Category: Music

Rock and Shock 2012

Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festial, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 12-14. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend, including actors such as Danny Trejo and Anthony Michael Hall and musicians such as GWAR and KISS’s Peter Criss. Visit http://rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.

ConCertino 2012

ConCertino, The Northeast Filk Convention, is a convention focused entirely on “filk” music, commonly heard at conventions everywhere. This year’s event will be held in Boxborough, MA the weekend of June 29th-July 1st. See http://www.concertino.net/ for more information.

“Weird Al” Yankovic On Tour

Watch out for the ALPOCALYPSE! “Weird Al” Yankovic is coming to town. He’s got two concert dates coming up in New England: May 10th at 8:00pm in Lowell, MA, and May 13th at 7:00pm in Waterbury, CT. Tickets are on sale now at http://tickets.weirdal.com/.

Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps

“Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps” is a sci-fi musical that will be presented by the American Repertory Theater at Oberon in Cambridge, MA on various dates starting March 16th and running through April 15th.

In this Civil War sci-fi musical, the Union soldier Julian Munro and the brilliant Ada Lovelace transcend time to invent an omnipotent steam-powered brain. Blending American indie-folk music with dreams of invention, FUTURITY explores a world where utopia seems within reach.

Learn more about this production at http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/futurity-musical-lisps.

Music from Thundercats

The New England Philharmonic will be performing the musical suite from the original 1980’s cartoon Thundercats in concert on December 11th at 3:00pm at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. Thundercats ho! The music has been arranged for full orchestra by the original composer. There will also be music from Peter and the Wolf and Haydn’s “Concerto in D Major.” Visit http://www.nephilharmonic.org/concerts/ for more details.

[Tip via Rosie at The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group, who will be performing]

Nerdcore Music Tour

“Nerdcore” is rap music with a heavy geek influence, and nerdcore artists MC Chris (“Han Solo”), MC Lars (“Lars Attacks!”), and Adam Warrock (“The Browncoats Mixtape”) will be playing three dates in New England:

October 21, The Asylum, Portland ME
October 22, Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
October 27, Pearl Street, Northampton, MA

[Tip via Geek Mountain State]

Rock and Shock 2011

Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festial, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 14-16. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend; see http://www.rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.

Free “Harry and the Potters” Concerts

Harry and the Potters, a “Wizard Rock” band inspired by the Harry Potter books, has two free concert performances coming up in July:

  • July 28 at 6:30pm at the Chicopee Public Library in Chicopee, MA
  • July 29 at 7:00pm in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. This concert also features “those jerks from Draco and the Malfoys and our house elf for life, MC Kreacher.”

Check out http://harryandthepotters.com/shows/ to learn more.

[Tip from James at the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club]

Marian Call Concert

Geek musician Marian Call, who has played at W00tstock, ThinkGeek Headquarters, and many other venues, will perform at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on June 30th at 7:00pm. Visit http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/index.php?cont=special_events&id=219 to learn more.

[Tip via Scott of the New England Browncoats]

Space Opera

The North Cambridge Family Opera Company of Cambridge, MA will be presenting “Space Opera”, a musical version of a well-known story involving farmboys, princesses, droids, and a heavy-breathing villain:

This light-hearted galactic odyssey by Cambridge composer David Bass is based on a familiar science fiction tale of heroes and villains, robots and aliens, unlikely adventures and supernatural nonsense. Space Opera is non-stop singing and non-stop action in two acts and features lyrical music in a variety of popular and classical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages. Presented by an inter-generational cast in English with side titles. Read the synopsis and listen to the music.

Performances will take place April 2nd and 9th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and April 3rd and 10th at 1:00pm and 5:30pm. Learn more and hear samples of the music at http://www.familyopera.org/.

[Tip via Boston Events Insider]

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