When: Fri., March 28, 8 p.m. 2014
Between Lady Gaga’s SXSW barf-tacular and local MC/producer Spoken Nerd’s new single “Being a Big Guy Isn’t All That Bad,” the music scene’s got us thinking about bodies and body image a lot. (Plus bikini season is almost upon us, and we’ve really let ourselves go over the long cold winter.) But that’s cool, because if Nerd’s new single is good for anything — not counting the dope beat and hilarious lyrics — it’s making us feel better about ourselves. That’s always been Nerd’s shtick. Irreverent, honest and unapologetically goofy, Spoken Nerd has continually set himself apart from the rest of the hip-hop scene by being the cheeriest guy in the room. Needless to say, I’m excited about his new full-length We Are Probably Going to Make It in This World After All, and the album release party, featuring Quiet Entertainer, brainDEAD and comedy from Mary Jane Berger and Mark Anundson, should be killer.
Sean L. Maloney