Protomen, The Megas, The Bossfights in Los Angeles August 30-31, 2010

Much like their PAX compatriots Anamanaguchi, mega man rock opera troupe The Protomen are also coming to Los Angeles for two nights next week. Two dates gives fans the rare, but awesome chance to see the group perform both their albums, Act I and Act II in their entirety over both nights!

Not only this, but the band will also be supported by some of the most amazing groups around, The Megas, and up and coming nerdcore rock/rap supergroup The Bossfights. This will definitely be a night, *ahem* TWO nights to remember for nerdrock.

Concert info below.

Both nights will be held at the CIA 11334 Burbank Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601 Doors open @ 9PM Cover: $15 at the Door (Cash Only) All Ages | Full Bar facebook page for August 30th event facebook page for August 31st event

The Bossfights release debut tracks for free download

Coming off of the amazing performance held at Nerdapalooza earlier this summer, epic rock group The Bossfights fronted by nerdcore rappers ZeaLouS1 and Dr. Awkward have released their first three singles for free download. The songs are available for download on the appropriate blog page.

The three tracks kick off with the zombie infested track Left4Dead, which kicks off things with a ton of energy, which you need when trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. From there we hear another great new track, Eye of the Rising Sun. With catchy vocals, and a bad ass solo, this is definitely a stand out track on the short EP. The setlist comes to a close with the tribute/nerdcore anthem Frontalots. This is a great way to end the tracks, and also a great way to be introduced to nerdcore as well. This album packs a ton of power in it, and while listening to it, it's difficult to not get completely pumped up. I've been waiting for some tracks to throw on ever since these guys made their debut earlier this year, and they are certainly getting far very quickly. Definitely head over to thebossfights.com and grab these three over the top epic tracks today, they will definitely wet your appetite for both heavy rock and in your face rap.

Zealous1 announces new group BossFights with first live show

For those who don't know, ZeaLouS1 has been hidden away in his top secret underground bunker concocting a new scheme of epic proportions. Just this past week he unveiled his plan for the world, and the news is that he has leveled up from solo artist, to full band. Now including the likes of Mr. Wizard and Bishop pulling guitar and bass duty, as well as Juggernaut on drums. Their first performance was a bit impromptu but appropriately at a LAN center of course. DIZeLAN Frag Center to be exact. The show was of course epic, with BossFights debuting several new songs as well as recreated ZeaLous1 classics. You can find several videos from their first performance at their brand new youtube page. You can also watch the new rendition of the classic ZeaLouS1 track, Army of Nerdcore below!

Nerd Invasion - November 6-7 2009 Pensacola, Florida

A few months ago an amazing event was brewing and has finally exploded to the surface like an incredible volcano which rather than lava, seems to rain down some sort of nerdy type of liquid...Bawls possibly? Anyway, with the failing of that analogy I would like to introduce you fine folks to the coming invasion. Nerd Invasion.

Now before I go and make more terrible analogies to aliens and social awkwardness or what have you, I will just hand things over to the Nerd Invasion press release.

Start Time: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00pm End Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 12:00pm

Silver Screen Entertainment Complex 7280 Plantation Road Pensacola, FL

This is Nerd Invasion. And it's going down November 6th - 7th, 2009, in Pensacola, Florida! THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!

Proceeds go towards the "Open Source Rhymes Project," which is a charity organization that helps underdog Nerdcore artists with musical instruction, performance assistance, and purchasing of equipment to less fortunate musicians. It will also put on many more events just like this!

Confirmed so far (much more to be added!):

PERFORMING Schaffer The Darklord Scrub Club Krondor Krew Zealous1 Dual Core Shael Riley Marc With a C The finalists of Scrub Club's Versus Mode competition

(Scrub Club artists making an appearance / performing: MadHatter, Dr. Awkward, Kabuto The Python, Benjamin Bear, Chester, Kasparov, and DJ CutterJ... so far)

SPONSORS Nerd Rockstar Scrub Club Records Wizards of the Coast White Wolf Games Asahi Brewery Homefield Sports and Games

EVENTS Magic: The Gathering tournament Versus System tournament 8Bit Conflict: A classic NES tournament Console gaming Tabletop gaming Rocky Horror Picture Show at dawn Panels with musicians, gamers, and others Cosplay contest Miss Poindexter '09 The Secret Thirteen World premiere of George Clinton's "Gongafunkadine" Nerdcore music video showcase

OTHERS Full bar / restaurant open 24 hours 8 hotels within walking distance

Comic-Con Nerdcore Hip Hop concert Sunday July 26th in San Diego, CA with Dr Awkward, Maja, Mega Ran, and ZeaLouS1


That's right. Maja, Mega Ran, Dr. Awkward, and ZeaLouS1 are all performing Sunday, July 26th in San Diego, CA. The show takes place at the Kava Lounge is 21+ and starts at 7PM and is $5 at the door. These amazing nerdcore artists will be performing alongside some amazing San Diego underground artists, including Soul Ablaze, DJ Dopeshoes, Burns 1, and Broken Dreams

Show info below.
Kava Lounge
2812 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

$5 21+ show starts at 7pm!

See you there!

Also, for those of you heading to comic-con, also be sure to check out Zealous1 and MC Chris at The Jumping Turtle on Friday, July 24th. Not to mention MC Frontalot, MC Lars, and YTCracker at Casbah on Saturday, July 25th. Hopefully some pals and I should be in attendance at both of these shows if you want to chill and say hi! So it's a full weekend of awesome shows. So if you are in town for Comic-Con, then do not miss out!

Mario in the Barrio 2 - Free nerdcore concert Saturday 06/20/09 in Los Angeles, Ca.


This weekend in Los Angeles, CA comes Mario in the Barrio 2, a nerdcore concert with several amazing acts, ZeaLous1, IllGill, Nameless, Doctor Awkward, and Beethovenboy. Alongside the concert shall be a Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament as well, so be sure to bring your A-game for this event! This also marks the long awaited return of ZeaLouS1 to the stage! This is all going down Saturday, June 20th at the Coliseum Gaming Center, and as the title says, the concert is free! Full details below!

Saturday 06/20/09 3p-7pm

Coliseum Gaming Center
214 W. 39th St
Los Angeles, Ca 90037

genoboost's unofficial valentines day mixtape UPDATE: album now offline


So I have hastily tossed together a quick mix of love songs for all the nerds and your significant others to enjoy! And I hope you do. If you decide to play this for them, definitely let me know how that went in the comments!

Also, since I don't really have permission to be releasing these tracks I will only be having this compilation available until the end of February, so grab the songs while you can! Most of the songs on this mix are free and in higher quality from each respective artist, so definitely check out each artists website!

Download
Sorry kids! The album is now offline! Check out the links below and dig up the songs yourself though! Most of them are free and all of them are amazing! If so compelled though shoot me an email and I might hook you up!

Track listing
1. My GF is... by Dual Core from the album Lost Reality - dualcoremusic.com
2. Erica by Joel Tetreault
3. Necrophilianomenon by ZeaLouS1 from the album Assimilation Process: Complete - zealous1.com
4. At The Arcade by Dan Plus Add from the album Matters of Great Importance - danplusadd.co.uk
5. Take My Hand, Take My Heart by Lumine Hall from This Album Stinks - myspace.com/luminehallmusic
6. Less Than Three by Shael Riley - shaelriley.com
7. Tecmo Bowl (in the style of T Rex) by XOC from the in progress album VGMITSO - xocmusic.com
8. Orange Crush by hiphopmcdougal from the EP Time Circuits On - myspace.com/hiphopmcdougal
9. I Love My Computer by Colon:P - myspace.com/colonpmusic
10. Aqua Soul (Robot Love) by Random from the album Mega Ran - megaran.com
11. Laura's Lullaby by Elfonso from the album Tako wa chikyu o suku - myspace.com/elfonsomusic
12. Bits and Pieces by Shael Riley from the album Toybox - shaelriley.com
13. Splash Woman (produced by Samik) by Random from the album Mega Ran 9 - megaran.com
14. Butterfly Kisses by The Depreciation Guild from the album In Her Gentle Jaws - inhergentlejaws.com
15. Rapgirl by MC Lars from the album The Graduate - mclars.com/
16. I Can't Run To You Fast Enough by Pixelh8 from the album The Boy With the Digital Heart - pixelh8.co.uk

Artwork
The artwork for the album is originally by Steffo from My Parent's Favorite Music.
myspace.com/myparentsfavoritemusic

Wrap up and footage from Level Up! Level 2!

Hey folks who missed our second anniversary show Level Up! because you are cheap asses or don't live close enough to go. Hopefully the latter. Lucky for you fine folks we have footage of the show thanks to some fine folks!

The event far exceeded my expectations with about 100 people turning out for the show (double what we had last year), and on a Sunday no less! The doors opened at 8:30 with only a handful of stragglers entering, which led to more anxiety for me. Only a handful of people by the time Hot Waffles was set to take the stage at 9PM. Luckily as their set continued many more folks started piling into the CIA. I assume most of which became quick fans of Hot Waffles after songs like Vice City Blues, and George Lucas Raped Our Childhood. Sadly no footage of the fantastic band has yet to surface, but I hold out hope that someone recorded something, as they had quite a hilarious set.

After Hot Waffles ended to a good bit of applause and a much larger crowd then they started with, the King of the Boss Fights himself ZeaLouS1 took the stage. ZeaLouS1 did a phenomenal set with new material, old classics, and sidekick Lil Harmz. Definitely some awesome stuff, you can see footage of a few songs over at zealous1.com in fact!

ZeaLouS1 - Level Up

Third up, was the band most everyone was there to see. The Megas, who threw one hell of an epic set. The venue was pretty packed. From intro to encore ending they were intense and sounded great. I would like to add that their encore song was The Message from Dr. Light, available only on Welcome to World 2. We have footage for most of their set, so hopefully I can get it up on the youtube soon.

The Megas - Intro / I Want to be the One

The show finished with another band from the first Level Up! last year, Super Barrio Brothers. The team of Dumbfoundead and 8 Bit Bandit (and some of the thirsty fish crew) had quite a set, with tons of freestyles, a small piece of a capella from the Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch! compilation, and of course some of the amazing tunes from the Super Barrio Brothers LP.

Super Barrio Brothers - Three Pipes Down

Super Barrio Brothers closed out the show, which by all of my standards was one hell of a success! Thank you to all the bands that performed, the CIA for letting us throw the show, and everyone who came out to have a great time! We hope to be throwing another show sometime soon, so watch out for that, and of course, go chill with us at the listening party this coming Sunday!

Oh yeah, and check out the playlist on youtube for even more videos!

Level Up! Level 2! Sunday July 13th in Los Angeles! [UPDATE]

That's right. GM4A has been in business another year, and in doing so are throwing another birthday bash!

Once again the show will be at the CIA in North Hollywood, California. Artists performing are some of LA's finest talent, such as The Megas, ZeaLouS1, and Super Barrio Brothers. It's going to be a fantastic concert to say the least!

The show is 10$ and the doors open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 9. Show up and hang out with us, watch some amazing music, and enjoy being amongst your VGIM brethren!

Also, this will be the official release of our second anniversary album Welcome to World 2! So if you are around Los Angeles, this will be the place to pick up the album!

[UPDATE] We have also just confirmed the band Hot Waffles to perform at the show as well!

Hex announces 40-11 in his 100 Biggest Nerd Artists in 2007 countdown

So Hex has finally gotten around to proceeding with his top 100 after a brief delay. This week it's number 40-11. He has already covered 100-71, as well as 70-41. Read the latest countdown at his Nerdapalooza Blog.

There are some big names on the list this, like Shael Riley, ZeaLouS1, Dual Core, and more. Almost all the bands I imagined would make hex's top ten (or my own personal top ten if I made such a list) have practically all been exhausted, so seems like there should be some big surprises in his final top ten.

This Friday, San Diego

If you are on earth this weekend, and more specifically at Comic-Con International in San Diego, there are not one, but TWO shows Friday in San Diego. Both epic, Both definitely worth your time and support!

Observe the awesome flyers below and click through them for full information!


News from the Nerdcore Hip-Hop Front: MC CHRIS!

We got one of the biggest names in Nerdcore Hip-Hop, mc chris a short while back said that he would be doing a show in Eugene, Oregon on July third. In a move that literally shocked the Nerdcore community, chris made an open call to all Nerdcore rappers that might be interested in opening for him. Historically not the most supportive of the Nerdcore community, he was nonetheless welcomed with open arms.

Now, a little more than a month away from the event, chris made a much anticipated reappearance on the Rhyme Torrents forums, the common hangout for most of the underground Nerdcore rappers. While some community members had been skeptical that he was sincere in this offer, chris stated that there would be spots for five twenty minute acts before his show. Two spots were immediately given to Nursehella and Karl Olson, two well established rappers. However, it looks as though Olsen will not be able to attend. The last four spots are now being contended between MC Tanuki and TG 2005, ZeaLouS1, Beefy, MC Gigahertz, funky49, Rappy Mcrapperson , Dr. Strangelove, and the Stunt Junkies.

You can follow all of the developments yourself on the particular thread on the Rhyme Torrents forum. Keep ya updated as stuff develops or vote on who should go on mc chris' blog!