Radio Free Hipster Ep. 23: Hopeless, Romantic

RFH logo

In this episode, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of what I like to call “complicated love songs.” Marriage, divorce, classic literature, and home improvement–this show’s got it all! Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 6: Everyone’s a Story

RFH logo

In this episode, we check out one of MC Lars’s earliest hits, enjoy a lengthy garage rock game night with The Four Eyes, and I try my best to control my laughter after a particularly hilarious ThoughtCriminals outro. (Spoiler alert: I cannot.) Continue reading

Help The Doubleclicks Fund Their Next Album, ‘President Snakes’

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a GeekDad favorite: these two sisters from Portland have been making geeky music since 2011, singing about dinosaurs and ‘D&D’ and cats and the internet. Help them fund their next album, ‘President Snakes’! Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 1: Starting Over

RFH logo

Radio Free Hipster is back, in part, because I offered to return as a feature of GeekDad’s ongoing Patreon campaign. But it’s also back because making and distributing a curated, narrated, custom mixtape for even a few disparate friends and listeners is something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading

The Nerdy Dozen: 12 Indispensable Albums of 2014

nerdy dozen

I probably reviewed fewer albums in 2014 than I have in, like, a decade. But that doesn’t mean I was at all short of quality music over the past 12 months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a dozen of my favorite releases from calendar year 2014. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: It’s the End of the World as We Know It…

Stack Overflow for the end of the world

Some say the world will end in fire, some say with sentient robots turning against their human masters. I’ve always been fond of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction for some odd reason. Here are several titles I’ve been reading lately that play with world-ending, evil robots, and more. Continue reading

Warm Up With Kirby Krackle and The Doubleclicks

cold outside

Though we’re still three weeks away from the official start of winter, the cold weather seems to have gotten here early for many of us. The recent chilly nights served to remind me of one of my favorite seasonal releases, this Star Wars-inspired gem from Kirby Krackle and The Doubleclicks. Continue reading

Kirby Krackle, The Doubleclicks Present the New Sound of Nerd

Sounds Like You cover image

Sounds Like You and Lasers and Feelings are not only great albums, they are important albums. They are indicative of a shifting paradigm within the geek music meta-community that runs simultaneously complementary and counter to the integration of nerdier fare into the broader entertainment world. Continue reading

All the Lasers, All the Feels

lasers and feelings

If there are two things I love about nerd folk, they’re surely Angela and Aubrey Webber. (See what I did there, internet?!) The sisters, also known as Portland-based duo The Doubleclicks, recently released a new music video for the track “Lasers and Feelings,” and it’s a love song for the super villain in all of us. Continue reading

The Nerdy Dozen: 12 Must-Hear Songs of 2011

MC Frontalot – “I’ll Form the Head (feat. ZeaLouS1 and Dr. Awkward)” Amazon – MC Frontalot Frontalot’s Solved was, in the grand tradition of his previous releases, a glorious heap of disparate styles, concepts and guest stars all married by the shared … Continue reading

GeekGirlCon is This Weekend…See You There?

Be still my heart! There is actually a convention for us girls now! It’s in Seattle, so those of you on the East Coast have a ways to trek it (haha, I made a geek funny), but there is indeed … Continue reading