The Ladies of Ragnarok, presented by ThinkGeek
The end is nigh!
2013 is around the corner, winter is coming, and most horrifying of all, Ragnarok is descending upon ThinkGeek in Fairfax, Virginia.
Actually, it's the Ladies of Ragnarok--Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, and Marian Call--so we're willing to risk the nerd-folk-ukelele-typewriter apocalypse.
Please help us usher in the end of the world on September 28, 2012 at Fairfax's Jammin Java. The all-ages show is seated general admission and doors open at 6pm. There will two full bars if you're over 21 (like Molly, yay!) and a full menu (with table service if you snag one) should you get hungry. And leave some space in your car for freebies; we are sponsoring this thing after all, and that's code for "epic raffle." There is also some fine print about the ticketing process.
Not familiar with the Ladies of Ragnarok? Behold the awesomeness you've been missing:
Young songwriter Molly Lewis, according to Wikipedia, writes "comedic songs on pop culture topics that trend toward the nerdy." Her original songs and covers, accompanied by her masterful ukulele playing, have earned her over 4.4 million views on YouTube. Her cover of the Jonathan Coulton song "Tom Cruise Crazy" won her the "Ukulele Video of the Year" award from UkuleleHunt.com, and earned her the attention of Coulton himself. Lewis soon became a staple at Coulton concerts, and on the Internet-culture-based touring variety show w00tstock. Her first album, "I Made You A CD, But I Eated It," was released by DFTBA Records and received local and national press. Lewis recently blew the Internet's mind when she was invited to sing her song about wanting to have Stephen Fry's babies to Stephen himself at Harvard University.
The Doubleclicks are a self-proclaimed "nerd-folk" duo, based in Portland, Oregon. The band is made of the Webber sisters: Berklee College of Music graduate and cellist Aubrey, and songwriter and ukulele player Angela. In 2011, the band started a "song a week" project, in which they posted new songs on their YouTube channel every week for a year--ranging in topics from superpowers to grammar. Their music, particularly a music video for their "Dungeons and Dragons" song created by Brooklyn-based artist Brad Jonas, boosted the Doubleclicks into position as a songwriting voice of the geek and gamer community. The band has toured to gaming and comic conventions and has shared the stage with Wil Wheaton, Amanda Palmer, and Paul and Storm. Though the tracks on The Doubleclicks' first studio album "Chainmail and Cello" come from "a geeky place," reviewers note that the Doubleclicks' music has a broad appeal that can reach beyond the walls of the local game store.
Singer-songwriter Marian Call delivers whimsical Alaskan folk funk to audiences all over North America. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell & Regina Spektor raising the child of Jason Mraz & Lisa Hannigan. Call's sound is soulful, honest, humorous, and clever, loved by all types -- computer geeks, church ladies, teenage groupies, NPR listeners, and urban hipsters worldwide. Marian toured all 50 states in 2010 and continues to tour around the continent at a rapid clip.
Not able to come to this show but want to see The Ladies of Ragnarok? Check out their other east coast and midwest #mollyclicks 2012 tour dates!
Jammin Java (View)
225 E. Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|