Caleb Pattinson at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, 26th August
5:30 – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Not since J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Wars universe has society seen such a creative wordsmith. This has been consistently proven through Caleb’s tinder profile and ability to get a swipe right. Somehow he scraped his way into the Rumble final, where he promptly forgot half his poem.

If you are looking for a night of enjoyment with incredible creativity and talented poetry – maybe give this one a miss. You will get poems about love, politics and mental health though, they just won’t be very good.

Don’t take our word though:

“Of all the poetry I’ve heard this is definitely some of it” – Nadia Patterson

“Of course I still love you my dear” – Caleb’s mum

“Stop asking me to review your poems” – Caleb’s ex housemate

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Photograph: Elysha Glaser

20 Years of Paroxysm Press!!

Paroxysm Press published its first book way back in 1998! Come celebrate 20 years of great times, tough times, and more than a few drunken spectacles.

Spoken word early then party on with beer and blurry reminiscing at the bar.

Saturday, 11th August, 2018
Broadcast Bar

66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Doors open 8:00pm.
Limited open mic spots only: 1 poem per person, 8:00 – 8:30 then on with the show…

Spoken word from:

Kerryn Tredrea
Alison Bennett

& tunes from Piers Diprose

Paroxysm Press simply refuses to die; we will not back down, we will not go away. Every year we get bigger, every year we expand our audience and (most importantly) our much valued, much loved cult following. Like-minded writers from around the world now gather here with us to fight for the power of words. Bigger name authors stand by our side even when the rewards are less than they can receive elsewhere because they too believe in the hard, tough, true to life material we publish. They see Paroxysm fight against a world it can never beat – but they stay anyway – because they can see the fire in our eyes.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Nadia Patterson at Spoke N Slurred

Nadia Patterson is young, new and has been absolutely killing it on open mics and in slams. Despite my obvious jealousy ridden rage at this state of affairs I figure she has more than earned her own feature spot.

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Sunday 29 July 2018
5:30 – 9:30 pm.

See Nadia in action here:

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Paroxysm Album Tribute Gig – “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse

Friday, July 13 at 7:30 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Friday the 13th will now be brought to you by Paroxysm Press and Tuxedo (black)Cat.

Last time it was a Jason themed gig, this time we’re celebrating the blackest cat in the 27 club… Amy Winehouse – BACK TO BLACK is her second and final album, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Unlike her first jazz influenced album, Frank, Back to Black pairs Winehouse with R & B backing band the Dap Kings and is said to have kicked off the Brit neo soul genre. And it’s bloody brilliant!

As always we will be bringing you the cream of local talent to take pieces of Amy and retell her story. And it’s an all chick line up!

Track Listing

Rehab… Kerryn Tredrea
You Know I’m No Good… Kelly Cusack
Me and Mr. Jones… Rachael Mead
Just Friends… Amelia Walker
Back to Black… Tracey Korsten
Love is a Losing Game… Ashlee Karlar
Tears Dry on their Own… Kelly Cusack
Wake up Alone… Rachael Mead
Some Unholy War… Amelia Walker
He Can Only Hold Her… Tracey Korsten
Addicted… Ashlee Karlar

$10 Entry
Cheap Drinks
Hot, fresh art.
Be a lucky cat.

Click here for the Facebook event link.

Spoke N Slurred launches Misti Rainwater-Lites

Sunday 27th May, 2018

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

from 5:30 pm

Come along for the launch of Discounted, a brand new book of poetry from Texas-based author Misti Rainwater-Lites, published by Paroxysm Press. Recordings of her work and live performances also will be available on the night.

Free entry. Book raffle. Cheap drinks.

Kelly Cusack at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 29th April 2018
5:30 – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Kelly Cusack has been smashing on the Paroxysm mic for events such as The Adelaide Fringe and album tributes. Now the time has come for her own feature spot at Spoke N Slurred. Click here to see Kelly in action on our YouTube channel at the Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction tribute.

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Click here for the facebook event.

Guns N Roses tribute gig video

In case you missed the massive Gun N Roses “Appetite for Destruction” Tribute Gig last year, here are the highlights in glorious HD video!!

Featuring: Kelly Cusack, Khail Jureidini, Kami, Hayden Maddigan, Matthew Smith and Em Wyatt; organised and emceed by Kerryn Tredrea

Wanling Liu at Spoke N Slurred

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Sunday 25th March 2018
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Wanling ‘Chest Berries’ Liu is a fairly recent arrival on the spoken word scene. But she has already more than made her mark, through slams and open mics including a recent placing in the 2018 Summer Slam. It is well time for her first guest spot at Spoke N Slurred.

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Click here for the Facebook event.

Paroxysm Tops it Off! Poet Edition

Paroxysm Press continues the tradition of paying tribute to the masterpieces of the past with a very biased list of the best poets of all time. A stellar line up of spoken word artists will guide you as you learn about the master lyricists of the past through the mouths of the current poets and dreamers in a unique and inspirational way. Whether you know the poets or not be prepared to be entertained, educated and swept away.

Art making art all over again.

Sunday, 25th February 2018
Broadcast Bar
66a Grote St, Adelaide
All Tickets $10

The Playlist

walt whitman – peach klimkiewicz & liam grant
william blake – matthew r davis
charles bukowski – nico
e.e. cummings – liam honan
emily dickinson – kelly cusack
diane di prima – ashlee karlar
maya angelou – nikki baumann
sylvia plath – alison bennett
peter porter – emily wyatt
allan ginsberg – hayden madigan
judith wright – alison flett

Click here for Fringe event info.