When I heard that MC Frontalot was coming to town, I was so excited. I've enjoyed his music for years and I'd wanted to see him for quite some time. Front was the first nerdcore act that I came in contact with through the GeekDad Hiptrax podcast. The song was "Wallflower". After that I soon found "This Old Man" and "It's Pitch Dark". I quickly became a lifetime fan.
My wife agreed to go with me, which turned out to be totally awesome. She was great company and enjoyed the atmosphere and the music. We got there early and waited at the Spring Street Tavern (the club was in the basement). We spotted Front walking around, which was cool and unexpected.
As the door time approached, I got more and more excited and the bar got more and more crowded. They started allowing people down the stairs and Janice and I were second in line. We paid our entrance fees (only $7 each!). Right in the door was the merch table and I bought Solved! (before it's official release!). I was excited to listen to it.
The first act came on a little later. It was a band named "Trendy Trendy Space Vegans". I originally thought they were called "Trendy Tranny Space Vegans", which fit into their attire (the sax player wore a bra on stage). Their sound wasn't bad, and they did have a sax player, which I liked. The lead singer had a lot of vocal range. I'm not about to go out and buy all their music, but I'd listen to a couple of their songs if I happened upon them.
The next act was called "Valley Meadows". They were an unlikely rap duo. The shorter gentleman is a substitute teacher (I know because they rapped about it). We didn't get much information on the other guy (except that he's divorced, they rapped about that too). I thought their flow was pretty good, but they were rapping over borrowed beats and didn't write enough lyrics to last the entire song. A couple of times they had to ask the DJ to cut the beat off after they'd finished their rapping. I liked their rhymes and if they get their act a little more polished, they could put on a really good show.