Music Room

The Demicon Music Room staff are hard at work trying to sucker convince folks to come to Iowa to play music. Keep checking this space for updates.


If you wish to perform, please email us at so that we can start working out where to fit you in in the schedule.


We are still considering ideas for music related panels. If you wish to propose an idea, feel free to let us know by emailing us at

DemiCon 21 CONFIRMED Performers:

Eric Coleman (Songwriter/Singer/Sarcasm)
Eric is a songwriter/singer who lives in Ames IA. Over the last year or so he has become best known for his shirts. For any other questions go to the stage door after his show.

Beth Kinderman (Geek-Folk)
Beth Kinderman is a geek-folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her literate, clever songs about topics including Star Wars, cannibals, Farscape, Firefly, religion, and zombies have earned her comparisons to Jonathan Coulton and Leslie Fish. Frequently accompanied by her band, the Player Characters, she can be found performing at bars, coffee shops, pagan festivals, and sci-fi conventions across the Midwest. Her first CD, "All Of My Heroes Are Villains," was released in March. She makes her solo Iowa debut this weekend at DemiCon.

Ka Klick Martin (aka Bryan Baker) (Modern Folk and Rock)
Kaklick Martin makes some music that can be best described as the honkey tonk meets the metaverse, in the album "Roadhouse Ranch and Saloon" he sprinkles ideas like cybersex, furries and pose balls right along with the sawdust, traditional and futuristic at the same time. He also offers straight ahead rock along with social and political commentary in his album "Big Bad World". Kaklick took the stage in Second Life for the first time back in late 2005, so he is among SL's veteran performers and an early evangelist for the live music scene.

Adam Stemple (Singer/Songwriter/Celtic/Folk/Rock/Etc)
Adam Stemple has been playing music since the age of 6, first cello, then piano, then guitar. He plays most weekends with his Irish group, The Tim Malloys, and spends his days writing novels (has 3 out right now) and playing & teaching poker.

Orckes and Trolls (Madcap Folk)
Orckes & Trolles is a high-energy music trio that specializes in Celtic and piratey songs. Join their crew in the music room for sing-along fun and a scurvy good time!

The great Luke Ski (Dr. Demento favorite) (Contemporary Filk)

"The Great Luke Ski", otherwise known as Luke Sienkowski, writes, records and performs comedy music on a variety of pop culture subjects ranging from Lord of the Rings and Star Wars to Spider-Man and Keanu Reeves. Luke has enjoyed repeated success on the Dr Demento Show by taking top honors with the #1 most requested songs of both 2002 ("Peter Parker") and 2003 ("Stealing Like a Hobbit"), making him the first artist in 20 years to have the #1 song for two years in a row, as well as garnering him the position of "Dr. Demento's Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century".

Janny Wurts (Bagpipes, mandolin, guitar)
Not only is she an accomplished author of countless novels, the wife and inspiration behind Artist Guest of Honor Don Maitz, she is also an incredible musician!

Tom Smith (Filk master)
Tom Smith is a singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who got his start in the filk genre. He is a fourteen-time winner of the Pegasus Award for excellence in filking, including awards for his "A Boy and His Frog", "307 Ale", and "The Return of the King (Uh-huh)", and was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2005.

Musician's who've performed at PAST DemiCons (in no particular order):

Flatland Ramblers (Celtic)
The Flatland Ramblers play Celtic and Old-Time tunes on acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, cittern, flute, fife and whistle. They also brought a Jew's Harp, and they promise not to sing this year.

Toyboat (Filk/Rock/Punk)
Filk gone horribly right. This is what happens when you take 4 musicians from completely different gene pools and make them play instruments that they aren't usually seen playing. Take some classic filk, some classic rock, some punk rock and some 80s hard rock and what do you get? Say it three times (as) fast and you've got Toyboat!

Lojo Russo (Folk/Rock)
From sweet folk to raw energy to aggressive funk Lojo has built her career on playing outside the box. Lojo's enormous stage energy, powerful voice and percussive playing style belie her small frame. Lojo puts on one heckuva show. Her band history reflects her style of music - a little bit of everything.

Lojo's played bass in a psychedelic jam band, mandolin in a Celtic group and guitar in every kind of funk, folk, jazz, and rock combination you can imagine. Through it all she combines her sense of music with her sense of humor. Sometimes outrageous, sometimes intense, always original. Lojo is a professional performer with 10 years experience playing festivals to front steps, coffeehouses to concert halls.

At DemiCon, she often teams up with Adam Stemple and really rocks the house. If you miss her at DemiCon, you can catch her at Ritual Cafe in downtown Des Moines several times a year.

Possible Oscar (Comedy Music/Parody)
Possible Oscar is a Minneapolis, MN based comedy music act that specializes in original and parody songs in rock and hip hop styles. The band formed in 2005 with former members of the atomic rock band The Nick Atoms with the intention of exploring a creative direction that began in The Nick Atoms' waning days. Their musical topics range from video games to nerd love, with stops at comic books and notable Hollywood movie sound effects. They also enjoy wearing T-shirts with their band name on them.

Howlin' Beagle (aka Daniel Gunderson) (Modern Folk and Rock)

Samuel Travis Clemmons (writing / performing / storytelling / directing)

Howie Harrison (Filk)

Flash Girls (Folk/Rock)

Folk Underground (Folk/Rock)

Dave Clement (Folk / Filk)

Sandy Andina (Original Folk)

ATROPHY (Hard Rock)

Knotty Dog (Celtic / Folk)

Riverfolk (Original Folk / Filk)

Nate and Louie Bucklin (Original Folk / Filk)

Mother Beat (An All-Womyn Rhythm Circle)

Nancy Louise Freeman (Southwestern Folk, Filk, and Blues)