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  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Nintendocore Pioneers Minibosses now 
Rocking for Good Times' Sake

    Where would Minibosses be without Samus Aran and Jimmy Page? On the day of its release in 1987, pre-teen Aaron Burke picked up Metroid, an action game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that debuted Aran, a daring bounty hunter in space. A longtime science fiction/space fan, Burke fell hard for M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2013

    Anamanaguchi: "Chiptune Isn't Really A Genre, It's A Medium"

    Remember in high school when mom pawned all your old video games 'cuz you never played them anymore? Then, as soon as you got to college and first felt homesick, you ended up buying a used SNES and had to start your cartridge collection from scratch? Thanks a lot, mom. Brooklyn's Anamanaguchi have ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Digital Summer Drummer Ben Anderson Plays Contra on Drums

    ​Local success story Digital Summer has a lot of fans around the Valley and nationwide after touring with hard rock draws like Sevendust, Saliva, and Drowning Pool. I'm not one of those fans; the band plays the kind of crunchy, nu-metal drives me up a wall. But like I said, a lot of people like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    If Video Game Characters Became Rock Stars...

    Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.​Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Concert Review: Neon Indian at the Rhythm Room

    Alan Palomo's lo-fi project Neon Indian played to a well-sized Sunday night crowd at the Rhythm Room last nightWhat do you do when you create a lo-fi masterpiece -- a meticulous side-project that builds on your already impressive resumé as an electronic music mastermind? Get some friends to tour wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Top 5 Saturday Morning Cartoon / Breakfast Cereal Pairings

    Z-Trip, Murs and Supernatural said it best: "On Saturday mornings I used to like to get a big, fat bowl of cereal and watch cartoons." Well guess what gang, so do we. But we're sophisticated adults which means we can afford to make sure we have the right cereal for the occasion. Just in time for Sat ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Big on Japan

    Maja gives anime and gaming a good rap

  • Home Entertainment

    February 9, 2006

    X-Man Reunited

    There's nothing rusty about Mega Man X's old-school 'bots

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Eight-Bit Symphonies

    Who's responsible for the best music of the 1980s? Nintendo. Who's finally discovering it? Everyone

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    This Game Bites

    The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    On Porpoise

    More poppin', less rockin'

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Shoot 'em Up

    Tabb takes aim at new video games

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Game Boys

    The Minibosses show us why dorks rock