Newsflash! Front's going to be in New York City on the weekend of July 21st. He'll be attending the HOPE convention and trying as hard as he can to impress the real hax0r types with his pathetic low-res nerdery.
Then Sunday night (7/23) Front does a live set at Club Midway in alphabet city, with the inimitable Jess Klein opening. The show is a mere seven dollars, starts at 9:30, and is open to those eighteen years of age (and older).
Front just saw Robot Chicken for the first time. It is like the perfect array of childhood nostalgia references for 30-year-olds, turned into dirty jokes via action figure stop-motion animation. Front is kind of irritated that he didn't think of it first. I mean, he has all those action figures. They're in mom's basement it Berkeley. In boxes. With silica gel.
Tomorrow night A week from Thursday, you have to watch a major network to see Nerdcore Rising's Pr0n S0ng beatsmith Doctor Popular busting out his primary talent (yo-yo mastery) on a show called Master of Champions. That is a dumb name for a show. But it is awesome that doc pop gets seen by sixty zillion people (estimated viewership).
Also regarding TV things: Front is the "celebrity" programmer for a blog called Make Me Watch TV this thursday. We're all on the edge of our proverbial chairs.
Oh, and Front is more or less sure to be performing in or around New York on the 23rd of July. He'll be at HOPE that Friday night (7/21) and Saturday (7/22), regardless. He's working also on a Boston show before PAX. Yes, yes, you will be able to buy 2006 Tour shirts there. Stop freaking out.
Number one most importantest thing! Front is seeking a new booking agent. He or she must work nationally, be comfortable with clients like Front (medium draw, devoted fans, no label in sight), and carry the hearty recommendation of an experienced touring band (you?). If any of the wonderful folks who read this news post have a solid lead, let Front know ASAP.
Strange happenings afoot at the Circle K! Not like George Carlin descending from the heavens or anything, and also they do not have Circle K's around where Front lives, but still. Strange happenings.
A book about white people and hip-hop is expected from cub reporter Jason Tanz in February. Front to feature prominently? Then why is he so clearly an African American in this flash video of Gonna Be Your Man by a mysterious Canadian?
And other Enigmas haunt us. Why has Front waited so long to share these recordings from Creepy Crawl in Saint Louis last month? [ they are: Yellow Lasers, War songs medley, Floating Bridge ] And why does he require you to join the VSP before you can hear eight more tracks from that set? Why oh why oh why hasn't Front told us about his favorite tracks from the mammoth 4-disc nerdcore compilation Rhyme Torrents? Perhaps he still struggles feverishly to compile said list. Know that Baddd's blisteringly hottt NCHH remixery and Hawk's indefensible rap-rockization of Mountain Kind are potential includees.
Whew! It is done. The van is parked. The trailer is unhitched. The lads are back in their homes, planning and plotting their frontless endeavors. Frontalot himself is
back home in Boston in California, seeing the eye doctor and collecting Doggy Fresh from his west coast vacation paradise.
The tour, it was a success! Click the words in this sentence to find out what the internets think about that. You know of more? Send links to Front. Everyone involved in the production wishes to thank heartily ye who are the fans of the nerdcore rapping. You have been generous in your purchase of show tickets, your applause, your dedication to driving long distances, your apportionment of precious calories toward booty-shaking, and your smiles after. Front feels like a real live rock star these days. It is great for the old ego. It makes him want to do this kind of thing all the goddamn time.
There is plenty much more recuperation to make with the happening of! And some grammar to brush up on. Front had better brush fast, since he scribbles furiously in service of a new album! But don't hold breath, lest blueness ensue. It is due maybe in like January.
Due earlier: Penny Arcade Expo! And after that, if the forces of fronting get their acts together, a west coast and elsewheres tour! That will be pretty awesome, right? Right.
Keep tuned right here for some tracks from the Saint Louis show. Or join the VSP for the whole set.