Indie

Marian Call

When: Thu., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. 2014

It's kind of a haul from Alaska to Colorado Springs, which explains why so few musicians from America's "Last Frontier" come here to play free shows at comic book shops. But if you're the sort of performer who covers songs by They Might Be Giants and the Muppets, as well as Tom Lehrer and the Animaniacs, then playing the D&D circuit might seem completely normal. Juneau-based singer-songwriter Marian Call also has a more earnest and heartfelt side — she cites both Ani DiFranco and Joni Mitchell as influences — but originals like "I'll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Thinks It's Chic," and tours with the equally geeky Jonathan Coulton, have established her as a leading proponent of the loosely defined genre known as nerdcore. And now that MC Frontalot — who coined the term 15 years ago — has featured Call on his new Question Bedtime album, there's no turning back. Hear her this evening at 7 in the brainy confines of Muse Comics (1350 N. Academy Blvd., musecomicscolorado.com). — Bill Forman

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