With former Jillys Open Forum MC Mike Medeiros as host, the showcase carries a $3 cover and runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday nights. Medeiros, the man behind another amateur-night gig on Thursdays at The Point, assures audiences with more discerning tastes that this isnt some hackneyed anything-goes happening.
I try to avoid the word open-mic because that implies a free-for-all, he says. I give a quality show.
Those wishing to perform cant do it on a lark; all names must be submitted to Medeiros before 7 p.m. the day of the event. And though the night primarily features comedic antics, he welcomes all types of acts. Its great that the Brick is known as a music venue so itll supply that talent, he says. But we also welcome poets, actors, magicians, jugglers ... as long as they dont juggle fire. Parr also offers wicked-cheap tacos and two-buck bottles of Miller High Life (and High Life Lite). Call 816-421-1634.
Wed., Sept. 17, 9 p.m., 2008