Chad (aka Darth Aqueous, Dark Lord of the Fish) is a geeky high school English teacher. He primarily writes about geek music, with a focus on the fandom-y (it’s totally a word!) elements of the lyrics. He also produces a weekly podcast with interviews of geeky musicians. He currently lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife and three cats, Parker (named after the character on Leverage), Anya (from Buffy), and Zoe (from Firefly).
I admit I was a little afraid that this album wouldn’t live up to the high bar set by Coulton’s previous music, but I’m glad to say that that fear was completely unfounded. This album is great! Read More
And we round out this three part series with some new releases from Scrub Club, an independent record label for (mostly) nerdy artists. Everything they put out online they give away for free, but they take donations. Read More
On November 1, MC Frontalot played in my town of Gainesville, FL. Before the concert, I was able to get an email interview with him. What follows in my review of the show (which also featured several Scrub Club artists) and that interview. Read More
Last week I featured six new releases. This week brings us six more. Once again, there’s some explicit language in some of the albums, including track names used in the reviews (though fewer this week than last). Read More
number of releases has piled up to the point where it’s necessary to lump a bunch of reviews together. Since my last roundup in April, several nerdy artists have put out albums — so many that I'm splitting this list into three posts. Read More
Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew’s newest release, Divide the Plunder, is both a “Best Of” and a remix album with a few new tracks as well. Featuring a couple of tracks from each of their previous releases, it showcases their career so far in addition to Read More
Before reading this book, I thought of myself as a misanthrope. Shopping, for example, always finds me grumbling under my breath at the idiots who park their carts in the middle of the aisle then stand there for ten minutes trying to decide whether to Read More
Kirby Krackle are back with their third album, Super Powered Love. They continue their nerd rock sound with plenty of geekiness, but also branch out a bit in terms of lyrical content. It's a fine follow-up to last year's awesome E for Everyone. Read More
Ever since Apollo 18, I have noticed something kind of odd about my relationship with new TMBG material. The first few times I listen to it, I’m not quite sure that I like it, but I keep listening because I love the band so much. Then eventually Read More
Like most “Weird Al” fans, I eagerly anticipated the new album. My enthusiasm was tempered somewhat, however, by the fact that the last couple of albums haven’t been that great. Thankfully, this album fully restores my enjoyment of the glory that Read More
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