Posts in category "Music"

This GEEKend: Chrono Trigger music and Han Solo show

The hardest part about my current day job is being the biggest geek in the room. My previous gig was FILLED with science buffs, Trekkers, X-Philes… as of today, nobody in my office but me even bothered to get opening night Star Wars tickets. Harumph. At least I still have Geek Girl Chicago and all of... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Face Time Police

I’m slowly, slowly, slowly becoming an anime kid again. Ever since re-watching Cowboy Bebop this Christmas, I’ve been getting back into the genre. I’m just finishing up Madoka Magica. It isn’t really my style, but many of my cosplay friends loved and emulated it. This weekend, I’ll be at Anime Midwest. The main goal is sharing... Read more »

Barenaked Ladies betrayed their Chicago audience

Last night, I fulfilled a childhood dream and saw Barenaked Ladies. The Last Summer on Earth tour came to Chicago on a surprisingly chilly night. I was pumped… sort of. More accurately, I tried to go in with reasonable expectations. Steven Page is gone. The band is aging. I haven’t loved BNL’s latest albums. I... Read more »
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The Doubleclicks are returning to Chicago. Win their latest album!

Twice a year or so, I get super-sick.  As soon as the weather got cool, my immune system crashed.  I am now on Day 7 of an upper-respiratory bug that just won’t quit.  Even my husband caught it, and he NEVER does! Being pretty much bound to the couch has its benefits.  The geek guy... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Knight of the Round

Greetings from Cleveland, Ohio!  I’m here celebrating the wedding of my friend Dave, who some of you might know from Time Crash.  My tummy is SO FULL.  Seeing as I can barely move, this is a great time to introduce Geek Girl Chicago readers to a new band: Knight of the Round. Knight of the... Read more »

Nerdcore, Continued: an Interview with MC Frontalot + TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Thanks to MC Frontalot, August 2014 has become the Month of Nerdcore for Geek Girl Chicago.  I previously brought you an advanced review of Front’s upcoming album, Question Bedtime. Now, I’ve got a full interview AND ticket giveaway. ***If you’re just here for the tickets, please scroll to the bottom. I can’t stop you, but I... Read more »
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Review: Question Bedtime, the Nerdcore Children's Album by MC Frontalot

I’m going to be up-front from the beginning: I don’t have kids of my own.  In fact, I recently noticed that my maternal instincts kick in more when watching a video of baby bats than when confronted with actual, human children.  I’m sure my mom is proud. My disinterest in motherhood aside, I was a... Read more »

This GEEKend: Quake Collectibles, MuseCon, and the Mini Maker Faire

OK, that’s it- I NEED MY CAR BACK. My beloved EDI (yes, as in Mass Effect), has been in a body shop for three weeks.  I’ve had it. I can’t help that a tree fell on her during the derecho storms.  I can’t help that the car is too new for spare parts to be... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: Geth Prime

It has literally been almost a year since my last Rising Stars of Geek Rock post.  Since then, a lot has developed for Chicago’s geek bands. Time Crash played in New York.  Emporium Arcade Bar hosted a show featuring several of my previous interviewees.  I take no credit for these milestones, of course; I just think... Read more »
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This GEEKend: John Williams, Doctor Who Children's Library Day, and Press Start!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I will only be at Windycon for one day.  It’s with good reason; this weekend is JAM-PACKED with geeky goodness across Chicago and its suburbs.   It will be a particularly joyful time for music-lovers and geeks with children.  Check out these fun things to do:   ALL WEEKEND:... Read more »