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A Brief History of the C.O.G. (with links and scripts!) In Reverse Chrono-Illogical Order
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224th Lecture
Saturday, August 29th, 2020 - FumpFest 2020, Twitch.TV

Full show


Set: Welcome to the Lab / Vote For Me / Think Tank / Middle Earth Needs Me / Brain Vape / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Mallet of Metal / They Said I Was Mad / Science Party / Dare To Be Stupid

Breaking rudely into Devo Spice's set, the Consortium of Genius took over the FUMP livestream and proceeded to broadcast their brain melting music throughout the comedy music world!

223rd Lecture
Friday, August 7th, 2020 - Escape From the Secret Lab, Harahan, LA

Full episode


Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Why Do We Do It

Set 2: They Said I Was Mad / Think Tank / Bucket of Blood / Middle Earth Needs Me / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Set 3: Bow 2 Me / Science Party / What a Friend We Have In Cthulhu / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal

Some initial technical mishaps didn't derail a really fun evening on 'Escape From the Secret Lab' as Pinkerton defeated Kym Trailz and Bad Beth to retake his precious Lab!

222nd Lecture
Friday, January 3rd, 2020 - Pensacola Comedy Festival, Pensacola, FL

With: Cousin Dan, Corey Mack
photo by Lewis D'Aubin

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Work For Me / Blinded By Science / Why Do We Do It / Mallet of Metal / Evil Is Fun / Middle Earth Needs Me / Big Bomb / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party

Set 2: Dare To Be Stupid / M.I.L.K. / Placebo! / Die Barney Die / I Scream / March of the Skaletons / Funky Fresh / Think Tank / Black Plague / Now I'm Gonna Give You Up / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me

Fun evening that started off pretty rainy but turned out quite well, at the first Pensacola Comedy Festival

221st Lecture
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 - Houston Arcade Expo, Houston TX

With: Loaded Popcorn, Radio Cult, Atari Matt, When In Rome
photos by Bambie Lynn

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Blinded By Science / Work For Me / Why Do We Do It / Subdivisions / Mallet of Metal / Middle Earth Needs Me / Let's Go / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Big Bomb / Just What I Needed / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party / Limelight / Tom Sawyer

COG's amazing fourth outing at the Houston Arcade Expo. Awesome time, rocking a lot of our arcade friends! First appearance of Dr. Pinkerton's "VHS Tape Gun". Mixed by Bambie Lynn.

220th Lecture
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 - Mystic Krewe Pinchurch, Metairie LA

pictures by Mike Perry, Damon Zehener

Full concert video shot by Mike Perry

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Work For Me / What a Friend We Have In Cthulhu / Why Do We Do It / Mallet of Metal / Bucket of Blood / Middle Earth Needs Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Big Bomb / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me / Robot Party

Set 2: Limelight / Subdivisions / Tom Sawyer / Let's Go / Holy Diver

Pinkerton's attempt to create his own advance techno-religion with robot worshipers ended up thwarted by some of the robots! Nevertheless a very fun evening... First appearance of Doctor Proctor. Mixed by Mike Perry.

SteamCOG show #39
Saturday, September 21th, 2019 Oddities & Curiosities Expo, Westwego, LA

photos by Lewis D'Aubin, Hollie Domiano

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Airships / Sheik of Arabi / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag

Set 2: Victory Through Steam / Hell / I Like Bananas / Buddy Bolden Blues / Bucket of Blood / Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Doctor Who / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Harry Poppins / Taco Supremo

After a long hiatus, the Steamcog Orchestra returned triumphantly at the 2nd NOLA 'Oddities and Curiosities Expo'. We were the only band booked at that expo throughout their entire tour! Several new technical approaches were successfully tried out at this outing, and we saw a lot of old friends from the House of Shock and local fandom (and made some new ones as well)... we also brought a bit too much sonic firepower, and had to tone it down after the first couple songs!

219th Lecture
Thursday, June 27th, 2019 - Tipitinas, New Orleans, LA

With: The Quaalords, Light|Sound
pictures by Steve Hatley, Caroline Louise, Robbie Nehlig, Liz Meinert, video by Chris Enyart, Alex Babineaux

'Now I'm Gonna Give You Up' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Alex Babineaux

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Work For Me / Evil Is Fun / Mallet of Metal / Death to the Angel of Death / Big Bomb / Middle Earth Needs Me / Bucket of Blood / Brain Vape / Dare to Be Stupid / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Now I'm Gonna Give You Up

Triumphant takeover of Tipitinas by the COG, with more creative interference by the Confounder and a 22 years later appearance by Lab Girl #1!

218th Lecture
Sunday, February 10th, 2019 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Quickening
pictures by Lewis D'Aubin and others

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Mr. Roboto / Work For Me / Evil Is Fun / Placebo! / What Have I Unleashed / They Said I Was Mad / LoBoToMy / Weird Science / Middle Earth Needs Me / Why Do We Do It / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Run Run Away

Set 2: Bucket of Blood / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / I Have the Power / Funky Fresh / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / I Scream / Dare To Be Stupid / Do The Creep / Mallet of Metal / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Get Out of the Lab / Now I'm Gonna Give You Up / Now You're A Man / Stonehenge (partial) / I Think Therefore I Rock

Set 3: Why Do We Do It (w' The Quickening) / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Run Run Away / Bucket of Blood / Work For Me / Evil Is Fun / Placebo! / What Have I Unleashed / They Said I Was Mad / LoBoToMy / Weird Science

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the ninth year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with Blake Quick's band for three fun sets on a beautiful overcast afternoon in the park, including both bands teaming up to rock 'Why Do We Do It' at the beginning of the third set! Grady Chimp sat in for Drumbot again - except at the beginning of the third set when the Quickening's drummer sat in!

217th Lecture
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 - 'Aliciapalooza 2' at Bad Wolf Bar & Grille, Gretna, LA

With: Da Nobodiez
pictures by Megan DeVille, Gilbert Jagot, Don Cooper

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Work For Me / Android Woman / Evil Is Fun / Mallet of Metal / Atomic Clock / Middle Earth Needs Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / M.I.L.K. / Dare to Be Stupid / Science Party / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me / Now I'm Gonna Give You Up

A great night for supervillainy, as Pinkerton revealed he had placed a secondary brain atop his cranium yet again, announcing he will now be called 'Masterbrain', and attempted to recruit henchmen from the audience. This effort was hampered by the appearance of an apparent superhero in disguise, called 'The Confounder' (played by Thomas De Ville) Mixed by Thomas De Ville.

216th Lecture
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 - Contraflow 8 - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA

With: Futurenauts, Suzaku 7
photos by Don Cooper, Amy Enyart
'Death to the Angel of Death' concert video shot by Chris Enyart


Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Mallet of Metal / Middle Earth Needs Me / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / Placebo! / Science Party / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

With TimeFest on hiatus, Chronopalooza was held at Contraflow this year. Max D Struction and Ivan Stroganoff made rare appearances at this show! Awesome in-between band music was spun by Kym Trailz (Tomb of Nick Cage.) Mixed by Tommy DeVille.

215th Lecture
Friday, October 19st, 2018 - Houston Arcade Expo, Houston TX

With: Loaded Popcorn, Radio Cult, Atari Matt
photos by Keith Christensen

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Middle Earth Needs Me / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Limelight / Funky Fresh / Synchronicity II / Psycho Killer / Stonehenge

Set 2: Why Do We Do It / Wasted Years / Mallet of Metal / Goonies R Good Enough / Placebo! / Dare To Be Stupid / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who-Hawkman Theme / Science Party

COG's awesome third outing at the Houston Arcade Expo, in the midst of the arcade concourse. Graduation of Nurse Trixie DeHavilland. Mixed by Mike Perry.

214th Lecture
Friday, September 28th, 2018 - Mystic Krewe Pinchurch, Metairie LA

pictures by Stephen Ledet, 9 camera video by Mystic Krewe of the Silverball

Set 1: I Am A Robot / Learn To Speak Binary / I Think Therefore I Rock (partial) / Welcome To the Lab / I Have the Power / Why Do We Do It / Middle Earth Needs Me / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Placebo! / Think Tank / Mallet of Metal / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me

Set 2: Pinball Wizard / MST-3K-KITH / Stonehenge (partial) / Psycho Killer / Green Slime / Dare To Be Stupid / Doctor Who (partial) / Science Party

At the outset, the Consortium of Genius had been completely taken over by robots (Pinkertron, Drumbot, Ricken-bott and Fran-Zistor)... that is, until the REAL Consortium of Genius showed up with a spare Pinker-clone from 1999 and took over! Show was streamed live over the internet to fans around the world. Fun show, albeit with a spate of technical problems (loss of power during 'Think', problems with wireless mic, and problems with sequencer.) First show attempting to use Alesis SampleRack for drums. Mixed by Mike Perry.

SteamCOG show #38
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Southern Steampunk Expo, Gulfport, MS at The Warehouse

photos by Lewis D'Aubin, Froggy

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Sheik of Arabi / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam

Set 2: Hell / I Like Bananas / After You're Gone / Maxwell's Silver Hammer / The Angel of Death / Come Take a Trip In My Airship / Sweet Georgia Brown / Devil's Blues / Buddy Bolden Blues / Bucket of Blood / Living a Steampunk Life

Set 3: Liberty Bell March / Cantina Band / Istanbul Not Constantinople / Doctor Who / Doll On a Music Box / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Galaxy Song / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

We made lots of new friends on a steamy hot night in Gulfport, at their inaugural Steampunk Expo!

213th Lecture
Friday, May 4th, 2018 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: Glitch Black, Billsberry Flowboy
pictures by Don Cooper, Gilbert Jagot

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Mister Roboto / Think Tank / Fox Fanfare-Imperial March / Middle Earth Needs Me / Atomic Clock / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme / Mallet of Metal / Dare To Be Stupid / Black Plague / They Said I Was Mad / Funky Fresh / Bow 2 Me / Psycho Killer / Robot Party

The Week in Geek's 5th Anniversary was celebrated in grand style with a convention atmosphere, raffle, the debut of Drumbot 2.0, and a messy death by Dr. Pinkerton to cap off the night. Mixed by Trey Heflin.

SteamCOG show #37
Saturday, April 21nd, 2018 NOLA Maker Faire, New Orleans, LA

With: Browncoast Brass Band
pictures by Hollie Domiano

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Sheik of Arabi / Tiger Rag / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam / Hell / I Like Bananas / Bucket of Blood / Istanbul Not Constantinople / Doctor Who / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Our third show at the New Orleans Maker Faire was great fun for all, on a bright and sunny but mercifully temperate afternoon right out in the quad at Delgado.

212th Lecture
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - 'Donapalooza' at Bad Wolf Bar & Grille, Gretna, LA

With: Tomb of Nick Cage
pictures by Don Cooper, Gilbert Jagot

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / Android Woman / Atomic Clock / Middle Earth Needs Me / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Mystery Science Theater 3000-Kids in the Hall / Mallet of Metal / Saturday Night / Dare to be Stupid

Set 2: I Have the Power / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Black Plague / LoBoToMy / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

Great fun at our second show at the wonderful and geeky Bad Wolf Bar, with Pinkerton guesting on 'Tub of Blood' during TONC's set and special guest Remy Dee on begnning of COG's 2nd set. (Drumbot was suspiciously M.I.A. for the first set.) Also Don Cooper's birthday! Mixed by Chris Flattmann.

211th Lecture
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Quickening
pictures by Judith Panno and others

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Vote For Me / Evil Is Fun / Placebo! / Mr. Roboto / What Have I Unleashed / They Said I Was Mad / LoBoToMy / Weird Science / Middle Earth Needs Me / Why Do We Do It / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Saturday Night / Bucket of Blood / Born in the South / M.I.L.K.

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Psycho Killer / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Funky Fresh / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / I Scream / Dare To Be Stupid / Do The Creep / Too Many Atoms / Mallet of Metal / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Vote For Me / Evil Is Fun / Placebo! / What Have I Unleashed / They Said I Was Mad

Set 3: Why Do We Do It (w' The Quickening) / MST-3K-Kids in the Hall / Atomic Clock / Saturday Night / Bucket of Blood / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Psycho Killer / Dare To Be Stupid / Taco Supremo / Welcome to the Lab


Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the eighth year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with Blake Quick's band for three fun sets on a beautiful afternoon in the park, including both bands teaming up to rock 'Why Do We Do It' at the beginning of the third set! Grady Chimp sat in for Drumbot again - except at the beginning of the third set when the Quickening's drummer sat in!

210th Lecture
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 'Aliciapalooza' at Bad Wolf Bar & Grille, Gretna, LA

With: Futurenauts, Suzaku 7
pictures by Damon Breland, Jon Glenn, Don Cooper
'Placebo!' concert video shot by Gilbert Jagot and Melissa Crory

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Placebo! / Magic Dance-Underground / Atomic Clock / Mister Roboto / Think Tank / Middle Earth Needs Me / Do the Creep / Psycho Killer

Set 2: M.I.L.K. / Mystery Science Theater 3000-Kids in the Hall / Mallet of Metal / I Scream / Stonehenge / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

Great fun at our first show at the wonderful and geeky Bad Wolf Bar, playing to a lot of old and new friends at barowner Alicia Dardar's birthday party. Mixed by Thomas and Megan De Ville.

SteamCOG show #36
Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Louisiana Steampunk Festival, Lafayette, LA

photos by Charles Ward
"Harry Poppins' concert video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Sheik of Arabi / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam / Living a Steampunk Life

Set 2: Hell / I Like Bananas / After You're Gone / The Angel of Death / Harry Poppins / Buddy Bolden Blues / Bucket of Blood / Cantina Band / One More Kiss, Dear / Istanbul Not Constantiople / Doctor Who / Doll on a Music Box / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Quite a wonderful Sunday afternoon playing two sets to close out the reorganized Louisiana Steampunk Festival, with lots of new material!

209th Lecture
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

photos and video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set:Welcome to the Lab, Black Plague, Death to the Angel of Death, Evil Is Fun, Entity in the Forest, Raven in the Courtyard, Doctor Vulcan's Laboratory Experiment, Big Bomb, Think Tank, Stonehenge, Mallet of Metal, I Scream, Psycho Killer, Vote For Me, They Said I Was Mad, Bow 2 Me

For our FINAL night at the House of Shock, we did the unthinkable - we summoned Damien Storm, who hadn't been seen in this material realm in over 13 years! Mixed by Hacksaw.

208th Lecture
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - Houston Arcade Expo, Houston TX

photos by Keith Christensen
'Evil Is Fun' concert video shot by Kelly Grigg and Billy Gambill

Set:Welcome to the Lab / Evil Is Fun / I Think Therefore I Rock / Mister Roboto / Think Tank / Pinball Wizard / Middle Earth Needs Me / Do the Creep / Subdivisions / Psycho Killer / Mystery Science Theater 3000-Kids in the Hall / Mallet of Metal / Stonehenge / Atomic Clock / Twilight Zone / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

Another fantastically fun outing at the Houston Arcade Expo, in the midst of the arcade concourse with a wildly enthusiastic audience. Mixed by Mike Perry.

207th Lecture
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 - Contraflow 7, Kenner, LA

pictures by Don Cooper, video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Mr. Roboto / Think Tank / March of the Skaletons / Middle Earth Needs Me / The Creep / Subdivisions / MST-3K-Kids in the Hall / Psycho Killer / Mallet of Metal / Stonehenge / Science Party

Taking over Contraflow yet again, the Consortium of Genius played early due to the threat of a storm that never hit. Drumbot also didn't stick around for the entire show... Show mixed by Cosimo Murray.

206th Lecture
Thursday, August 5th, 2017 - Confluence, Pittsburgh, PA

With: Cheshire Moon, Wreck the System, Egomyth
video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / Atomic Clock / Mister Roboto / Middle Earth Needs Me / Why Do We Do It /Think Tank / Mystery Science Theater-Kids in the Hall / M.I.L.K. / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / The Creep

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / LoBoToMy / Psycho Killer / I Am A Robot / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Get Out of the Lab / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

Fun night in a new city as C.O.G. rocked the small scale but hugely friendly Confluence sci fi convention.

205th Lecture
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 - Shirlandiafest, Tuscaloosa, AL

With: Gears Under Atlas
video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Welcome to the Lab / Mister Roboto / Middle Earth Needs Me / Why Do We Do It /Think Tank / Mystery Science Theater-Kids in the Hall / M.I.L.K. / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / The Creep / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / Psycho Killer / I Am A Robot / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Get Out of the Lab / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

An unusual night at a public party up the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere (with chickens!), this was nonetheless a memorable and outstanding night for band and audience alike.

SteamCOG show #35
Saturday, June 3rd, 2016 - NOLA Time Fest V - Jefferson-Orleans Hall, Metairie, LA

With: Futurenauts, Some Metry Guy, and Tomb of Nick Cage
photos by Don Cooper
'Istanbul Not Constantinople' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Gilbert Jagot

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Cantina Band / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Istanbul Not Constantiople / Airships / Bill Bailey / Sheik of Arabi / Doctor Who / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / Victory Through Steam / Hell

The fifth Nola Time Fest and the second 'Chronopalooza' saw us return to our old favorite Metairie hall, the Jefferson Orleans, and introduce our newest member - the talented B.P. Hatbox!

Special Appearance
Friday, June 2rd, 2017
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News


'Istanbul Not Constantinople' video shot by WWL staff

Set:Hello My Baby, Istanbul, Doctor Who, Hell

Steamcog's promotional appearance for Nola Time Fest V

204th Lecture
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 - Castillo Blanco, New Orleans, LA

With: Sweet Familiar
video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Welcome to the Lab / Mister Roboto / Why Do We Do It / Mystery Science Theater-Kids in the Hall / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Vote For Me / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / I Am A Robot / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme

Part of the 'Chewathon', this show was attended by a select few humans and hounds, and paid for with some delicious BBQ. Weird, fun night!

SteamCOG show #34
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 NOLA Maker Faire, New Orleans, LA

With: Browncoast Brass Band
pictures by Nola Maker Faire

Set: Circus of Nightmares / 28 Skidoo / Istanbul Not Constantiople / Airships / Hello My Baby / Bill Bailey / Sheik of Arabi / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / Doll on a Music Box / Victory Through Steam / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Hell

Our second show at the New Orleans Maker Faire was great fun for all, on a bright and sunny but mercifully temperate afternoon at Delgado.

SteamCOG show #33
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 DGA Crawfish Boil - Maison Lafitte, Covington, LA

With: The Mighty Pelicans
pictures by Hollie Domiano

Set: Circus of Nightmares / 28 Skidoo / Istanbul Not Constantiople / Airships / Hello My Baby / Bill Bailey / Sheik of Arabi / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / Victory Through Steam / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Hell

Fantastic food and a wonderful crowd greeted us on a perfect afternoon in Covington for the 9th Annual DGA Crawfish Boil. This event also saw us reunited with Prof. Mortimer who provided amazing between-act diversions!

203rd Lecture - "Drumbot Explodes"
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 - Siberia, New Orleans, LA

With: Gar Gar, Captured By Robots
pictures by Jeannine Flores, video shot by Gilbert Jagot

Set: Welcome to the Lab / Mister Roboto / Why Do We Do It / Mystery Science Theater-Kids in the Hall / Think Tank / Atomic Clock / Vote For Me / M.I.L.K. / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / I Am A Robot / Bow 2 Me

After 12 years, we finally did another show with Captured By Robots, who were reformed and defiantly touring again for their 20th anniversary. The real surprise of the night, however, was Gar Gar, a well dressed atomic mutant alligator from Monroe LA, who was added to the bill after we couldn't find anyone else to play the show. WOW!

202nd Lecture
Sunday, Febuary 5th, 2017 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Quickening
pictures by Judith Panno and others

Set 1: Welcome to the Lab / I Think Therefore I Rock / Mr. Roboto / Psycho Killer / Evil Is Fun / Middle Earth Needs Me / Why Do We Do It / MST-3K-Kids In the Hall / Run Runaway / Think Tank / Doctor Who-Hawkmen theme / Placebo! / Green Slime / What Have I Unleashed / Atomic Clock / Vote For Me / M.I.L.K. / Saturday Night

Set 2: Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / I Scream / Bucket of Blood / Weird Science / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / The Creep


Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the seventh year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with Blake Quick's band for two fun sets (the 2nd one being quite short). Grady Chimp sat in for Drumbot again on a beautiful warm day in the park.

201st Lecture
January 18th, 2017 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: Suzaku 7
Opening for: Danimal Cannon, Urizen, Machinae Supremacy
pictures by Devin A. Fleming, Amy Enyart

Set: Welcome to the Lab / Middle Earth Needs Me / Atomic Clock / Mallet of Metal / Think Tank / Bow 2 Me

Really fun night at Southport with our friends from Texas, new friend Danimal, and Dr. Sardonicus's favorites 'Machinae' making their first US tour. Mixed by Trey Heflin.

200th Lecture
November 12th, 2016 - Houston Arcade Expo, Houston TX

video shot by Mike Perry, Kelly Grigg

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Magic Dance-Underground / Middle Earth Needs Me / Mister Roboto / Atomic Clock / Mallet of Metal / Stonehenge / Think Tank / Subdivisions / They Said I Was Mad / Mystery Science Theater 3000-Kids in the Hall / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme / Weird Science / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Placebo!

We celebrated our 200th show at the fantastically fun Houston Arcade Expo, with a wildly enthusiastic audience of mostly new fans! Mixed by Mike Perry

SteamCOG show #32
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 Steampunk & Makers' Fair, Lafayette, LA

video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / I Like Bananas / Bucket of Blood / Tiger Rag / Mad Mama Blues / Victory Through Steam / Bill Bailey / Istanbul Not Constantiople / Doctor Who / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Hell

A very pleasant afternoon on the beautiful Parc International stage at the Steampunk & Makers' Fair - which had both grown and shrunk since our last outing there!

199th Lecture
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

photos and video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Have the Power, I Think Therefore I Rock, Vote For Me, Mystery Science Theater 3000-Kids in the Hall theme, Middle Earth Needs Me, Stonehenge, Still Alive, Mr. Roboto, Atomic Clock, Mallet of Metal, M.I.L.K., Death to the Angel of Death, What Have I Unleashed, Subdivisions, Think Tank, LoBoToMy, They Said I Was Mad, I Scream, Big Bomb, Black Plague, Rabbid, Doctor Who, Zombie Apocalypse BBQ, Bow 2 Me

Solid night at the House of Shock, debuting two new songs in front of some old friends. LONG set! Mixed by Hacksaw.

Special Appearance
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Contraflow Science Fiction convention - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA


Set: Death to the Angel of Death / Bucket of Blood

Taking over the 'Sweet Familiar' concert, Dr. Pinkerton unleashed a short cam-pain rally, then played some classic COG songs with the help of the band!

198th Lecture
September 24rd, 2016 - Twist of Lime, Metairie, LA

With: Sweet Familiar
HD video shot by Lewis D'Aubin, Chris Enyart / Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: I Have the Power / I Think Therefore I Rock / Vote For Me / Mystery Science Theater/Kids in the Hall / Middle Earth Needs Me / Still Alive / Atomic Clock / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / What Have I Unleashed / Think Tank / They Said I Was Mad / I Scream / Big Bomb / Black Plague / Rabbid / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Rocking a bunch of our most devoted fans, COG served up a hard rocking set of old and new favorites, with the New Orleans debut of Nurse Penelope Crumpett.

SteamCOG show #31
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA

Picures by ?
'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me' concert video shot by Chris Enyart, Hollie Domiano, and Lewis D'Aubin

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Victory Through Steam / Hell

Set 2: Buddy Bolden Blues / Istanbul Not Constantinople / I Like Bananas / After You're Gone / Doctor Who / Cantina Band / Maxwell's Silver Hammer / Sweet Georgia Brown / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me / Come Take A Trip In My Airship / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Another lovely night in the echoey but beautiful old church building that is now the Marigny Opera House - small crowd, but well entertained, and people came all the way from Alabama to see us perform!

197th Lecture
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 - Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL

With: Tomb of Nick Cage
photos and video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Have the Power / Vote For Me / Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Think Tank / Middle Earth Needs Me / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / Lab Coat / They Said I Was Mad / Science Fight / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party

This show almost got scuttled when a medical emergency sidelined Dr. Sardonicus. Luckily Dr. Elvish Preshley stepped up and took on guitar duties as well as keyboards! Premiere show of Nurse Penelope Crumpett.

196th Lecture
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 - Banks St. Bar, New Orleans, LA

With: Terra Terra
photos by Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Vote For Me / Doctor Who-Back to the Future / Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Think Tank / Death to the Angel of Death / Atomic Clock / Middle Earth Needs Me / Science Fight / They Said I Was Mad / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal / Saturday Night

An opening spot for Terra Terra was the perfect opportunity for us to try out some new stagecraft for the Pensacola show the following weekend. Fun time!

SteamCOG show #30
Saturday, July 16th, 2016 New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set 1: Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / I Like Bananas / Istanbul Not Constantinople / Bucket of Blood / Cantina Band / Airships / Top Hat / Victory Through Steam / Taco Supremo / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam / Sheik of Arabi / Bill Bailey / Doctor Who / Hell

Very pleasant afternoon capping off the library's 2nd annual 'Geek Fest' convention. Professor Pinkerton donated a one million dollar bill to the library for the occasion!

195th Lecture
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 - NOLA Time Fest IV - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA

With: Terra Terra, Some Metry Guy, Tomb of Nick Cage, Suzaku 7, and Darwin Prophet
photos by Don Cooper
'Doctor Who/Back to the Future' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Gilbert Jagot

Set: I Have the Power / Doctor Who-Back to the Future / Vote For Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Atomic Clock / Middle Earth Needs Me / They Said I Was Mad / Science Fight / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party / Bow 2 Me
Encores: Do the Creep / Saturday Night

The fourth Nola Time Fest and the first 'Chronopalooza' saw Dr. Pinkerton's presidential cam-pain in full swing. Lots of new fans were made, the 'Chrono-Temporal Timeband' was introduced, and Dr. Pinkerton ran afoul of the Cybermen. Show mixed by Chris Flattmann.

Special Appearance
Friday, June 10rd, 2016
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News


Set: Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Atomic Clock / Doctor Who-Back to the Future / Vote For Me

Our promotional appearance for Nola Time Fest IV included a Cyberman playing guitar! Mixed by Cosimo Murray.

194th Lecture
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 - Rare Form, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Chris Enyart and Tina Jamieson
'Love Theme from MST-3K' concert video shot by Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot

Set 1: Dance or Die / Android Woman / Evil Is Fun / Rabbid / Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Too Many Atoms / Big Bomb / Black Plague / The Creep / I Scream / Doctor Who-Hawkman Theme

Set 2: I Have the Power / C.O.G. Cam-Pain Anthem 2016 (Vote For Me) / What Have I Unleashed / Think Tank / Fox Fanfare-Empire march / Middle Earth Needs Me / Atomic Clock / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal / LoBoToMy

Set 3: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Lab Coat / They Said I Was Mad / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

A strong performance from the Consortium of Genius to a small but enthusiastic audience. Debut performance of Dr. Sir Reynard Frothingslosh. Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin

SteamCOG show #29
Saturday, April 27th, 2016 Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Chris Enyart, Jim Fairchild, and Dan Meyer

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam

Set 2: Buddy Bolden Blues / Istanbul Not Constantinople / I Like Bananas / After You're Gone / Doll on a Music Box / Bucket of Blood / Hell / Sheik of Arabi / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

Lovely night in the echoey but beautiful old church building that is now the Marigny Opera House - ending in an attack by Milo T. Pinkerton III, who attempted to deport Prof. Pinkerton and Formelda to the paleozoic era!

SteamCOG show #28
Saturday, April 9th, 2016 NOLA Maker Faire, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Nola Maker Faire

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam

Set 2: Istanbul Not Constantinople / I Like Bananas / Sweet Georgia Brown / Maxwell's Silver Hammer / Hell

Our first show at the New Orleans Maker Faire was great fun for all, on a bright and sunny but mercifully temperate afternoon at Bricolage Academy on Esplanade Ave. Despite the last minute disappearance of Formelda, the sets were quite well received, and the music ceased only when a church service began next door (ironically, right after we played 'Hell' and before we could start playing 'Zombie Apocalypse BBQ'!)

SteamCOG show #27
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 Banks St. Bar, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Chris Lenox & Michelle Gomez and Jeannine Flores
'Hell' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam / Hell

Set 2: Buddy Bolden Blues / Istanbul Not Constantinople / I Like Bananas / Sweet Georgia Brown / Doctor Who / After You're Gone / Maxwell's Silver Hammer / Come Take A Trip In My Airship / Doll on a Music Box / Cantina Band / Bucket of Blood / Devil's Blues / Hell / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

This outing at Banks St. saw a really enthusiastic audience with lots of steampunk dance enthusiasts!

193rd Lecture
Sunday, Febuary 28th, 2016 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: Adam Pierce
pictures by Judith Panno and others

Set 1: I Have the Power / Angee of Death / What Have I Unleashed / Think Tank / Empire march / Middle Earth Needs Me / Atomic Clock / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / Doctor Who-Hawkman Theme / Saturday Night / It's Morally Wrong / I Think Therefore I Rock / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / Dance or Die / LoBoToMy / Lab Coat / They Said I Was Mad

Set 2: I Scream / Bucket of Blood / Born in the South / Black Plague / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Too Many Atoms / The Creep / Rabbid / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Empire March / What Have I Unleashed / Think Tank

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the sixth year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with Adam Pierce for two long and fun sets. Grady Chimp sat in for Drumbot again on a beautiful warm day in the park, and Remy Dee even showed up for 'Science Party'!

SteamCOG show #26
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 Louisiana Music Factory, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Hollie Domiano
'Circus of Nightmares/28 Skidoo/Strutters Ball/Taco Supremo' video shot by LMF staff

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball

Fun afternoon set at our favorite record store.

SteamCOG show #25
Friday, February 19th, 2016 Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball Pinchurch, Metairie, LA

pictures by Mike Perry
'28 Skidoo' concert video shot by Mike Perry & Kelly Grigg

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Hello My Baby / 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Airships / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Tiger Rag / Top Hat / Mad Mama Blues / Bill Bailey / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Victory Through Steam

Set 2: Buddy Bolden Blues / Istanbul Not Constantinople / I Like Bananas / After You're Gone / Doll on a Music Box / Bucket of Blood / Hell / Sheik of Arabi / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

Wonderful audience for our first show of the year, at the den of the Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball! Mixed by Mike Perry.

SteamCOG show #24
Friday, November 20th, 2015 Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart, video shot by Chris Enyart

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / Bill Bailey / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / After You're Gone / The Angel of Death / Victory Through Steam / 28 Skidoo / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Hello My Baby / Doll On a Music Box

Set 2: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Top Hat / I Like Bananas / Mad Mama Blues / Sheik of Arabi / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Cantina Band / Hell

A modestly attended but very well performed debut concert for Steamcog's new album 'Victory Through Steam', graced by a wonderful airship cake by Rebecca Smith.

192nd Lecture
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

photos by Chris Enyart. video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: I Have the Power, Android Woman, Think Tank, Imperial March, Atomic Clock, M.I.L.K., Death to the Angel of Death, Doctor Who, Mallet of Metal, Big Bomb, Dance or Die, LoBoToMy, Science Party, Bow 2 Me, They Said I Was Mad, I Scream, Bucket of Blood, Born in the South, Black Plague, Zombie Apocalypse BBQ, Too Many Atoms, Stonehenge, Now You're A Man

Great night at the House of Shock, debuting a new song in front of a lot of old friends, with a special appearance by Lab Tech Remy Dee! Mixed by Hacksaw.

SteamCOG show #23
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 Contraflow V - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart
'Steampunk Strutters Ball' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Circus of Nightmares / Set:They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Hello My Baby / I Like Bananas / Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Doll on a Music Box / After You're Gone / Taco Supremo / Victory Through Steam / Sheik of Arabi / Bill Bailey Cantina Band / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue

The Steamcog Orchestra took their show to a new level with deluxe staging and synched films for a good deal of this well received set. This evening also saw the early debut of their new album 'Victory Through Steam'.

191st Lecture
Friday, September 4th, 2015 - The Willow, New Orleans, LA

With: The Tomb of Nick Cage, Villa Diodati
photos by Amy Enyart, Michelle Gomez, Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot. video shot by Chris Enyart and Gilbert Jagot

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Blinded By Science / Angee of Death / Doctor Who-Hawkman theme / Middle Earth Needs Me / Green Slime / Labyrinth medley / Fox Fanfare-Imperial March / Atomic Clock / Saturday Night / Science Party / Stonehenge

A nostalgic return to the club formerly known as Jimmy's Music Club, our CD release party for 'Strange Transmissions From Uranus' was only slighly marred by an incompetent sound man. Lots of old friends in attendance and great performances made the night worthwhile!

SteamCOG show #22
Monday, August 31st, 2015 Latrobe's, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Jim Fairchild

Street parade: Bill Bailey / Down By the Riverside / Joe Avery's Second Line / You Are My Sunshine / Saints Go Marching In

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden / Tiger Rag / After You're Gone / Airships / The Angel of Death / Victory Through Steam / 28 Skidoo / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Hello My Baby

Set 2: Top Hat / I Like Bananas / Mad Mama / Sheik of Arabi / Sweet Georgia Brown / Doctor Who / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Cantina band / Saints Go Marching In

A private party for Hosts New Orleans began as a steampunk street parade and ended up at the pretigious Latrobe's building - historic New Orleans architecture with some very interesting acoustics!

190th Lecture
Friday, July 31st, 2015 - Castillo Blanco, New Orleans, LA

With: The Tomb of Nick Cage, Sci Fried
photos by Amy Enyart, Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot
'What a Friend We Have In Cthulhu' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Gilbert Jagot

Set: 20th Century Fox / Imperial March / All About the Wookiee / Why Do We Do It / Lab Coat / What a Friend We Have in Cthulhu / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Blinded By Science / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / All I Wanna Do Is You / Free Bird / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Weird Science / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Opening night for concerts at Chewbacchus HQ, and a great time with our old friends Sci Fried and new friends the Tomb of Nick Cage! A rare show featuring Formelda and Impersario Konstantin. Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin.

SteamCOG show #21
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 Buffas, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Andrew Meyers, Chris Lenox

Set 1: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / Airships / The Angel of Death / Victory Through Steam / 28 Skidoo / Hello My Baby / Sheik of Arabi / Bucket of Blood / Doctor Who / Strutter's Ball

Set 2: Cantina Band / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Bill Bailey / I Like Bananas / Blues jam / Top Hat / Taco Supremo

Our first night at the wonderful Buffas was an unpredictable evening, with the unexpected absence of Formelda and noise ordinances to contend with. Nevertheless, a very fun evening in front of a very boisterous crowd! In the end, it was brought to a close by Cogsworthy running out of steam.

SteamCOG show #20
Sunday, June 7th, 2015 NOLA Time Fest III - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart, Gilbert Jagot
'Hello My Baby' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Gilbert Jagot

Set:Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Bill Bailey / 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama Blues / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / After You're Gone / Victory Through Steam / Cantina Band


A wonderful recital by the New Orleans Steamcog Orchestra, marred only by the unexpected onslaught of a Stormtrooper during the performance of the Star Wars 'Cantina' tune! Our live debut under the new band name, with new embellishments on the drum kit and instrumentation, and a tight and energetic performance that was well received by all.

189th Lecture
Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - NOLA Time Fest III - Hilton Hotel, Kenner, LA

Nintendo Nite #3
photos by Amy Enyart, Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot

Pre-contest set: Bow 2 Me / I Think Therefore I Rock / Nintendo Medley 1 / Bucket of Blood / Atomic Clock

Contest set:Angee of Death / Lab Coat / Evil Is Fun / Banzai March / Middle Earth Needs Me / Green Slime / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skaletons / Mallet of Metal / Placebo / Blinded By Science / Big Bomb / Science Fight / Rabbid / Black Plague / Firefly / Doctor Who-Hawkman Theme

Our third 'Nintendo Nite' contest, held at the third Nola Time Fest, was a rousing success! A new 'pre contest' set was played until we had sufficient entrants. The winner was someone who was reluctant to enter the contest at first! Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin.

Special Appearance
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News


Set: Tiger Rag / Hello My Baby / Airships / Sheik of Arabi

The New Orleans Steamcog Orchestra makes its television debut, charming the hosts of the WWL morning show!

190th Lecture - 'Supervillain Summit'
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - Rare Form, New Orleans LA

sponsored by Media Underground Comics
photos by Michelle Gomez

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Free Bird / Dance or Die / Atomic Clock / Labcoat / Why Do We Do It / Evil is Fun / Banzai March / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Set 2: I Have the Power / Death to the Angel of Death / Angee of Death / Magic Dance/Underground / Bucket of Blood / Mosey of the Skeletons / Stonehenge / Mallet of Metal / Middle Earth Needs Me

Set 3: Fox Fanfare/Empire March / Science Fight / Green Slime / Big Bomb / I Scream / Black Plague / Placebo! / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Doctor Who

Set 4: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / Funky Fresh / Blinded By Science / M.I.L.K. / Saturday Nite / They Said I Was Mad / Science Party


The First Annual Supervillain Summit was a rousing success, with villains and henchmen in attendance but strangely, NO SUPERHEROES to kill Dr. Pinkerton! A sprawling four-set lecture included tips on stopping the three major types of superhero. A free comic book was produced by Charisma Kills Studio for the occasion, but sadly, not printed in time for the evening. Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin.

189th Lecture
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Freret St. Publiq House, New Orleans LA

With: 2A03
Nintendo Nite #2 - sponsored by More Fun Comics, By the Clock Bakery and Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball
photos by Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Atomic Clock / Evil Is Fun / Banzai March / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / Nintendo Medley 1 / Doctor Who-Hawkman Theme / Middle Earth Needs Me / Nintendo Medley 2

Our second 'Nintendo Nite' contest, in its new home on Freret St., played by 12 enthusiastic competitors (using double elimination to pad out the night). Nurse Shark's continuing illness made her unavailable for the evening, and Nurse Trixie filled in. Frequent collaborator 2A03 (Wes Ganucheau) contributed chiptunes to the opening set on a real Nintendo and Gameboy, and Wes also contributed two Atari 2600's and a Sega Genesis which entertained people before the event.

Special Appearance
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
WWOZ, FM 90.7, New Orleans, LA


'28 Skidoo/Taco Supremo/Sheik of Arabi' video shot by WWOZ staff

Set: 28 Skidoo / Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi

The New Orleans Steamcog Orchestra makes its radio debut, hypnotizing thousands (despite the worst efforts of Dr. Pinkerton.)

188th Lecture
Sunday, January 25th, 2015 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank
pictures by Billy Rieckie and others

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Major Tom / Green Slime / Why Do We Do It / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Middle Earth Needs Me / I Have the Power / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Science Fight

Set 2: LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Big Bomb / Placebo! / M.I.L.K. / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Free Bird / Mallet of Metal

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the fifth year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with The Local Skank in a short couple of sets, unfortunately riddled with some annoying technical problems. Grady Chimp sat in for Drumbot again on a beautiful warm day in the park.

SteamCOG show #19
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 - Banks St. Bar, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Devil's Blues / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In


A fun, laid-back night at the newly refurbished Banks St. Bar, and a good time catching up with old friends and new fans!

187th Lecture
November 19th, 2014 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: 2A03
Nintendo Nite #1 - sponsored by Dibbz Gaming, Laser Tag of Metairie, More Fun Comics, and White Lightning Productions
pictures by Amy Enyart, video shot by Chris Enyart, Mike Perry

Set: Bow 2 Me / I Think Therefore I Rock / Atomic Clock / Evil Is Fun / Banzai March / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Angee of Death / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / Lo Bo To My / I Scream / Science Party / Nintendo Medley

Debut of our 'Nintendo Nite' contest, played by 16 wildly enthusiastic competitors. Nurse Shark's sudden illness made her sadly unavailable for the evening. Frequent collaborator 2A03 (Wes Ganucheau) contributed chiptunes to the opening set on a real Nintendo, and the Krewe of the Silver Ball brought out a Whirlwind pinball machine and conducted a tournament on it during the event.

SteamCOG show #18
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - Freret St. Publiq House , New Orleans, LA

With: Frenchy & the Punk
video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: Circus of Nightmares / 28 Skidoo / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Bill Bailey / Hello My Baby / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Sheik of Arabi / Taco Supremo

A chance to open for touring steampunk band 'Frenchy & the Punk' resulted in a good excuse to rally the newly reformed Confabulation to stage-readiness, and boy was it a good move... fantastic tight show, appreciated by a small but enthusiastic crowd. Debut night for new bass player Labonzo Dogmann and trumpet player Patrick O'Doyle.

186th Lecture
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

video shot by Chris Enyart, Photographs by Floyd Friloux, Amy Enyart


Set 1: I Have the Power / Born in the South / Android Woman / Lab Coat / Mallet of Metal / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Middle Earth Needs Me / M.I.L.K. / Placebo! / Major Tom / Atomic Clock / March of the Skaletons

Set 2: Angee of Death / Doctor Who/Hawkman theme / Death to the Angel of Death / Big Bomb / I Scream / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / LoBoToMy

Our final appearance at the final year of the House of Shock was a sentimental evening of old favorites, served up for faithful friends (some of whom we hadn't seen in a while!) Mixed by Hacksaw.

185th Lecture
October 20th, 2014 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

Opening for: The Protomen
pictures by Michelle Gomez

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Mallet of Metal / Death to the Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Middle Earth Needs Me

Fun (but rather low-frills) night opening for the wonderful Protomen. Urizen was set to perform as well, but fell victim to ANOTHER vehicle breakdown!

Circuits or Gears show #1
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - Contraflow IV, Kenner, LA

With: Tom Smith
pictures by Chris Enyart
'I Am A Robot' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: I Am A Robot / Lovekill / K-9 & Company / The Robots


Last survivor of the Consortium of Genius, Drumbot, and his other fellow machines ID10T, Ferrous Bueller, the MCP and the Tandy Robodialer '82, attacked their audience with laserse and loud annoying machine music, until Dr. Pinkerton unmasked and pulled the plug! Still, the unwitting crowd refused to leave... Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin.

Special Appearance
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Balcony TV, New Orleans, LA


Song: Mallet of Metal

184th Lecture
August 8th, 2014 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: Start-Select / Opening for: Urizen
pictures by Amy Enyart, Michelle Gomez
'Major Tom' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Major Tom / Mallet of Metal / Middle Earth Needs Me / Bucket of Blood / Atomic Clock / Death to the Angel of Death / Angee of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who/Hawkman theme / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Our first time lecturing at Southport Hall in almost a decade was also the occasion of the New Orleans introduction of two new songs and two new colleagues - Nurse Shark and Dr. Sardonicus! A very fun, geeky night with lots of costumed guests and furious videogame competitions onstage.

183rd Lecture
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 - BayouCon, Lake Charles, LA


'Middle Earth Needs Me' concert video shot by Sharky Braden

Set 1:I Think Therefore I Rock / Born In the South / Android Woman / Lab Coat / Mallet of Metal / Bucket of Blood / M.I.L.K. / Placebo! / Angee of Death / Science Party / Doctor Who/Hawkman theme


Set 2: Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Middle Earth Needs Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Black Plague / Saturday Night / I Scream / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me

Rocking a much larger audience than at our last Bayoucon, the C.O.G. performed with Major Max D Struction and Lab Girl Trixie De Havilland in a well-received throwback appearance (despite Drumbot playing the entire 2nd set upside-down!)

SteamCOG show #17
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 NOLA Time Fest II - Doubletree Hotel, Kenner, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart, Chris Enyart, video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Bill Bailey / 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Steampunk Strutters Ball
Set: Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bill Bailey

This chaotic show was interrupted at the end by Dr. Milo T. Pinkerton III, once again gunning for his grandfather!

SteamCOG show #16
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 The Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart, Charles Ward, video shot by Chris Enyart, Melissa Crory

Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Bill Bailey / 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Steampunk Strutters Ball
Set: Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bill Bailey

A great gig at a distinguished venue, this occasion had us united with the grandfather of steampunk, Jules Verne, with some reat silent films by Georges Melies playing while we performed. First show with Jeanavieve on trumpet.

SteamCOG show #15
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 Trynd, Lafayette, LA

pictures by Christina de la Houssaye
'Zombie Apoocalypse BBQ' concert video shot by James Tancill

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Devil's Blues / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / Sweet Georgia Brown / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In
Set: Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bill Bailey

Fantastic fun with our friends in Lafayette, as we debut our new clarinet player Percy, a new song, and our new EP, 'Tales from the Airship'!

SteamCOG show #14
Friday, March 21st, 2014 Banks St. Bar, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Jessica Lynne & Amy Enyart, video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Buddy Bolden Blues / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Devil's Blues / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In
Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bill Bailey

A fun and sweet-sounding night at Banks St., featuring the debut of our new trumpet player Dante.

182nd Lecture
Saturday, February 22th, 2014 - 'Bad Wolf Ball' at Pensacon, Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL

pictures by Michelle Gomez
'Mallet of Metal' concert video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Fox Fanfare/Empire March / Why Do We Do It / Lab Coat / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Blinded By Science / Evil Is Fun / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / All I Wanna Do Is You / Free Bird / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Weird Science / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

A tremendous night for the Consortium of Genius, as C.O.G. rocked a packed room for the post Pensacon 'Bad Wolf' party. No encore unfortunately, due to tight time constraints, but an amazing night nonetheless, graced by a rare appearance by Milo's sister, Dr. Formelda Hyde-Pinkerton! Mixed by 'Disco' Odoms.

181st Lecture
Friday, February 7th, 2014 - Post NOLA Comic Con 'Nerd Rock A Thon'/ costume contest for the Krewe of Chewbacchus, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: Sci Fried, Space Metal, Orion's Envy
pictures by Michelle Gomez & David Scott, video shot by Chris Enyart & Lewis D'Aubin

Set: I Have the Power / Never Ending Story / Science Fight / Funky Fresh / Magic Dance-Underground / Lab Coat / Middle Earth Needs Me / Evil Is Fun / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Mallet of Metal / All About the Wookie / Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who/Hawkman theme

Dr. Pinkerton's emceed the night, culminating in a knock-down, drag-out costume contest between good and evil - but not before transporting the crowd back to the 1980's!

180th Lecture
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: Bloomin' Onions
pictures by Michelle Gomez and others

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / I Scream / Green Slime / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Middle Earth Needs Me

Set 2: I Have the Power / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Science Fight / LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Android Woman / Placebo! / M.I.L.K. / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Never Ending Story / Free Bird / Mallet of Metal

Set 3: Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Dance or Die / Bucket of Blood / Evil Is Fun / March of the Skaletons / Doctor Who / Everyone Dies (But Me) / They Said I Was Mad / Angee of Death / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who/Hawkman theme

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the fifth year in a row, this time right on the Lake at Marconi and Lakeshore Dr., C.O.G. cleared away the damp weather with great rock and roll! Grady sat in for Drumbot yet again.

SteamCOG show #13
Friday, December 20th, 2013 d.b.a, New Orleans, LA

Opening for:Dinola
pictures by Amy Enyart, video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: Circus of Nightmares / 28 Skidoo / Top Hat / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bill Bailey

Surprisingly great night at d.b.a. - great sound and crowd made this opening spot well worthwhile. Show mixed by Roy.

179th Lecture
Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Hangar 13, New Orleans, LA

With: Nights & Nights
pictures by Michelle Gomez, Amy Enyart
'Farganargle' concert video shot by Chris Enyart, John Allen, Gilbert Jagot & Burgin Sund

Fox fanfare / I Have the Power / Evil Is Fun / Funky Fresh / Science Fight / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / Die Barney Die / Lab Coat / The Creep / Saturday Night / March of the Skeletons / Everyone Dies (But Me) / I Scream / Placebo / All I Wanna Do Is You

KOGS mini-set: Sell Your Body For Revolution / Ivan Drago / Farganargle

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / Bucket of Blood / Middle Earth Needs Me / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

The grand 20th Anniversary Temporal Meltdown proved the effectiveness of Dr. Pinkerton's new Time Compressor, which mashed past eras of the Consortium of Genius into the present, culminating in the largest assemblage of C.O.G. alumni onstage ever, for the finale! Show mixed by T-Ray.

SteamCOG show #12
Saturday, November 23th, 2013 - Freret St. Publiq House, New Orleans, LA

With: Dante the magician, Karl the juggler, Dr. Mortimer, and Moira Vie
pictures by Amy Enyart
'Top Hat' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores, Gilbert Jagot, Chris Enyart

Set A: Happy Birthday / Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Karl's juggling act / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Dante's magic act w' That's A Plenty / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Devil's Blues / Dr. Mortimer's blockhead act / Hello My Baby / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Moira Vie's fan dance w' Rose Room / Dr. Mortimer's blockhead act / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Dante's magic act w' Tiger Rag (piano and xylophone) / Karl's juggling act / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

The Confabulation of Gentry's first attempt at a full scale Vaudeville show went quite well, considering the short notice with which it was assembled! Dante and Karl were last minute additions to the act but performed spectacularly, to a very appreciative crowd. Show mixed by Spencer Winkles.

SteamCOG show #11
Saturday, November 9th, 2013 - Lafayette Steampunk & Makers Fair - Cite Des Arts Theater, Lafayette, LA

With:Vagabond Swing, Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Megan Jean and the KFB
pictures by Charles Rev Ward, Donna Guillory, Rhonda Robison, video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Circus of Nightmares / 28 Skidoo / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Taco Supremo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Bill Bailey

Performing at the second Lafayette Steampunk Festival, the Confabulation electrified the considerably larger crowd and made many new friends!

Special Appearance
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
The 504, WUPL-TV 54, New Orleans, LA


'Hello My Baby' video shot by Dan Meyer

Set: Hello My Baby / Bucket of Blood (partial)

The League of G.E.A.R.S. contribute a memorable cameo, trying to apprehend Prof. Pinkerton once again, as The Confabulation of Gentry makes its television appearance on the Halloween edition of The 504!

SteamCOG show #10
Friday, October 25th, 2013 - Allways Lounge, New Orleans, LA

With:Good Children Marching Band
pictures by Hollie Domiano, video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Devil's blues / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

Performing a benefit for the Goodchildren Social Aid & Pleasure Club (containing several past and present members of the Confabulation!), we had a fine time performing on St. Claude Ave.

178th Lecture
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Contraflow III, Kenner, LA

With: Devo Spice
pictures by Michelle Gomez, Amy Enyart
'Bucket of Blood' concert video shot by Chris Enyart, Amy Enyart, Jessie Craig, John Allen

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Science Fight / Mallet of Metal / Middle Earth Needs Me / Funky Fresh / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me / Fox Fanfare / Imperial March / Doctor Who / Science Party

Taking over Contraflow for the second year in a row, the Consortium of Genius debuted their newest member - Sinistra Cerebellum! Show mixed by Chris Flattmann.

SteamCOG show #9
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 - Banks St. Bar, New Orleans, LA

With:PH Fred
pictures by Amy Enyart, video shot by Chris Enyart

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

The LACK of a hurricane proved to be no impediment to a great hypno-jazz hurricane party by Prof. Pinkerton and his valiant crew, debuting their new 'Airships' song and a couple great old classics.

SteamCOG show #8
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 - Cafe Luna, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Dan Meyer

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Sheik of Arabi / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Saints Go Marching In

Set C: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / They Don't Make Airships Like They Used To Anymore / Hello My Baby / Steampunk Strutter's Ball / Bill Bailey

The LACK of a hurricane proved to be no impediment to a great hypno-jazz hurricane party by Prof. Pinkerton and his valient crew, debuting their new 'Airships' song and a couple great old classics.

177th Lecture
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 - Maison Musique, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank, Rotary Downs, Some Metry Guy, Amen Five
pictures by Jon Glenn

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Mallet of Metal / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who / All About the Wookie

Reappearing just in time for the Chewbacchus CD release party, the reconstituted Dr. Pinkerton led the COG in rocking the crowd with a small but rousing set, debuting their new single 'All About the Wookiee', about the Krewe of Chewbacchus.

SteamCOG show #7
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 - Siberia, New Orleans, LA

With:Commie Hilfiger, K.O.G.
pictures by Amy Enyart
'Mad Mama Blues' concert video shot by Chris Enyart & Gilbert Jagot

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Taco Supremo / Tiger Rag / Hello My Baby / Devil's Blues / Steampunk Strutter's Ball

Set B: Just a Closer Walk With Thee / 28 Skidoo / Mad Mama's Blues / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Doctor Who Cha Cha / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Bill Bailey

A 'jazz funeral' and 'seance' proved to be merely an ornate attempt by Prof. Pinkerton to defraud his way into Dr. Milo Pinkerton's inheritance... until the unexpected surprise appearance of the Anti-Pinkerton!

176th Lecture - "C.O.G.tor Who"
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 - NOLA TimeFest - Jefferson-Orleans North, Metairie, LA

pictures by Michelle Gomez, Amy Enyart,
'Everyone Dies (But Me)' concert video shot by Chris Enyart and Gilbert Jagot

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Funky Fresh / Why Do We Do It / Galaxy Song / Middle Earth Needs Me

Set 2: I Have the Power / Doctor Who / Science Fight / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal / Back In Time/Power of Love/Earth Angel / Johnny B Goode / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / M.I.L.K. / Supermassive Black Hole / They Said I Was Mad / LoBoToMy / Science Party / K-9 & Company

Attempting to blackmail his way into becoming the next Doctor who flies the TARDIS, Pinkerton ran afoul of some competition... and a Dalek! Possibly the biggest, best show we have ever staged. Is Pinkerton really dead for good? Show mixed by Mike Martin.

Special Appearance
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News, New Orleans, LA


Set: I Think Therefore I Rock (partial) / Doctor Who (partial) / They Said I Was Mad (partial) / Lab Coat (partial)

The Consortium of Genius returned to WWL studio to announce Pinkerton's plan to take over the show 'Doctor Who' and install himself as the next Doctor. Eric Paulsen soon revealed himself to be a bigger geek than any of his co-hosts! Mixed by Joe Coslan.

175th Lecture
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 - Full Moon Lounge, Laplace, LA

With: Nobody's Bizness, Severed Mass, Hooked 4 Life, Lying In Wait, Billsbury Flowboy, Moose Harris, Marcel P. Black, Rise Laveau, Misled, Hard Drive, Entrenched Defilement, Headspill
pictures by Michelle Gomez

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Mallet of Metal / Big Bomb / March of the Skeletons / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Holy Diver / Black Plague / Bow 2 Me

Participating in a tornado relief benefit, Dr. Pinkerton acknowledged being at least partially responsible for the tornado, and proceeded to rock the small but appreciative audience with the help of Dr. Z and Dr. McLummox, in an old-school C.O.G. onslaught! Mixed by Joe Coslan.

SteamCOG show #6
Friday, May 31st, 2013 - Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Amy Enyart
'Everyone Dies (But Me)' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Devil's Blues / Doctor Who cha cha

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Hello My Baby / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Steampunk Strutters Ball / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Taco Supremo / Bill Bailey

Despite our drummer getting a hot foot, this proved to be quite the night for our new lineup, including a wonderfully freakish performance between sets by our new saw player! Mixed by Michael.

174th Lecture
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 - Hangar 13, New Orleans, LA

With: The Bloomin' Onions
pictures by Amy Enyart
'I Think Therefore I Rock' 5 camera HD video shoot by Gilbert Jagot, Chris Enyart, Burgin Sund and Randy Perez

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / Evil Is Fun / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Blinded By Science / Lab Coat / Middle Earth Needs Me / Science Fight / Funky Fresh / Tonight's the Night

Set 2: I Have the Power / M.I.L.K. / Free Bird / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Mallet of Metal / Dance or Die / Placebo! / Bucket of Blood / March of the Skaletons / Everyone Dies / Science Party

Our first full test of the new lighting rig was the perfect occasion for a deluxe video shoot. A magnificent show, and the debut of our new guitarist, Dr. Thinkenstein! Mixed by Keith Porter.

173rd Lecture
Friday, March 29th, 2013 - The Green Room, Covington, LA

pictures by Michelle Gomez

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / Evil Is Fun / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Blinded By Science / Lab Coat / Middle Earth Needs Me / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Science Fight / Funky Fresh / Tonight's the Night

Set 2: I Have the Power / M.I.L.K. / Magic Dance/Underground / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Free Bird / Mallet of Metal / Dance or Die / Placebo! / Bucket of Blood / March of the Skaletons / Everyone Dies / They Said I Was Mad / Doctor Who / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Another fun night at the Green Room became the perfect opportunity for us to try out our beautiful new lighting system. Great night, albeit small crowd. Mixed by Chuck Breaux.

172nd Lecture
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Suzaku 7
pictures by Michelle Gomez and others

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / I Scream / Green Slime / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Middle Earth Needs Me

Set 2: I Have the Power / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Science Fight / LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Android Woman / Placebo! / M.I.L.K. / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Galaxy Song / Free Bird / Mallet of Metal / Holy Diver

Set 3: Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Dance or Die / Bucket of Blood / Evil Is Fun / March of the Skaletons / Doctor Who / Everyone Dies (But Me) / They Said I Was Mad / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Bummer Pie

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the fourth year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with The Suzaku 7 in stunning onlookers with sonic science! Grady sat in for Drumbot, and "The Consorption of Genius" played a favorite Komrades Oppression Group song, until they blew out the generator!

SteamCOG show #5
Thursday, December 27th, 2012 - Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans, LA

With: Beth Patterson
pictures by Dan Meyer, fixed video

Set A: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Bucket of Blood / The Angel of Death / Devil's Blues / Doctor Who cha cha

Set B: 28 Skidoo / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Taco Supremo / Bill Bailey / Phree Burd (with Beth Patterson)

Joining Beth Patterson for her CD release, the Confabulation of Gentry wowed the crowd at Chickie Wah Wah until Dr. Milo T. Pinkerton reappeared, intent on bringing the festivities to a violent end!

171st Lecture
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 - 'Set Phasers to Stunning' costume ball for the Krewe of Chewbacchus, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: MC Chewbacon, Some Metry Guy
pictures by Amy Enyart, Dan Meyer, Michelle Gomez
'Middle Earth Needs Me' concert video shot by Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot, and Burgin Sund

Set: I Have the Power / Lab Coat / Why Do We Do It / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Placebo! / Dance Magic Dance-Underground / Mallet of Metal / Funky Fresh / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Blinded By Science / Dance or Die / March of the Skaletons / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Galaxy Song / Tonight's the Night / Middle Earth Needs Me / Journey of the Firefly / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Dr. Pinkerton's bid to end all magic worldwide was thwarted by the concentrated effort of the Krewe of Puewc and the master of 'Middle Magic', Prof. Gigglebottom. Fantastic night at our old haunt, with two new songs debuted!

170th Lecture
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 - Feed & Seed, Lafayette, LA

With: Cones of Uncertainty
pictures by Michelle Gomez

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Mallet of Metal / March of the Skeletons / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Death to the Angel of Death / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who

Opening for the musical descendents of the band we performed our FIRST show with (at their CD release show no less!), the C.O.G. enjoyed the comfortable surrounding of the Feed & Seed... just the right temperature in a non-climate controlled venue! Lucky...

SteamCOG show #4
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 - Lafayette Steampunk Festival - Cite Des Arts Theater, Lafayette, LA

With: Selfawarewolf, Strange Loops
pictures by Dan Meyer, Sofia Silvestrini
'Circus of Nightmares' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores, Dan Meyer

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / The Angel of Death / Devil's Blues / Doctor Who cha cha / Taco Supremo / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / 28 Skidoo / Bill Bailey

Very little resistance to a full hypno-takeover of the inaugural Lafayette Steampunk Festival (abetted, no doubt, by Prof. Pinkerton's smooth crowd bribery) the Confabulation furthered their influence and entertained the entire Lafayette Steampunk community.

169th Lecture
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 - Shamrock, New Orleans, LA

video shot by Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot, Lewis D'Aubin, Photographs by Amy Enyart, Gilbert Jagot, Barbie Cure


Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Evil Is Fun / Death to the Angel of Death / Black Plague / Green Slime / I Scream / Placebo! / LoBoToMy / Free Bird / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Big Bomb / Tonight's the Night

Set 2: I Have the Power / Born in the South / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Bucket of Blood / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Science Fight / Dance or Die / Funky Fresh / Blinded By Science / Mallet of Metal

Set 3: They Said I Was Mad / Doctor Who / 20th Century Fox Fanfare / Imperial March / Everyone Dies (But Me) / March of the Skaletons / Why Do We Do It / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

A big Halloween Party at Shamrock was a great excuse for us to debut Remy & Drumbot's new love ballad, rock a lot of old favorites, and hold a costume contest! Technical problems with the club did not squelch a very high energy night of fun. Special appearance by Dr. Cornelius Smerlington! Mixed by Ed Meyer.

168th Lecture
Saturday, October 6th 2012 - Contraflow II, Metairie, LA

pictures by Michelle Gomez, Amy Enyart, Joseph Nelson

Set: I Have the Power / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Why Do We Do It / March of the Skeletons / Mallet of Metal / Funky Fresh / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / They Said I Was Mad / Bow 2 Me / 20th Century Fox Fanfare / Imperial March / Doctor Who / Science Party

After having TAKEN OVER control of Contraflow, the C.O.G. proceeded to rock a packed room in the same hotel where they had originally debuted 17 years before! A very excited crowd demanded two encores, which were enthusiastically unleashed. Great night! Mixed by Lewis D'Aubin.

SteamCOG show #3
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - Cutting Edge Music Conference, New Orleans, LA

pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Enyart, Gilbert Jagot
'Bucket of Blood' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores, Chris Enyart, Gilbert Jagot

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Top Hat / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / The Angel of Death / Devil's Blues / Doctor Who cha cha / Taco Supremo / 28 Skidoo / Bill Bailey

Capturing the ballroom at Gallier Hall, the Confabulation of Gentry nevertheless failed to prevent Dr. Pinkerton from attempting to stop their performance after the debut of their new song '28 Skidoo'. In the end, though, the Confabulation of Gentry emerged victorious!

167th Lecture
Friday, September 28th 2012 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA

Part of Timecode: NOLA Film Fest
pictures by Jeannine Flores, Michelle Gomez

Set 1: I Have the Power / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Why Do We Do It / March of the Skeletons / Mallet of Metal

Set 2: 20th Century Fox Fanfare / Imperial March / Funky Fresh / Everyone Dies (But Me) / They Said I Was Mad / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who

Debuting the new video for 'Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue', the Consortium of Genius judged the film fest, were flummoxed by misbehaving motorized projection screens, and even endured a surprise affront by Prof. Milo R. Pinkerton's new/old silent film!

166th Lecture
Friday, September 21st 2012 - The Squeaky Lizard, Ocean Springs, MS

With: Suzaku 7
pictures by Tony Durham, Jeannine Flores, Michelle Gomez

Set: Science Party / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Placebo! / Lab Coat / Why Do We Do It / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Death to the Angel of Death / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / Bow 2 Me / Doctor Who (partial)

Returning to rock the Gulf Coast with the Suzaku 7, everything was going great until Dr. Konstantin drank all the vodka in the Inebriation Ray gun! The set was cut a few seconds short by a breaker giving out, but on the whole, a good night for evil science, and another fun showing from our scientific allies in Inebriation Labs.

165th Lecture
Monday, July 23rd 2012 - The Howlin' Wolf (Den), New Orleans, LA

With: Suzaku 7, opening for The Slants
pictures by Jeannine Flores, Michelle Gomez

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Why Do We Do It / Born in the South / March of the Skaletons / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Our expectations were low for a pared down show on a Monday night in a tiny hole... but all three bands rocked hard and the crowd was loud and loved every second of it! A real return to our punk roots.

164th Lecture
Saturday, July 14th, 2012 - The Green Room, Covington, LA

With: Jay Webert
pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Enyart, Tyler Guthrey, Dudley Batchelor

Set 1: I Have the Power / Why Do We Do It / Science Fight / Blinded By Science / Placebo! / Everyone Dies (But Me) / March of the Skaletons / Labyrinth medley / Funky Fresh / Green Slime / Bow 2 Me

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Lo Bo To My / Born in the South / Mallet of Metal / They Said I Was Mad / Science Party / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Doctor Who / Banzai March

The prestigious Green Room was the site of our sendoff of Dr. Ivan Stroganoff, who ended up being assimilated into the Barnum & Bailey Institute following two great sets of rock and roll. Cookies, cupcakes and crowd participation capped off a wonderful night - a fitting sendoff for our beloved keyboardist.

163rd Lecture
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 - Siberia, New Orleans, LA

With: Alias:Orion, Commie Hilfiger, K.O.G.
pictures by Gilbert Jagot, Amy Enyart, D.C. Harbold

Set: Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / They Said I Was Mad / March of the Skeletons / Bucket of Blood / Mallet of Metal / Punk Coat / Dance or Die

Pinkerton's capture by the Komrades Oppression Group led to the outing of Dr. Ivan Stroganoff and Max D. Struction's secret agenda, at the mysterious hand of one Dr. Chronotis, who was out for revenge. Pinkerton's case of Stockholm Syndrome didn't really help his cause, either...but the whole crowd rocked all night to 4 great bands!

special appearance
Friday, June 29th, 2012

C.O.G. vs. Krewe Du Who at Lazer Tag

(they won't admit it, but WE WON!)

SteamCOG show #2
Sunday, May 27th, 2012 - World Steam Expo, Dearborn, MI

With: Jon Magnificent, Abney Park
pictures by Jeannine Flores
'Everyone Dies (But Me)' concert video shot by Bar1Scorpio

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Taco Supremo / Top Hat / The Angel of Death / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / March of the Skaletons / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Doctor Who cha cha / Placebo!

The premature breakdown of our Clockwork Percussionator didn't stop our Steampunk ancestors from continuing to swing, even to the point of hypnotizing one of the staff to play the drums for a couple tunes! A sterling success, despite Prof. Pinkerton's premature arrest by the Temporal Police.

162nd Lecture - "Music For Supervillains"
Friday, May 25th, 2012 - World Steam Expo, Dearborn, MI

With: The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Steam Powered Giraffe
pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / They Said I Was Mad / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Lab Coat / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Bow 2 Me

C.O.G.'s takeover of World Steam Expo was marred by a dizzying array of technical troubles, and yet, we soldiered on to block the menace of our steam-powered counterparts!

161st Lecture
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 - Lemon Grove Cafe, Youngstown, OH

With: Return of the Horse, Semi-Supervillains
pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / They Said I Was Mad / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Lab Coat / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Bow 2 Me

A comfortable cafe offered great food and a relaxed evening to rock our second appearance in Ohio. A broken tuning peg almost left us bassless. Great time hanging out with the other bands!

160th Lecture
Thurs, May 23th, 2012 - Skully's, Columbus, OH

With: The Schizo Show
pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / They Said I Was Mad / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Lab Coat / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me

Beautiful venue and great company were the highlights of an otherwise low-key night.

159th Lecture
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 - The Muse, Nashville, TN

With: The Exotic Ones, Dirty Dee and the Sweaty Meat
pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / They Said I Was Mad / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Lab Coat / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Bow 2 Me

Our first appearance in Nashville was emceed by the great Dr. Gangrene of Chiller Cinema. The imminent closing of the venue almost meant no running water, but didn't deter the C.O.G.!

SteamCOG show #1
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 - Kerry Irish Pub, New Orleans, LA

With: Beth Patterson
pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: Circus of Nightmares / Taco Supremo / Top Hat / The Angel of Death / Bucket of Blood / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / March of the Skeletons / Doctor Who cha cha

A discreet 'exhibition' show to try out the jazz version of the band onstage was met with much applause from the Steampunk community of New Orleans. In the end, Prof Pinkerton was dragged away by Inspector O'Reilly of the Temporal Police!

158th Lecture
Friday, April 13th, 2012 - French Quarter Fest, New Orleans, LA

With: Marc Stone, Sasha Masakowski, Lynn Drury, many others
pictures by Michelle Gomez, Jeannine Flores, many others
'I Think Therefore I Rock/Born in the South' concert video shot by Gilbert Jagot

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock /Born in the South / Lab Coat / The Creep / March of the Skaletons / Taco Supremo / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / Evil Is Fun / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me

Our premiere appearance at French Quarter Fest was a rousing success! Our dance grooves got people up on their feet, Dr. Rachnid finally got another show in with the C.O.G. on trumpet and guitar, we had a new substitute keyboardist in the person of Impresario Veniamin Konstantin, and Dr. Morgus electrocuted Dr. Pinkerton via cel phone. In the end we made a lot of new friends and sold a record number of CD's, on a beautiful, breezy, comfortable afternoon.

157th Lecture
Saturday, March 20th, 2012 - Triage, Jefferson, LA

With: The Help
pictures by Damon Breland, Amy Enyart
'Why Do We Do It' concert video shot by Todd Ziegler, Chris Enyart, Arvid Cristina, Farrar Hudkins, and Burgin Sund

Set 1: I Have the Power / Why Do We Do It / Science Fight / Blinded By Science / Placebo! / Everyone Dies / March of the Skaletons / Magic Dance-Underground / Funky Fresh / Green Slime / Bow 2 Me

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Lo Bo To My / Black Plague / They Said I Was Mad / Mallet of Metal / Science Party

The grand opening of the new Triage music club was made even better by our great opening act The Help! Dr. Stroganoff sang 'The Hand', and we premiered the new video background for 'They Said I Was Mad'.

155th Lecture
Saturday, March 10th, 2012 - Marscon, Bloomington, MN

With: The Great Lukeski, Devo Spice, and many others
pictures by Emi Briet and others

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Why Do We Do It / M.I.L.K. / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Labcoat / Funky Fresh / Magic Dance-Underground / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Doctor Who / I Have the Power / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal

The folks at Marscon were strangely almost universally receptive Dr. Pinkerton's evil plan of BLOWING UP THE WORLD! We made lots of new friends and allies, and converted a multitude of minds to our way of thinking. This resoundingly successful lecture was later followed by a most intriguing investigation into GOOD and EVIL, up on the 13th floor! This show was years in the making and partially sponsored by Dementia Radio.

154th Lecture
Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - Frank's Power Plant, Milwaukee, WI

With:
King Louie's One Man Band
pictures by Kelly Cape and others

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Mallet of Metal / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Death to the Angel of Death / Lab Coat / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who

Second stop on our tour up to Marscon was a great little place in the heart of old Milwaukee... this club was advertising a 'Doctor Who' night later in the month, so we really had to oblige them with our rendition of the theme song (which drew an appreciative round of shots from their English bartender!) Fun audience included some old friends from Chicago. It started to snow just before our performance, proving the WeatherTron was acting up again...

153rd Lecture
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 - Murphy's, Memphis, TN

With:
King Louie's One Man Band
pictures by Dudley Bachelor and others

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Mallet of Metal / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Death to the Angel of Death / Why Do We Do It / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

First stop on our tour up to Marscon was in a comfy and excellent little club right near Elvis's favorite BBQ joint! Interesting factoid about Murphy's - their tables were the old 'turn of the century newspaper clippings' themed tables from Wendy's restaurants, from two decades ago...

152nd Lecture
Sunday, March 4th, 2012 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank
pictures by Susan Rieckie and others

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Why Do We Do It / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / M.I.L.K. / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Empire March / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Set 2: Funky Fresh / Doctor Who / Free Bird / Science Party / Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal / Bummer Pie / Evil Is Fun / I Scream / Born in the South / Blinded By Science / Death to the Angel of Death / Black Plague

Set 3: It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skaletons / Placebo! / I Have the Power / Lo bo to my / Dance or Die / I Think Therefore I Rock / Why Do We Do It / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / M.I.L.K. / Lab Coat / Magic Dance-Underground / Empire March

Set 4: Everyone Dies (But Me) / Bucket of Blood / Bikeman (You Can Do It) / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the third year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with The Local Skank in stunning onlookers with sonic science! Grady sat in for Drumbot, Experiment F13 looked extremely well done, and "The Consorption of Genius" played a favorite Local Skank song (with the able assistance of Skanks Hannah and Ashley), on a beautiful warm day in the park.

151st Lecture
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
2012 Chewbacchanal, New Orleans


With: Clockwork Elvis
Photographs by Michelle Gomez, Chris Trentecosta
'Science Fight' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores, Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Fox Fanfare / I Have the Power / Lab Coat / Empire March / Magic Dance-Underground / Dance or Die / Science Fight / March of the Skaletons / Bucket of Blood / Buffy / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Banzai March / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Journey of the Sorcerer/Firefly / Science Party / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me

The 2nd annual Chewbacchinal brought hundreds of waterlogged costumed paraders and revelers to the Howlin' Wolf, and we obliged them with a generous helping of originals and science fiction covers in this loose but energetic set. Lots of old and new friends made appearances, and in the end we blew up (and destroyed) the world!

Special Appearance
Saturday, January 29th, 2012
Wizard World Comic Con, New Orleans, LA


Set: (parade 1) Android Woman / Blinded By Science / Bow 2 Me / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Evil Is Fun
(parade 2) I Scream / LoBoToMy / Mallet of Metal / I Think Therefore I Rock / Doctor Who / LoBoToMy / Science Party

Parading for the second year with the Krewe of Chewbacchus, C.O.G. amazed, amused, and defeaned thousands of people attending another great Comic Con! Drumbot's stand-in for the event was a specially equipped Grady Goodall, and we used all our electrified instruments with the help of a bunch of battery backup units.

150th Lecture
Saturday, January 20th, 2012 - The Squeaky Lizard, Ocean Springs, MS

With: Foolish Nonsense and Secret Society in Smaller Lies
Photographs by ?

Set:I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Mallet of Metal / March of the Skeletons / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Death to the Angel of Death / Punk Coat / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who

A super-enthusiastic audience made for a really fun night in Ocean Springs, as we tried out several new audience participation experiments, culminating the the destruction of a blown-up Earth! Nurse Ivana Daov's first show.

149th Lecture
Friday, December 9th, 2011 - The Big Top, New Orleans, LA

With: The Green Demons
video shot by Burgin Sund, Photographs by Amy Enyart and Katie Dee

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Imperial March / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Banzai March / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Evil Is Fun / Mallet of Metal / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Doctor Who / Bow 2 Me

A last minute appearance on a benefit for the Big Top saw lots of friendly faces as we rampaged through a set of favorites. Special appearance by Formelda Hyde Pinkerton!

148th Lecture
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

audio by Chris Enyart, Photographs by Amy Enyart


Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Black Plague / Born in the South / Big Bomb / Holy Diver / Mallet of Metal / Last Caress / Bummer Pie

Set 2: M.I.L.K. / Lab Coat (punk style) / I Scream / Bow 2 Me / Now You're A Man / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Buffy / LoBoToMy

Our annual appearance at the House of Shock fell on a Thursday this year, and despite the predictably small attendance we put our best effort forth and were rewarded by an enthusiastic response, which we met with the heaviest METAL we could muster, as well as some new surprises!

147th Lecture
Friday, October 21st, 2011 - 12 Bar, New Orleans, LA

video shot by Chris Enyart, Photographs by Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Dance or Die / Why Do We Do It / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Fight / Placebo! / Blinded By Science / Death to the Angel of Death / Evil Is Fun / Funky Fresh / Bucket of Blood / Buffy / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Fun night at the first evening of Fear Fest in New Orleans... and unlike the previous weekend, only HALF the PA system went out!

146th Lecture
Friday, October 14th, 2011 - Cypress Hall, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank
video shot by Chris Enyart, Jeannine Flores, Photographs by Amy Enyart

Set: Bow 2 Me (first note only!)

Worst gig ever! Two hours of setup followed by us playing ONE note - followed by a power surge that took out the PA and BURNED up Dr. Z's amplifier! Lectures just don't get any rougher than that...

145th Lecture
Friday, September 16th, 2011 - 12 Bar, New Orleans, LA

video shot by Chris Enyart, Jeannine Flores, Photographs by Amy Enyart


Set 1: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / Born in the South / Science Fight / Bucket of Blood / Blinded By Science / March of the Skaletons / LoBoToMy / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Black Plague / They Said I Was Mad / Mallet of Metal / Doctor Who

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Evil Is Fun / Why Do We Do It / Lab Coat / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death

A fun night, despite being hemmed in by an opening act that was annoyingly slow to relinquish the stage, and a DJ that was scheduled for midnight (shortening our second set). Nevertheless, a good crowd who enjoyed dancing along with evil science! The evening was made even more notable by Dr. A Rachnid making his first 2011 public appearance.

144th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. C.O.G."
Friday, August 19th, 2011 - The Hangar, New Orleans, LA

With: Sick Like Sinatra
Photographs by Amy Enyart
'Rabbid' concert video shot by Burgin Sund, Chris Enyart, Jeannine Flores

Set: Bow 2 Me / Lab Coat / Funky Fresh / Why Do We Do It / Evil Is Fun / Placebo! / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / Death to the Angel of Death / Everyone Dies (But Me) / Rabbid / Science Fight / Science Party

This show was the test run of our 'Mad ScienceXtravaganza' show - the biggest theatrical show we'd ever attempted. In conjunction with the Haus of Vigilante burlesque troupe, this extravaganza was the prototype for subsequent shows on larger stages (as well as the debut of our new 'Moleculizer' invention!)

143rd Lecture
Friday, July 29th, 2011 - Shamrock, New Orleans, LA

Photographs by Amy Enyart
'March of the Skaletons' concert video shot by Burgin Sund, Chris Enyart, Jeannine Flores


Set 1: I Have the Power / Android Woman / Everyone Dies (Formelda vocal) / All I Wanna Do Is You / Science Fight / Born in the South / Bucket of Blood / Blinded By Science / March of the Skaletons / LoBoToMy / It's Morally Wrong / Black Plague / Doctor Who / Mallet of Metal

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Evil Is Fun / Just a Drumbot / Why Do We Do It / Lab Coat (Remy vocal) / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Science Party / Bow 2 Me

Set 3: Dance or Die / Everyone Dies (Remy vocal) / Saturday Night (Judith vocal) / March of the Skeletons / Big Bomb / They Said I Was Mad / Buckaroo Banzai / Filbert vs. Flattstein / Farganargle / The Empire March

In commemoration of the C.O.G.'s 15th Anniversary, a huge party was held at Shamrock, with 3 hours of music, a lovely COG-cake (provided by Rebecca Smith), prizes and surprises, including appearances by several scientists we hadn't seen in a while. The science party went WAY into the night and a splendid time was had by all!

142nd Lecture
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 - Nerdapalooza, Orlando, FL

video shot by Jeannine Flores, Photographs by Randy Pence

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / Science Party / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Mallet of Metal / Doctor Who / Science Fight

In their first appearance there, C.O.G. conquered the mighty Nerdapalooza festival early on Saturday afternoon, despite numerous technical hitches stemming from the quick setup time required. The accolades throughout the rest of the weekend made us very happy to have made the trip!

141st Lecture
Saturday, June 25th, 2011 - Lazer Tag, Metairie, LA

Photographs by Chris Enyart

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / Science Party / Lab Coat / Born in the South / Bucket of Blood / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal

C.O.G. rocked the balcony at Lazer Tag before our 2nd round of fun in the arena! Experiment F13's first show.

140th Lecture - "Drumbot Luv"
Saturday, May 28th, 2011 - Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA

With: Letters To Voltron
Photographs by Amy Enyart, Barryfest, Cory Callender
'Death to the Angel of Death' two camera HD video (Chris Enyart/tripod)

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Evil Is Fun / Science Fight / Just a Drumbot (partial) / Why Do We Do It / Lab Coat / Born in the South / Bucket of Blood / Placebo! / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Science Party / Bow 2 Me
encores: Dance or Die / Doctor Who theme / Mallet of Metal

This show saw the formation of the Black Ops and the recruitment of Lab Tech Remy Dee, as drumbot was sabotaged, exploded, and fell in love with our amazing new Lab Tech. This was also the first New Orleans appearance by Professor Chronotis, and even featured a preview glimpse of Experiment F13. Great show all around!

139th Lecture
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 - Super Happy Fun Land, Houston TX

With: Enemies Are Everywhere, The Hack & Slashers, Cirrus Minor
two camera HD video (Jason Lacker/tripod) - Photographs by Jeannine Flores Flyer by Jason Lacker

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Blinded By Science / Just A Drumbot / Science Party / Mallet of Metal

Our first show in Houston was attended by a small but really devoted audience (some of whom had been waiting for literally YEARS to see us) in a really cool place. Super Happy Fun Land had a great big stage, a really sharp sound man, nice seating for the audience, and a big projection screen in back. A brief breaker problem didn't detract from a really amazing show! Special kudos also to our opening act, the Hack & Slashers, for delivering the Mallet at the right moment, and Cirrus Minor for playing us absolutely stunningly beautiful music to load out to.

138th Lecture
Friday, April 29th, 2011 - BayouCon, Lake Charles, LA

fixed one camera HD video - Photographs by Jeannine Flores Flyer by Jessie Craig


Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Born In the South / Blinded By Science / Just A Drumbot / Science Party / Mallet of Metal

Set 2: Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Bucket Of Blood / Buffy / Placebo! / March of the Skaletons / Banzai March / Doctor Who / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Dance or Die

C.O.G. served up heaping servings of ROCK to the small audience at BayouCon 2011. First set was the 'Drumbot Explodes' script; second set was the Chewbacchus setlist. BayouCon was great fun despite the low attendance, and we had even more fun the next day interviewing some of the costumed con guests.

137th Lecture
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 - Childrens Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA

fixed one camera HD video - Photographs by Michelle Gomez


Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Just A Drumbot / Bucket Of Blood / M.I.L.K. / Farganargle / Mallet of Metal / Empire March / Placebo! / I Scream / Science Party

Set 2: Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Born in the South / March of the Skeletons / Free Bird

C.O.G.'s first appearance in Lafayette was conducted before an impressionable young audience who absorbed our lessons in rapt attention... until we ran wild in the museum! Professor Chronotis's first show.

136th Lecture
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 - CoastCon, Biloxi, MS

fixed one camera HD video


Set: Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal / Bucket of Blood / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Born in the South / Android Woman / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Science Party

After Pinkerton took over the charity slave auction, the C.O.G. took the stage and rocked a small but appreciative audience with some of their heaviest hits. Filbert Snodgrass on guitar and Dr. D Struction on bass made this unusual lineup a night to dismember!

135th Lecture - "Music For Supervillains"
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - Krewe of Chewbacchus Ball, New Orleans, LA

With: Lil' Doogie
pictures by Jeannine Flores, Patrick Onex Stewart, Michelle Gomez, and others

Set 1: Fox Fanfare / Empire March / Dance or Die / Doctor Who / Science Fight / Bucket Of Blood / Buffy the Vampire Slayer / March of the Skaletons / Placebo! / I Scream / Banzai March / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Bow 2 Me / Empire March

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague (full) / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / Lo bo to my / Funky Fresh / Evil is Fun / Lab Coat / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

The inaugural year for the Krewe of Chewbacchus proved to be an early highlight of 2011, as the C.O.G. rocked a packed house into the wee hours with plenty of originals and favorite science fiction themes!

134th Lecture
Sunday, February 13th, 2011 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank
pictures by Melissa Crory, Sharkey, and others

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Dance or Die / Blinded By Science / Bucket Of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Doctor Who / Free Bird / I Scream / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Lab Coat / Evil is Fun

Set 2: Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Born in the South / Placebo! / Why Do We Do It / Big Bomb / Science Fight / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Lo bo to my / Funky Fresh

Set 3: Bow 2 Me / Science Party / I Think Therefore I Rock / Dance or Die / Blinded By Science / Bucket Of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Doctor Who / Free Bird / I Scream / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Lab Coat / Evil is Fun

Set 4: Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Born in the South / Placebo! / Why Do We Do It / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Lo bo to my / Funky Fresh / Bow 2 Me

Performing the Rock'n'Roll marathon for the second year in a row, C.O.G. took turns with The Local Skank in stunning onlookers with sonic science and the premiere of Dr. Z's new song! Pinkerton also demonstrated the power of the mighty Mallet of Metal against a hapless banana, and took over the drumkit for a Local Skank song, on a beautiful warm day in the park.

Special Appearance
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
Wizard World Comic Con, New Orleans, LA


Set: Android Woman / Blinded By Science / Bow 2 Me / Bucket of Blood / Death to the Angel of Death / Evil Is Fun / I Scream / LoBoToMy / Mallet of Metal / Science Party

Parading for the first year with the Krewe of Chewbacchus, C.O.G. amazed, amused, and defeaned thousands of people attending the premiere New Orleans Comic Con! Our reliance on acoustic instruments and a simple jambox for rhythm made it a fun, albeit somewhat QUIET outing...

133rd Lecture
Saturday, January 8, 2011 - Mezo's Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

Pictures by Melissa Crory

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / Mallet of Metal / Blinded By Science / Science Fight / Placebo! / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Our first lecture in Ocean Springs turned out decidedly good, considering the conditions! It's always a good sign when a crew of labcoat wearers appears in the audience, and we have to thank the fine folks of Inebriated Labs for making us feel right at home. Good food at Mezo's too! We'll be back for sure...

132nd Lecture - "Music For Supervillains"
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - Fringe Fest, New Orleans, LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart, 2 camera HD video shot by Jeannine Flores, Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / LoBoToMy / The Creep / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat (schizo version) / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Attempting to rally the audience into a hypnotized fighting force, Pinkerton is interrupted by his grandfather's attempts to stage a VERY late career comeback! The third of our Fringe Fest shows was a lighter audience but included some old friends whom we hadn't seen in a long time...

131st Lecture - "Music For Supervillains"
Friday, November 19, 2010 - Fringe Fest, New Orleans, LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart, 2 camera HD video shot by Jeannine Flores, Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / LoBoToMy / The Creep / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat (schizo version) / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Attempting to rally the audience into a hypnotized fighting force, Pinkerton is interrupted by his grandfather's attempts to stage a VERY late career comeback! The second of our Fringe Fest shows meant a nice full audience including familiar faces and new fans alike!

130th Lecture - "Music For Supervillains"
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Fringe Fest, New Orleans, LA

Pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Mallet of Metal / Born in the South / LoBoToMy / The Creep / Funky Fresh / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat (schizo version) / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Attempting to rally the audience into a hypnotized fighting force, Pinkerton is interrupted by his grandfather's attempts to stage a VERY late career comeback! Light crowd on a weekday night but an excellent dress rehearsal.

Special Appearance
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News, New Orleans, LA


Set: MILK (partial) / Free Bird / Evil Is Fun (partial) / Science Fight / Science Party (partial)

To the shock and amazement of the Channel 4 morning news team, the Consortium of Genius returned again to take over the newsroom, bearing with them the brain of WWL's local anchor, Eric Paulsen!

129th Lecture - 'Music For Supervillains' record release party
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - Blue Nile Club, New Orleans, LA

With: Egg Yolk Jubilee
Pictures by Jeannine Flores
'I Think Therefore I Rock' concert video shot by Michelle Gomez, Matt Case

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Born in the South / Science Fight / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Blinded By Science / Funky Fresh / All I Wanna Do Is You / Free Bird / Bucket of Blood / M.I.L.K. / Science Party / March of the Skeletons / I Scream

The record release show for the C.O.G.'s latest album was another great night played to a packed house of friendly faces on Frenchmen St. The full lineup (sans horns) was featured, and the night was full of fun and surprises, including an unexpected appearance by Lab Girl Trixie!

128th Lecture
Saturday, October 30, 2010 - Voodoo Music Festival, New Orleans, LA

With: Crissy Hynde, Supagroup Pictures by Amy Enyart
'Science Fight' concert video shot by Burgin Sund & Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Born in the South / Science Fight / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal / Evil Is Fun / Lab Coat / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Blinded By Science / Funky Fresh / Free Bird / Bucket of Blood / M.I.L.K. / Science Party

An early morning gig in broad daylight worked out even better than planned as the C.O.G. rocked a worthy crowd on the Bingo tent Saturday morning at Voodoo Fest with a full 10 piece ensemble! Great comedy action by Dr. Melman and Filbert Snodgrass made this morning especially memorable.

'Music For Supervillains' CD
released October 2010

127th Lecture -
October 24, 2010 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

Pictures by Billy Riecke

Set 1: Bow 2 Me / Holy Diver / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / I Scream / LoBoToMy
Set 2: Born in the South / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / Now You're A Man

Our second night at the House of Shock this season turned out fine despite threatening weather. Played a couple old favorites that hadn't been aired out in a while!

Special Appearance -
October 23, 2010 - Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA

Pictures by ?

Set: 2112 Overture / Limelight / New World Man / Tom Sawyer / Take Off (excerpt), YYZ coda

Participating in the 13th Annual Super-Secret Masked Band Ball, C.O.G. appeared as the 'Collection of Geddys' - Pinkerton playing 70's Geddy, Z playing 80's Geddy, and Rachnid playing 90's Geddy (and drumbot playing 'Neil Peartbot') - and tore through a handful of timeless classics in high style and low humor.

126th Lecture
October 17, 2010 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

Pictures by Billy Riecke

Set: Bow 2 Me / Holy Diver / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / I Scream / Born in the South / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / Bow 2 Me

Inaugural night for Dr. Max D Struction on upright bass and reintroducing Dr. Ivan Stroganoff on keyboards and vocoder, the C.O.G. rocked the hell out of visitors from the 13th Gate haunted house, doubling the set for the occasion! Several House of Shock crewmembers reported this was the tightest set they'd ever heard us play...

125th Lecture
September 17, 2010 - Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL

With: Girls On Film
Pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Cooper - Flyer by Vinyl Music Hall

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Dance or Die / Born In the South / Placebo! / Why Do We Do It / Blinded By Science / Evil Is Fun / Free Bird / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Bucket Of Blood / I Scream / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

The best time yet in Pensacola, and the inaugural performance of Dr. Leonard A. McLummox, for Gallery Night in Pensacola at a brand new club!

124th Lecture - "The Pinker-Youth"
July 10, 2010 - Ancient City Con, Jacksonville, FL

With: Sci-Fried, Fields of Glass
Pictures by Jeannine Flores - Flyer by Christopher Gabaldon

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Born in the South / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / The Creep / Placebo! / I Scream / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who / Mallet of Metal

Recruiting soldiers for the Pinker-Youth, C.O.G. subjected the unwitting audience to an intelligence test that left three lucky people with fabulous prizes! Fun afternoon at our first show in Jacksonville.

123rd Lecture - "COG in the Family"
June 11th, 2010 - The Green Room, Covington LA

With: Alexis Marceaux Band Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Lab Coat / Science Fight / Funky Fresh / All I Wanna Do Is You / March of the Skaletons / Blinded By Science / Dance or Die / Why Do We Do It / The Creep / Weird Science / Evil Is Fun / Science Party / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / I Scream

C.O.G.'s first appearance in Covington was great fun, with a small but dedicated audience, including people we hadn't seen in many years!

122nd Lecture - "COG in the Family"
May 21st, 2010 - The Republic, New Orleans LA

Pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Enyart - Flyer by Lewis D'Aubin

'Do The Creep' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores, Burgin Sund, and Lewis D'Aubin

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Would I Lie To You / Science Fight / Funky Fresh / All I Wanna Do Is You / March of the Skaletons / Blinded By Science / Dance or Die / Why Do We Do It / The Creep / Weird Science / Evil Is Fun / Science Party

C.O.G. invaded the posh Republic club for their 'Weird Science' throwback night, dishing out an all-dance set, including two new cover songs and a song from the forthcoming CD. Pinkerton's sister Dr. Formelda Hyde made a big splash with her grand debut!

121st Lecture - "The Pinker-Youth"
April 3rd, 2010 - Flying Monkey Arts Center, Huntsville, AL

With: The Extraordinary Contraptions, Daikaiju
Pictures by Nolan Cash - Flyer by Captain Tomas Quin of the Air Ship Revenger

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Black Plague / Born in the South / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / The Creep / Placebo! / I Scream / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / Dance or Die / Ace of Spades / Bow 2 Me / Science Party

Recruiting soldiers for the Pinker-Youth, C.O.G. subjected the unwitting audience to an intelligence test that left three lucky people with fabulous prizes! Wonderful night in front of a great audience.

120th Lecture - "The Pinker-Youth"
April 2nd, 2010 - The Ready Room, Pensacola, FL

With: Long Division
Pictures by Amy Cooper - Flyer by Mike Ensley

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Black Plague / Born in the South / Lab Coat / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / The Creep / Placebo! / I Scream / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Death to the Angel of Death / Dance or Die / Ace of Spades / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Doctor Who / Mallet of Metal

Recruiting soldiers for the Pinker-Youth, C.O.G. subjected the unwitting audience to an intelligence test that left three lucky people with fabulous prizes!

119th Lecture - "COG-Zilla"
March 14th, 2010 - The Blue Nile, New Orleans, LA

With: Peelander Z, The Local Skank
HD video shot by Odin Lindblom / Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Black Plague / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / Die Barney Die / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skaletons / LoBoToMy / Free Bird / The Ace of Spades / Bow 2 Me / Science Party / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / I Scream / Mallet of Metal

Appearing in a featured showcase for Foburg Festival's debut, Dr. Pinkerton attempted to use his new 'Enlarge-O-Tron' to expand cockroaches to immense size and set them loose in the city. Unfortunately for him, the weapon ran out of battery power, but not before a roach was enlarged to 10' in size - fortunately that particular roach was more interested in dancing than destruction! (To accompany the evening's Japanese flavor, all C.O.G. dialogue was dubbed - badly - from English to Japanese and back to English!)

Special Appearance
Wednesday, March 13th, 2010
WTUL 91.5 FM, New Orleans, LA


HD video shot by Lewis D'Aubin / Pictures by Nicole Bergeron

Set: Blinded By Science / Die Barney Die / Placebo! / Mallet of Metal / Bow 2 Me

Imprisoning D.J. Lisa in a cage, C.O.G. proceeded to take over WTUL FM and broadcast their Saturday night demands - and a warning about the next night's lecture!

118th Lecture
February 28th, 2010 - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, New Orleans, LA

With: The Local Skank
HD video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Android Woman / Blinded By Science / Born in the South / Bucket o' Blood / Funky Fresh / M.I.L.K. / Die Barney Die / Free Bird / The Creep / Black Plague / Bow 2 me

Set 2: Science Party / Science Fight / Mallet of Metal / No More Mister Nice Guy / I Don't Know / Lab Coat / Green Slime / Morally Wrong / March of the Skaletons / Placebo! / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / I Scream

Set 3: Too Many Atoms / The Wizard / Lo bo to my / Why Do We Do It / Zombie Apocalypse BBQ / Tom Sawyer / Bow 2 Me

In another first, the C.O.G. performed at New Orleans' 1st annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Lots of fun was had despite drumbot's slight visiblility problem during broad daylight!

117th Lecture
January 23rd, 2010 - Twist of Lime, Metairie, LA

With: Black Snow
HD video shot by Lewis D'Aubin / Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal / Black Plague / Bucket of Blood / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Labcoat / Placebo! / The Creep / Born in the South / Blinded By Science / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy/ I Scream / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Science Party

In a last minute off the cuff appearance, the C.O.G. rocked Metairie, filling in for the absent Love Zombie. Before the lecture, Pinkerton joined Black Snow onstage to commemorate the Saints forthcoming victory with 'Viking Funeral'

116th Lecture - "Filbertitis"
December 12th, 2009 - Creative Instinct Warehouse, Pensacola FL

With: C. Martin Croker
HD video shot by Lewis D'Aubin / Pictures by Amy Cooper

Set: Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / Bucket of Blood / March of the Skeletons / Funky Fresh / Born in the South / Android Woman / LoBoToMy / Placebo! / Science Party / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue

Eager to use Dr. Z's newly weaponized H1N1 virus, dubbed 'Filbertitis', and simultaneously give Filbert Snodgrass a meaningful means of employment, Dr. Pinkerton assigns Filbert the hefty responsibility of deploying the virus canister, with predictably awful results...

C.O.G.'s fourth show in Pensacola was lots of fun and would have been perfection itself if foul weather hadn't cut down the crowd. Our opening act, C. Martin Croker of 'Adult Swim', showed some really cool old films and stuck around for our set (his favorite song: Death to the Angel of Death!)

115th Lecture
Friday, December 11th, 2009 - Maison Musique, New Orleans LA

With: The Local Skank, RF7 & the Hightones, Clockwork Elvis
Pictures by ???

Set: Death to the Angel of Death / Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue / Born in the South / Science Party

Deprived of Drumbot for the evening, the C.O.G. enlisted the aid of Dr. Delarge, and proceded to dispense a very humanized mini-set of favorites!

When we arrived at Maison Musique and found out that they were sticking us, and for that matter ALL the bands in a tiny upstairs room with only a tiny vocal PA and no monitors, we made the most of a potential logistical nightmare. A few phone calls and we had secured the aid of our friend and fan D.C. Harbold, who was performing with one of his MANY bands later that night on the same bill. D.C. filled in on drums, marking the first time we've EVER performed a gig without our normal computer backup... and the crowd loved it!

114th Lecture
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 - The House of Shock, New Orleans LA

Pictures by Gary Gianeloni

Set: Born in the South / Death to the Angel of Death / The Creep / March of the Skeletons / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / I Scream / BOW 2 Me / LoBoToMy / I Don't Know / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Die Barney Die

Rocking the House of Shock for the 3rd Sunday of their 2009 season, C.O.G. doubled up the setlists and performed an extended show of almost all originals to a small but appreciative crowd.

113th Lecture
Sunday, October 18th, 2009 - The House of Shock, New Orleans LA

With: Sissy Nobby
Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: BOW 2 Me / The Wizard / I Don't Know / M.I.L.K. / Too Many Atoms / Die Barney Die / Black Plague

C.O.G. rocked the House of Shock for the 2nd Sunday of their 2009 season... and a lucky 13th gate cast member was the lucky winner of one genuine Lo Bo To My!

112th Lecture
Friday, October 16th, 2009 - The House of Blues Parish room, New Orleans LA

With: Anaujiram
Pictures by Amy Enyart / video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / BOW 2 Me / LoBoToMy / Android Woman / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Placebo! / The Creep / Funky Fresh / Science Party / Science Fight / Bow 2 Me (Filbert style!) / No More Mister Nice Guy

C.O.G. returned to the House of Blues Parish room for its 'Laboratory of Horrors Halloween Special', in a contest to determine who would unleash the CREATURE - Dr. Z or Rachnid. Everything went smoothly until the Army chased a dangerous and very pissed off extraterrestrial onstage, leading to Pinkerton's demise. Filbert Snodgrass then proceeded to assume command, which infuriated Dr. Pinkerton sufficiently to rouse him from the grave!

Anaujiram filled in at last minute for 'Mad Dog', who were supposed to be delivering their final show. A costume contest and COG-cake put this show over the top! This show we also switched (back) over to using a solid state hard drive for the main computer... and it worked quite well. Mix by Chopsley!

111th Lecture
Saturday, August 28th, 2009 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA

With: Glasgow and Felix
pictures by Amy Enyart
'Blinded By Science' concert video shot by Arvid Cristina, Burgin Sundh, and Odin Lindblom

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Blinded By Science / Placebo! / The Creep / Lab Coat / Born In the South / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Free Bird / Saturday Night / Science Party / Science Fight / Bow 2 Me


Wonderful night with a great co-headliner... Pinkerton's attempt to send Glasgow back to Glasgow ended with a display of boxing - with Pinkerton being boxed up and shipped off instead! Lab Girl Trixie's last show.

110th Lecture - NV Gear String Release Party
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA

Opening for: Crowbar and Ynwgie Flattstein
pictures by Amy Enyart
'Mallet of Metal' concert video shot by Arvid Cristina, Burgin Sundh, and Odin Lindblom

Set: Bow 2 Me / Mallet of Metal / Death to the Angel of Death / Black Plague / Saturday Night / I Scream / March of the Skeletons / The Wizard


An all-metal show with heavy metal legends Crowbar saw C.O.G. performing with Filbert Snodgrass on bass for the first time in nine years! Winning over a potentially hostile crowd, C.O.G. played as intensely as possible, warned the crowd about Dr. Pinkerton's new NV Gear Strings, and then turned the night over to Yngwie Flattstein, who had just been released from the Sharon Osborne clinic...

109th Lecture
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 - Babelcon, Baton Rouge, LA

With: The Slow Poisoner
video shot by Arvid Cristina / pictures by Amy Enyart

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Bucket of Blood / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / Do the Creep / Born in the South / Saturday Night / Blinded By Science / Green Slime / Just A Drumbot / Science Party
Set 2: Doctor Who theme / It's Morally Wrong / Stonehenge / Why Do We Do It / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / I Scream / The Wizard / Too Many Atoms

C.O.G. rocked Babelcon for the second year in a row, to a much better crowd. Both sets were fantastic... highlights were 'Born in the South', 'Doctor Who', 'Stonehenge' and 'Mallet of Metal'. "Drumbot Explodes" was the plot of the 1st set; second set was straight music. Lots of great compliments and autographs afterwards! We ran on a tight schedule and finished up early, before midnight. This show saw the retirement of our old Amiga 3000 based video system (in service since the very beginning) and the premiere of our new DeeSampler based backscreen full motion video, courtesy of a rackmounted headless P4 laptop.

108th Lecture - "Bad Luck"
Saturday, June 13th, 2009 - The Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans LA

With: Hairy Lamb
video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Born in the South / Blinded By Science / Placebo / Mallet of Metal / Do the Creep / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Saturday Night / Why Do We Do It / LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Too Many Atoms / Science Party

A repeat of our 'Bad Luck' show... lighting problems did not dampen a fun night.

107th Lecture - "It"
Saturday, May 9th, 2009 - Balcony Music Club, New Orleans LA

With: King Louie One Man Band
Pictures and HD video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Green Slime / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / The Creep / Placebo! / Lab Coat / Born in the South / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh / Mallet of Metal / Free Bird / Saturday Night / Too Many Atoms / The Wizard / Science Party

Excellent sound and a giant cockroach highlighted a fun show before a small but enthusiastic crowd.

106th Lecture - "Drumbot Explodes"
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 - The Flying Monkey Arts Center, Huntsville, AL

Pictures by Yuri Brown

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Bucket o' Blood / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / The Creep / Born in the South / Saturday Night / Blinded By Science / Green Slime / Just A Drumbot / Science Party / Too Many Atoms / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / I Scream

Nice show in a theater setting before a small but vociferous crowd... great encore made up for equipment problems in the middle of the set.

105th Lecture - "Drumbot Explodes"
Friday, April 17th, 2009 - The Handlebar Lounge, Pensacola, FL

With: The Whoremoans and User Assumes Risks
Pictures by Amy Cooper

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Bucket o' Blood / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / The Creep / Born in the South / Saturday Night / Blinded By Science / Green Slime / Just A Drumbot / Science Party / Too Many Atoms / Mallet of Metal / M.I.L.K.

Great punk rock club outing in Pensacola with a wild crowd!

104th Lecture - "Bad Luck"
Friday, March 13th, 2009 - The House of Blues Parish room, New Orleans LA

With: Mad Dog
Pictures by Amy Enyart
'Science Party' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Born in the South / Blinded By Science / Placebo / Mallet of Metal / Do the Creep / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Saturday Night / Why Do We Do It / LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Too Many Atoms / Science Party

A series of abductions during the show by a hockey masked machete wielding maniac leaves everyone suspecting Lab Girl... Great night & great crowd upstairs at the House of Blues!

103rd Lecture - "Drumbot Explodes"
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 - The Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Lab Coat / Bucket o' Blood / Free Bird / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / The Creep / Born in the South / Saturday Night / Blinded By Science / Green Slime / Just A Drumbot / Science Party / Too Many Atoms / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / I Scream

Drumbot had the entire group on edge when he revealed that he'd been rigged to explode if he stopped playing for one minute! Fun show in front of a cozy crowd at the Hi Ho, and first night with our new moving lights.

102nd Lecture
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 - The House of Shock, New Orleans LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set 1: Bow 2 Me / Science Party / The Wizard / I Don't Know / Lab Coat / Stonehenge / Too Many Atoms / Die Barney Die

Set 2: Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / The Creep / Saturday Night / Bucket of Blood / Holy Diver / LoBoToMy / Black Plague / I Scream / Too Many Atoms

Our second night at the 2008 House of Shock was also hampered by malfunctioning sound equipment and operators, but again, nothing could stop the C.O.G. - even an ill-considered appearance by Yngwie Flattstein.

101st Lecture
Sunday, October 12th, 2008 - The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart

Set 1: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / The Wizard / I Don't Know / Lab Coat / Stonehenge

Set 2: Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / The Creep / Saturday Night / Bucket of Blood / Holy Diver / LoBoToMy / Black Plague / I Scream / Too Many Atoms / Die Barney Die / Science Party

Our first night at the 2008 House of Shock was hampered by the lack of sound equipment, but nothing can stop the C.O.G.! After a stop by the Secret Lab for more monitors, we were up and rocking. The small crowd was nonetheless appreciative.

100th Lecture - "A COG-work Elvis"
Friday, September 19th, 2008 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA

With: Clockwork Elvis
Pictures by Jeannine Flores, Amy Enayrt, HD video shot by Arvid Cristina and Burgin Sundh

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Bow 2 Me / It's Morally Wrong / Lab Coat / Science Fight / Blinded By Science / Why Do We Do It / Free Bird / Born in the South / Do the Creep / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Funky Fresh / LoBoToMy / Too Many Atoms / Green Slime / Stonehenge / Science Party / Just a Drumbot

C.O.G. celebrated their 100th Lecture by bringing the Time Door out of storage, in a scheme to wreck rock and roll history by substituting Elvis Presley for a future criminal... but Watson and Holmes the 5th were on the case! Great night with a great opening act and burlesque show in between bands. Lab Girl Trixie's New Orleans debut!

99th Lecture
Saturday, July 19th, 2008 - Babelcon 2008, Baton Rouge, LA

Pictures by Amy Enyart, Kris Overstreet,

Set 1: Dance or Die 2K2 / Green Slime / The Creep / Why Do We Do It / So Confuse / All I Wanna Do Is You / It's Morally Wrong / Lab Coat / Bucket Of Blood / March of the Skaletons / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Funky Fresh / Placebo! / Blinded By Science / Doctor Who / Just A Drumbot

Set 2: I Think Therefore I Rock / Science Fight / M.I.L.K. / Born In the South / Black Plague / LoBoToMy / Die Barney Die / Too Many Atoms / Bow 2 Me

C.O.G. rocked a small but passionate audience at BabelCon, making lots of new fans. This marked our first show with Lab Girl Trixie, and the longest show C.O.G. had ever staged to date! There was much BOWing and scraping at the end. The Orion Slave Girls appearing just in time for 'Funky Fresh' and the appearance of pirates just in time for 'Bucket of Blood' were unexpected lagniappe!

98th Lecture
Saturday, March 15th, 2008 - The MVC, Westwego LA

Pictures by Jeannine Flores,

Set: Bow 2 Me / Science Fight / Born in the South / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skaletons / Bucket o' Blood / Placebo / LoBoToMy / Black Plague / I Scream

An all-ages show at a strange outdoor venue. We shared the bill with a handful of bizarre electronic acts incl. 'Peppermint Pony' and 'Brown Sox.'

97th Lecture - "The World's Deadliest Song"
Friday, March 7th, 2008 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA

With: Rock City Morgue
Pictures by Dominic Dagradi
'I Think Therefore I Rock' HD video shot by Ralph Madison, Arvid Cristina and Burgin Sundh

Set: I Think Therefore I Rock / Science Fight / M.I.L.K. / Born in the South / Black Plague / Placebo / Lab Coat / LoBoToMy / Funky Fresh / Bow 2 Me / I Scream / Science Party

C.O.G. celebrated the release of their latest TV outing in grand style, starting with a duet with Rock City Morgue of the song 'Morgus the Magnificent' and then rocking hard to compensate for a number of technical glitches which slowed down but couldn't stop the science!

C.O.G. TV premiere - 'Rock City Morgus' - Cox 10
March 7, 2008, 8PM

Special Appearance
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News, New Orleans, LA


'Lab coat' Video clip from morning news

Set: Science Fight (partial) / March of the Skaletons (partial) / Reach Out and Touch the Hand (partial) / Lab Coat

To the shock and dismay of the Channel 4 morning news team, the Consortium of Genius returned to take over the newsroom, broadcast their demands on live television, and attempt to reinstall the brain of WWL's local anchor, Eric Paulsen!

96th Lecture - Friday, October 28th, 2007
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Pictures by Brandon Brunious,

Set: (set 1) Bow 2 Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Holy Diver / Black Plague / Born in the South / The Creep / I Scream (set 2) Bucket of Blood / No More Mr. Nice Guy / Funky Fresh / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / Die Barney Die

For our last great night at House of Shock 2007, we took the opportunity to razz 'Fall Out Boy' and Ashlee Simpson, who were making their way through the haunted house as part of a radio contest, announcing that they had become impaled in the House of Shock, had contracted the Black Plague, etc. A fitting end to a great season.

95th Lecture - Friday, October 26th, 2007
Fear Fest, New Orleans, LA
Pictures by Jeannine Flores & Gary, HD video shot by Jeannine Flores and Joe Vance

Set: I Have the Power, It's Morally Wrong, Lab Coat, All I Wanna Do Is You, Born In the South, M.I.L.K., I Scream, Die Barney Die, Reach Out and Touch the Hand, Placebo!, Science Fight, LoBoToMy, Bow 2 Me, Science Party

C.O.G. opens Fear Fest '07 with a bang and stages another 'Scientific American Idol' competition to find a fresh BRAIN for Dr. Pinkerton! Great performances all around. Competitors: Dr. Ivan Stroganoff, Dr. Wilhelm Shatler, Lactarre the Intolerant (education level unknown), Dr. Jezebel Erlenmeyer, and Dr. R. Mondo Payne-kerton. The winner - Dr. Wilhelm Shatler!

94th Lecture - Sunday, October 21st, 2007
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: Bow 2 Me / War Pigs / Death to the Angel of Death / Holy Diver / Black Plague / Stonehenge / March of the Skaletons / Born in the South / M.I.L.K.

With a grim looking sky overhead, the C.O.G. perform a slightly cut-down show, but rock out at full intensity, joined at the end in a surprise appearance by Dr. A Pentatonic!

93rd Lecture - Sunday, October 14th, 2007
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA


Set: Bow 2 Me / Born in the South / The Creep / I Scream / I Don't Know / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / Now You're a Man / Die Barney Die

C.O.G. returns to the House of Shock for their amazing 2007 season!

92nd Lecture - September 27th, 2007 - Club Phoenix, Slidell LA
Pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Have the Power / Born in the South / The Creep / Funky Fresh / Just a Drumbot / Bucket o' Blood / Placebo! / I Don't Know / Android Woman / Holy Diver / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / No More Mr. Nice Guy / Bow 2 the C.O.G.

The name of the place should have tipped us off... despite the enthusiasm of Carlos, the owner of Club Phoenix, the patrons were there for the D.J., NOT for the live band (gee, we should have brought the Brain Being with us!) The D.J. even aborted our show early. No worries, though; what this lecture lacked in logic it made up for in profitability! Thank heaven for small miracles...

91st Lecture - May 11th, 2007 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA
With: Mad Mike
Pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Have the Power / It's Morally Wrong (feat. Dr. Ivan Stroganoff) / Lab Coat / All I Wanna Do (feat. Dr. Wilhelm Shatler) / Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream (feat. Dr. Otis Mathdeekus) / M.I.L.K. / Android Woman (feat. Dr. Jezebel Erlenmeyer) / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Lovekill (feat. Dr. Ivan Beatniknikopfh) / Science Fight / LoBoToMy / Bow 2 Me / Funky Fresh / Science Party

Under the guise of a 'Scientific American Idol' contest, Dr. Pinkerton scopes out a replacement... or is he actually shopping for a fresh body to inhabit? Great performances by our special guest contestants! Competitors: Dr. Ivan Stroganoff, Dr. Wilhelm Shatler, Dr. Otis Mathdeekus, Dr. Jezebel Erlenmeyer, and Dr. Richard Beatniknikopf. The winner - Dr. Jezebel Erlenmeyer!

C.O.G. TV premiere - 'How Not to Destroy the World' - Cox 10
May 11, 2007, 8PM

90th Lecture - November 21st, 2006 - House of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA
With: The Garden District, P.H. Freddy Fred, and Mad Mike

Set: Bow 2 Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Science Fight / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / Die Barney Die

The C.O.G. celebrate the release of the Tenacious D movie by participating in a 'contest' designed to promote the film. As usual, the C.O.G. confuse the hell out of a mostly mundane audience! Big ups to the other comedy bands that played that night, and condolences to We're Only In It For the Honey, who got cheated out of performing...

87th - 89th Lectures - Sunday nights, October 22nd, 29th and 31st, 2006
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Pictures by Brandon Brunious

Set: SET 'A' - Bow 2 Me / I Don't Know / I Scream / Because It's Midnight / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / Now You're a Man / Die Barney Die
SET 'B' - Bow 2 Me / War Pigs / Death to the Angel of Death / Holy Diver / Black Plague / Stonehenge / March of the Skeletons / No More Mr. Nice Guy / Bucket o' Blood

C.O.G. returns to rock the House of Shock again, with new covers courtesy of Dr. A Rachnid. A blast, despite the routine equipment casualties! Halloween night was esp. memorable... Phil Anselmo was seen rocking to 'Die Barney Die' and Dr. A Pentatonic made a surprise appearance!

86th Lecture - "C.O.G. 10th Anniversary Conflagration" (repeat)
September 2nd, 2006 - Dragon*Con 2006, Atlanta, GA

With: The Great Luke Ski
Pictures by Jeannine

Set: Bow 2 Me / LoBoToMy / So Confuse / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skaletons / Stonehenge / It's Morally Wrong / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Science Fight / Die Barney Die / Placebo / Brain Wrap

Wow, our second Dragon*Con performance! Always a blast - albeit a tiring one, we had lots of technical glitches and started late due to the usual con time slippage, but on the whole it was quite worthwhile. We rocked a bunch of newbies and made a lot of friends.

85th Lecture - "C.O.G. 10th Anniversary Conflagration" (repeat)
July 3rd, 2006 - The Big Top, New Orleans, LA

With: Love Zombie
Pictures by Jeannine

Set: Bow 2 Me / LoBoToMy / So Confuse / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skaletons / Stonehenge / It's Morally Wrong / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Science Fight / Die Barney Die / Placebo / Funky Fresh / Science Party

A much lower pressure night than the previous Saturday, we repeated the 10th Anniversary show for a VERY appreciative all-ages crowd. This exhilarating show really felt good (if a bit hot!), and we saw many old fans and made new friends as well!

C.O.G. TV premiere - 'A Strange Case of Horn Zombies' - Cox 10
July 2, 2006 8PM

84th Lecture - "C.O.G. 10th Anniversary Conflagration"
July 1st, 2006 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: Love Zombie

'Android Woman' 3 camera HD video

Set: I Have the Power / Bow 2 Me / LoBoToMy / So Confuse / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skaletons / Stonehenge / It's Morally Wrong / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Science Fight / Die Barney Die

Dr. Pinkerton dispatches former members of the C.O.G. with Deth Lazer cannons to the four corners of the Earth, in order to split the world in twain! The experiment is a success, but the unspeakable horror at the center of the world proves too dangerous for even the C.O.G.!

We must have been insane to attempt to stage both our 10th Anniversary Show and shoot critical parts of our 2nd TV episode all in the same night! We pulled it off, mind you - but a mountain of setbacks and dollops of bad luck pushed the night way into the wee hours. However, we persisted, and the 90% of the crowd that hung with us to the end proved quite appreciative!

Special Appearance
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
Timecode NOLA


Song: Placebo!

To the shock and dismay of local filmmakers, the Consortium of Genius proceeds to take over Timecode NOLA, demanding the cessation of local film and music making... until Filbert accidentally blows up the lab. Again. This appearance was taped to pre-promote our upcoming TV series...

C.O.G. TV Pilot principal shoot
August 21, 2005

83rd Lecture - "FrankenCOG"
August 13, 2005 - Chalmette Cinema, Chalmette, LA

With: Road Agents
1 camera fixed video, pictures by Jeannine Flores

Set: I Have the Power / Bow 2 Me / LoBoToMy / Brain Rewrapped / Android Woman / M.I.L.K. / I Scream / Placebo! / Science Party / Science Fight

Dr. Pinkerton is shocked to find out that both Dr. Z and Dr. A Rachnid have each been developing their own version of THE CREATURE, Pinkerton's latest scheme for Taking Over The World. Having only one brain to use for activating the creature leads to some infighting over which version will be activated...

Wonderful show in front of an enthusiastic crowd of Rocky Horror devotees. Even better, it was a reunion of sorts with the crew that used to run Movie Pitchers, another all-ages-friendly movie theatre where we played in the early days.

82nd Lecture - "Do We Have the Power"
May 7th, 2005 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: Egg Yolk Jubilee
Pictures by ?
'March of the Skaletons' 4 camera video shot by Jeannine Flores, Jude Oliver

Set: I Have the Power / Why Do We Do It / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skaletons / Bucket Of Blood / LoBoToMy / M.I.L.K. / Brain Rewrapped / Funky Fresh / Science Party / Death to the Angel of Death / Bow 2 Me

Pinkerton attempts to hypnotize the entire world with his new invention, the Hypnotron. Lacking sufficient Power to do so, he gives Dr. A. Rachnid and Dr. Z a chance to hypnotize the world THEIR way. Dr. A Rachnid uses Kandarian Black Magic to summon the Horn Zombies, which eventually have to be dispelled due to their constant hunger for BRAINS and BLOOD. Dr. Z attempts to utilize mideast mysticism on the crowd, but it only seems to affect the women! In the end Dr. Pinkerton manages to procure sufficient Power - too much in fact; for shortly after hypnotizing the entire world to Bow to the C.O.G., his head explodes. 'Morally Wrong', 'March of the Skaletons', and 'Bucket of Blood' performed with the horns of Egg Yolk Jubilee. Sound-man Willis' last show at the 'Wolf. And possibly ours too.

81st Lecture - "Is There A Doctor in the House"
March 1st, 2005 - TwiRopa, New Orleans, LA

With: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
video shot by Buddy and Marie

Set: Placebo! / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / Android Woman / March of the Skaletons / It's Morally Wrong / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Why Do We Do It / Bow 2 Me / I Scream / Funky Fresh / 2112 Overture / Science Party

The C.O.G, suddenly lacking a guitarist, interviews several six-stringed scientists, each killed off by his predecessor! In the end, Dr. Harry A. Rachnid wins the (dubious?) honor of becoming the C.O.G.'s new guitarist.

80th Lecture - "The Empire Strikes C.O.G."
January 22nd, 2005 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA

With: The Fantastic Ooze
three-camera video shot by New Orleans After Midnight crew

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / LoBoToMy / Placebo! / Destroy Old Things / Android Woman / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Funky Fresh / Science Party

At the command of the Evil Emperor, Darth Inscrutable disposes of Dr. A and infiltrates the C.O.G. to steal The Time Door, leading to a fierce guitar-sabre battle!

79th Lecture - "The Empire Strikes C.O.G."
January 15th, 2005 - Gutter Lounge, Pensacola, FL

With: 60 Cycles of Sound
video (fixed camera)

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / LoBoToMy / Placebo! / Destroy Old Things / Android Woman / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Funky Fresh / Science Party / Because It's Midnight

Bidden to appear by the demon Baron Mondo Von Doren (and his faithless sidekick El Sappo), C.O.G. appeared in Pensacola and rocked the house - until the Evil Empire stepped in to try to infiltrate the C.O.G.!

78th Lecture - "The Trial of Dr. Pinkerton"
November 19th, 2004 - House of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA

Opening for: Captured! By Robots

Set: M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Why Do We Do It / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Just A Drumbot / Bow 2 Me

Rocking the small stage upstairs from the House of Blues, the C.O.G. re-enacted the 'Trial of Dr. Pinkerton' for an enthusiastic, if a bit confused, (mostly) fresh audience! Dr. A's last show.

77th Lecture - "Terrorvision"
November 13th, 2004 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: Ugorji
pictures by John King
'MILK' concert video shot by Paul Tassen, Dustin Presley & John King

Set: I Have the Power / March of the Skaletons / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Placebo / Twilight Zone / Bucket of Blood / Funky Fresh / Science Party / Because It's Midnight / (encore) Bow 2 Me

The Release Party for the C.O.G.'s new CD, 'In C.O.G. We Trust'. Lots of new faces, unfortunately, a difficult show to attend because of lack of parking. Great performance by the C.O.G., captured on video for future release...

Special Appearance
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
WWL-TV, Channel 4 Morning News, New Orleans, LA


Set: Placebo! / M.I.L.K. (partial) / LoboToMy

To the shock and dismay of the Channel 4 morning news team, the Consortium of Genius proceeded to take over the newsroom, broadcast their demands on live television, and LoBoToMize their local anchor, Eric Paulsen!

'In C.O.G. We Trust' CD
released November 2004

76th Lecture - "C.O.G.BUSTERS"
October 31st, 2004 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: Converts and Devil Dust
pictures by Ron Keller

Set: I Have the Power / Bow 2 Me / Destroy Old Things / Brain Wrap / LoboToMy / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / / Placebo! / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Funky Fresh / Because It's Midnight

Our second night at Southport saw a rerun of our great Halloween show from the previous year. Opening for us were two great blasts from the past - Filbert's band 'Devil Dust', and a newly revitalized version of Dr. A's band, ' '

75th Lecture
October 24th, 2004 - The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Set:
SET 1: The Wizard / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Billion Dollar Babies / Ace of Spades / Bow 2 Me
SET 2: 2112 / Destroy Old Things / Now You're A Man / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / Twilight Zone / Born In the South / Because It's Midnight / Funky Fresh / Brain Wrap / Placebo!
Our last night at the House of Shock in its old location. Big thanks to all the evil folks at the House of Shock who made us feel at home over the last three years.


74th Lecture
October 3rd, 2004
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Set:
Set 1: The Wizard / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Billion Dollar Babies / Ace of Spades

Set 2: 2112 / Bow 2 Me / Belial Went Down to N'Awlins / Destroy Old Things / Yer Dawg Iz Ded / Now You're A Man / M.I.L.K. / Twilight Zone / Because It's Midnight

73rd Lecture - "Terrorvision"
September 10th, 2004 - Southport Hall, Jefferson, LA

With: Doctor A-Go-Go
pictures by Steve Payne video shot by John King and Dustin Presley

Set: I Have the Power / March of the Skaletons / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Placebo / Twilight Zone / Green Slime / Funky Fresh / Science Party / Because It's Midnight / (encore) Bow 2 Me

Using the C.O.G.'s new invention, Terrorvision, on an unsuspecting audience, Dr. Pinkerton rapidly becomes addicted to Brain Alcohol - until Dr.'s A & Z turn the tables on him, revealing his own most rabbid nightmare!

70th, 71st, 72nd Lectures - "The Trial of Dr. Pinkerton"
June 2nd, 4th, 2004 - Southern Rep. Theatre, New Orleans, LA


Set: M.I.L.K. / It's Morally Wrong / Reach Out and Touch the Hand / Why Do We Do It / Black Plague / Funky Fresh / All I Wanna Do Is You / Death to the Angel of Death / Just A Drumbot / Bow 2 Me / (encores) Science Party / Because It's Midnight / Android Woman / Ace of Spades

A conspiracy to remove Dr. Pinkerton from power results in a game-show like trial gone horribly wrong! Lots of cameos from older characters made this, in the words of several fans, the "best C.O.G. show ever."

65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, and 69th Lectures
October 3rd, 4th, 19th, 26th, and November 1st 2003
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA
Opening act: Atone Pain Tribe

Set:
Set A: Bow 2 Me / LoBoToMy / Earache My Eye / I Scream / The Devil Went Down To Georgia / M.I.L.K. / Symphony of Destruction

Set B: The Wizard / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Krazed Archer / Black Plague / Ace of Spades / Blood Pudding
Lots of fun was had once again rocking the House of Shock all during the Halloween season. While not onstage, Dr. A could be found inside the House of Shock!

64th Lecture - "C.O.G.BUSTERS"
Friday night, October 31st 2003 - Rosie's Jazz Hall, New Orleans, LA

With: Beth Patterson and Damien Youth
pictures by Ritchie Champagne

Set: I Have the Power / Bow 2 Me / Destroy Old Things / Brain Wrap / LoboToMy / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / Placebo! / Black Plague / Death to the Angel of Death / Funky Fresh / New World Girl / Ziggy Stardust / Billion Dollar Babies

Attempting to complete their Robot Army Prototype once again, the Consortium runs afoul of several ghosts from their past who attempt to unplug the lecture. The C.O.G. fight back by becoming Busters of Ghosts, and vacuum up the offending entities - until accidentally crossed proton streams cause the robot prototype to transform into Poppin Fresh, who squishes poor Dr. Pinkerton! This lecture was special in several ways - including our first onstage collaboration with Beth Patterson and Damien Youth on the encore, the first onstage appearance of Filthy the Skeleton, and a cameo appearance (following a three year absense) by none other than Filbert Snodgrass!

63rd Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. the Giant Robot"
Friday night, September 19th 2003 - C.O.G. DVD Release Party
The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

With: Hoss, Hadji, and Imagine the Band
video shot by Jeannine and ? pictures by Jim Fairchild, Dreux Englart, & John Allen

Set: I Have the Power / Bow 2 Me / Destroy Old Things / Brain Wrap / LoboToMy / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / Placebo! / Born in the South / Why Do We Do It / Funky Fresh / Black Plague / Ace of Spades

Overcoming a blistering bastion of bad luck, the C.O.G. rocks its largest crowd ever with its newest invention - the C.O.G. Robot Army Prototype. Medical problems, transportation problems, electrical problems, and computer problems can't stop the C.O.G.!!!

'The History of Future Civilization' DVD
released August 2003

62nd Lecture
Friday night, July 25th 2003 - Allen Jaeger & Vance Kelly's poster art showing
TwiRopa, New Orleans, LA

video shot by Nash and John Allen pictures by Buddy & Marie

Set A: Bow 2 Me / I Scream / Android Woman / Blinded By Science

Set B: 2112 Overture / M.I.L.K. / Funky Fresh

Set C: I Have the Power / Why Do We Do It / LoBoToMy / Now You're A Man

Set D: The Wizard / Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Black Plague / Ace of Spades

Lecturing without a script, the C.O.G. trashes the art world, and debuts its newest music video, 'Destroy Old Things'!

61st Lecture
"COG-A-WABA"
Tuesday night, April 15th, 2003
The Hard Rock Cafe, New Orleans, LA
With: Silko, Lowerline, Blush
Set: Bow 2 Me / Destroy Old Things / Why Do We Do It / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Funky Fresh
Winning their own competition against all other bands, the C.O.G. proceed to prove why... until the unexpected return of the Angel of Death!

60th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Sherlock Holmes"
Saturday night, January 4th, 2003 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Glorybee, Electrical Spectacle
pictures by Jim Fairchild

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / Android Woman / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Funky Fresh / Science Party

Rocking their largest crowd yet in their own hometown, C.O.G. puts on a dazzling show and introduces a new musical physician - Dr. 'R' Mondo Paine!

59th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Sherlock Holmes"
Saturday night, November 30th, 2002 - The Garage, Mobile, AL

Opening for: The Vomit Spots

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / Android Woman / Destroy Old Things / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science / Ace of Spades (encore)

Despite slight technical problems with the PA (we blew it up!) the C.O.G. rocks the house, stunning another new audience.

58th Lecture
Friday night, November 29th, 2002
End of the Line, Pensacola, FL
Opening for: The Vomit Spots

Set: Bow 2 Me / Ace of Spades / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / Android Woman / Destroy Old Things / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science

C.O.G. rocks a shoebox-sized coffee house, clearing the room of all hippy punks!

55th - 57th Lectures
October 30, November 1, 2 2002
The House of Shock, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Peter Pandemonium

54th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Sherlock Holmes"
Saturday night, October 26th, 2002 - Cypress Hall, Metairie, LA

Opening act: Eerie Lane, Opening for: Antarctica vs. the World

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / Android Woman / Destroy Old Things / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Blinded By Science

Despite numerous technical problems with the PA & video, the C.O.G. rocks the house, facing off this time against no less than Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Spiderman!

50th - 53rd Lectures - Friday & Saturday nights, October 11, 12, 18, 19 2002
The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA
Opening act: Peter Pandemonium
Set A: Bow 2 Me / Holy Diver / Death to the Angel of Death / Head Like a Hole / Yer Dawg Iz Ded / The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Set B: The Wizard / Black Plague / Ace of Spades / Android Woman / Billion Dollar Babies / LoBoToMy / Destroy Old Things / M.I.L.K.

Set C: 2112 Overture / Now You're a Man / I Scream / Why Do We Do It / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / Blinded By Science

The heaviness is turned up past 11 as the C.O.G. rocks the House of Shock for the second year, this time without a script!

'C.O.G. vs. The Phantom' video
released August 2002

49th Lecture - "Summer Session"
Friday night, June 7th, 2002 - Shim Sham Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: The Gadjits, Squad 5-0
video shot by Allen Jaeger / photography by Nurse P. Nutt

Set: Bow 2 Me / It's Morally Wrong / Android Woman / M.I.L.K. / Just a Drumbot / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / Destroy Old Things / Blinded By Science / Yer Dawg Iz Ded

Crashing into the Shim Sham club, the C.O.G. proceeded to rock the room, despite machinery's best attempts to stop them!

48th Lecture - "FINAL Exams"
Saturday night, May 4th, 2002 - Cypress Hall, Metairie, LA
Opening acts: 3 Finger Demon, Antarctica vs. the World
photography by Nurse P. Nutt

Set: Bow 2 Me / It's Morally Wrong / Android Woman / M.I.L.K. / Just a Drumbot / Why Do We Do It / Death to the Angel of Death / Dance or Die 2K2 / Brain Wrap / Destroy Old Things / Blinded By Science / Yer Dawg Iz Ded

In a rare all-ages appearance, the C.O.G. reappeared after months of seclusion, only to assail a shocked audience with 4 new songs!

47th Lecture - "2001: Drumbot's Odyssey 2"
Thursday night, November 22nd, 2001 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Newfound Addiction
2 camera video

Set: Bow 2 Me / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Billion Dollar Babies / Android Woman / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / M.I.L.K. / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Daisy / Science Party / Why Do We Do It / Yer Dawg Iz Ded

The night of our Home Video release saw Drumbot show up late, then show little appreciation for his new emotion-chip implant, as he started speaking in an eerie voice and tried to kill us all! Fortunately, the Sonic Mind Probe was working perfectly, and following a quick Drumbot LoBoToMy, we were able to debut a new song!

'C.O.G. Home Video'
released November 2001

Special Appearance - Private party - Jude & Debbie's wedding reception!
Saturday, October 13th, 2001 - Lions Club Hall, Harahan, LA

Suprise appearance by the Krazed Archer!
pictures by several people...

Set: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / Stop Mr. Peanut / Billion Dollar Babies / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Funky Fresh (abridged) / Bite Me / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / LoBoToMy / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Science Party / Stonehenge / White Wedding / The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Performing for two of our most dedicated fans, C.O.G. gave wedding guests an afternoon to remember, live without a script!

34-45th Lectures - "C.O.G. vs. The House of Shock"
October 5, 6, 12, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31st, 2001 - The House of Shock, Jefferson, LA

with: Rev. B. Dangerous, Peter Pandemonium
Special appearances by Damien Storm!
pictures by Jeannine Flores video shot by John Allen, Jeannine Flores, and Doug Arena
Set 1: Bow 2 Me / Stonehenge / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / It's Morally Wrong

Set 2: Death to the Angel of Death / I Scream / Billion Dollar Babies / Black Plague / Android Woman

Set 3: M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / Green Slime / The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Searching for the Book of the Dead, Dr. Pinkerton sends Dr's A and Z into the House of Shock, only to be frogified to death, by the evil demon Belial!

33rd Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Damien Storm II"
Saturday night, July 21st, 2001 - The Ark Theatre, New Orleans, LA

with: Antarctica vs. The World, Sixsouth, Nowhere Fast, and Para La Guerra
Special appearance by Damien Storm
'Brain Wrap' concert video shot by Jeannine Flores and Brian Duke

Set: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / Stop Mr. Peanut / Billion Dollar Babies / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Funky Fresh (abridged) / Bite Me / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / LoBoToMy / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Yer Dawg Iz Ded

Haunted by the phantom of Damien Storm, Dr. A once again sets out on a mission to destroy evil and almost ends up killing Dr. Pinkerton... until a dose of frozen evil ice cream restores him to his properly senseless senses, and we rock out with Damien Storm! Never again will the C.O.G. make the mistake of performing in an un-airconditioned theatre... this show was immortalized in the C.O.G. Home Video.

32nd Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Damien Storm"
Friday night, April 20th, 2001 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Antarctica vs. The World
Opening for: Damien Storm
3 camera video shot by Jeannine Flores, Brian Duke, and Jim Fairchild
pictures by Scott Caliva

Set: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / Billion Dollar Babies / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / M.I.L.K. / Black Plague / LoBoToMy / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death

Haunted by the phantom of Damien Storm, Dr. A sets out on a mission to destroy evil and almost ends up killing Dr. Pinkerton... until a dose of frozen evil ice cream restores him to his properly senseless senses!

Special Appearance
Sunday, April 1st, 2001
Chante Beusche - Worcester, MA
Live radio interview

31st Lecture - "2001: Drumbot's Odyssey"
Saturday night, March 17th, 2001 - CoastCon XXIV - Biloxi Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS

Opening act: Antarctica vs. The World
3 camera video pictures by John Maracich
Set: Bow 2 Me / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Billion Dollar Babies / Android Woman / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / M.I.L.K. / Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Daisy / Science Party

Making his singing debut, Drumbot gains the power of consciousness, intelligence, and speech - then tries to stop the Consortium of Genius from taking over the world! Fortunately for the C.O.G., Dr. Pinkerton is an expert at performing LoBoToMies!

30th Lecture - "Classroom of Evil"
Friday night, February 16th, 2001 - Cypress Hall, Metairie, LA

Opening for Antarctica vs. The World
fixed camera video pictures by Amy Enyart

Set: Death to the Angel of Death / March of the Skeletons / Black Plague / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / I Scream / Brain Wrap / Bow 2 Me

Impersonating school teachers, the C.O.G. managed to mangle the minds of innocent (but enthusiastic) school children, then proceeded to the the aforementioned students in a deadly experiment to once again revive the madmen of Antarctica vs. The World!
Dr. Z's first show.

29th Lecture - "Cowboys of Genius vs. the BBQ Sauce of Death"
Friday night, December 29th, 2000 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Mojo Nixon
behind the scenes snapshot by Jeannine

Set: Green Slime / Death to the Angel of Death / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Black Plague / Free Bird / M.I.L.K. / Now You're a Man / Android Woman / I Scream

When Filbert stole a can of deadly barbecue sauce from a crashed flying saucer, the C.O.G., disguised as the Cowboys of Genius, evaded the wrathful aliens... until Filbert let his guard down and was abducted!

28th Lecture - "Pinkerton For President part II"
Saturday night, November 18th, 2000 - Exoticon 3, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Shanni Sane?, Antarctica vs. The World, and Geniuses of Destruction
pictures by Chad Gould

Set: Bow 2 Me / I Scream / So Confuse / It's Morally Wrong / Black Plague / Android Woman / Brain Wrap / Bite Me / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / All I Wanna Do Is You

Last minute preparations payed off well as we rocked Exoticon and were subsequently slaughtered by the mad maniacs of Antarctica vs. the World! This show made us new friends and fans, and provided a second chance to those who missed our previous weekend's triumph...

27th Lecture - "Pinkerton For President"
Saturday night, November 11th, 2000 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Villa Diodati and Antarctica vs. The World
pictures by ? video shot by Jim Fairchild

Set: Bow 2 Me / I Scream / So Confuse / It's Morally Wrong / Black Plague / Android Woman / Brain Wrap / Bite Me / Death to the Angel of Death / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / All I Wanna Do Is You / Science Party / LoBoToMy / Now You're a Man

Pinkerton's campaign for president, announced four days after the election, necessitated a trip back in time to the year 1999 (a trick the Democrats and Republicans have not yet figured out how to do - thank C.O.G.) Biggest crowd yet, thanks to heavy promotion and good word of mouth. A great night despite many small technical hitches.


'Free Brains & Dead Bodies' CD
released November 2000


26th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. the Gutterpunks"
Monday night, August 21st, 2000 - The House of Blues (Parish Room), New Orleans, LA

Opening for the Bullies
video (fixed)

Set: Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / It's Morally Wrong

Efforts by the Consortium of Genius to rid itself of the gutterpunks landed them in hot water with both Death and the Evil One... which in turn landed Pinkerton and Pentatonic in HELL!


'C.O.G.: Dangerous Geniuses At Large!' video
released June 2000


25th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Fil-Bot"
Friday night, May 12th, 2000 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Supagroup
pictures by Steve Leblanc video shot by Jude Oliver

Set: Bow 2 Me / It's Morally Wrong / Science Party / Android Woman / March of the Skeletons / LoBoToMy / Bite Me / I Scream / Death to the Angel of Death / Now You're a Man / Green Slime

An almost flawless performance by Filbert left Pinkerton & Pentatonic scratching their heads... until it was revealed that Filbert had substituted an android in his place and stayed at the lab to play Dungeons and Dragons and watch Star Trek! We took care of that little problem with the transporter...

24th Lecture - "The Miseducation of Filbert Snodgrass 2"
Thursday night, January 6th, 2000 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Retox and Overtone
video shot by Jeannine Flores & Steve Leblanc

Set: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / All I Wanna Do Is You / Free Bird / So Confuse / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Green Slime / Black Plague / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Bite Me / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Filbert's Solo (Filbert vs. Yngwie Flattstein) / Science Party

A large, appreciative crowd (over 100 people on a Thursday night) left a strong impression on both the newbies and the club staff! Even Sean Yseult, bassist for White Zombie, was impressed but proved resistant to Filbert's attempts to ask her out.

23rd Lecture - "The Miseducation of Filbert Snodgrass"
Saturday night, November 13th, 1999 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Bill Dykes and friends (Music & Comedy Night)
'Bow 2 Me' concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: Bow 2 Me / Android Woman / All I Wanna Do Is You / Free Bird / So Confuse / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Green Slime / Black Plague / I Scream / M.I.L.K. / Bite Me / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Filbert's Solo (Filbert vs. Yngwie Flattstein) / Science Party

Best show yet... our musical science comedy steamrolled the standup comedy!
Unbelievably good performaces and a night to remember.


Special Appearance
Sunday night, October 31st, 1999
Gallier Hall
Dark Cotillion Goth Party, New Orleans, LA
Song: Bite Me
Brief appearance following Igor Kitty was intended to annoy goth people and promote our show on the 13th. Strangely, several goths didn't get it at first and enjoyed the music... until they caught the lyrics!



22nd Lecture - "First Annual Filbert Snodgrass Celebrity Marathon Telethon"
Sunday night, September 5th, 1999 - The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

MDA Benefit
video shot by Greg and Jude Oliver

Set: Brain Wrap / LoBoToMy / Bow 2 Me / Death to the Angel of Death / Android Woman / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Lovekill / Science Party / Bite Me

Short, tight set, extended unexpectedly by two songs... and we got on the news!

21st Lecture - "First Annual Filbert Snodgrass Celebrity Marathon Telethon"
Saturday night, July 10th, 1999 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Bozo Porno Circus
pictures by Bonnie and Steve Leblanc

Set: Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Science Party / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / It's Morally Wrong / Free Bird / Brain Wrap / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Death to the Angel of Death / LoBoToMy / Green Slime

Poor quality mix by the club staff failed to ruin a fun time for all as we took on Zarglar one more time...

'C.O.G. Infomercial II' video
released June 1999

20th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. the Wrath of Zarglar"
Saturday night, May 29th, 1999 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: The Disco Bombs
pictures by Amy Enyart, video shot by Jeannine Flores and Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Bow 2 Me / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Science Party / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / Bite Me / It's Morally Wrong / Free Bird / Brain Wrap / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Death to the Angel of Death / LoBoToMy / Green Slime

Our plans to take over the world were very nearly thwarted by Zarglar, an alien irritant from the Galactic League of Ultimate Evil, who intended to take over the C.O.G.! Lucky for us the Juice-O-Tron was handy... Mixed by Mike Martin.

19th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. Igor Kitty"
Friday night, May 14th, 1999 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Falling Janus
no photos, video shot by Jeannine Flores.

Set: Amok (Drumbot w' Igor Kitty), Bow 2 Me / M.I.L.K. / March of the Skeletons / LoBoToMy / Brain Wrap / Science Party / Bite Me / It's Morally Wrong / Death to the Angel of Death / Black Plague

A one night conquest of the evil world of Goth. Also, Igor Kitty's best attempt yet to destroy the C.O.G.! And Drumbot's audition for Igor Kitty. Mixed by Mike Martin.

18th Lecture - "In Search of... Dr. Wissenschaft"
Friday night, March 12th, 1999 - Movie Pitchers, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Angel Dust
no photos
Full concert video shot by Chris Enyart

Set: Dance or Die / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / M.I.L.K. / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Science Party / Green Slime / LoBoToMy / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Die Barney Die / Rabbid

Mobster Dr. A Pentatonic shoots his way onto the scene, dispensing with Dr. Wissenschaft, and then, trying to kill Dr. Pinkerton and take over the C.O.G.! Incredible, flawless show... premiere of Dr. A. Pentatonic

17th Lecture
Friday night, October 2nd, 1998 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Igor Kitty
photos, video

Set: Science Party / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Brain Wrap / All I Wanna Do Is You

Potentially strong show mangled by the sudden unexpected absence of Dr. Wissenschaft. Also featured an early unexpected appearance by Dr. A. Pentatonic! Dr. Wissenschaft's last show.

16th Lecture - "The World's Largest Guitar"
Thursday night, September 3rd, 1998 - DragonCon, Atlanta, GA

With: Six Demon Bag, Godhead
pictures by Jeannine Floresfixed video

Set: Science Party / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Free Bird / Brain Wrap / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Green Slime / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Die Barney Die

Dr. Pinkerton attempts to create the loudest sound in the universe by crashing an alien spaceship into the World's Largest Guitar, constructed in orbit around Saturn. Excellent show delivered to an understandably dazed and confused Atlanta audience.

15th Lecture - "The World's Largest Guitar"
Thursday night, August 20th, 1998 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Willem McCormick Band
no photos
Full concert video shot by Lewis D'Aubin

Set: Science Party / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Free Bird / Brain Wrap / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Green Slime / M.I.L.K. / LoBoToMy / It's Morally Wrong / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

New songs, new video projector, new script. Though cut short by one song, this was probably the best lecture delivered to date by the C.O.G.

14th Lecture - "C.O.G. vs. New Orleans Worst Film Festival"
Saturday night, May 23th, 1998 - New Orleans Worst Film Festival, New Orleans, LA

photos, no video

Set: Science Party / All I Wanna Do Is You / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Brain Wrap / Green Slime / Death to the Angel of Death / LoBoToMy / Die Barney Die

Special appearances by the Consortium of Genius made this year's Worst Film Festival a day to remember. A custom script provided many hilarious moments as Dr. Pinkerton and the Consortium continued to distrupt the festival with horrible experiments and music. This show was our test bed for future appearances on larger stages.

13th Lecture
Friday night, March 20th, 1998 - Movie Pitchers

Opening act: Igor Kitty
no photos, no video (thank Gawd!)

Set: Science Party / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You (full version) / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

Numerous technical problems caused show, which began extrememly late, to lurch to a halt several times. In the end, though, many in the crowd said it was their favorite show, probably due to many special new bits including the return of Dr. Smerlington, who engaged in a tense Kung Fu battle with Filbert Snodgrass for bass supremacy!

12th Lecture - "Spice-World Must Be Destroyed!"
Saturday night, February 7th, 1998 - Checkpoint Charlie's, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Lunch
photos, no video

Set: Science Party / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You (full version) / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Rabbid

A very good night, begun by destroying Spice World! Great crowd response, especially for songs about death and destruction! Ended night by destroying Jason's keyboard stand!

11th Lecture
Friday night, December 5th, 1997 - Checkpoint Charlie's, New Orleans, LA

Opening acts: Converts, Igor Kitty
photos?, no video

Set: Science Party / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You (full version) / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / Green Slime / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Rabbid

Problems early on when the video computer was plugged into a plug miswired for 240V! Despite lack of video, a strong night, with great performances all around, and good crowd response, particularly to the new material. Set it and forget it mix, contributing to feedback problems. We lost money due to computer damage and parking tickets, but in the end, nobody seemed to mind.

10th Lecture
Friday night, October 17th, 1997 - The Audubon Tavern, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Igor Kitty
pictures by Amy, no video

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / Lovekill / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons

Krazy night. Power problems early on, followed by problems with the club personnel later - the club's fey, German D.J. attempted to drown out our music, then halted the show - Filbert responded by kicking in the bastard's door! Nevertheless, we made more profit than at any previous show.

9th Lecture
Tuesday night, September 9th, 1997 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Fiend
pictures by ?

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / Lovekill / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Rabbid

Even better performance than last time. It rained outside while we reigned inside. Even smaller crowd than last time. Mixed by Spike. First attempt to split the audio output feeds to main mixer into rhythm/synth-samples. As a consequence, samples were mixed in too low.

8th Lecture
Wednesday night, August 20th, 1997 - Jimmy's Music Club

Opening act: Six Demon Bag
photos by ?
'Krazed Archer' concert video shot by Alfred Richard

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Black Plague / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Rabbid

Very strong performances by all involved, well received by small but appreciative crowd. Show mixed by Spike. CD finally available.

7th Lecture
Friday night, July 18th, 1997 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Hovercraft (Eddie Vedder's wife's band!)
photos? no video

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

Strong performance opening for a national act. Filbert Snodgrass's first show. Mixed by Spike. Stickers finally available.

6th Lecture
Tuesday night, June 3rd, 1997 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Fiend
pictures by ?

Set: LoveKill / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death / Rabbid

Lots of technical problems marred a potentially good night. Mixed by Spike. Dr. Smerlington's last show.

5th Lecture
Tuesday night, May 13th, 1997 - Jimmy's Music Club, New Orleans, LA

Opening act: Kwazi Moto
pictures by Amy, two (fixed) camera video footage.

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / All I Wanna Do Is You / So Confuse / Krazed Archer / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

First show on a club stage, played to a large, mesmerized crowd. Mixed by Mike Martin.

'C.O.G. Infomercial' video
released April 1997


4th Lecture
Saturday night, December 21st, 1996 - Daiquiri Island, Chalmette, LA

Opening for Shudderpulp
pictures by Jude, no video

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

Video camera was plugged into a bad outlet so no video. Show was well received despite the questionable venue! Mixed by Mike Martin.

3rd Lecture
Friday night, November 8th, 1996 - Crystal Plantation, Metairie, LA

Opening acts: Lunch, Kwazi Moto
no photos
Full concert video shot by Jeannine Flores

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

Let into the venue real late, setup during Lunch and Kwazi Moto. Power failure during "Dance or Die." Small crowd but well received performance. Videotape came out really well. Show mixed by Mike Martin.

2nd Lecture
Saturday night, November 2nd, 1996 - Checkpoint Charlie's

Opening act: Kwazi Moto
photos?, no video

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / Hey You / Brain Wrap / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons / Death to the Angel of Death

Forgot to press record to videotape show. Can't believe we fit all that onto that little stage! Drumbot's first performance. Red stage light almost caught on fire. Dancing around pool table to "Brain Wrap." Strong, positive audience reaction to C.O.G. Show mixed by Mike Martin.

1st Lecture - "Enter - the C.O.G.!"
Saturday night, June 29th, 1996 - New Orleans Science Fiction & Fantasy Festival 1996, New Orleans, LA

Opening for Garaj Mahal
photos? (There were photos snapped by somebody), video? (I remember somebody was taping parts of it)

Set: Ode on a Mass Spectrometer / LoveKill / Dance or Die / Hey You / Krazed Archer / Free Bird / LoBoToMy / March of the Skeletons

No tape to videotape show; photos available? "Where's Lewis?!!?" Numerous technical glitches. "Damn you, Bill Gates!" Entire show served off Amiga 3000, running Cakewalk 3 on 25Mhz 386sx bridgeboard. Drumbot AWOL, just barely not ready in time.

'Songs of Violence & Stupidity' cassette
released September 1993