Zaum presents a special evening of slam poetry at the Quad in Cork on Wednesday 25th August kicking off at 9.30pm.
Four slam poets; Wasps vs Humans, BeRn, Rab Urquhart and Diarmuid O’ Dalaigh will be joining forces for the first time to perform an evening of Slam poetry. This will not be poetry for the faint hearted!
Wasps vs Humans debuted as a performance poet at the Cork Mid Summer’s Festival in 2009, going on to support Jinx Lennon on a number of dates across Ireland where he performed the Sugar Club in Dublin alongside Captain Moonlight and Christy Moore. Since entering the scene just a year ago, the punk poet has already grabbed the attention of local and national media having recently performed on RTE Radio 1’s Arena programme and a couple of spots on Cork’s 96FM.
BeRn, who has opened for Patti Smith, has been writing, reciting, singing and slamming, strumming picking and riffing since god knows when! Words of love and anger; political, satirical, lyrical, sweet and sour, spicy and sizzling all thrown up in a heady, edgy mix. Challenging, inspiring and uneasy, she’ll wake you from your reverie.Three times finalist in the Cuirt Poetry Grand Slam in Galway, BeRn is also a singer and guitarist with two albums under her belt. As well as being a slam poet her new album ‘getBeRned’ is out soon.
The mysterious and enigmatic poet Rab Urquhart, MC of the legendary open-mic night 'the Slam' Was also MC at 'Fun club', and 'The Vox' and currently presents, with Mike Burgess, the Cheeky Sunday Social in the Slate bar, Cork.
Poet Diarmuid O’ Dalaigh will also performing on the evening. The show starts at 9.30pm and admission is FREE.
Hope Is Noise are a Cork four piece known for their angular, melody driven riffs, and intense self-liberating live performances. With the release of their second album 'Under Friendly Fire' last November, they have cemented their status as one of Ireland's leading rock bands.
Having gigged extensively since their inception in 2004 including playing the " Rubberfreshtival" rock festival in Austria in July 2005, headlining the JD Profile gig in Cork, touring in Ireland as well as being semi-finalists at the Murphy's Live event.
"At their best, they effortlessly blend noise and melody..." - Evening Echo.
"Think Idlewild's early angular sound coupled with Fugazi's prickly dynamics...a band who have found their sound..." - Cork Independent.
"A band capable of threading enough melodic riffs through their agressive hard rock to make it more than accessible..." - Hotpress.
Ten Past Seven celebrate the launch of their new single Bothar Buí tonight in the Quad with support from Toby Kaar (Molotov Cocktail has unfortunately had to cancel. This gig will start at 11:30 tonight, with Ten Past Seven playing at midnight sharp. And that's actual time, not Cork time!
Cork indie/pop outfit "Spacecake" were first formed 20 years ago. As a bunch of fearless teenagers, they graced the stage with legendary Cork acts like The Frank and Walters and Sultans of Ping. There were some (not many!) memorable gigs and they were lucky enough to thread the boards of famous Cork venues like The Village, Sir Henry's and The Cork City Hall. But, teenage kicks eventually took their toll and the band started pulling in different directions. People needed to pursue individual projects like, learning their instruments,finding jobs and a place to live! Now, after a 17 year sabbatical, "Spacecake" have reformed to record some songs and play some gigs. For the last few months they have been locked away in the band room, reinventing some old classics and writing some new material.