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The Adventures of Pete & Pete Comes to Chicago! Polaris, The Petes, & More!

Posted by Cat on August 13, 2014

Citizens of Wellsville unite! The music and stars of The Adventures of Pete & Pete are reuniting in Chicago this October for a celebration of fall leaves and plaid revelry.

If you were a quirky kid in the 90s, you no doubt joined two red-headed brothers on their surreal journeys through adolescence, thrilled at the antics of Artie: The Strongest Man in the World, and rocked out to mysterious garage-rockers, Polaris.  I didn’t even have cable and I used every opportunity at my disposal to tune into the show.  I even started eating Frosted Mini-Wheats, just to mail in for the Polaris cassette!

Pete & Pete was absolutely captivating to burgeoning young minds and push boundaries of the kinds of stories you could tell to kids: strange parables about life, loss, and love wrapped in a gauze of funky comedy, sharp art direction, and amazing music. The show nurtured a generation of artsy misfits, and now we can’t help but celebrate it.  Behold:

Poster by Steven FichePolaris will be reuniting for one of their coveted shows, playing all their original music from the series, Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli (Big Pete & Little Pete) will be recording an episode of their podcast, The Adventures of Danny and Mike, plusDanny will also be opening for Polaris with his band Jounce!  There’ll also be a Pete & Pete-themed photo booth, Pete & Pete pancakes, and a gallery of Pete & Pete artwork.

There’ve been a scattering of amazing Pete & Pete get-togethers over the past few years – but this one is ours! The show is being put on by my partners-in-crime, Consequence of Sound, and was assembled by Mike Roffman, who you may remember as a guest host on our X-Files special last year.  I’ll be in attendance, and artwork from some familiar Nerdy Show talents will be on display. Other surprises may be in store… Seems like a perfect opportunity for a rare Midwest Nerdy Show fan meet-up!

Tickets are on sale now at Lincoln Hall’s official site. All attendees have the option of purchasing tickets for Polaris ($20), the podcast ($10), or both for a discount ($25). If you’re planning on going comment below or let us know on the forums!

Now sit back on the front lawn and enjoy the dulcet tones of CoS‘ Krebstar Mixtape 2000:

About Cat

Cat is Executive Producer of The Nerdy Show Network as well as Lead Host of the titular Nerdy Show podcast and one of the site's founders. Her illustration, graphic design, and writing both journalistic and fictitious have appeared in various publications and public spaces.

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