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MC FRONTALOT
9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz.

Make no mistake: some of the greatest emcees ever — MF Doom, Mos Def, RZA and GZA — are stone cold nerds. Sure, they have swag by the trunkful and are cooler than anyone in the Times office will ever be, but this is still a crew of comic-book sleeving, chess-studying, gadget-crazy space cadets. Then there's MC Frontalot and nerdcore hip-hop. Sure, Doom/Viktor Vaughn/Madvillain knows his Marvel Comics, but Frontalot and his crew know CAD programming. And they're really, really popular, sporting the rare fanbase that overlaps into both Dan the Automator and Weird Al's. Furthermore, Frontalot was the subject of the 2008 entertainingly cringe-worthy documentary “Nerdcore Rising,” following his first national tour. It's Big Boi by way of “Big Bang Theory” and, according to Prince Paul, a vocal champion for nerdcore, it's “true hip-hop … what it's originally all about; that is, being yourself and talking about what you're into.” Whoremoans, a left-field rapper and collaborator with Frontalot opens alongside Brandon Patton, a decidedly indie-guitar songwriter along the lines of British nerd, Badly Drawn Boy.

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