ROCK - Alternative
For the last 9 years, Hired Geeks have been a staple in the midwest ska and experimental rock scenes, intriguing audiences with their offbeat rhythms, key changes, and unorthodox yet catchy songwriting. Hired Geeks formed in the fall of 2000, with many of the members working together as early as 1995. They intricately blend touches of jazz, metal, progressive, funk, new wave and reggae; and apply classical-modern musical ideas such as polytonalism and polyrhythmics to rock and ska.
Touring extensively throughout the midwest and into the east coast, Hired Geeks have shared the stage with national acts such as Les Claypool, Mindless Self Indulgence and Tub Ring, as well as ska legends The Toasters, Mustard Plug, and The Skatalites. Hired Geeks played in the first and second "Ska Is Dead" tours (with Catch 22, Mustard Plug, Big D & the Kids Table, The Planet Smashers, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Streetlight Manifesto, and MU330).