The world’s first psychedelic talk opera

Spoken Word crackles, rumbles and creates tiny, unbearably stimulating explosions in your psyche.

JOHNNY MACRAE AND Shayne Avec I Grec are 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac.

The Comox Valley is gearing up to welcome Spoken Word that crackles, rumbles and creates tiny, unbearably stimulating explosions in your psyche.

Back after a critically acclaimed performance at the Elevate the Arts festival in June, 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac will perform at the Union Street Grotto Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac are preachers of The Anthropocalypse in the guise of barefoot beards with voices. To further the good word of bad things they have spent the past three years creating the world’s first psychedelic talk opera. They are also six-15ths of the 2013 Victoria Poetry Slam Team.

Johnny MacRae enjoys the mouth-feel of words. A while back, he was the underground slam champion of Canada. And before that he was the above-ground slam champion of Vancouver.

For the past four years, he has been teaching high school students around the lower mainland how to be enthusiastic about words, and has traveled the nation attempting to prove why a friend once called him “one of the weirdest poets in Canada.”

Making good use of his ability to stop cars using only his thumb, Shayne Avec I Grec has become a fixture in the national folk music and spoken word communities. Currently the poet laureate of the Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival, he has been twice nominated for an M-award as Victoria’s Favourite Spoken Word artist, and has toured the country many times, in many ways, advocating for the Hug Life.

“The Dope Boys are quirky, brilliant and stunningly witty. Their politics ring the truth bell.  Shayne and Johnny form a winning combination that leaves you begging … crawling … singing for more, more, more!” — Sheri-D Wilson, Artistic Director, Calgary Spoken Word Festival.

This special show is an Elevate presentation. All of the cover charge goes to the 2 Dope Boys.

— Elevate the Arts

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