Austin & Atlanta

Nerd-loving Homeys!


You know what will counteract the tryptophan-laden stupor you’ll have after T-Giving? A screening of Nerdcore Rising! Followed by Frontalot/Lars/YT Cracker in concert! In fact, you’ll be able to do both of those things on Friday Nov. 28. First you’ll see the screening at 7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse, then you’ll watch me, Frontalot, Black Lotus, and the Sturgenius do an amazing and riveting and totally earth shattering post-screening Q&A! And then, we will all stroll casually over to the Flamingo Cantina where we will watch the Front, the Lars, and the YT Cracker regale us with hilariously nerdy lyrics, over-your-head technology references, and the poo-pooing of poor grammar! It shall be fun. 


And, you can repeat that nearly exact experience in Atlanta on Dec. 5th.


Information is always here!


Love is always here,


Your Loyal Directrice







This is me reminding you that the movie is playing in San Francisco tonight! and tomorrow night! and for the rest of our lives! (that’s not true, only tonight and tomorrow night, Nov. 19). I’ll be there, the Front will be there, and if we’re lucky Sturgenius and Blak Lotus will be there too! Let the homeys know and buy tix, many many tix here.


Here’s a kindly review from a Bay Area journalist of the highest honor.


Our nerdly motion picture will also find its way south to Hollywood where technology is used not for the awesomifcation of computers but for the pimping-out of cars, the photographing of celebrities, and the largening of racks on females. Friday Nov. 21 and Saturday Nov. 22 is when our decidedly non-Hollywood film and our humble LA fans will take over a small stretch of palm tree-ed earth in a mystical geeky union. Tix are $8 but if you want to reserve them, email with your name, showtime, number in party, and a phone number. More details here.


You can find me in LA and SF but sadly, I won’t be making it to another punchy opening of Nerdcore Rising in Portland from Nov. 21-26 at the Clinton Street Theater. But you will make it because you live there (hopefully, maybe? you got some friends there? a mom or an aunt? anyone?). Those deets are here.


Have I been treating our friends in NYC rather cruelly? It’s true that I have because the movie hasn’t shown there yet (but it will, it will! I promise!!). So, let me make it up to you: You can catch Schaffer the Darklord (STD) at the Delancey on Thursday Nov. 20 with extremely special guest Shael Riley. They both rule because one of them is in the movie, and the other provided music for the movie. We’ve been in love ever since. You’ll enjoy the pants out of this show so please go see it. 


That about does it for me. I’m editing some shit that you’ll hopefully be consuming very very soon because the next missive will be in video format!





San Francisco!!!



Thanks for all who emailed/posted about our shitty accident. The luv felt good, real good. 


I just wanted to remind you folks that we are T-minus three days away from Nerdcore Rising bliss in San Francisco. Tuesday Nov. 18 and Wednesday Nov. 19 mark our magic days at the Red Vic so please come out and if you do, say hello, I’ll be there!


And, if you’re looking for some entertainment to tide you over before my next video blog (coming shortly), you can watch this other thing I randomly made for a Liftime TV contest (and also randomly won). There’s another voting opportunity there because while I won the electoral votes, I still have the opportunity to win the popular vote.





Big Ol’ Accident



For a while now I’ve had a huge phobia of driving – sometimes that happens to people who live in New York City and don’t own cars. But now, I’m anti car! Totally anti! Because we here at Nerdcore Rising just had a real shitty accident on the road.

I joined up with the Frontalot/Lars/YT Cracker tour in Chicago for four days that sorta overlapped with the movie tour. Things were moving along pretty swimmingly until Mother Nature decided to throw some ice down on our freeway. There was swerving, cursing, and uncontrollable wheeling (is that a term?). Everyone is totally okay – minus some yet-to-be-understood whiplash and achiness – but the trailer, along with all the equipment and merchandise that constitutes “our living” was strewn across Highway 35 in Minnesota.

The first thing I saw was MC Lars, in the middle of the freeway, in front of stopped traffic, trying to swipe up hundreds of copies of the movie that had been artfully scattered across four lanes. As I’ve always said, my movie is nothing if not a bottle necker! Next thing I saw was the upturned trailer, drums rolling down the median, and whole bunch of Frontalot t-shirts and Lars comic books sprinkled among old pieces of trailer. Again, everyone is totally okay. Though it sucks to see your life’s work in pieces on a freeway (I’m exaggerating for dramatic effect, but you know what I mean). As your dutiful filmmaker, I grabbed my camera and started shooting. So will there be a video blog of this mess? You bet your pants there will be!

Right now I’m at this warehouse type joint where they keep snow tractors for the state of Minnesota. Half the posse is sorting out a new trailer sitch, the other half is testing instruments, and the other half is managing web bizness. That’s right, there are three halves. 

At any rate, I wanted to let the folks know that the Front/Lars/Cracker show in Lincoln, Nebraska has been canceled. The MC’s would like to extend their many sorries – they’ve never had to cancel a show before and they sure feel shitty about it now! I’m 90% sure that the movie will still play in Greeley tomorrow and that the band’s tour will also resume, as scheduled, tomorrow Nov. 11.

Morals of the story: 1) If you’re gonna have an accident, it’s a lot nicer if its not in the sleet and snow. Aim for a sunny clime. 2) The people that manage the snow and pick up wreckage in the State of Minnesota are super nice, extremely helpful, and totally angelic. (That one’s not really a moral but just an observation.) 3) I hope Al Franken wins (that one’s totally unrelated.) 4) The wreckage from a touring band/movie is full of colorful merch which is very cinematic (that one’s a little useless) and 5) We should invest in alternative mass transit solutions which, by and large, are safer than the car culture we now live in. 

That about does it!

Sleepy and a bit shaken,
Your dutiful filmmaker


Its a Tour! Sort of!

Ladies, Gentlemen, Hoodlums, Hooligans, and Nerdly Peops,

Nerdcore Rising has had an intense fall season skipping between Edmonton, Canada, Bowling Green, OH, Hot Springs, AK, Cambridge, MA, Minneapolis, MN and a whole bunch of cities in between. And what have we been doing in those cities? Accruing some 5 star reviews (yeah!! bless those critics for not hatin’), meeting actual fans, and generally elevating the nerdcore.

And, we’re done because it is my pleasure to announce the “Not Quite Exactly But Sorta Basically Pseudo Movie Tour of Nerdcore Rising: The Movie”!

The title – “Not Quite Exactly But Sorta Basically Pseudo Movie Tour of Nerdcore Rising: The Movie” – says it all because this tour is not quite exactly but sorta basically a pseudo movie tour of the movie, Nerdcore Rising. The other thing that the “Not Quite Exactly But Sorta Basically Pseudo Movie Tour of Nerdcore Rising: The Movie” does is that it almost, but not really and essentially doesn’t except for a little bit, follow the tour of MC Frontalot, MC Lars, & YT Cracker three of the nerdcore rappers that my film is up on the nuts of.

So, I’m going to artfully leave you a list of towns and dates below where we’ll be (or probably be) so you can go and see the mooovie. For those of you on this mailing who live in New York, you might be saying to yourself, why the #*%$ isn’t New York on the &^%$(er @#^&^*ing list??? What the &^*R^&&&^ does a &%^&$#@ have to do to get a @#$%$^ screening in this ^%$!!!$# city? Your inappropriate language is totally well deserved but I’ll have you know that the movie is definitely going to open in New York, though most likely in January. And if you think of it, January is a way better month to see movies because… um, because… you know, it is!

I hope your city is listed below and if it is, please spread the word to your local homeys! And, because frames speak louder than words, very soon I’ll be posting a new video that will entertain (fingers crossed).

Terabytes of Nerd Love,


Massive Infos!

Nov. 5th – Wednesday – Albany – The Linda – 7pm*
Nov. 7th – Friday – Concord – SNOB Film Fest – multiple showtimes
Nov. 7th – Friday – Denver – Starz Denver Film Center – multiple showtimes
Nov. 7th – Friday – Tulsa – Circle Cinema – 9:30pm
Nov. 8th – Saturday – Chicago – The Music Box – 5pm*
Maybe Nov. 9th – Sunday – Dekalb, IL – Don’t know where or what
Nov. 9th – Saturday  – Denver – Starz Denver Film Center – multiple showtimes
Nov. 9th – Sunday – Denver – Starz Denver Film Center – multiple showtimes
Nov. 10th – Monday – Columbia, MO – Ragtag Cinema – 10:15pm
Nov. 12th – Wednesday – Greeley, CO – University of Northern Colorado – 7pm*
Nov. 14th – Friday – Wilmington, NC – Cucalorus Film Festival – 10:15pm*
Nov. 14th – Friday – Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
Nov. 18th – Tuesday – San Francisco – The Red Vic Movie House – multiple*
Nov. 19th – Wednesday – San Francisco – The Red Vic Movie House – multiple*
Nov. 21st – Friday – Los Angeles – The Engineering Cinemateque – 8 &10pm”
Nov. 21st – Friday – Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
Nov. 22nd – Saturday – Los Angeles – ?? not sure yet exactly… *
Maybe Nov. 23rd – Sunday – Las Vegas probably? Not sure yet…
Maybe Nov. 24th – Monday – ??? somewhere probably
Maybe Nov. 25th – Tuesday – ??? somewhere probably
Maybe Nov. 26th – Wednesday – ??? somewhere probably
Nov. 28th – Friday – Austin – Alamo Drafthouse (downtown) – 7pm*
Nov. 28th – Friday – Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
Nov. 29th – Saturday – Dallas – probably the Double Wide
Dec. 5th – Friday – Atlanta – The Plaza Cinema – 7pm

(The * sign means that I’m gonna be there, chatting it up, and lovingly selling my wares)

For all screening info – please visit:

PS: I would definitely double-check all show times with the hosting theatre or film festival website because things change and sometimes they change unbeknownst to me.

PPS: For those of you who emailed and offered PR help, THANK YOU. My super-esteemed colleague, Sana will be contacting you on exactly what you can do to help us. For the rest of yous, its never to late to volunteer, you just gots to respond to this email and let a gal know.

PPPS: Here’s this


PPPPS: My homey Amy’s movie, "The Guitar" is opening on Nov. 7th in New York so if you’re in town, check it out.

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