Tag: spoken word
September 29, 2023
British-born poet/artist/performer Steve Scott has been involved in or connected with Christian alternative music since 1983, having emerged from Croydon (South London) via the Bowery (New York City) before winding up in Sacramento, CA with the Exit Records scene there (Seventy Sevens, Charlie Peacock, etc.) where his debut album Love in the Western World was produced by Steven Soles (of Alpha Band fame). His solo work was a gleefully artistic take on new wave and/or post-punk with literate lyrics that pointed to his art school upbringing.… Continued →
May 9, 2022
Propaganda is my favorite rapper whom I have officially seen & hung with twice. I’ve been listening to him since his days with Tunnel Rats & have every one of his albums if that tells you anything. You can also check out my other faves NF & Dirt. He is steadily going still & I am currently reading his Terraform book. This thought provoking SOTD is my fave & you can read the lyrics below. Once I heard this Middle Eastern carpenter say, “You know, the healthy don’t need doctors.” … Continued →
March 16, 2021
An incredibly talented band by the name of Yours For Mine (which we covered back in December of last year) are dropping their brand new album titled “How Dark The Night” on Friday, their first new music in 10 years. The independent band brings to mind some of that abrasive meets melodic, spoken word meets screaming over layer after layer of melodic emo tinged rock songs. It’s a perfect, spirited combo of music that’ll please fans of La Dispute, mewithoutYou, Thrice, Attalus, DENS, and even newer bands like Idle Threat, Meadows, and Eaves.… Continued →
June 24, 2020
Dreaded Dale have just posted their brand new song in lyric video form that you can view below. The song is titled “Psalm” and it takes on a sort of Progressive Post-Hardcore meets Spoken Word like feel. It’s a great little track and I think many of you will enjoy it. Song is available now on all digital platforms and streaming sites.… Continued →
February 9, 2020
September 29, 2019
May 17, 2019
Chris Bernstorf is the poetic equivalent to a bowl of jelly beans. Well, unless you study those jelly bean guides, but that’s beside the point. Opening track “Swing” lives up to its name, offering a dizzying array of topics from water parks, to The Mentalist, to online classes, all pointing to the theme of overcoming personal vices. That probably sounds random – which it is – but that’s precisely what works for It’s All Joy: the negative “without rhyme or reason” is turned into a positive.… Continued →
November 30, 2017
Minneapolis alt rock/emo band Weathered and Chris Bernstorf are heading out on a two week tour of the eastern United States. Flyer posted below. Check out Weathered on Bandcamp here and Chris Bernstorf here. Definitely check out the music of alt-rock/emo band Weathered and poet Christ Bernstorf.… Continued →
November 25, 2017
October 28, 2017
Hotel Books' latest release manages to hit me where it hurts the most.
September 28, 2017
September 26, 2017
autumnboy has crafted a strong melodic hardcore EP, featuring a strong guest feature from Chris Bernstorf.
July 1, 2017
Gaffer Project's first full-length is a promising emotional hardcore release that touches on elements of Attalus, Hotel Books, and Rival Choir but ultimately feels disjointed musically.
June 30, 2017
Press Release: Spoken word poet Chris Bernstorf has released a short-film, titled 152.42, which is centered around his poem of the same name. To coincide with the film’s release, Bernstorf has launched a handful of limited edition merch items, including books, lathe-cut vinyl and posters. … Continued →
May 3, 2017
You all have to check out the spoken word artistry of Chris Bernstorf. Chris is heading out on tour in two weeks with indie punk/emo band Vagabonds for what I’m sure is going to be a good time. They will be touring the Midwest and East Coast. For dates, check out the tour flyer below. Chris Bernstorf on Facebook, Vagabonds on Facebook.… Continued →
March 5, 2017
December 8, 2016
Ospreyshire, the moniker of Illinoisan artist Curtis M., is a project that involves spoken word vocals, abstract soundscapes, and postminimalist aesthetics. His debut EP Verses Vs. Anhedonia is a brief seven poem journey. The urgency and brevity in these tracks lend itself to our attention deficit and sound byte culture. Verses Vs. Anhedonia is a mini-concept EP that revolves around the brief psychological journey of someone who is losing interest in the meaning of life before slowly becoming aware that there’s some semblance of hope in this otherwise dark world.… Continued →
March 13, 2015
December 28, 2014
Levi the Poet is like Edgar Allen Poe minus the mustache, raven, and overall grimness. Basically, they both write poems. Here is a review of Levi's latest spoken word/music mashup.
September 3, 2014
July 21, 2014
June 14, 2014
April 26, 2014
November 6, 2013
One of those rare beasts where it's more than beats and more than clever wordplay; you listen to it like an old radio play, sitting quietly in the dark, waiting for the next lines of the story to come.
August 26, 2013
Recently I got to interview Cam Smith of Hotel books through Facebook Instant Messenger. Find out what it is like to tour as a spoken word artist, Who he has enjoyed playing shows with, and the meaning behind his words and songs.
October 24, 2012
Check out the latest review of Chris Bernstorf's Move
November 11, 2011
Levi The Poet releases "Monologues EP" November 22nd.
April 16, 2011
Propaganda & Odd Thomas put together a striking collection of intense, challenging songs, a mix of spoken word and hip hop, and it's FREE