Perpetual Motion Roadshow #41
...Mar. 16-22nd the Roadshow features...
percussive rock guitarist
the spirit of poetry
neoclassical futuristic poet
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Vancouver: Fri. March 16, 7 pm. Spartacus Books (319 W. Hastings, upstairs) w/ rac(cordi)onteur Rowan Lipkovits!
Portland: Sun. March 18, 7 pm. Chance of Rain Café (1522 SE 32nd Ave) w/ Bad Poetry by Michael Rockstar!
Ashland: Mon. March 19, 7 pm. The Beanery (1602 Ashland Street) w/ the Cinnamon Urns!
San Francisco: Wed. March 21, 7:30 pm. Modern Times (888 Valencia St) w/blue-collar academic Patrick Duggan!
San Jose: Thurs. March 22, 8 pm. Anno Domini (366 South First St) w/ Ben Henderson!
All shows are pay-what-you-can.
JoAnn Riedl’s deep, aggressive vocals and percussive, dirty, rock-guitar style hail from Milwaukee. "Her ability to switch from acoustic to electric in an intimate solo setting, along with her raucous, almost punk, approach, has set her apart from her peers with reckless abandon," according to Brian Barney and David Luhrssen of the Milwaukee WI Shepherd Express. Playing live since 1998, Riedl has performed solo, with the backing bands Kicked Out Scout, the Relief, and is a front woman for the Barrettes. She is working on her third full-length album. JoAnn has performed in Canada, Ireland and throughout the US.
Norman Cristofoli is a poet and spoken-word performer and publisher of the Labour of Love literary magazine. He is also the co-founder of the Coffeehouse website for independent artists. However, if all the world is a stage, then he prefers to stay in the tattered old balcony seats, hiding in the shadows, away from the spotlight. He believes that too much emphasis is placed upon the artist, whereas the only thing that truly matters is the art itself. Bios should be buried with the artist... let the art live on.
Peter Haskell was born in 1962 A.D., on the same day that one of the original "Jetsons" episodes was first broadcast. He has lived in Vancouver all his life except from 1978 to 1980, when he lived in Ottawa. His cartoons were published in a free Ottawa publication with a circulation of 5,000, from June 1979 to June 1981. In November 2005, he was on the ballot for Mayor of Vancouver. He campaigned to receive zero votes but sold anti-homelessness pre-bonds for $5 so the homeless could receive a free bus pass.
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