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Photo: Q&A with Damian Hess aka MC Frontalot (Joseph Chapman)

Q&A with Damian Hess aka MC Frontalot

Damian Hess’ qualifications in nerdom make him the stuff of Internet legends: He designed gorey.ttf, a typeface based on the handwriting of artist and writer Edward Gorey. He has asthma and was a web designer before he launched his full-time music career. But his crowning achievement comes as the pioneer of nerdcore, a slightly less serious subgenre of hip-hop that is perhaps the antithesis to big personas and overproduced egos.


Q&A with Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray, banjo player, guitarist and vocalist for Holy Ghost Tent Revival is playing with a few bandmates to support Mike Quinn at this weekend’s Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance. He recently talked to Diversions Editor Joseph Chapman about the group’s recent shake-up in its lineup, and its plans for the festival.

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