ORLANDO, Fla., February 1 st 2017 — On Saturday, April 22 nd 2017, the best of Orlando’s nerd music
community of video game bands, remixers, chiptune artists, nerdcore emcees, and geek rockers take the
stage for the second annual Orlando Overdrive.
Orlando Overdrive, spun off from Ongaku Overdrive to shine the spotlight on Orlando’s best and
nerdiest musicians, ended up being a remarkable success in its first outing, featuring Random
Encounter, Marc with a C, Eye Q, NESkimos, Boy Without Batteries, Quartz Relic, Sci-Fried, and Benjamin
This year, the lineup will be chosen by the fans. A poll is open at http://bit.ly/OrlandoOverdrive2017 until
February 13 th . There are seventeen acts to vote for and the nine with the most votes will be selected to
play at Orlando Overdrive 2017.
The candidates represent a wide range of geek-influenced music, featuring Benjamin Briggs, BFunk20XX,
Boy Without Batteries, dj-Jo, EyeQ, Geekapella, Jackson Parodi, Mag.Lo, MagiTek, Marc with a C, Milk
Carton Superstars, Quartz Relic, NESkimos, O_Super, Sci-Fried, Shammers, and Under Polaris.
“Being a longtime resident of Orlando and a big fan of our ‘nerd’ music community, I wanted to put on
an event that showcased our city’s own performers,” said Kent Ward, the organizer of Orlando
Overdrive. “I hope this event ends up giving Orlando nerd music a huge boost and opens up doors for
our acts to do amazing things in the future.”
Orlando Overdrive will take place at BackBooth, located at 37 W. Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801. The
event is all ages and tickets start at $10. For performer announcements and other updates, visit
www.ongakuoverdrive.com and follow @OngakuOverdrive on social media.