In addition to being a professional author, Seanan McGuire is an award-winning singer/songwriter and an active member of the filk community. She says, “This is both because I love music, and because I have always specialized in acquiring way too many hobbies.” Seanan’s songs range from serious love songs, to sultry ballads about mad scientists,… Continue reading Concert: Seanan McGuire and Dead Sexy
For 25 years, The Chromatics have been a high-energy vocal band on a mission to delight audiences with a full spectrum of songs about science, technology, life, and their intersections. They have taken their astronomically correct a cappella songs (a project called AstroCappella) from coast to coast, and their CD has flown in space (for… Continue reading Concert: The Chromatics
After spending years listening to music and singing the occasional harmony, Kathleen started solo performing after she moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1989. Since then, her clear soprano has braced many filk cons. Her award-winning songs are guaranteed to delight. Merav Hoffman lives in New Jersey and while best known for her harmonies is a… Continue reading Concert: Kathleen Sloan & Merav Hoffman
Wreck The System is a DC-area nerdcore hip-hop band who blends other genres—including rock, EDM, dirty pop, dubstep, chiptune, and pretty much anything they want—into their music. Wreck The System is known for their energetic and amazing stage shows. Their fans identify with their overall message, which is “Be who you are without fear!”
Heather Margetson (formerly known as Heather Borean) is a singer-songwriter from Canada whose music will tug at your heartstrings.
Dr. Mary Crowell is a chanteuse who teaches piano and composition for a living. She loves RPGs, and sings about gaming, love, lust, and whatever else strikes her. She’s been known to go from sultry to silly in the blink of an eye.
Just a blink ago, Bill and Brenda Sutton were a wild, romantic, crazy, young singing duo. Now they’re a grizzled curmudgeon and a silver-haired granny, still belting out songs. Their sets are always lively and filled with the unexpected.
Time for some nerdcore rap! Ardamus is a DC local who summarizes the scope of his work as “music.money.sex.drugs.politics.spirits.comedy” but who can get real with deeply personal topics as well.
Have you ever wanted to hear a Disney princess singing about the things you love–board games, ninjas, and krakens? Rhiannon’s Lark is happy to make your wish come true. This geek-goddess-girl tackles everything from T. Rex to moral dilemmas with insightful lyrics, gorgeous vocals, and gentle humor.
Lawrence Dean first encountered filk at the Brighton Worldcon in 1979. He wrote his first sci-fi song, “The Ballad of Arthur Dent,” in 1980 and is active in UK filk. Lawrence has written over 135 songs, nearly half of which are filk or filk-related. The rest are a mix of folk, country, and contemporary. His… Continue reading Concert: Lawrence Dean