Knight of the Round are a video game music band that delivers crushing metal renditions of Final Fantasy songs. It’s been a few years but I was able to catch up with Justin (guitar) and Adam (bass). Before their main event performance at MAGFest, we talked about their latest album, War of the Triad. We also dive into MAGFest memories, influential bands, black metal recording production standards, solo music projects, and a whole lot more. This interview was a great way to kick off 2019. Enjoy.
Mega Ran is one of the most prolific rappers in the realm of chip hop. Let’s not forget to mention that he is a record holder in the Guinness Book of Records too. I talk with the teacher, rapper, hero about a myriad of topics. We dive into anime, comic books, pro wrestling, the Nerdy People of Color Collective, and the upcoming collaborative Lit Hop album with MC Lars. Rock this in the background, folks. It’s a great interview.
Ming Chen is a prolific podcaster and is one of the cast from AMC’s Comic Book Men. We sit down and talk about comics, video game music, GI Joe, podcasting and much more. Enjoy this fun conversation with one of the nicest people you will ever run into.
For the first time ever, I travelled out of state to go to a convention. What convention, you ask? MAGFest, which is short for Music and Gaming, is held in Maryland. Since I was on vacation, I went to fully enjoy what the event had to offer. This is more of a story instead of a full on review. Sure, there are some review aspects here but it’s still a story. Did MAGFest live up to be what it was hyped out to be or did it suck? Read on to find out.
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The sprint for Spring is intense. 11 events for this week alone. Seriously, everyone and Grandma Jones is having an event this week. So many choices to peruse. Go forth and geek out.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.
GR8bit Live is an annual Video Game Music (VGM) concert which serves as a fundraiser to purchase board game and video game equipment for the local children’s hospital. All of the proceeds from the event went towards the hospital. For the first two years, the event was held at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids. Last year, a convention was centered around the concert and held at DeVos Hall. GR8bit Live IV returned back to being a concert for this year. This time around, it was a 2 day concert event with activities attached.
GR8bit Live is a Video Game Music concert series and fundraiser to secure gaming equipment for the local children’s hospital. Learn more about this awesome event.
Meet the laid back VGM band, The World Is Square. We talk about Square Enix, favorite gaming moments, influences, the new album and upcoming games to look forward to.
Chicago’s own VGM band that features a keytar and a violin thrown into the mix, was at GR8bit Live 3. We talk about video games and music in this casual interview. Learn about each of the band mates.