NES in the West Tour, Trunk Space, 2/6/13
Photos by Anthony Sandoval
NES in the West Tour with Mega Ran and The Writer's Guild @ Trunk Space | 2/6/13
Local rapper Mega Ran a.k.a Random completed the Phoenix stop of his latest tour at the Trunk Space and made it a point to drive home the old saying: "You're only as strong as your crew." With solid supporting acts, as well as an appearance by his rap collective The Writer's Guild, Mega Ran proved he's in good company last night.
The NES in the West Tour is sure to wow plenty of folks during its 14-city stop thanks in large part to the upbeat and playful musings of fellow nerd emcee Dr. Awkward and some serious theatrics by Texas-based electro-metal troupe Urizen.
Awkward set a fun tone with his strong delivery, melodic verses and comical lyrics. "I wrote this song about picking up cougars -- some of you will be offended," he joked. He bragged about his "geekilibrium" on "My Kung Fu" saying, "I'm like Seagal with a little less grey/Mixed with Van Damme with a little less gay/Mixed with Stallone with a little less lisp/Mixed with Vin Diesel with a lot more dick." A small group gathered early to catch the set, and stayed late to watch the whole lineup.
Urizen took a while to set up and had a few of us wondering exactly what they had in store for their segment since their van and trailer took up most of the small parking space allocated outside of Trunk Space. They meandered about in their motocross-inspired space ranger outfits and random accessories and props for some time, but made the wait worthwhile with an exciting and interactive set. The theatrical quartet describe themselves as having, "The balls of Rammstein strapped to the bodies of DEVO with the brains of Type O Negative performing the live show of GWAR... with a robot." And that just about sums it up right.