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#Concerts

MAGFest
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

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Final Symphony brings Final Fantasy to London in 2013

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 will take place i...

 
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Catch East meets West concert stream on November 24

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, featuring a wide mi...

 
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany

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 along with Next ...

 
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Game composers are descending on Boston for VGO concert

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 to the stage a...

 
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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

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Shatter OST concert to get live stream and recording

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, that the venue...

 
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New dates: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

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 later and loved it...

 
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Final Fantasy 25th anniversary: PAX event, new concert

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 will go down in T...

 
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Final Symphony, a Final Fantasy concert not to miss

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 Studios. This group i...

 
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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

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Hear Shatter's awesome soundtrack performed live

[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 soundtrack rele...

 
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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

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Final Fantasy XI anniversary concert tickets now on sale

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 the program to th...

 
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Video Games Live will be in LA during the week of E3

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 aforementioned co...

 
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Zelda Williams to emcee the Zelda Symphony concert at E3

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 concert is com...

 
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BlipFest 2012 tickets now on sale

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 passes on sale n...

 
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Video Games Live concert coming to small towns

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 nice to hear that...

 
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM

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 them, and they per...

 
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MAGFest: Nobuo Uematsu reflects on the event

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's band, the Ear...

 
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Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses dates and details

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, The Legend of Z...

 
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Check out Anamanguchi on Oct 30 with 8bitSF

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 will it include...

 
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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

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THE ZELDA CONCERT IS TONIGHT!

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 GLORIOUS! I will be at...

 
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Hideo concert will be in southern California in November

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 who jammed for...

 
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Streaming NieR concert announced for later this month

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 classic game franchi...

 
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Catch Square Enix's live SQ music event on Ustream

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-profile company ...

 

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Nekrosys

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Alienation is a fun time, yall

 
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I forgot how fucking awesome DJ Hero I still cant quite 5 star all the songs on Expert in the first game, but I always preferred the

 
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Anyone still playing Guitar Hero Live out there? Is there anyway to get leaderboards to load Take a good 10-15 seconds on each song to see them for me on

 
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