Inversion | The Shed Jazz Club | Stage | Indy Week



When: Thu., May 12, 8 p.m. 2016


This "wild evening of short poetry readings and text-based performances" continues to serve as the kickoff for Carrboro's annual experimental music festival, Savage Weekend. But the reading series is showing signs of taking on a life of its own. This year, it moves from Nightlight neighbor All Day Records to a larger venue, Durham poetry hot spot The Shed. The series's style runs to dark, unruly text performances with strong interdisciplinary elements, as befits its noise-scene origins. But this lineup of more than a dozen performers—many from North Carolina, Providence, and Philadelphia—features an interesting mix of experimental writers from comparatively mainstream, MFA-clad spheres (including Katy Mongeau and Laura A. Warman) and those with backgrounds in underground visual art or music (Kristin Hayter, Emily Withers). Still­, this is no decorous evening of poetry—not by a long shot. —Brian Howe

THE SHED, DURHAM 7 p.m., free,

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