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Help Us Shoot Ourselves

Our reunion/final show is happening on Friday, March 5 at MarsCon 2010. We have plans to videotape this show since it will be our last; however, we can only cover so much of the action. This is where you can help.

If you have a device for recording video — camcorder, digital camera, iPhone, superhuman painting speed — please consider bringing it to our show and recording at least a portion of our performance. The format or quality doesn’t matter. What we want is your perspective on the show. Creativity is encouraged; we’ll have the wide shots covered, so closeups and reaction shots of the audience are what we really need. After the show, contact us via the web site so we can arrange a way to acquire your footage.

We hope some of you will seize this opportunity to help us capture this event.

It’s Christmas Time!

Don’t forget to download the song or the complete The Nick Atoms Christmas Record album.

More Concert Goodness

In October 2005, fresh off the WB appearance high, The Nick Atoms rounded up two more bands from the show to play O’Gara’s Garage in St. Paul.

The Rice Channel bailed on us, but Johnny Trash came through with flying colors and opened our show.  We had a great time and played a whole lot of obscure songs that we never played at MarsCon.

One of our favorites was a cover of “Drink Till I Die” from Bad News (aka: The Young Ones).  Here’s The Nick Atoms pounding away complete with “rockstar fog”!


A Long Time Ago…

Back in 2001, our first official full concert was at CONvergence (we played MarsCon a few months earlier as a kind of warm up).  CONvergence was the main reason why the band was formed.

We wanted to make this concert HUGE.  I think we played for an hour and a half.  We rehearsed nonstop.  We promoted the HELL out of the show.  12:00 MIDNIGHT!  We hung dozens of fliers up all over the hotel.

Around 11:30pm we got word that our show was being bumped in favor of anther band.  At midnight, the mainstage was PACKED from all the publicity we drummed up around the hotel, but instead of The Nick Atoms, they got “Ear Candy”:  Two girls dressed up like Devo, playing techno dance music on a keyboard.  (hrmmm… sounds familiar)

We finally got on stage about 1:00am and prepared to kick all ass.  The audience was very receptive as we closed the show with our most complicated number to date.  A song that I dont think we could ever tackle again…

The entire end credit music to Star Wars(1977).


The Nick Atoms on VH1! (sorta)

Back in 2006, VH1’s “I Love Toys” series featured a little sketch entitled “Cobra Commanders Day Off” which sampled a very familiar song. 

Did we get recognition for it?  No.

Do we care?  Well, considering how obscure it was, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.

Witness our 40 second anonymous stardom on our video page!