Fuck Yeah Nick Gage

Nick Gage is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter. He is known for writing the music for Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Beckoning of Lovely and co-writing the music for Team Starkid's Holy Musical B@man! with friend Scott Lamps.

July 1, 2014 3:30 pm

Nick Gage and Meredith Stepien sing a song written by Meredith about a little fox, while Lauren Lopez dances to it.

February 20, 2014 1:11 pm
Burritos 3

Did you guys see the new Burritos video?  It was posted over a week ago.

December 5, 2013 10:22 am
Everybody mark your calenders. 

Everybody mark your calenders. 

November 15, 2013 9:14 pm


Skokie - Jim and the Povolos at Stage 773, 10/27

Video by Ally

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January 10, 2013 7:01 am


Just wondering, anyone know how old Nick Gage is? He looks older than other StarKids…

Yeah, he’s thirty-three. His birthday was in December.

December 25, 2012 2:07 pm
Simply StarKid Starcast: Episode 13, A Very Nick Gage interview


As promised, our present to you for this holiday season is an interview with Nick Gage! We highly recommend that you listen to it because a: Nick Gage is a really talented musician, b: Nick Gage is a really witty guy, and c: Nick Gage says lots of really interesting stuff about himself and the…

December 10, 2012 4:34 pm November 27, 2012 5:02 pm
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  • Take it or leave it cover
  • By: Nick Gage
  • '12 Covers
  • 149 Plays


Hey gang. This weeks offering. I was gonna get started on Christmas covers but it felt too soon. I’m just not there yet. And I’m a pretty Christmas-y dude. I’m excited about Christmas tunes as my roommate Gloria is a wonderful singer from a small German Christmas village. Seriously. We drove up to Wisconsin for thanksgiving and when the radio pooped out, we sang duets of Oh Tannenbaum, and Stille Nacht to name a few. There are a lot of things Germans tend not to do well, but churning out timeless Christmas classics is not one of the things they don’t do well. Which is to say, they do it well. 

In any case, here I join in in celebrating the Rolling Stones (at least Jagger/Richards/Watts) in their 50th year of being alive and making music. This song was omitted from the American version of 1965’s “Aftermath” ultimately appearing on 1967’s odds and sods “Flowers.” A nice simple tune emphasizing Jaggers underrated melodic sensability. I particularly like the little goose he adds by coming in on the 6th of the A major chord on the arrival of the refrain. A slightly weird melodic move that hooks your ear. I’m sure Jagger was unaware of the theory behind it, but it’s possible the bands guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones wasn’t. He was the real genius behind the early Stones lineup responsible for the marimbas in “Under My Thumb” and the sitars anywhere you hear ‘em. On this tune he added the subtle texture of the Japanese Koto. That said, I omitted that part from my rendition.

See you next week. Likely with a hint of Christmas.

November 20, 2012 7:38 pm
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  • I've Just Seen a Face Cover
  • By: Nick Gage
  • '12 Covers
  • 309 Plays


I’ll be briefer than usual. Gotta scramble and get in to work. Very simply late period Bowie does mid period Beatles doing early period Simon and Garfunkel. I was supposed to do this one with Meredith, but I’ve been busy as heck lately. But it works as a Thanksgiving offering as I’m very thankful to have met her so serendipitously just over a year ago, and thereby the whole StarKid crew. Fans and company members alike! Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

November 3, 2012 1:13 am
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  • Devil Woman Cover
  • By: Nick Gage
  • '12 Covers mp3
  • 119 Plays


Can’t do a Tunesday a day before Halloween without at least grazing the realm of spooky. I will say, I’m not a huge Halloween nut. My reasons are manifold. A.) I never really had a sweet tooth (more of a meat tooth), so there are no ecstatic childhood memories attached to the binging of milk chocolate and hard candy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed trick or treating, but nothing really could ever compare with the seasonal smells, sounds and melodies of Christmas for me. I was born on December 10th, so my first days were literally spent bundled under a Christmas tree. Near lethal doses of sundry goods, generous melody, and natural pine scent wired my brain irrevocably toward a supremely biased predilection for the Yule Tide Season. B.) Idiots have co-opted Halloween. They dominate the scene. Halloween (at least in Chicago) has become a more scantily clad New Years Eve. 

In any case…this week’s selection comes from 1976 courtesy of Cliff Richard. Richard is an interesting figure. Though history seems to have largely forgotten the 72 year old, he is the third biggest selling singles artist of all time in the United Kingdom, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide. His popular peak came in the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s just before the Beatles changed the entire landscape. He was really Britain’s first rocknroller, something akin to their Little Richard. 

He went on to find the Lord, and his music took on a more mellow if not milquetoast variety.

In 1976 he released a comeback record of sorts entitled “I’m Nearly Famous.” It had the effect of garnering the attention none of his earlier material ever could in the states selling over 1million copies. 

It’s kind of a silly tune. I copied this next part from WIKIPEDIA because I’ve been staring at a ‘puter for 12 hours and am barely able to form thought. “The song is told from the point of a view of a man jinxed from an encounter with a stray cat with evil eyes, and his discovery that the psychic medium (aGypsy woman) whose help he sought to break the curse was the one responsible for the curse in the first place. The latter-mentioned have some notable parallels with Cher’s 1974 hit single “Dark Lady”.”

So there you have it. This week’s cover. Devil Woman, by Cliff Richard written by Terry Britten and Christine Holmes. 

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October 19, 2012 6:06 pm

Nick Gage Inteview

hey remember that one time when i hung out with nick gage and asked him to do an interview and then he did and it’s on fyng right now waiting for everyone to read it? 

yeah, me too

Part 1

Part 2

October 16, 2012 2:26 pm
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  • The Way I Feel Inside Cover
  • By: Nick Gage
  • Covers
  • 129 Plays


This week we’re back with a deliciously simple song. “The Way I Feel Inside,” by The Zombies off their 1965 debut record “Begin Here” as titled in England, or “The Zombies” as it was known stateside. It was written by their chief songwriter Rod Argent.

It’s featured in 2004’s Wes Anderson film “The Life Aquatic.” My guess is that that’s where I first came across it. It’s been a mixtape staple over the years as you can squeeze it in at the end of a side if you’ve got a small window left.  

My intent was to keep it about as stripped down as it is, while also using it as a trial run for a new sound I’m going for this Halloween season that I like to call “Boo-Wop.” It’s basically what I’d like to think a barbershop of ghosts would sound like, with some twinkly, echoey, high on the register piano sparkle and big echoey tribal drums. 

Where’s “Mellow Chihuahua (the song)” two of you might be asking. I am working in earnest on it. Not daily, cause I have a life with jobs, and tacos and bills and friends, and a workout regimen to maintain, but it is swirling around the mind, and ruminating. I recorded the final section yesterday that has forced me to reevaluate everything that came before it. The song has grown from a 2 minute verse chorus verse chorus to something much weirder and sci-fi. A song of transformation. Interludes. And wonder. No more promises. You’ll get it when you get it. 

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2:22 pm

can we just

thank nick gage for teaching us all

how to spell


October 15, 2012 10:29 pm

I know you’ve all been waiting on the edges of your seats…

October 3, 2012 3:09 pm

starkid challenge | 10 starkids

nick gage (x)