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Corn Mo

Rank #380 US Brooklyn, NY Other / vaudeville / pizza parlor music


Bio: Jon Cunningham, aka Corn Mo, has toured America and Europe with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, The Pontani Sisters, Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants and the Polyphonic Spree. He has written 6 albums including 2 with his band .357 Lover. He wrote the rock opera Alice Wakeman that was performed at... See Full Bio

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Go to bandcamp for an October sale on haunted songs. http://cornmo.bandcamp.com/


““Corn Mo uses this quirky soundscape to compose mini-anthems, heroic passages and chaotic polkas. If his spiritual father is Freddie Mercury, then his spiritual uncle is Tiny Tim.” ”
—  Dallas Observer
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    Aug 22

    St Louis, MO, US | 7:30pm

    St Louis, MO, US
    Fri Aug 22 7:30pm
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    Sep 2

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm

    Portland, OR, US
    Tue Sep 02 9:00pm
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    Sep 6

    West Hollywood, CA, US | 7:30pm

    West Hollywood, CA, US
    Sat Sep 06 7:30pm
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    Sep 7

    Phoenix, AZ, US | 4:00pm

    Phoenix, AZ, US
    Sun Sep 07 4:00pm


    MC FRONTALOT with DR AWKWARD, CORN MO The original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and still its Final Boss, MC Frontalot (nee Damian Hess) takes great pleasure in identifying himself as a professional rapper in polite conversation.Front was born in San Francisco and grew up in Berkeley. He was tall and scrawny, had trouble breathing, and could not see well. A special teacher was called in to help him attain basic competence on the monkey bars, another to privately administer standardized tests meant for older children. Thusly, he was the most popular kid in his elementary school. Just kidding! He got pushed down a lot and called "nerd." Did he maybe even deserve it? I mean, really who strikes out at kickball?He spent the next twenty years or so trying to get over it. And kind of succeeded! Flash forward to 1999: the dotcom bubble is maximally inflated; nerds everywhere imagine themselves to be popular and/or hip. Damian is getting overpaid to code web pages, which leaves him free in the evenings to play with audio software. A longtime idolizer of rappers, he has been committing his own esoteric hip-hop compositions to four-track tape since high school, revealing them to nobody. Suddenly! Multi-track desktop studios, cheap pro-grade recording hardware, skyrocketing bandwidth, semi-anonymous web publishing: these factors converge on Damian's rap hobby like a flock of winged monkeys. He posts an MC Frontalot web page, dubbing his output "Nerdcore Hip-Hop" because his audience is composed of several Star Wars figurines who live on his desk (and also random internet people who click on his MP3s by mistake).Now it is 2014. Nerdcore has metastasized into an internet phenomenon and underground touring powerhouse, with dozens of well established live acts and more than a hundred home-studio rhymers self-identifying within the subgenre. MC Frontalot, called alternately the movement's godfather or grandfather (thanks, kids), leads the charge, performing for thousands around the country and at prominent geek gatherings such as Comic-Con, the Penny Arcade Expo and BlizzCon. He's been featured in Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, Spin, Wired, Blender, XXL, XLR8R, The London Daily Telegraph, NPR, G4TV, Esquire, Playboy, CMJ, The Guardian (UK), The Wall Street Journal, and scores of city papers nationally and internationally. He has released five studio albums, Nerdcore Rising (Sept 2005), Secrets From The Future (Apr 2007), Final Boss (Nov 2008), Zero Day (Apr 2010), and Solved (Aug, 2011). His sixth, Question Bedtime, is due in September 2014. The documentary feature, Nerdcore Rising: The Movie, which focuses on Front's live band and the Nerdcore phenomenon in general, debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2008, and is currently available on Netflix and Hulu.Front lives in Brooklyn with a small terrier mutt named Doggy Fresh.

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    Sep 7

    Mesa, AZ, US | 8:00pm
    Club Red - West Theater
    Mesa, AZ, US
    Sun Sep 07 8:00pm
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