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Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star celebrates 25 years with a symphony


Sega will honor the series with the Sympathy concert
Mar 16
Looks like Sega is back to being awesome again. On March 30th they will be holding a very special one night symphonic tribute to the Phantasy Star series, promising special guests and music pieces from nearly all major Phanta... read
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Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda concert returning to San Francisco


Symphony Of The Goddesses back on June 10
Mar 07
"The Legend of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses" tour will be making a return to San Francisco on June 10, 2013. The concert came through last year, and this time around fans will get to hear new material covering more music ... read
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The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls: Headed to a symphony hall near you?


Jeremy Soule’s music from Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim
Jan 31
With all the videogame music concerts going around these days, have you ever thought about an entire concert dedicated to The Elder Scrolls? Well, composer Jeremy Soule has that very dream, and has begun a social media campai... read
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MAGFest 11

MAGFest: Day three with virt, Yuzo Koshiro, and A_Rival


So much great music, so little time!
Jan 06
As previously mentioned, the Saturday's schedule at MAGFest was incredibly compact. There were tons of great acts scheduled as well as several impromptu performances that turned out to be some of the best of the show. As alwa... read
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MAGFest 2013

MAGFest: Night one is over, you should be here


Random, OneUps, Metroid Metal, The Megas
Jan 04
Destructoid is here at MAGFest. Are you? We had a blast today listening to the amazing rap stylings of Random (AKA Mega Ran), who impressed us with a freestyle session based on items that members of the audience held up. The ... read
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And the music is just one of them!
MAGFest is hands down my favorite event of the year. The music and gaming festival not only features an endless buffet of both these things, it also has a lot more on offer as it grows each and every year. We've already menti... read feature

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Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013


Final concert in Thomas Böcker's "Symphonic" series
Nov 26
Final Symphony, the latest and last grand Final Fantasy concert in German producer Thomas Böcker's critically acclaimed series, has received a second show date. Two weeks after the premiere in Germany, the second stop wi... read
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Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24


Legend of Zelda, Turrican, Unlimited SaGa and Journey on radio
Nov 21
The WDR Radio Orchestra performed the newest concert from producer Thomas Böcker and his team at Merregnon Studios on just last week on November 16. Being in attendance, I can tell you it was a truly fantastic show, feat... read
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany


To health and game music, prost!
Oct 28
You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a... read
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Game composers are descending on Boston for VGO concert


Sep 20
If you're been to PAX or Anime Boston, you might know a thing or two about the Video Game Orchestra (VGO). Based in Boston, the orchestra performs exclusive arrangements from videogames and anime, and they're set to take... read
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[Update: Contest over! Winner of the FFXI concert tickets is MistaAytch!] This year marks the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and to celebrate, Square Enix is hosting a tribute concert this weekend in Berkeley, CA! This... read feature

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Shatter OST concert to get live stream and recording


Sep 12
We reported last month that composer Jeramiah "module" Ross was performing his music from Shatter, one of the best soundtracks of all time, live in front of an audience later in September. We didn't know at the time, however,... read
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New dates: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses


Sep 05
You need to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. First, Chad saw Godessess and even reviewed it. This year, Tony saw it and raved about it, and then Jayson and I attended in San Diego a few months lat... read
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Final Fantasy 25th anniversary: PAX event, new concert


Aug 17
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, and the company has a couple of special events planned for this year that you should know about. The official Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event wi... read
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Final Symphony, a Final Fantasy concert not to miss


Aug 12
If you've attended or heard recordings of Symphonic Shades, Symphonic Fantasies, Symphonic Legends, or Symphonic Odysseys, then you're already familiar with the work of producer Thomas Boecker and his team at Merregnon Studio... read
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I've been to a lot of game music concerts over the years: Dear Friends, More Friends, Distant Worlds, Video Games Live, PLAY!, and more. I think it's great that we're seeing music from this popular medium getting this kind of... read feature

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Hear Shatter's awesome soundtrack performed live


Aug 08
[Update: the event is being held at a place called San Francisco Bath House in New Zealand, not our beloved San Francisco, California]A fan of the Shatter soundtrack? If not, you should be. It was easily one of the best ... read
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When Chad Concelmo wrote his impressions of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony last October, I felt a mix of elation and disappointment -- elation because the music of the venerable Zelda franchise deserved a night... read feature

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Final Fantasy XI anniversary concert tickets now on sale


Jun 02
Can you believe Final Fantasy XI has been around for ten years? Square Enix celebrated the occasion with a special orchestral concert in Japan that saw a DVD release earlier this year, and now they're surprisingly bringing th... read
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Video Games Live will be in LA during the week of E3


May 30
Not to be ousted by The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess stopping in Los Angeles during E3, Video Games Live will also be in LA for the the convention. In fact, it'll be the same night at the exact same time as the af... read
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Zelda Williams to emcee the Zelda Symphony concert at E3


May 30
I hope you guys haven't forgotten about The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, the year-long US tour that celebrates the music of the Zelda series. If you have forgotten, don't fret! Consult the schedule and see if the... read
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BlipFest 2012 tickets now on sale


Apr 18
Blip Festival, the annual chiptune celebration of awesome, is going down from May 25 to May 27 in New York City this year. The concert will be taking place at the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan, with three-day and single-day p... read
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Video Games Live concert coming to small towns


Mar 20
Game music concert series Video Games Live says that they're going "off the grid" to bring their orchestral performances to smaller towns starting this week. They've done the big city thing for about a decade now, but it's ni... read
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM


Jan 11
MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met the... read
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MAGFest: Nobuo Uematsu reflects on the event


Jan 10
I think Dale pretty much summed it up regarding MAGFest X which wrapped up yesterday: it was definitely the best yet, and neither of us want to wait for next year.  The highlight was Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu'... read
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Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses dates and details


Jan 05
We had a blast at Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony back in October (you can read Chad's full report here), but it's 2012 and we're now looking forward to Nintendo's next musical tribute to the series, ... read
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Check out Anamanguchi on Oct 30 with 8bitSF


Oct 26
Do you want to spend some time this Halloween weekend rocking out to some great chiptune music in the Bay Area? This upcoming Sunday, on October 30, 8bitSF will present an awesome concert at Slim's in San Francisco. Not only ... read
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This past Friday night, I had the distinct pleasure of attending The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony at the beautiful Pantages Theater in Hollywood. To say I was looking forward to it is a vast understatement. I am ... read feature

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THE ZELDA CONCERT IS TONIGHT!


Oct 21
You see the above image? That is a picture from the historic Pantages Theater in Hollywood, home of the 25th Anniversary Legend of Zelda concert that is happening tonight. Look at those banners. LOOK AT THEM! THEY ARE GLORIOU... read
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Hideo concert will be in southern California in November


Oct 14
If you'll be in or around San Luis Obispo, California on November 5th, why not check out Hideo at the Christopher Cohan Center? If you remember all the way back to about a year a ago, you'll notice that this is the same crew... read
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Streaming NieR concert announced for later this month


Oct 05
Maybe you had trouble waking up at 4:00 AM to catch Square Enix's streaming SQ Party LEVEL1 concert that took place last week.  I managed to tune in along with 3,000 others to hear remixes from across Square Enix's class... read
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Catch Square Enix's live SQ music event on Ustream


Sep 26
Small game music concerts are becoming all the rage in Japan these days as there's seemingly one taking place every few weeks.  While fans abroad can sometimes catch smaller events live on Ustream, it's rare for a high-p... read






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