At the last slam, NGS #10,Ben Golden took the top prize after not even making it to the second round at NGS #9. In second place was Dan Wilcox, another poet who has never seen the second round. Rounding out the top three was Elizag who, at the same time, was trying to win a video slam on the PSi website.
Leading up to this slam Slam Master Dain Brammage said, “I am Jonesing for a slam! It becomes an addiction rather quickly. I need to see some slick-ass poetry being performed with emotion and conviction. I need to be convinced that what they say is what they feel. I need me some slam DAMMIT!”
Who will come out on top at NGS #11? Will Shannon “In The Money” Shoemaker return to take we spot? Will we see more perfect 10s? Come out and join us for the next installment of the Nitty Gritty Slam at Valentines to find out.
Urban Guerilla Theatre, Albany Poets, and The Frequency North Reading Series are bringing slam back to Albany with the NITTY GRITTY SLAM twice a month at Valentines hosted by Dain Brammage and Mojavi.
If you are not into slam, but want to get on stage and share your work, we do have an open mic for poetry and spoken word before the slam starting at 7:30PM.
Sign up begins at 7:00PM, open mic starts at 7:30PM, and the slam starts at 8:00PM.
Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with student ID)
NITTY GRITTY SLAM takes place at Valentines (17 New Scotland Ave.) on the first and third Tuesday’s of each and every month.