Anime Midwest Announces Musical Guests for 2013

November 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Anime, Convention News, Illinois

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Chicago anime con announces 2013 musical lineup

V is for VillainsRosemont, Illinois – November 7, 2012 – This July three famous musical guests are slated to perform at Chicago’s anime convention, Anime Midwest. Carnival and Noir rockband V is for Villains, original Nerdy rapper YTCracker, and the next generation Nerd Superstar Doctor Awkward will all be performing at Anime Midwest from July 5-7, 2013.

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment, mixing the visual styles of Steampunk and Carnival and Noir with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score. V is for Villains takes fans on a journey through the imagination, ready to light the world on fire. Most groups often claim to be out for “world domination,” but V is for Villains just may actually mean it. Their website is at http://www.visforvillains.com/

YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster. His website is at http://www.ytcracker.com/

Dr. Awkward is a Nerdcore rapper with several hit songs and performances at Nerdapalooza and after parties at Comic Con, Florida’s Nerd Invasion, and Texas’ Comicpalooza. In 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project “Next Gen,” in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Nerdcore Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with hits like “Geekquilibrium” and “Imposter.” Dr. Awkward release his latest album, “Unlimited” in April 2010, which features an amazing fusion of Nerdcore, Hip Hop, and R&B. His website is http://drawkward.com/

All three, in addition to previously announced guests The Pillowcases and other to be announced groups, will be performing during the convention on Friday or Saturday.

Anime Midwest features three days overflowing with events, panels, autograph sessions, cosplay events, concerts, dances, balls, and beyond, even including a ConSweet filled with unlimited free Ramen, Rice, and Soda. Over 3,000+ people are expected to gather at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for this anime convention in Chicago from July 5-7, 2013. Registration is currently open online for only $30.

More information can be found at Anime Midwest’s official website, http://animemidwest.com/

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