I am sorry I let this one almost slip by me. Nerdapalooza, the biggest nerd music event, is back with another great line up this year. At the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from Friday October 18th through Sunday the 20th.
Headliners for this year are They Might Be Giants. The alternative rock band known for the crazy lyrics and wild style. Their appearance on Tiny Toons lead a whole new generation, including myself, to discover them. They have written music for the Daily Show, Dexter’s Lab, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Oblongs, and more. They were the first major labor recording artist to release an album entirely in MP3 format.
Friday night gets things started with performances by nerdcore superstars Mega Ran, Jesse Danerously, Shinobi Ninja, and Adam Warrock; Gemeni, house band of OverClocked Remix the OverClocked University, chip rockers Urizen, and the electronic/chip music of Benjamin Briggs, Professor Shyguy, and DJ Cutman.
Saturday starts in the morning with rappers 9K1 and goes from there. Other acts through out the day are chip rockers The Runaway Five, nerdcore artists Beefy, Schaffer the Darklord, B-Type, My Parents’ Favorite Music, and MC Frontalot; comedy acts brentalfloss and with the OneUps and Marc with a C; video game rock of Random Encounter, Careless Juja, the Protomen, Lords of Thunder and Moon Hooch; chip music with Nullsleep,. The night ends with They Might be Giants followed by Epic Win Burlesque.
Sunday still has plenty of great acts. It starts off though with an open mic session. Acts playing that day are nerdcore rappers Death*Star, Sammus, and MC Lars; nerd/geek rockers Sci-Fred, the Gekkos, The OneUps, Nerf Herder (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s theme music), the Returners, and Urizen again; electronic with DJ RoboRob; comedy rock acts of Peelander-Z and Green Jelly; whatever Solillaquists of Sound is, and heavy metal with Powerglove and Dethlehem.
The festival will also have nerd themed artists, several indie game designers, plus vendors and exhibitors. Friday is free, Saturday passes are $50, and Sunday’s $40. A full weekend pass is $70.
Once again I so want to go, but can not. So much different music to check out, everyone can find something to love.