Meet the five finalists vying for the title in next week’s Battle of the Geek Bands

Afraid of Figs won the final fifth slot for the Battle of the Geek Bands on Nov. 1

The Seattle Interactive Conference’s Battle of the Geek Bands is still more than a week away. But we’ve already had a pretty good skirmish leading up to the bash.

GeekWire readers cast online ballots over the past four days to elect the fifth and final entry for the competition, choosing between the rock band Afraid of Figs and the geek a cappella group The Baudboys.

Well, after an intense fight, and more than 1,800 votes cast, the winner is … Afraid of Figs.

The Baudboys jumped out to a commanding lead on Friday, but Afraid of Figs came on strong in the past two days to win with 63 percent of the vote.

So, who will Afraid of Figs — known for their song “(Don’t Wanna be Your) Facebook Friend” — face off against?

Here are the other four finalists, chosen earlier by a committee at the Seattle Interactive Conference, plus a video from Afraid of Figs. I’ll be judging the competition at the Showbox Sodo on Nov. 1, along with Sir Mix-a-Lot and members of the Presidents of the United States of America, so I’m already taking notes.

May the best geek band win.

Band Name: Kirby Krackle

Bio: Kirby Krackle is a nerd rock duo comprised of two life-long pop-culture junkies, Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens, who create songs dedicated to the nerdiest aspects of that self-same culture and have performed their unique style of pop rock around the world.


Band Name: Half Acre Day

Bio: Half Acre Day is comprised of web/graphic/flash artists, a high school video teacher and music nerds.


Band Name: Clutch Douglass 

Bio: A geeky electropop duo from Seattle whose songs are about mermaids, aliens, and partying. The band consists of theater geek Rachael Ferguson and band geek Corey Paganucci.


Band Name: Stay Tuned

Bio: Stay Tuned is the world’s only rock tribute to classic TV themes – performing everything from a punk inspired version of The Golden Girls to a reggae version of Happy Days to an Iron Maiden/Styx-inspired Gilligan’s Island.


Band: Afraid of Figs

Afraid Of Figs from Seattle Interactive Conference on Vimeo.

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  • Chris G

    You guys rock just like you always do when I see you.  Forget the contest, just be the figs as I know them.  I will be there in spirit all the way.  By the By..you guys keep me good company on the drive down here to Phoenix.  I now know all the words plus music to your entire CD.  It was like having friends in the car with me and Sugar.  She doesn’t like when I play your music LOUD the way I like it.

    Figs Rockergirl.  relocated to Mesa, AZ!