Vancouver’s favorite open mic series on and off since its inception under T.Paul Ste.Marie and DJ Dutch Boy in 2001, we first featured there slightly over a year ago, following a strong reception at the BC:Clettes Rouge et Noir cabaret, and probably spent as much time trying to jockey everyone into place on the cozy stage as we did playing. We ended up performing several times over a period of a few weeks and then totally dropped off the radar for months. Let’s see if we can’t stagger things out a bit this time! Thundering Word is now hosted by Bill McNamara and Wanda Nowicki, and it doesn’t just have featured performers — it’s also a fully fledged open mic! Turn up to Cafe Montmartre (4362 Main at 28th) around 7:30 pm to sign up and you, too, could share our stage. Though probably not while we’re on it — there’s hardly room enough for us as it is! DJ Cassady will get you hooked up and we’ll see what spoken word / music fusion may result. (I’m on the edge of my seat!)
We should be returning to Cafe Montmartre January 11th to be the filling in a Petunia sandwich again, but you’ll be hearing more about that closer to the date.
Edit: Bill made a new drawing to promote our appearance this night! We only just found out about it upon arrival, but it’s a swell “Night on Bald Mountain” rendition of our “jug band of the damned” tag-line. Stand back and enjoy!