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Andrea Gibson at Launchpad

I recently had a conversation with a friend about rap music where I asked him what it was about a certain song that resonated with him so much. He replied that there are certain rhymes you can listen to a thousand times and find new meaning every time, both in what the words mean in reference to each other and what they mean when transposed over scenes from your life. If you’re looking for a new metaphor for your own existence, get yourself to the Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Thursday, July 23, to experience four-time Denver Grand Slam Champion and original winner of the Women of the World Poetry Slam, Andrea Gibson. The poet sets powerful words trickling off the tip of the tongue to the rhythm of a guitar plucking dulcet tunes in the background—it’s, like, the most raw and naked rap you’ve ever heard. Writing about major social issues including gender identity and norms, you’ll leave with food for thought that goes beyond Caitlyn Jenner. Chris Pureka gets the show rollin’ at 8pm, and a ticket to open your mind will cost you $13. Launchpad • Thu Jul 23 • 8pm • $13 • 13+ • View on Alibi calendar