MC Frontalot heads to Portland on 7/23 for a free show with the whole band. The Doubleclicks open. Be at Dante's at 8:00PM to make sure that gladness infests your evening! This enjoyable visit occurs in support of OSCON, thanks entirely to the generous folks at OpenNMS.org. We heard a rumor that a brand new MCF song about free software is scheduled to debut during the performance.
What are the Frontal allies up to? Let's see... Our MC's bassist Bl4k Lotus invented a battle card game about bacteria! Get in on the ground floor with the game's kickstarter. Negin Farsad (director of Nerdcore Rising: The Movie) has finished her first romantic comedy, '3rd Street Blackout.' Front was meant to have a cameo, but found himself detained out of town. The film is undoubtedly improved by featuring Hodgman in the role instead. Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' is headed to televisions... perhaps your televisions. Wheatus and Mike Doughty tour together in the fall, all around the UK. John Roderick is running for Seattle City Council.
Oh, and Front recently insulted a bunch of movies that you probably kind of enjoy. He's slightly sorry.
South by Southwest! The whole band's in Austin for sunshine, frivolity, etc. Also for performances!
MONDAY: Front and his gentleman companions are the 'surprise' headliner at Nerd Carnival. It's free and thrilling. And UX front-end folks with skillz in Ember.JS and Angular.JS will probably leave the venue with an insanely fancy job offer from the party's hosts.
TUESDAY: The official SXSW showcase is at Flamingo Cantina on 6th. Any festival badge gets you in (including film and interactive) and in past years there have also been tix avail at the door. Come find out.
THURSDAY: Day show! It's the Real Genius Nerdcore Variety Show, at The Badlands on Chicon at E 12th. Starts around 3PM (despite what the event page may say). A little after 7, it turns into a burlesque extravaganza. Huzzah!
REST OF THE WEEK: Buy front a drink and tell him everything is going to be okay! Lately he is not so sure.
After that? The band wanders back east for Anime Boston, where they headline on April 4th. Front promises to nod politely when you explain who you're dressed as.
One other thing to be excited about: animator Chad Essley is right on the verge of launching a big ol' charity auction in benefit of the EFF. You can get hand-drawn frames from his video for Front's song Shudders from Question Bedtime, glasses, shirts, and lots more. Stay tuned.
The new video is out! Head to yootoobs or Flavorwire to check out START OVER, directed by Alicia J Rose, and download the single for your own personal jam upcranking. The album is, as ever, available to own.
Front's headed back to the stage: SCaLE in Los Angeles 2/21, PAX in Boston 3/7, The Middle East in Cambridge 3/9 (with Freezepop!), and several shows at SXSW in Austin from 3/15-3/23. The gig calendar serves up details, pipin' hot.