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OVFF Goodness

If you are going to be at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival (which I highly recommend you check out!), We will be playing a 30 minute concert on Sunday 10/22 at 2:20 PM.  There will be great concerts all weekend from some amazing performers!  We will be around the whole weekend hanging out, playing a bunch of new tunes, including several slated for the new album, and generally geeking out on awesome music!  Hope to see you there!

Fringe, GeekDad, and Upcoming Shows

Lots of good things have been happening for the Sidekicks lately.

The great Geek Music Podcast – Radio Free Hipster – featured Han Solo For President in their latest episode. This Podcast is produced by GeekDad, which is a fantastic website for all things Geeky. Definitely check it out!

We also have a new track for the upcoming album finished, called One With The Force. If you are at the MN Fringe Festival, you can hear it being played before this awesome funny new play – The Tragedy Of Obi Wan Kenobi. It’s written by our friend Dave Stagner of The Feng Shui Ninjas and Beth Kinderman and the Player Characters and is definitely something you should get to if you can.

Finally we have a couple new shows to announce...

Videos!

We’ve added a new section to the website for… wait for it… VIDEOS! Yes, we are joining the 20th century… um…

We are currently adding videos from our concert performance from FilkOntario 2016 and will continue to add videos as we get them created/edited.

If there is a specific video for one of our songs you want to see, please let us know.

Go Indie Now Interview

The Faithful Sidekicks were honored to be interviewed for the great video podcast Go Indie Now. This series of videos features independent authors and artists. We got to talk about FILK, FAWM, and independent music.

Our sections starts at about 31:33. Check it out!

FAWM 2017 and New Album

The Faithful Sidekicks once again participated in February Album Writing Month and had a blast. We wrote 12 new geeky songs and almost all of them will be going into our regular song lineup. Be on the look out for new gigs where we will be debuting these new tunes!

We are announcing here that we have started work on a new album, very tentatively titled Achievement Unlocked. Our current hope is that the full CD will be complete and available by the end of the year. We’ll update you here on our site or our Facebook page as more details emerge!

FKO

The Sidekicks went to FilkOntario 26 in Mississauga Ontario this past April and were honored to play a concert set! We got our good friend Devin Melanson to contribute his awesomeness to part of our set.  We had an amazing time! We heard a ton of great music all weekend and met a lot of great people!  We are hoping to post video of the set soon!

OVFF 2015

The Faithful Sidekicks just returned from The Ohio Valley Filk Festival – and boy was it a blast! We got to play music with and listen to a lot of fantastic musicians and hear a lot of awesome songs! We even got to play Han Solo For President for the entire convention!

Eric also entered the Songwriting Contest again with a new song – I Built A Time Machine (for which we’ll publish a video soon). He is honored to announce he took home Second Place. What’s more, he also took home the Audience Choice award!

Thanks to everyone at the Con, particularly the organizers and staff, for making it a great event!