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The Nerd Music Meltdown features interviews with the top acts and personalities in video game music, nerdcore, chiptune, and geek rock. Host extraordinaire Kent Ward picks the minds of these fine guests and plays some great tunes to bring you into the magical world of nerd music.

Presented by Ongaku Overdrive.

Nerd Music Meltdown Kent Ward

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The Nerd Music Meltdown features interviews with the top acts and personalities in video game music, nerdcore, chiptune, and geek rock. Host extraordinaire Kent Ward picks the minds of these fine guests and plays some great tunes to bring you into the magical world of nerd music.

Presented by Ongaku Overdrive.

    NMM #90: MAGFest 2022 Event Recap!

    NMM #90: MAGFest 2022 Event Recap!

    Happy New Year! Kent started things off strong with a trip to Super MAGFest. What was this year's event like? Kent brought on MAG performers Tiggs and Dom Palombi (of Game Night) to talk about the whole weekend and favorite moments.
    Follow Tiggs: vrmaxfield.com
    Follow Dom Palombi: www.dompalombimusic.com
    See Virtua Ongaku 12 on January 29th on twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.
    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 48 min
    NMM #89: "Mr. MAGFest" Inverse Phase

    NMM #89: "Mr. MAGFest" Inverse Phase

    Once upon a time, MAGFest was owned and ran by the guy who would become chiptune legend Inverse Phase. We talk about what MAGFest was like back in the day, how the festival inspired Inverse Phase to publish music seriously, meeting Trent Reznor, the bassy farts of the Sega Genesis soundchip, de-making Pretty Hate Machine and Guilty Gear in 8-bit, and much more.
    You can check out Inverse Phase at inversephase.com and inversephase.bandcamp.com. He also owns and operates the Bloop Museum in Baltimore, MD. Inverse Phase will be performing at Super MAGFest in January and we'll be there too! You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.
    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr
    NMM #88: Jewel Maiden

    NMM #88: Jewel Maiden

    Jewel Maiden is a video game remixer, DJ, and cosplayer from Canada who has been breaking out with virtual performances on shows likes MAGWest and Bonus Stage.  We about all that plus her love for Mega Man and Inti Creates, which veteran VGM producer motivated her to get stared, her take on the rise of women in our community, and more!
    Get more of Jewel Maiden at jewelmaiden.carrd.co and youtube.com/jewelmaidenart. Check out the Virtua Ongaku Holiday Special this Saturday on twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 46 min
    NMM #87: Ian Martyn of The Travelers

    NMM #87: Ian Martyn of The Travelers

    Ian Martyn performs in the video game European-style folk band The Travelers and has a bunch of his own solo music outside of that.  Ian is a master of many instruments and we discuss that, plus LOTS of RPG talk, how virtual shows benefit solo acts like Ian, and the upcoming virtual shows he has coming up.

    Get more of Ian Martyn at ianmartyn.com and ianmartyn.bandcamp.com. Check out the Virtua Ongaku Holiday Special on twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 54 min
    NMM #86: The Belmont Tapes with Shubzilla and Bill Beats

    NMM #86: The Belmont Tapes with Shubzilla and Bill Beats

    The morning sun has vanquished the horrible night because Shubzilla and Bill Beats of NOIR GRIME are back on the show to talk about their next album, The Belmont Tapes! This of course leads to a lot of Castlevania conspiracy chat. We also discuss touring tips, their Beat Battle tournament, and what they are planning for 2022.
    Support The Belmont Tapes on Indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shubzilla-x-bill-beats-the-belmont-tapes. Get more of NOIR GRIME on noirgrime.com and see them on noirgrime.tv. You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 59 min
    NMM #85: Kirby's Dream Band and Brew Game Plus

    NMM #85: Kirby's Dream Band and Brew Game Plus

    Get ready for some PINK ROCK because we got Ian Luckey from Kirby's Dream Band to talk about the upcoming Brew Game Plus 3 video game music festival in Orange County, California and what to expect. Plus we talk about about Ian's love for Kirby games and how that led to Kirby's Dream Band, Sora in Smash, Metroid Dread, MAGFest memories, what's next for KDB, and Ian's new music project!

    Get more Kirby's Dream Band at kirbysdreamband.bandcamp.com. Brew Game Plus 3 takes place on Saturday, October 16th at Aztec Brewery in Vista, CA. Get your tickets at brewgameplusvgm3.brownpapertickets.com. You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 42 min

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