Rev Jen Revives LES ‘Anti-Slam’ Open Mic Event this Sunday
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Rev Jen’s Anti-Slam in 2011, Photo: Slum Goddess
More than twenty years running, the zany “Anti-Slam” open mic event returns to the Lower East Side this weekend. It had been on an extended hiatus. Its organizer, the quirky Rev Jen, announced the news in an email to followers this week.
The event will take place Sunday evening at Lucky Jack’s on Orchard Street (8pm).
Look out, world! The craziest open mic evs returns just in time for the apocalypse! Trump will have to build a wall around the Lower East Side just to keep the Art Stars out! Hosted by downtown “It Elf”, Reverend Jen, it has endured as one of the longest running shit-shows South of Houston, recorded in American History. Everyone is welcome: Comics, Poets, Musicians, Performance Artists, even Mimes. Spread the word.
Admission is free though I will likely pass “the bucket” to afford the time I put into promotion. But really, I just want the community to be back together. Started back in 1995 by Reverend Jen, The Art Star Scene Community grew out of the show and might in fact be the last holdout of bohemian culture left in these parts. Everyone gets a 6-minutes and a perfect score of 10.
The Anti-Slam – self-proclaimed “world’s nuttiest open mic” – is historically a weekly event. However, Rev Jen tells us that this time around, the plan is monthly.