GeneralWe are located at FULL CIRCLE BREWING CO. located at 620 "F" St. downtown!From Fwy 41: Take 41 South and get off on Van Ness exit. On Ventura turn LEFT going west passing Fulton, Broadway, and both "H" and "G" streets. On "F" turn RIGHT.It's the big warehouse with the glass doors on the right side!From the 99: Take the 99 going south, turn onto Ventura Ave. / Kings Cyn. (towards the Civic Center), turn right on Ventura going east two blocks to "F" St. turn left.The sold-out 2 Year Anniversary DVD that put Fresno's Spoken-word scene on Blast! Featuring da "No's" best and brightest Open Mic poetry/Spoken-word readers and live artists together for one night in front of 250 people outside of Kern St. Coffee House in May '02. Featuring The Same Shape (the House Band), Josh Wigger & Eacho doing Live Painting, IXL, Pops, Micheal Aguilar, Mike Medrano, Ben Baker and more...
the INNER EAR poetry jam has 416 friends.
- Full Circle
- bryan medina
- Scurvy -prophet4profit
- Dj Smack Jilly
- Deanna Pierro
- DEF POETRY
- Black Light Poetry
- Fresno Beehive
- The Undercurrent
- Rogue Festival
- Lil' Loops
- tokyo garden
- Fresno Food Not Bombs
- Fresno's Leading Young …
- Fresno State Poetry Jam
- beau sia
- Cafe Corazon
- Fresno Arts Council
- Tamejavi Festival
- Denizen Kane
- Jon Sands Music
- Parking lot Profits
About me:The central valley's longest running open mic, (7 years) the Inner Ear Poetry Jam is a live open mic venue showcasing Central California valley artists in spokenword, art, music and performance. Located in downtown Fresno California's historic China Town, at Full Circle Brewing Co. The once a month (every third Thursday) jam features live music by local bands along with the show's own mix master DJ Smack Jilly. Plus live art in a total art atmosphere like no other venue of it's kind. Co-host Scurvy and Creator/Host S. Bryan Medina keep things moving with special guest artists and their own original works in this three hour event. No matter if your an old hand or a first timer at the mic, all performers are encouraged and welcomed!
Just over three years ago during its 5yr anniversary, the INNER EAR showed a onetime short film retrospective it produced with the help of friends to highlight some of the special moments poets and artists have shared on the Ear’s stage as well as give an inside look at the people who helped put it together month after month during that time period. On this look back, I want to say a sincere “Thank You” to all the open mic and featured artists for sharing their various crafts. Thanks also goes out to Timmy Bryant and his exceptional film staff of Joel “Juice” Dominie & Dan Ross who put their time, love and artistic flair into the short. Not to mention a BIG shout out to Jay (Kilroy) McElroy for use of some of his original footage shot during the two year anniversary at the old Kern St. Coffee House in down town Fresno '02. Last, but not least, a big bundle of love goes out to Joe Osejo for rending the footage. Check it out…Maybe you were there among the crowds, and maybe…just maybe, you were a part of the magic that was captured over the first five years. -b-
Who I'd like to meet:___________________________________________________________________
THIS MONTH AT DA EAR...OCTOBER 21
In the month of October, in partnership with the Fresno Country Library, the INNER EAR will be FREE! That's right folks, the valley's longest open mic 8 years running will be FREE for one night of open mic bliss featuring some of the valley's best wordsmiths and performance artists around! So if you got something you want to say, want to read/perform, or visiting us for the fist time THIS IS YOUR NIGHT to do it for ...FREE!
Set to preform in our in our Special Guest Spot: Slam Poet "Queen D" from the Bay Area, set to rock your socks off on this special night!
Queen D is the 2010 Golden State Grand Slam Champion. She was a member of the 2007 Oakland Slam Team and is currently a member of the 2010 San Francisco Slam Team ranked top 10 in the nation. She has featured at poetry venues and universities all over the bay area including: Mouth Off at Air Lounge (Oakland), Golden Gate Slam (Oakland), Berkeley Slam, Mahogany Poetry Series(Sac), San Francisco State University, CSU East Bay, Radio stations: KPOO and BlogTalk Radio. She has also shared the stage with the likes of Def Poet’s Black Ice and Georgia Me.
Continuing on with the program, we have returning INNER EAR artists Valerie Runningwolf doing the Live Painting and Live Music by Ray More and the Experience! If you were there during our 8 yr anniversary back in May of this year, you know Ray and the band BROUGHT THE HOTTNESS to the jam with their funky mix of ol' school classics and new school flava. So if you feel like shaking a leg, we got you covered! Local Mixed Media artist Valerie Runningwolf's colorful and thoughtful works returns to us once again on this big night as she plans to no doubt wow us as she works to create something new during the show.
Trust us, you don't want to miss them in this free event.
Plus all your INNER EAR and Beat Down Slam favorits all in one spot for a night you won't soon forget!
Where: Full Circle Brewing Co. 620 F St.
(On the corner of F & Ventura next to the 99)
When: OCTOBER 21
Cost: FREE -
21 & OVER
THE BEAT DOWN COMPETITIVE POETRY SLAM @ IRON BIRD CAFE
YEAH, YOU HEARD RIGHT Y'ALL!!!! The SLAM this October will be FREE to attend and is SPONSORED BY THE FRESNO PUBLIC LIBRARY in conjunction with the Library's annual BIG READ. This year's featured wordsmith is Edgar Allen Poe! THAT MEANS WE NEED BOTH ARTISTS AND FANS TO COME OUT ENMASSE FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT! Because of this sponsership, the $5 entry fee for Poets will be matched dollar for dollar which means that the TOP DOG wins $100 bucks!!! What would you do with an extra $100? So come one, come all wordsmiths, poets, & spoken word performers and GET READY to BATTLE under the lights in front of the crowd at Iron Bird Cafe. YOU DO NOT WANT TO SLEEP ON THIS! FANS BE SURE TO TELL YOUR ALL YOUR FRIENDS, COHORTS, AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS NOT TO MISS THIS NIGHT!
Come check out our show this OCTOBER 14th and see who will take the $100 dollar prize and be named SLAM CHAMPION...
The Beat Down is a once a month event (every second Thursday) that asks the question “Can u move the crowd?” featuring ten poets, and five randomly picked judges, in two rounds of eliminate or be eliminated action where one winner walks away with a cash prize every month! Your hosts S. Bryan Medina & Joe Osejo bring you all the action from inside the new IRON BIRD Cafe 1915 Fulton St.
DJ Music by DJ Smack Jilly.
$5 Competitors (for prize money)- FREE to watch
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Ethnicity: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Occupation: Poet/Actor/Collaborator