Jason Economus at The Paper Machete (7/31/10), originally uploaded by The Paper Machete. Check em out! Advertisements
Bye Bye, July! We’re sending it off with punk rock, slam poets, and general ass-kicking.
This Saturday’s show features:
Caitlin Parrish (writer, Time Out Chicago)
Eric Zeigenhagen (writer, musician)
Megan Mercier (The Neo-Futurists)
Jason Economus (actor, writer)
The nationals-bound Mental Graffiti slam poetry team.
Musical Guest: Chicago punk band Ramova
Dave Awl does David Bowie in a vegan boa:
Phil Dawkins plays nice (as he possibly can) with InTouch Weekly:
Mary Fons performs “This Play is Super Gay”:
Coya Paz talks mommies:
Sharon Greene talks marriage:
Jack Tamburri turns Craigslist ads into word jazz with Mike Przygoda:
Kristen Studard takes celebrity dish to new heights as our favorite manicurist, Marlene Biscotti:
This will be an exciting show, a blend of some favorite regulars plus celebrated artists wielding the Machete for the first time. See you at 3pm!
Tara Betts (World-renowned poet and author, visiting Chicago from the east coast.)
Dennis O’Toole (Comedian, 848 regular and Sun-Times contributor)
Edward Thomas-Herrera (Spoken word artist, playwright, BoyGirlBoyGirl)
Mel Evans (a.k.a. Lincoln Square mommy Elise Winston-Offenbeck)
Musical Guests: Jenny Lamb, Bethany Thomas and Dana Tretta appear together in a special, one-time girl group created just for this week’s Paper Machete!
Michael Patrick Thornton at The Paper Machete (7/17/10) 1 of 3 Originally uploaded by The Paper Machete We test drove the Vignette app for Android at yesterday’s show. Check out the results on our new Flickr photstream and become our … Continue reading
And the bartender says: “We’re having our weekly 90-minute spoken word show featuring a whole mess of hip Chicago literati doing hilarious shit you might never see again. The Machete can stay, but the Pitchfork? We don’t serve his kind.”
But the Pitchfork insists: “PLEASE can I stay?! It’s air-conditioned in here, and there’s no lines for beer. And I can easily bike down Damen and make a left on Lake in plenty of time to catch Wolf Parade after watching the likes of Michael Patrick Thornton and Phil Dawkins!!!”
The bartender exchanges a glance with the Machete, who nods with approval.
“FINE, says the bartender. But if I catch you here tomorrow? You’re hitting the PAVEMENT.”
The Paper Machete, ladies & gentlemen. 3pm. Ricochet’s. FREE.
Michael Patrick Thornton (ABC’s Private Practice, The Gift Theater)
Phil Dawkins (playwright, with another installment of “Culture Schlock”)
Diana Slickman (The Neo-Futurists, BoyGirlBoyGirl)
Lisa Buscani (The Neo-Futurists, National Poetry Slam Champion)
Paul Brittain (iO Chicago)
Justin Hayford (Chicago Reader)
Musical Guest: Faces for Radio
See y’all at 1-2-3, Peter, Paul & Mary.