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Dates Announced for Minibosses 2012 Bay Area Tour

Calling all Bay Area residents, the Minibosses are comin’ at you fast this June! With a broad range of instrumental covers of 8-bit NES songs, the Minibosses will rip into your soul with hard-hitting video game metal. The Minibosses will embark on what they call a mini-tour this June, travelling through various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area with their instruments in tow — dates and locations have just been announced.

OverClocked ReMix’s Pilotwings: Take Flight Released Today

OverClocked ReMix has just released its thirty-fourth arrangement album in tribute to Nintendo’s game series Pilotwings and the original score produced by various composers involved throughout the series such as Soyo Oka, Dan Hess, and Asuka Ito.The album itself features tracks from Indianapolis-based arranger Drew “halc” Wheeler and Insert Rupee.

Submit Your Work for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Music Tribute

Chun-Li’s killer thighs. Finally performing your first super combo. Quarter-circle forward, punch. Whether you’re a fan of Street Fighter or not, there’s no denying how influential this series has been in all of our lives. To kick off the commemoration of one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Capcom is opening up submissions to showcase fan music all year long. Details inside.

Blip Festival 2012 in New York City Presented by 8bitpeoples

We’ve just received word about Blip Festival 2012, taking place in NYC on Friday, May 25 – 27. Presented by VGM collective/record label 8bitpeoples, Blip Festival 2012 promises an explosive round-up of the world’s chipmusic talent, with top-notch performances by Burnkit2600, Danimal Cannon, CHiKA, Graffiti Monsters, Pulselooper, Wizwars, and many more.

Pre-order Disasterpeace’s Original Soundtrack FEZ Now

San Francisco composer Disasterpeace, also known as Rich Vreeland, really knows how to spend his time creating something absolutely delightful. Along with the exciting release of the multiple award-winning indie platformer FEZ just this week alone, Disasterpeace’s original soundtrack of the same name is also scheduled to be available this Friday, April 20th.

Joshua Morse’s Waveform 3 To Be Released

On April 24th, Nashville-based composer Joshua Morse will be releasing his third album in what may be considered a series of FM-based music with Waveform 3. For fans, Morse is also offering a special incentive for ‘liking’ his Facebook page. If the page reaches over 700 likes, Morse will be releasing the album for free.

Shnabubula Releases NES Jams, Brains Melt

A lot of people around the community know the name of Shnabubula. His virtuosic piano skills coupled with his talent for chiptunes have been explored in the past, as in his Free Play and Game Genie albums, respectively. Now the two come together in what has been called, “face melting in its finest form,” by Metroid Metal, and other compliments that are probably too vulgar and/or obscene to mention here. Suffice it to say, NES Jams is probably the best album Shnabubula has released so far, and it’ll probably only get better from here.

The VS Tour w/ Mega Ran, Willie Evans Jr, Adam WarRock, & DJ DN³

Mega Ran and his cohorts are hitting the road… and your face! In his most recent musical stint, the Capcom-licensed rapper will be embarking on the VS Tour throughout the United States. With big names like Adam WarRock, Willie Evans Jr., and DJ DN³ on deck, we guarantee that you’ll be shuffling to what could possibly be one of the best live performances of the year. While the tour is scheduled for this coming Spring, Mega Ran has started a funding campaign with the same name to help raise money for support.