Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20

We handpicked a list of artists after listening to all the performing acts at SXSW 2017 on Spotify and made a Best of SXSW 2017 playlist. Then we selected the top acts with relatively small followings and created Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20 Playlist. These artists are the crux of what the SXSW is all about …

MC Frontalot – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Photo credit: Sabelo Narasimhan MC Frontalot (Brooklyn, NY) is nerdcore royalty, rhyming about subjects from IT problems to old folklore with a very distinctive cadence and sound. From his FAQ: Q: Who is MC Frontalot, and what is nerdcore hip-hop? A: Front’s just this middle-aged nerd who spends a lot of …

Sammus – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sammus, (Ithaca, NY)  an extraordinary rap artist that defies genre, dropping bars that range from thoughtfully introspective to esoteric gamer references. Bio: SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University.  Known as much for her …

Mega Ran, MC Lars, and mc chris, 10/7/2016, Sidewinder Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written by Bang Ho If you thought Mega Ran was just an opener to be passed over at the nerdcore show, you’d be dead wrong.  Forty minutes before he hit the stage, there was a line outside Sidewinder and inside you’d think the headliner was about to take the stage.  …

The Persona, 3/25/2016, Dozen Street, Austin, Photos

Bio from Facebook: The Persona produces electronic hip hop: hip hop tinged with electro, house, and industrial, as well as other genres of music; featuring a stage presence that ventures from punk rock attitude to hip hop braggadocio to sly indie irony.

Dual Core, 3/25/2016, Dozen Street, Austin, Photos – Write-up

Guest writer Phil Barton Dual Core, of the nerdcore hip-hop world, blessed Austin last night with a true party.  The in-your-face performance, hanging from rafters, jumping off of monitors, and spitting lyrics that would make your IT guys head spin was a breath of fresh air in the world of …