Friday, August 10, 2007

More Nerd News in Brief

My pal Matt just told me that Ministry's Al Jourgensen is performing a Beatles tribute with Cheap Trick. Seriously.

How the fuck did that happen?

I'm not saying I'm not intrigued, I'm just saying that this is the stylistic equivalent of letting Prince front the Marshal Tucker Band for a night of Elvis covers.

Hell, the former makes the latter seem do-able!

  • Straight Outta Stockholm: MC Lars will be playing a show on August 20th at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. I don't doubt that he'll perform all the smart and sassy songs you know by heart. Hell, Al Jourgensen may even show up. Or not. Doors open at 7:30 PM.
  • All the clever Michael Vick references have already been used: My boys the Metamystiks are back with another joint guaranteed to melt your face/shake your ass. It's called "Waste Management," and, of course, it features myf and Super Dragon X on vox and the turntable stylings of a certain DJ Synder. Wack MCs take heed.
  • Wireless Router: Texans take note, MC Router and T-Byte get their own FW Weekly cover story in the issue dropping August 15th. Though 1GB gets the splash, Router assures us that Beefy, Dan, and YTCracker are mentioned, as well as MCs Frontalot and chris. Pick up a copy.
  • Not to be confused with the Marvel/DJ crossover: My favorite Transformer just dropped his new album. (No, not Soundwave.) You can pick up Maja's The Amalgam Project here, and help bring the underground out into the sunlight. Hell, the "Transformer" acappella alone is worth the price of admission!
  • I'm officially a dirty sub-reference!: A friend of mine is the mod for burgeoning adult social networking site Social Kink, and she recently asked for my permission to call her profile blog KinksterPlease. How could I not agree to that?
  • "I wouldn't use the word rapper": Schaffer the Dark Lord just released his new video for the single "The Rappist." It was shot in April of this year at Fontana's in NYC, was directed and edited by Bruce Ashley, and produced by Amy Selwocki. It also features "the six lovely ladies of the stellar burlesque troupe known as the Peach Tartes, Law & Order's sexy Leslie Hendrix, the beautiful Leigh Hurwitz and the gorgeous Dr. Sarah Schaffer." Behold its glory:

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

In the magical land of Oz

Though I'm pretty sure all my Australian readers are already aware of this - as they are, in fact, the two bastards performing - I'm gonna go ahead and suggest that any Aussies in the Newcastle area head out to check Grandmaster Pink and Diabolik at Bar on the Hill tomorrow evening.

The boys take the stage at 7:45 in the PM, so show up early and...


Is it... is it Thursday in Australia already? Am I posting this too late?

Goddamn time zones!

Anywho, assuming that it's not already, y'know, next Monday in the land down under, be sure to make an appearance and support Pinky and D. Shit, buy 'em drink.

They loves the sauce!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

After a week that was even more hectic than most, I elected to take this Monday as a well deserved day off. That means I’m typing this from the comfort of my own home, as opposed to the… relative comfort of my office.

Other than that: business as usual for your good ol’ Nerd News in Brief.

  • Who me?: Last month Optimus Rhyme celebrated summer with an acoustic gig at 107.7 The End’s Beach House, and, lucky for us, my man Jarod (from was there to document the whole thing. You can download the show at the Live Music Archive, and Jarod promises that video is forthcoming as well.
  • I grow tired of these reindeer games!: Never one to leave us high and dry, Captain S has teamed up with The Angry Video Game Nerd to save Santa Claus. Not to spoil the ending, but Shael eats all the cookies… Or does he?
  • Photographic evidence: Late last week, Dan finally decided to grace us with a shit-ton of still shots from the nerdcore performances at Capcom's COMIC-CON booth. Take a gander to relish the madness, and be sure to comment on your faves.
  • Paper of Record: Dan (and his project Nerdcore For Life) also got a little face-time in Sunday’s New York Times. The piece is primarily about mc chris, but it also touches on the film and nerdcore in general. Geeks in the style section? What will they think of next?
  • What Kind of Wizard?/Butter Beer 40s: This weekend, Church favored me with two new Potter-esque YouTube finds so nut-slappingly hilarious that I couldn’t decide which to include. So, after some deliberation, I’ve elected to feature both. The first is a clip of the Red State Update guys crashing a Deathly Hallows release event. The second is a music video for a Potter-themed rap track that is both genius and borderline intolerable. Pick your pony.