Marian Call is not what you probably think of when you think of a geeky/nerdy musician. She doesn't do musical fan fiction ("filk"), she's not a comedy act, and she doesn't base her shows on complex mathematical concepts. She is a mainstream musician who simply embraces her nerdiness to wonderful effect. Her music is rich with her love of the wonders of space and science, explores both the humorous and heartbreaking side of being socially awkward, and brings jazz and folk together in something unique and contemporary. More simply, it's something wonderful and... well, fierce.
She appeared on the Browncoat radar when she dropped a Firefly inspired song "It was Good for You Too" on the internet, which led to Quantum Mechanix commissioning her Firefly/Battlestar Galactica inspired album Got To Fly. She hasn't gone out of her way to make explicitly scifi-themed music since, but her music still taps into the hearts of many a browncoat. She's performed at W00tstock, a concert of awesome created by Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm, and Adam Savage of Mythbusters. Last year she went on her first European tour along with a tour that took her to all 50 states.
She visited us in Phoenix first in 2009 and rolled through for a couple house concerts in 2010 and 1013, but this will likely be your first chance to see her for free at a public space! June 13 (the Friday after Comicon), she'll be doing a public concert at Bookman's Mesa. Attendance is completely free, but she'd appreciate it if you buy an album or two or four, or make a least make a donation (she's not as rich and famous as she deserves to be). Come support a fellow browncoat and enjoy some fantastic music! You'll be really glad you did.
From her website:
Marian returns to the Phoenix area for a free concert at Bookmans in Mesa. 7:30pm, all ages welcome, recommended $10-15 donation, pay-as-you-can. 1056 S Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ