Poetry/Spoken Word

Remembering David Blair

Posted on 07/25/2011 by DJ Meph in David Blair, Poetry/Spoken Word

Remembering David Blair

Detroit lost one of its most beloved spoken word artists this weekend. National Poetry Slam champion David Blair was found dead by his maid, and it is speculated that he suffered from a heatstroke. Among Blair’s many accomplishments, including his book, Moonwalking, his band, The Boyfriends, and poetry performances alongside Stevie Wonder and the Detroit [...]

5 Elements Gallery Fundraiser at The Old Miami

Posted on 03/30/2011 by DJ Meph in 5 Elements Gallery, Concert Reviews, Hip Hop, Music, Poetry/Spoken Word, The Foundation, The Old Miami, Venues

5 Elements Gallery Fundraiser at The Old Miami

A series of open mic hip hop shows have been going down at The Old Miami every Tuesday to benefit 5 Elements Gallery, (@5egallery) while the gallery is under construction. I went to the event last night to support their fundraising efforts for a new venture they are working on with the Justice Coalition, to [...]

John Sinclair Interviews

Posted on 11/23/2009 by Aaron in John Sinclair, Music News, Poetry/Spoken Word

The Detroit beat poet John Sinclair has been apart of the Detroit underground scene ever since it was old enough to be called that. Activist, former manager of proto-punk outfit the MC5, and founder of the White Panthers, John Sinclair’s activism and connection to the underground music world is legendary. Sinclair was involved in the [...]