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Upcoming Live Appearances
Thu. Aug 21, '14Chicago, IL21+8:00 PM
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave (map)
$12, $15 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Fri. Aug 22, '14St. Louis, MO8:00 PM
FUBAR
3108 Locust St (map)
$14
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Mon. Aug 25, '14Denver, COAges 16+8:00 PM
Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St (map)
$8 / 10 / 12
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Tue. Aug 26, '14Salt Lake City, UT21+8:00 PM
The State Room
638 South State St (map)
$18
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo :: Venue confirmed!
Sun. Aug 31, '14Seattle, WAAll Ages9:00 PM
PAX Prime :: Paramount Theater
911 Pine Street (map)
Free w/ PAX badge
tix online
with Bit Brigade, 7bit Hero :: SOLD OUT! But all badgeholders will be able to get into the concert, we promise.
Mon. Sep 1, '14Seattle, WAAll Ages8:00 PM
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave. East (map)
$8, $10 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Tue. Sep 2, '14Portland, OR21+8:00 PM
Dante's
350 West Burnside (map)
$10
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Thu. Sep 4, '14San Francisco, CA18+8:00 PM
Brick And Mortar
1710 Mission St (map)
$12, $15 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo :: One drink minimum for 18-to-20-year-olds, weirdly enough.
Sat. Sep 6, '14Los Angeles, CA21+7:30 PM
Viper Room
8852 West Sunset Blvd (map)
$12, $15 day-of
tix online
with Nerf Herder, Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Sun. Sep 7, '14Mesa, AZAll Ages8:00 PM
KoL Con Special Sunday Night Concert :: Club Red (west theater)
1308 W. University Dr (map)
$10/$12 or Free with KoL badge
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Tue. Sep 9, '14Austin, TXAll Ages9:00 PM
Holy Mountain
617 E. 7th St (map)
$12
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Wed. Sep 10, '14Dallas, TXAll Ages8:00 PM
Three Links
2704 Elm Street (map)
$10, $13 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Fri. Sep 12, '14Baton Rouge, LA18+9:00 PM
Hartley/Vey at Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette Street (map)
$10, $12 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo :: Co-production with Mud & Water... NOTE VENUE CHANGE!
Sat. Sep 13, '14New Orleans, LA18+9:00 PM
The Beatnik
1638 Clio St (map)
$10, $12 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Sun. Sep 14, '14Atlanta, GAAll Ages8:00 PM
Vinyl @ Center Stage
1374 West Peachtree St NW (map)
$10, $12 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Wed. Sep 17, '14Raleigh, NCAll Ages8:00 PM
Kings Barcade
14 W. Martin St (map)
$10, $12 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Thu. Sep 18, '14Baltimore, MDAll Ages9:00 PM
Ottobar
2549 N. Howard St (map)
$12
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Fri. Sep 19, '14Philadelphia, PA21+8:00 PM
North Star Bar
2639 Poplar St (map)
$10, $12 day-of
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo
Sat. Sep 20, '14Brooklyn, NY21+10:30 PM
Littlefield
622 Degraw St. (map)
$12
tix online
with Dr Awkward, Corn Mo :: A late show for your Saturday evening. Final US date!
Wed. Sep 24, '14Southampton, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult7:30 PM
Talking Heads
320 Portswood Road, SO172TD (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Fri. Sep 26, '14Perranporth, EN (UK)8:30 PM
Watering Hole
19 St Pirrans Road (map)
£15.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Sun. Sep 28, '14Bristol, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult6:30 PM
Thekla
The Grove, East Mud Dock @ BS1 4RB (map)
£10.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Mon. Sep 29, '14Swansea, Wales (UK)16+7:30 PM
Sin City
14-16 Dillwyn Street @ SA1 4AQ (map)
£10.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Tue. Sep 30, '14Stourbridge, EN (UK)7:30 PM
THE RIVER ROOMS
Mill Race Lane (map)

tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves :: keep checking for ticket information and age restriction
Wed. Oct 1, '14St Albans, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult7:30 PM
The Horn
Victoria Street @ AL1 3TE (map)
£17.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Fri. Oct 3, '14Bedford, EN (UK)16+8:00 PM
Esquires Bedford
60a Bromham Road @ MK40 2QG (map)
£15.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Wed. Oct 8, '14Cork, Co Cork (Ir)18+9:00 PM
Cyprus Avenue
Caroline Street (map)
£16.00 plus fees
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Sat. Oct 11, '14Sligo, Ireland (Ir)8:00 PM
5th on Teeling
5 Teeling Street (map)

tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves :: keep checking for ticket information and age restriction
Mon. Oct 13, '14Holyhead, EN (UK)7:30 PM
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Mill Bank Holyhead @ LL65 1TE (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Tue. Oct 14, '14Liverpool, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult8:00 PM
East Village Arts Club
33-45 Parr St @ Merseyside (map)
£16.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Wed. Oct 15, '14Manchester, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult7:30 PM
Manchester Academy
Oxford Road @ M13 9PR (map)
£13.00 plus fees
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Thu. Oct 16, '14Wakefield, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult7:00 PM
Warehouse 23
Smyth Street @ WF1 1ED (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Fri. Oct 17, '14Cleethorpes, EN (UK)18+, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult7:00 PM
The Beachcomber
208 North Sea Lane @ DN36 4ET (map)
£15.00
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Sat. Oct 18, '14Newcastle upon Tyne, EN (UK)14+7:00 PM
Think Tank at Riverside
Neptune House @ 1 The Close, NE1 3RQ (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Wed. Oct 22, '14Guildford, EN (UK)14+7:00 PM
Boileroom
13 Stokefields @ GU1 4LS (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Thu. Oct 23, '14Southend On Sea, EN (UK)14+8:00 PM
Chinnery's
21 Marine Parade @ SS1 2EJ (map)
£12.00 adv
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
Fri. Oct 24, '14London, EN (UK)14+, under 16 accompanied by adult7:00 PM
The Garage
20 - 22 Highbury Corner @ N5 1RD (map)
£14.50
tix online
with Wheatus, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Late Cambrian, Miss Eaves
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Contacting Frontalot & Co.

MC Frontalot welcomes your crush notes, apology demands, and alarming bulletins that you forgot to check on snopes prior to forwarding. Put the word bandersnatch somewhere in your subject heading and it will be easier for Front to rescue your mail should it be kidnapped by his spam-hating bot squad. mc@frontalot.com

Press Inquiries including requests for interviews, printable photos, and press kits (electronic or physical) go to press@frontalot.com.

The Shopkeep fields questions about the store. store@frontalot.com

Gminor7 is Front's longtime keyboardist and music co-writer, and is a certified master of the fine art of musical theatre. gaby@emeraldrain.com

Blak Lotus kindly agrees to play the bass for Front while maintaining a infinitely more exciting gig as an indie rockstar. bp@brandonpatton.com

The Categorical Imperative is back in action as the band's resident philosopher king (of drumming). tci@frontalot.com

The Sturgenius holds down the northern part of the Frontalot Northeastern Drummers Association. He is sometimes available for live or studio gigs throughout New England. sturgisc@gmail.com

Vic-20 is Front's latest live action ivory tickler. Also, he has the voice of an angel. His indie career is in full swing. kenflagg@gmail.com

Baddd Spellah is a frequent collaborator of Front's and a mighty, mighty beatsmith. badddspellah@gmail.com

Booking for MC Frontalot

Contact the booking hotline. We know that hotlines are usually phone numbers, but this one is an email box. We will get back to you right away. booking@frontalot.com

If you're looking to bring the unspeakable glee of Frontalot's live nerdcore hip-hop revue to your club, convention, or other venue, here are some data points for you:

  • Four band members (vocals, keys, bass, drums + sampler)
  • Current touring set is 17 songs, aprox 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Full stage plot and input list in PDF file here.
  • Draw is anywhere from several dozen to several hundred, depending on city, day of week, time of year, and lead time for promotion.
  • Stage fees are negotiable and generally consist of a door split with a guarantee, plus overnight accomodations. Size of guarantee varies by night of week and required travel. New York and Boston-area performances are usually deemed local.
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Biographical Secrets

MC Frontalot was born in 1973. The fronting has increased exponentially since. platinum albums find MC Frontalot threatening retirement. His legion of fans will sob quietly to themselves.

Journalists and nerdcore historians in need of more thorough biography data are encouraged to request access to the press page.

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Would you like to suggest a question for the FAQ? Well, you can't. But soon there will be a little submission form for that very purpose, and Valued Suckers will sort out their favorite ones for Front to answer in this very space.

Keep an eye out. Or just be on the mailing list (see above).

FAQ: MC Frontalot Answers Your Questions (Frequently)

Q. Shouldn't it be spelled M.C. Front-a-Lot?

A. No. But feel free to proofread the rest of the site for me.

Q. Aren't there like thousands of nerdcore rappers these days?

A. Please don't exaggerate. It is true, though, that there are many; scores, if not hundreds. You can browse the Wikipedia entry on nchh for those deemed "notable" by someone who typed things into Wikipedia.

Q. Aren't there famous(er) rappers who are nerdcore?

A. Well, sure, if you accept the criterion that rappers are nerdcore just because Front lists them in his FAQ. Bear in mind that none of these have publicly admitted to being entirely geeked out, and some may even consider themselves cool: MC Paul Barman, Del (particularly in Deltron 3030), MF Doom, Doctor Octogon, MC 900 Foot Jesus, Blackalicious (though only in rare moments such as Alphabet Aerobics and Chemistry Calisthentics).

Q. Are there any internet superstars who are not rappers who MC Frontalot likes to listen to?

A. Only a few: Add, The JBB, Frankie Big Face, Kompressor, Drew, Bradsucks, Baddd Spellah, Brother Machine, actually everyone on Indie Pop Cares A Lot, and Andrew Ayers.

Q. If Front were a real nerd wouldn't he tell us which web comix to read?

A. In fact, he would! And they'd be Diesel Sweeties, White Ninja, Dr. McNinja, Cat and Girl, Achewood, Eat My Comix, Overcompensating, Toothpaste for Dinner (also Married to the Sea), Jerk City, Scary Go Round, Exploding Dog, and Goats. You already read Penny Arcade. It is hard to avoid mentioning certain comics that are not (primarily) web comix. So here's those: Perry Bible Fellowship, Tom The Dancing Bug, everything by Tony Moore, Dan Clowes, Dame Darcy, James Kochalka, Jim Woodring, Julie Ducet, Chris Ware, Craig Thompson, Dave Cooper, Charles Burns, Seth, Peter Bagge, Ben Katchor oh duh and Garfield.

Q. Can I be MC Frontalot's friend on a social networking site?

A. Yes! Try him at his MySpace (and his fan-run music profile there). But be careful for your eyes. MySpace has so much ugliness. You can try him at Facebook, too. Or just follow his Twitter.

Q. MC Frontalot, how do I use the internets?

A. It's easy and fun! First, install Firefox. Then get all of the FF extensions that Frontalot treasures: DownThemAll, Firebug, Flashblock, IE Tab, MouseZoom, and Xmarks. This will give you access to "web sites." Next, get a gmail account and start sending everyone you know lists of lawyer jokes that you found on the "web sites." Alternately, get a POP or IMAP account somewhere and use a mail client (Front hates all mail clients too much to recommend one). For advanced internets usage, you'll want to have FlashFXP, BitTorrent (or probably Vuze), a Usenet client (Front's fave, NewsGrabber, has been out of print for a while), WinSCP, UltraVNC, Pidgin, and mIRC. Oh, if you're using an OS named after a cat... I don't know, maybe they still make Fetch? They definitely make Boot Camp to help your computer do normal things.

Q. Why does the text look all blocky and shitty at frontalot.com?

A. WinXP: Maybe you don't have font smoothing turned on. Right-click on the destop, choose Properties > Appearance > Effects, then check "Use the following method..." and select ClearType. I can't believe I'm giving you tech support. Also, I heard WinXP doesn't exist any more. Hooray!@!

Q. Can I put MC Frontalot on my internet radio show/personal-use mix CD/answering machine message?

A. Yes, but only if you do all three.

Q. I saw MC Frontalot posting on the [fark/somethingawful/etc] forums. Was that really him?

A. Maybe! Maybe not. It is hard to tell, because internet. You can ask him, if you want, he will tell you if he ever posted somewhere before, and then you won't have to wonder.

Q. Didn't there used to be a Media section? With hilarious fakery?

A. Sure did! It's hidden here, and two of the articles are still broken.

Q. Did Front really convert Edward Gorey's lettering into a typeface?

A. Yup. Long-ass time ago.

Q. Isn't MC Frontalot just a cheesy rap parody novelty act, worth barely a moment's smirking half-appreciation?

A. Ya moms is a cheesy rap parody novelty act, worth barely a moment's smirking half-appreciation! No more questions.

Q. I thought you said no more questions.

A. Okay, one more.

Q. What's the future of Public Enemy?

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