Category Archives: Performance

George Takei and ‘Allegiance’ go bass ackwards and bottoms up today on Youtube – Oh My!

Special Post Show Annoucement! Today only you can get the 6 song mini album for free!     In checking last nights email, as of 4:30 p.m. on 10/28/2014 there was an invitation from George Takei to attend a special, online event on Youtube today at 1 p.m. EST.  Once again, Mr. Takei is defying tradition and going bottoms up.  He is taking his new, not  yet on Broadway, musical “Allegiance a New American Musical” and showcasing an hour of its

Music for the medieval – Pirates and Wenches, now on CD


Renaissance Festivals are a great place to set the modern world to the side and escape to an otherwhen and see performances from jousting, sword fighting, jugglers, fire eaters and concerts with music of another time.  The band Pirates and Wenches have been offering up their music at the Olde World Village with their own, original music and traditional shanties. Jared Vaden plays his violin and other instruments for the band.  Ramberto Bastell is on the guitar and brings a strong Spanish influence to

Coming soon to White Cap Comics – Patty Pierzchala and The Noon Thirties and Andrew Moore

Patty Pierzchala and Andrew Moore

Saturday April 12, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m., Patty Pierzchala and Andrew Moore, Grand Rapids, Michigan local musicians, will be performing a free concert at White Cap Comics, 430 Cummings Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534 (616) 785-8518. Andrew is the opening act followed by Patty Pierzchala and The Noon Thirties with music from their new, debut album, “Celestial Bodies.” The album will be available at a special, debut concert price of $8. In addition to the concert there will be a costume

Walk the Red Carpet at the World Premiere of Jon Benton MacKinder’s “Would You Die for Love?”


“Would You Die for Love?” image courtesy Jon Benton MacKinder This Thursday, January 2014 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Red Carpet event at the Celebrity Centre International 5930 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90028. The show has a $5 admission price but according to Jon Benton MacKinder, “Members of the Film Industry (actors, directors, filmmakers, etc., etc., etc.) and Music Industry (musicians, producers, label execs, A&R, sound men, etc., etc.) are welcome and may enter at no charge.” The show will begin with Rachel

Steam and snow mix in Detroit with more to follow!


  Steam Powered Giraffe’s Hatchie ©2013 by Lance Sabbag of Blue Dragon Media Once again San Diego’s Steam Powered Giraffe wowed the crowd in the Detroit area only a month after their packed performance at Youmacon in Detroit’s GM Renaissance Center.  They filled the 500 seat Marquis Theater in Northville, Michigan both Friday and Saturday nights.  Saturday’s performance was delayed a bit as the stage had to be torn down after Friday’s performance for the Little Mermaid on Saturday afternoon and due to the inclement weather.  

More Magnificent Music coming from Jon Benton MacKinder!


Jon Magnificent at Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium 2012   Jon Benton MacKinder (aka Jon Magnificent) is a musician of amazing and diverse talent, a brilliant conversationalist, and a very sweet man. He is the winner of 4 Los Angeles Musical Awards and currently up for more, and has had 2 Grammy nominations for his work. His recent song “You Should Be With Me” has broken 300,000 views on youtube in just 4 months since its release the day after

An Up in the Aether anniversary celebration with music and merriment at the the Phoenix Cafe


  Stone Clover with Matthew Flannery, Taylor Izak, Marc Williams, Pauly Brady, and Ian Dixon Saturday night April 13 until the wee hours of Sunday morning at the Phoenix Cafe in Hazel Park, Michigan, a simple anniversary gathering turned into a steampunk soirée. Michael and Cindy Wiggins Celebrating their one year anniversary Hosts Michael and Cindy Wiggins, the Up in the Aether gang, and other friends celebrated Michael and Cindy’s first year of marriage. Boca Musica led the crowd in song

The Year 200X Concert at Glass City Anime Con 2011

Saturday Night at the Glass City Anime Con 2001 the band Year 200X performed to the delight of the otaku in attendance. They rocked to the tunes of Nintendo and other games. In June 2006 Year 200X was featured in Nintendo Power Magazine and their first album “We Are Error” features thirteen songs from the Nintendo System. The following was recorded and posted with the permission of the band.