25 July 2007

Antipoet Melbourne Invasion


From the Overload Festival 2007 Festival Program


Sunday 12th August
Unknown Language

Venue: Glitch Bar and Cinema
Address: 318 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Melbourne’s home of experimental poetics is back for another night that ya mother warned you about, but that’s just because she didn’t want you to find out she was going to be there, ogling Allan Boyd. Tut tut. Don’t tell her we said anything ok. Hosted by the inimitable Jezza P. Speelman, Unknown Language has been on a bit of a break for a few months and we are damn happy that it’s back for the Overload. There will be music, there will be noises that my Father swears aren’t music, there will be some hot fuckin’ shit going on. Featuring antipoet and other wonderful acts to tease, delight and possibly bludgeon you.

Wednesday 15th August
Once More Into The Inferno

Venue: Dantes Fitzroy
Address: 150 Gertrude St Fitzroy
Time: 8:00pm-12AM

Don’t you love Dante’s? And Dante’s loves poetry. And we love that TAA mural in the back room; which has to be seen to be believed. This night doesn’t really have a theme per se, let’s just say that we’ve invited some of our favourites along for a night that will be poetic, musical and possibly a little odd. Once again we’ve got poets from far flung places mingling with some local ruffians. What is Crystal Set? You ask. Harmonies darling, it’s all about the harmonies. Featuring: Spoken Treats (From the Melbourne Arts Factory), Allan Boyd (WA), Kevin Gillam (WA), Helen Child (WA), Ashley J Higgs, Crystal Set, Richard Hillman, Robbie Lane, John West

Friday 17th August
Under Star Poets - MiteyKo at Federation Square
Venue: BMW Edge Amphitheatre
Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

I’ve written a lot of these blurbs and you think that I’d run out of things to say. Not even close. Music and poetry combine for the best night of your life. Ever. Well, except for that one night but that was different wasn’t it. The stars are truly coming out tonight, from Ireland, from Perth, from Elwood and Northcote and other refined places, this is going to rock. Literally. And did I forget to mention music, poetry AND bellydancing? I did? For shame. We’re aiming to fill a very large venue. This one’s ambitious no doubt about it, but that’s all right because it will be full. Oh yes, it will be full. Featuring: Death To Your Dreams (Sean Whelan & The Mime Set), Sugarfree Masons, Andy White (TBC), MiteyKo (aka Allan Boyd and Kevin Gillam), Trisnasari, Ben Ezra, Lish and Steve O’Prey, Belfast Poets...

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