Spoke n Slurred, featuring Sarah Pearce: 29th October, Brick City Bar

Sarah Pearce is one of those annoying people who just start doing spoken word and are already better than you. Come experience the talent and hurl some jealousy-laden heckling abuse with me. Oh – and she’s won some slams and shit as well.

Sunday 29th October
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Come get loose with us. And some pretty cool news coming up regarding Adelaide publisher, Wakefield Press.

Cheap booze.
Kick arse raffle prizes.
FREE entry.
Open mic.

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Photo: Noa Gfrerer Photography

Paroxysm Album Tribute – Guns N’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”

Thursday, 19th October, 7:00 – 10:00pm

Broadcast Bar, 66 Grote St, Adelaide


Appetite for Destruction is the infamous debut album from iconic 80s band Guns N’ Roses. From its controversial cover art to its list of hits, Paroxysm Press gets hard with this album tribute.

With a stellar line up of hard core spoken word artists writing fresh, original work this is a gig that’s not to be missed.

Plus you get to pop the cherry on a brand new venue.
$10 entry / Cheap Drinks / Support the Arts!!

Appetite for Destruction

Side I

Hayden Maddigan – Welcome to the Jungle
Kelly Cusack – It`s So Easy
Matthew Smith – Night Train
Em Wyatt – Out to Get Me
Khail Jureidini – Mr. Brownstone
Kami – Paradise City

Side II

Hayden Maddigan – My Michelle
Kelly Cusack – Think About You
Matthew Smith – Sweet Child O Mine
Em Wyatt – You`re Crazy
Khail Jureidini – Anything Goes
Kami – Rocket Queen

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KAMI at Spoke N Slurred – punk n drunk as fuck edition

KAMI, booze, spoken word, poems… you know how this is gonna go.

And for all you punker old schoolers who remember places like The Abaddon, Producers (old version), Madlove, The Tiv and The Wheaty (old version) – Kami will also be reading an extract from his first novella S.F.&T* ; set amongst the blood, bile and burst eardrums of the Adelaide heavy music scene. Who knows – you may even recognise something of yourself in the stories.

Even for a Spoke N Slurred this one is gonna get loose and sloppy!

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Sunday 27th August, 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

See Kami in action  here:


Kami @ Paroxysm Press: Too Stubborn To Die from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

Spoke N Slurred Special Event: Michael Hier launches “Signals”

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“Signals” A book of poetry from Michael Hier.
Published by Paroxysm Press and to be launched at a very special edition of Spoke N Slurred with a live set from the author.

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Sunday 30 July 2017, from 5:30pm

Copies of “Signals” available on the night for $15.

Plus a ton of other special prices on Paroxysm goodies.
Free entry, book raffle, random giveaways, surprises & cheap booze
And the usual Spoke N Slurred open mic.

Michael Hier, an original Paroxysm Press 98er. Featured in a truckload of Paroxysm anthologies, this is his second single author collection of poetry but his first with Paroxysm, after all these years of gigs and Australia tours. Come with us to a time when it was all about the words, before it was about the waving of the hands and the flash on the mic. And as ‘Signals’ says “in the beginning, something about the word”.

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Meanwhile, check out Michael in action at the recent “Too Stubborn To Die” Paroxysm Press Birthday Gig at Jive:

Paroxysm Album Tribute Gig : Changesonebowie (1976)


This time we are taking CHANGESONEBOWIE and mashing the tracks with a stellar line up of spoken word artists to give you the freshest, most inspired writing on the scene. Each artist will give their spin on a track from this best-of album chosen by the man himself and encapsulating his early career, so sure to cover many people’s favourite Bowie songs.

The night will also include bonus tracks, interstate guest and hard core Bowie fan Meg Dunn and some very special acoustic Bowie covers from Pete Howlett and Piers Diprose.

Sunday August 6th, 6:00pm start
Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

$10 Entry
Cheap Drinks
For one night only!

Changesonebowie (1976)

side i
Ian Gibbins – space oddity
Heather McGinn – john im only…
Simon Gray – changes
Kerryn Tredrea – ziggy stardust
Bryan Lynagh – suffragette city
Sarah Pearce – the jean genie

side ii
Ian Gibbins – diamond dogs
Heather McGinn – rebel rebel
Simon Gray – young americans
Kerryn Tredrea – fame
Bryan Lynagh – golden years
bonus track: Sarah Pearce – let’s dance.

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Spoke N Slurred featuring Ashlee Karlar, 25th June at Brick City Bar

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Sunday, 25th June, 2017
5:50 – 8:30 pm.


From slams to pub gigs. From libraries to… pub gigs, we bring you the compelling, explosive and fashion conscious Ashlee Karlar.

She has been absolutely kicking arse in the local scene in recent times.

Last month we gave you ‘the beast’ now it’s time for ‘the beauty’.

Catch some of Ashlee in action (with others) at the recent and quite massive “A Day of Clarity”.

And of course…

open mic
raffle prizes