Philadelphia needs more nerdcore hip-hop.
Nerdcore Hip-Hop (you know, those guys who like to rap about Starcraft and Magic: The Gathering) has been a growing scene for over ten years now, and many spots in the country have begun to embrace this.
If you're left wondering what Nerdcore Hip-Hop sounds like, it usually goes a little something like this:
While there is no shortage of nerdcore artists or fans in Philadelphia, there is a shortage of willing venues and outlets. Trying to explain to a club owner that a group of ladies and gentlemen would like to play a Nintendo as an instrument or rap about Portal isn't always the easiest sell.
June 18th, we're launching Nerdrage, our attempt at creating a Nerdcore Hip-Hop and Chip Music showcase based in the heart of Philadelphia on June 18th.
Our goal is to host a full-on concert featuring local nerdcore and chip artists as a means of generating buzz for the community. We're looking to raise awareness for the artists, as well as awareness for the music scene as a whole.
We have a venue in mind, as well as a bill of nine total musical acts, including:
Dr. Awkward (California)
Zilla Persona (PA)
ECOMOG (PA)Kris Keyser (NJ)Dain Saint (PA)King Pheenix (NC)Shammers & LefthandAttack Slug (NJ)
The money raised from the Kickstarter will be used to fund a venue for the show, and portion will be used to bring in acts from out of state who can draw in a larger crowd. The more exposure we can generate for the smaller acts, the better.
Philadelphia video game developers Cipher Prime have even stepped in and offered copies of their award-winning game Auditorium to help support the cause!
If it were up to us, we would host a nerdcore hip-hop show once a month. If we can generate enough interest through the June 18th show, we believe we can one day make it happen.
- (21 days)