous Brothers “exceptionally witty.[Their show] has such clever lyrics, tuneful ditties, splendid harmonies and so warm a demeanor, you can sense a great deal of audience pleasure”; the Chicago Reader says they’re “funny, smart, sweet-voiced, and overall amiable”, while the Windy City Times anoints them “a surefire crowd-pleaser, keeping the audience laughing and clapping along”. Some people say that the Famous Brothers bear a remarkable resemblance to three Chicago performers: singer/guitarist Rick Vamos as the dim-witted Ricky Famous, local favorite Will Clinger as control freak Willie “B” Famous and actor/improviser Darren Stephens as the charming Darren “2B” Famous. www.famousbrothers.com
Back up music provided bySTEVE HASHIMOTO on electric bass, DUKE on the drums, and BIB LONG on piano
Open Slam Competition: Read your poem and maybe win $10. Wow!