Posts tagged "music"

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 »

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 »

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: DucKon, Star Trek Con, Japan Fest, and Ghostbusters Anniversary

It has been a cool week for Internet activism.  John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!)  Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!)  Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded.  Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... 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 »

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 »

My Geeky Springtime Playlist - Help Build It!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" 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 »