So, what is new with Nerdcore music these days?
Nerd Music Shows
As a mostly native Austinite (or at least I claim to be), I was thrilled to hear about two shows launching 2013:
- MadHatter, head of Scrub Club Records, a not-for-profit, independent music label, recently moved from Kansas all the way to Austin, TX, the music Capitol of the world! King Pheenix, an artist joining Scrub Club in 2009 (who also was announced as moving to Austin, TX), joined up with hatter for what would be the first of many shows in the Austin area.
- The show was yesterday, 1/28, at Game Over Video Games. It was a humble, but hyped up performance, enjoyed by all!
- MAGFest, a music and gaming festival centered in Washington, D.C., has gone mobile, planting nerd music shows at a couple of locations around the country, including Austin, TX! Who will be in attendance?
Lords of Thunder
Descendants of Erdrick
Random a.k.a. MegaRan (w/ DJ DN3)
- The show is going to be held at 7pm at Red 7, a downtown Austin venue. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door, so think ahead!
Nerdcore Now, VPC returns!
That’s right, it’s back: Vocalist / Producer Challenge 2.
This year, the VPC gets started with a bang. Over 50 entries, ranging from veterans like YTCracker, Bill Beats, Adam Warrock, Beaker and Beefy, to plenty of newcomers and rising stars. Round 1 is in, so go sign up to vote!
Seriously….wonderfully arranged, and well orchestrated, it is an amazing contest, with a prize of $500 for the winning pair!