I caught some interesting performances at the Vera at this week's open Mic.
First up was Mosaic, he has a bit to say in his intro then the music starts about :57 in:
Nicely done, for his first live performance he's quite polished.
Next up was Gabriel, another member of Outside In.
He did a nice spoken word piece.
The final Outside In artist did an old classic a capella, takes some guts and ego to tackle a classic all alone like this:
Next up was Julia doing some autobiographical "fiction."
I'm next, telling a story about wiring the Neptune.
Next up the MC reads some of his own poetry off of his smart phone.
Next a hip hop trio or maybe a quartet took the stage. They have a gig on February 3 at Neumos with Scribes, should be a good show. They're called Some Fresh if I heard them right, and they have a mix tape coming out in the next couple of weeks.
The last performance was by the 4th member of the prior act, he does a song a capella to wrap things up.