Selection Reminder: Nerdapalooza begins tonight!



Photo by Denika Robbins
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Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17Nerdapalooza

After the film Revenge of the Nerds was released in 1984, the term “nerd” gradually shed its connotation as a precursor to high school beatings and instead came to define a vast and proud American subculture. Nowadays, that culture’s vastness is no better demonstrated than in the diversity of “nerd music,” which includes bleeping rhythms wrested from old computer chips (chiptunes), the mixing of obscure science fiction references with standard macho posturing (nerdcore hip-hop) and remixes and covers of classic video game songs, to mention a few subgenres. Intrigued? You’re lucky. No fewer than 39 nerdy bands will play under one roof at Nerdapalooza, a weekend music festival featuring headliners Metroid Metal, I Fight Dragons and the Protomen. The festivities will be hosted by Epic Win Burlesque, a sexually charged comedy troupe that will earn our undying respect if they resist virgin-themed jokes. – Jeff Gore (Noon Saturday-Sunday at Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel, 7499 Augusta National Drive; $35-$50;

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