Seasonal Special Happenings

Spoken Word at B-Side

When: Tue., Dec. 28 2010

Unlike more bookish poetry readings, Lyrical Rhythm night at the B-Side Liquor Lounge is one groovy scene. That's because it's anchored by a house band, the Playscape Allstars. As emcee Q Nice explains from the mic, the band can back up your rhymes in any key and keep the rhythm steady whether you want to speak on the beat or around it. Q Nice, himself a veteran slammer, keeps it moving like a late-night talk-show host, laying down the rules: no bad words, show respect, and if you sing, sing from the diaphragm. And when the poets take a halftime break, DJ Tom Noy spins dance music. Admission is $5 and is limited to the 21-and-over crowd. It all goes down from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the B-Side Liquor Lounge, at 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. in Cleveland Heights. For more info, call 216-932-1966 or go to bsideliquorlounge.com. — Michael Gill

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