My main sites for researching geek culture over the last couple years have been conventions for fans and techies. This year, though, I aim to be even more of a nerdy nomad, moving between large and small events alike. This means going to local geek events, such as those for Geek Night Philly, Nerd Nite Boston, Nerds NYC, and local chapters for Dorkbot and Make. It also means attending some shows for nerdcore hip-hop acts, wizard rock concerts, and geeky performances in general.
My big question now, then, is whether there’s a handy RSS feed or mailing list out there that will tell me when I can expect such groups to come to town. If you know of any such resource, please do let me know. For now, here’s what I’ve been able to compile on geeky music that you may find interesting.
Nerdapalooza: A (postponed) music festival to feature geek rock and nerdcore hip-hop.
Rhyme Torrents: A nerdcore forum frequented by artists and fans, also hosting several compilations of nerdcore mp3s.
Nerdcorehiphop.org: Supposedly includes a listing of nerdcore gigs, but I’m not finding much that seems recent. Lots of other links off that page, though.
Nerdymag: Online magazine about the nerdcore scene and culture.