Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam
Vernon "VCR" Robinson - Featured Poet August 28
VCR (Vernon C. Robinson) is a Dorchester native born and raised in Boston. He has been writing, reciting and performing poetry/spoken word for nearly 20 years and has performed at several local spots as a feature and participant. He has poetically graced the same stage and opened up for such acts as Dead Prez, S.O.S. Band, Amiri Baraka, Pharoahe Monch, Suheir Hammad, Lakeside, New Birth, Last Poets, Les Nubians, Saul Williams, Jessica Care Moore, Georgia ME and other well-known artists. Besides Massachusetts, he has taken his poetry at cities and states such as New York (including the famous Nuyorican Poets Café), Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Dallas, Cleveland, New Hampshire, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oakland and surprisingly Cuba where he met the legendary Assata Shakur. VCR is also the founder and cultural event organizer of BloodSkinLand Productions. From that umbrella, he has created many annual gatherings which include Devotion, Afro-Cinema, Young Gifted & Black and the popular ongoing gathering called VerBaLizAtiOn, which is currently the longest-running open mic spot in the Boston area for over a decade and s half. VCR’s debut CD entitled “Poetic Insanity”, released in 2003. VCR has been nominated for best male spoken word artist at the 2006 New England Urban Music Awards and twice for best spoken word artist at the 2006 & 2007 M.I.C. Hip-Hop Awards. In 2011, he became one of many awardees of the NAACP Image Awards of the Boston chapter. In 2014, VCR was awarded the Ralph F. Browne Jr. Juneteenth Incentive Award by the Boston Juneteenth Committee and the National Center of Afro-American Artists for creating and sustaining VerBaLizAtiOn. Currently a new album is in the works for a possible release in 2016.
Our website is down for a few weeks as we plan for our 20th Anniversary Celebration. We will have an open poetry slam, open poetry mic, and the Jeff Robinson Trio every week. Doors open at 7:30pm with a $7 cover charge and you have to be 21 years old or older to enter the venue.
The Lizard Lounge is Located at 1667 Mass Ave Cambridge MA.