Posts in category "Music"

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 »

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 »

This Week in Geek: Geek Bar, Steamstock, and Nerd's Night Out

Geek Girl Chicago, Geek Bar Chicago, Nerds at Heart, Chicago Nerd Social Club… things aimed at this subculture often put “Geek” or “Nerd” right in the title, don’t they?  Guilty as charged.  I still haven’t decided if this tendency is inclusive or exclusive, though.  On one hand, there isn’t a “Trendy Jock Sports Bar.”  On... Read more »
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My Geeky Springtime Playlist - Help Build It!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3JdWlSF195Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>"Why Does the Sun Shine?" by They Might Be Giants<br>  Here comes science!!  TMBG just put on an amazing show in Chicago.  This classic explains the workings of our beloved light in the sky.
Every time Spring returns to Chicago, the same song goes through my head: Funeral Face by Suburban Kids with Biblical Names.  ”…but pretty soon it will happen, the Sun will go murder the snow!”  It absolutely suits the aggressive, somewhat crazy joy I feel when it finally warms up around here.  I, like others of... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day GEEKend: They Might Be Giants, Fanfiction Live, and More

St. Patrick’s Day is huge in Chicago thanks to beer, parades, and the famous green dye in the Chicago River.  Did you know that the dye is still a “secret formula?”   SOMEONE has to know what’s in there- I can’t believe they’d let that much gunk get dumped, otherwise!   I’ll be marching for... Read more »

Rising Stars of Geek Rock: The GameMen

Wow.  When I first started the Rising Stars of Geek Rock series, I never imagined it would have so many installations.  Today’s band is my fifth featured, with many more waiting in the wings.  Chicago geeks, you’re too talented!  I am no longer going to number the titles. …Enough about that, on to the music!... Read more »
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Evolution, Ethology, and Eminem: An Interview with Rapper Baba Brinkman

Working in mid-level management at a science museum has its perks.  Last October, I got to attend the ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) Conference.  There, I witnessed two performances by Baba Brinkman, a hip-hop artist who raps about science, literature, and other unconventionally intellectual topics.  I thought his act would be cheesy. I ended up... Read more »

This Week in Geek: Vote, Rock, Strip... Fandom Style!

Halo 4 comes out at midnight.  The reviews are stellar, but I’ve been a little shocked by the amount of people claiming it will be “more fun” than waiting in line at the polls.  People.  Seriously.  Vote.  Vote.  VOTE VOTE VOTE!! …*ahem.*  Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few things to... Read more »

This GEEKEND: One Convention, Two Concerts, and MANY Wolves.

First and foremost, if you haven’t yet, please enter my latest ticket giveaway.  It’s for an amazing evening of geeky singer-songwriters and comedians that I’m SURE you’ve heard of.  Enter now!! Right-o.  Before that concert even happens, you have this GEEKend to get through.  Here are a few recommendations for fun in Chicago, starting tonight:... Read more »
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The Doubleclicks + Molly Lewis = FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Hear ye, hear ye!  It’s time for a super-sweet ticket giveaway from Geek Girl Chicago!  Two lucky readers will be going to the Ladies of Ragnarok Tour, October 3rd at 8PM at Evanston SPACE.  It’s going to be a paradise for fans of Internet music and geek-flavored comedy.  Check out these acts… 1. Molly Lewis –... Read more »