Front wishes to thank the crowd that sold out Edinburgh Castle in SF weds night and packed the room past capacity. There's nothing like the gleeful violation of fire codes to really bring the funk home.
Front wishes also to thank Yook for guesting on vox, Black Lotus for happening to be in town for the show, The Categorical Imperative for rocking on a school night, Vic 20 [get his new album!!] for filling in while Gm7 is stuck on the east coast, The Scarlet Witch for bringing some much-needed diva power to the set, and Doc Pop for setting the whole thing up.
Front escapes now to South America to avoid filing his taxes on time. He returns moments before the launch of THE NERDCORE RISING TOUR 2006, the first leg of which is already detailed on The Tour Page (clicky). Many advance tickets are already available. Many venues let youngsters in if they pay extra. Do your research.
Hey, you live in one of those towns? Want to pass out flyers, posters, subliminal messages? Join a so-called street team. Volunteer by mail now and Front will get you coordinated starting April 21.
Speaking of coordination, a documentary crew will be following Front the whole way through the south & midwest. If you live in a tour town and wouldn't mind a few scruffy equipment-toters following you around for a "day in your life" type of thing, write to the director: Negin Farsad.
NERD HELP SOLICITATION! Who out there is an expert with phpBB templating? Front needs such a person to skin the BBS into his new site design. Let him know.
Getting excited for the Edinburgh Castle show? So's Front. It reunites him with The Categorical Imperative (drummer on NCR) and will feature the backup stylings of Yook. Not only that, but Cat5 (featuring DJ Earflaps) is going to open at 9. HOORAY!!
You want a vaguely commie-themed flyer for your MySpace pages and shop windows? Here you go. It is thanks to Meredith of ladycartoonist.
Speaking of flyers and etc, there will soon be a whole giant resource page for aspiring street team members. Front will need at least one superduperfan in every town on his May tour. Front needs you to stick leaflets in comic shops, wear a sandwich board in front of the video game store, march in the streets extolling Front's virtues, and show up at the gig with the region's nerd elite in tow. Up to the task? Write in.
MAY TOUR DATES (CONFIRMED)
See the tour page for more details. Times, prices, club locations, and end-of-May dates all to come! Watch this space.
Don't forget to get your PAX'06 registration taken care of before it get more expsensiver March 31. Front will be there again, rocking mics, signing CDs, playing video games, and making you roll a 20 for whatever the coolest thing behind the counter is.
Front took to the stage at Soundz in Harlem the other night to an appreciative and close-pressed throng. Various web luminaries were in attendance. It was good clean fun with a one drink minimum. Who could ask for more?
Okay, fine; here's lots more: San Francisco on the 29th! Do not miss it under any circumstances. An opening act has yet to be booked... is your band, magic show, or burlesque display a fine fit for Front? Write in with sample tracks if so.
Then! Off to the south and up into the midwest, starting May 12th. Those details will follow as the confirmations roll in, but we can share this much: between Spartanburg and Kalamazoo there are somehow 5308 miles.
Hey nerd. Yeah, you. You slaver for Negadon, Nacho Libre, future eps of House of Cosby. You seek Frontal infos at Voiceworks and CynicCenter. You wonder silently to yourself whether the Rolling Stones ever shilled for the Rice Krispies and whether anyone ever rendered the Simpsons intro without drawings. May you soon know peace in your nerdy heart.
OF NOTE: ambitious film-maker (and all around classy broad) Negin Farsad is putting together a large-scale indie documentary on Frontalot and nerdcore. She needs an intern in NYC! Her specs:
You better get in touch with her right this very instant.