Happy Turkey Day, o ye gluttons and family-havers! Front, for his part, is thankful for Art, Love, Hip-Hop, and your kindly continued attentions.
If you're anywhere near Elizabeth, New Jersey, on December 7th, Front hopes you will make it to "The Power of Evocative Language - from Poetry to Rap," a lecture presented by Northern New Jersey Mensa at which Front will be allowed, inexplicably, to bloviate for a spell. Amiri Baraka and Stephen Bard are also on the bill, so it won't be a total waste of your time. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the VIP list for $5 tickets.
Winter is headed in this direction! That's a saying, right? Front is sorry that he has not prepared Album Number Six in time for your pagan gift-giving rituals, but he can suggest a few alternatives:
Jean Grae's three-EP Gotham Down cycle is ready for you. It is beautiful and spontaneous and fresh. Bandcamp is your best bet.
Schaffer the Darklord's new one is Sick Passenger, and guess who raps on there? Lots of folks. But also MC Frontalot!
Front also guests on Adam WarRock's The Middle of Nowhere, which is again on Bandcamp. What's with all the Bandcamp? Must be one of those good web sites.
Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle are all over the new Hellfyre Club disc. A round and pleasing stocking stuffer!
Random (also known as MegaRan) presents River City Random, upon which your 16-bit dreams are sure to hinge.
Sole's had three goddamn albums this year, each of them wonderful. Take a look.
Or perhaps your "spirit of givin' people stuff" extends to crowdfunding largesse? Front endorses the following current efforts toward new albums by Math The Band, Paul & Storm, and TMBG's Danny Weinkauf.
Nerdapalooza fast approaches. Will our MC perform on Saturday with the whole band, alongside Protomen and They Might Be Giants? Do MC Lars, Nerf Herder, Powerlifter, and a host of other geek music superstars adorn the stage throughout the weekend? To each question, a resounding yes! Perhaps you are already slated to attend. If not, find remedy here.
In a rare and wondrous turn of events, founding keyboardist Gm7 returns to the fold for a full concert with Front, Sturgenius, and Blak Lotus, at the KoL Con music night in Phoenix on Sept 21st. Details are on the gig calendar!
Ahoy, Seattle. It's Penny Arcade Expo weekend! Front performs at the Saturday night concert at the Paramount, and perhaps you are already planning how to most effectively stand in line.
Should you be unable to access the official festivities, a gigantic post-PAX concert awaits you at El Corazon on Monday evening. Protomen! Frontalot and band! Plus lots more! Your tickets are available here.
Front is returned from Australia! Boy howdy, that's one nasty ride back n' forth. But such a lovely continent while one's there. Our rapper hopes, feverishly, to someday repeat the endeavor.
Front reunites with the whole band in New York City on August 16th, for a concert at the Santos Party House. Tickets are available, and if you bought one before this show moved from the Gramercy Theater, fret not; such tickets are honored at the gates of Santos. Front performs alongside old friends MC Lars and Wheatus, and the latter uses this show to release their brand new Valentine LP. You may help yourself to a digital copy immediately, the better to hum along with each song's on-stage debut.
Extremely surprising now non-secret San Francisco show takes place on Tues, July 30! And it's free, too. Welcome Front and DJ CPU back to the states in style at club Temple, beginning at eight and extending into the wee hours. Your (free) ticket link is here.