Monday, June 18, 2007

Nerdcore United in NYC

In case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Nerdcore Godfathers, mc chris and MC Frontalot are performing together in New York City this upcoming weekend.

Chris hinted about it on his MySpace a few weeks ago, and the rumors were confirmed in his blog.
show starts around four, but that might just be when the grillin starts. bring grill foods and ur own sodas. i guess u can bring beer but down go crazy on us. front is doing something different and playing with just his drummer, i'll be showing new mixes for my set and trying out a new song or two. oh and there will be some other rappers rapping as well. so it will be a mini rap festival with hot dogs that is in no way a part of the brookyln hip hop festival.

Oh how I wish I could make it out to New York this weekend, if even just for a day. This is the first time Front and Chris will have played together, except for their weekends at PAX once a year. Why has it taken them so long to perform together? Is it as my cynical friend suggested? Is the success of Nerdcore coming slowly to a burning and flaming end?

With new Nerdcore artists popping up everywhere on MySpace, and documentaries coming out such as Nerdcore for Life and Nerdcore Rising, has Nerdcore outlived its quirky, tounge-in-cheek, nod-to-the-nerd quality? I for one, certainly hope not. But after reading a scathing review of the newest MC Frontalot album in the local paper, I can't help but question if Nerdcore will ever break out of its stigma of being nothing more than parody?

Is this the beginning of the end for Nerdcore? Hold your breath.

For those of you with means to make it out to New York this weekend, here are the must know details:

1 comment:

Aveline said...

Interesting to know.