How do you spend Friday night? If you were one of the lucky ones last Friday, you were taking in a Nerdcore show.
Comicazi, a comic shop located in Somerville, MA, played host to Adam WarRock and Tribe One last Friday. While comics are their stock-in-trade, Comicazi is a pop culture emporium which often hosts events such as game tournaments, book clubs, and comedy nights. It was no surprise to find the back room full of nerds looking for a good time.
After braving hours of Boston traffic, Adam WarRock and Tribe One greeted the crowd at Comicazi and proceeded to entertain without delay.
Tribe One took the stage first and delighted the room with classic tracks, as well as selected tracks from his latest album as par of the two man team known as Malibu Shark Attack. Crowds will enjoy the new sounds from Malibu Shark Attack as Tribe One combines his flow with eclectic variations. The offerings on the self-titled Malibu Shark Attack may not sound like the hip hop you are used to; however, the variety is refreshing and you will be shouting “Malibu Shark Attack” before you know it.
WarRock is celebrating the release of his latest album, The Middle of Nowhere, which was released in November 2013. During the show, he explained how important it was to play comic shops whenever possible on this tour, explaining some of them (Comicazi among them) were the first venues to give him an opportunity to perform and reach out to build his audience. Is there any better backdrop for his nerdy lyrics which every comic geek and gamer can connect with?
The music these men create is so much more than nerdy anthems and parody ditties. They both have their serious moments and use the opportunity music allows them to spread a message and make audiences think. It is embodied by tracks like “Different” from Tribe One’s album, titled Dirty South Swamp Thing, which attempts to encourage others to appreciate their differences and believe in their potential. While WarRock takes on the power of words when used to hurt others and how we can rise above.
Interested in seeing a live show? There’s still time. WarRock & Tribe One continue The Middle of Nowhere Tour on the East Coast through the middle of February before travelling around the United States. Check the website for tour dates and details.