"As a poet, local artist Jeffrey Skemp is no hack. On Spent--his debut performance poetry LP--his growling, hipster-does-Bukowski delivery goes down easy. Skemp underpins his always dark, oft-humorous narratives with banjos, guitars, horns and keys, with the help of local musical savant Martin Dosh. He's also able to transscend the sometimes intimidating tag of "performance poetry;" the output is all street level atmospherics, skirting any coffehouse pretense. Fans of Indie music and devotees of the poetry sect should find comoon ground on Spent, an egalitarian efforet that's as accesible as it is artful."