The remix: Swell Rell | Shake | Live music

The art of Nerdcore is alive and well in Tampa, as evidenced by popular Bay Area rapper and Best of the Bay finalist Swell Rell, who often incorporates his love of video games and other niche pop culture interests into his songs. Swell Rell just dropped his latest single ‘No More Social Battery’ on Bandcamp, an introverted anthem that Larry David would probably appreciate. Expect that song along with other newer songs like “Darkseid” and “Danny Phantom Goin’ Ghost” on Shuffle this week. And when he’s not hosting open mic nights or performing his nerdcore originals at Tampa Heights’ Shuffle, he’s hosting karaoke at 7venth Sun Brewery or hanging out at Crowbar.