100 episodes

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 #120: Resorting to VGM Con with Theology and Vaughn Rowles

    NMM #120: Resorting to VGM Con with Theology and Vaughn Rowles

    We're all taking off for the Sunshine Resort at VGM Con! Taking place April 19th-22nd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, VGM Con celebrate video games and music with live performance, panels, and more!
    We have Vaughn Rowles of VGM Con and The Bards Quartet along with Theology to talk about the VGM Con experience, what performers and events to look out for, and more. They will even be streaming the Warp Stage schedule on twitch.tv/vgmcon.

    Find out more about VGM Con at vgmcon.org. Follow Theology at linktr.ee/theologymusic. Fallow Vaughn's band, The Bards Quartet, at twitter.com/bardsquartet. 
    Follow host Kent Ward at linktr.ee/greatkentward. You can support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 56 min
    NMM #119: Mason Lieberman's Tournament Arc

    NMM #119: Mason Lieberman's Tournament Arc

    We have video game and animation composer, musician, and audio producer Mason Lieberman on Nerd Music Meltdown! His credits include PUBG Mobile, One Piece, Made in Abyss, Soundfall, Apex Legends Mobile, RWBY, and more.
    We talk about his start through Rooster Teeth and their shutdown, how VGM musicians can break into the game industry, GDC, how he manages his crazy schedule, and his video game band Tournament Arc. They just released their self-titled debut album and performed at Super MAGFest.

    You can follow Mason Lieberman at masonlieberman.com and twitter.com/MasonLieberman. Check out Tournament Arc at tournamentarc.bandcamp.com. Follow host Kent Ward at linktr.ee/greatkentward. You can support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 2 min
    NMM #118: SXSW and Nerdcore Dayz with NOIR GRIME and DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N.

    NMM #118: SXSW and Nerdcore Dayz with NOIR GRIME and DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N.

    SXSW is coming up in Austin, Texas this March and nerdcore will be repped very hard during the festivities with the official SXSW Nerdcore Showcase on March 16th, as well as the Nerdcore Dayz festival March 13th to 15th.

    We have Shubzilla, Bill Beats, and DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N. to break it all down and why these events are significant in our community. Some folks like Billy Mitchell also get dragged and we discuss why rapping over vocals is BAD.

    Follow Shubzilla at linktr.ee/shubzilla. Follow Bill Beats at linktr.ee/billbeats. Follow DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N. and Nerdcore Dayz at linktr.ee/nerdcoredayz  Follow host Kent Ward at linktr.ee/greatkentward. You can support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 10 min
    NMM #117: MAGFest Prime Recap with Stemage, Katy Scary, and Jimmy from Abandon Quest

    NMM #117: MAGFest Prime Recap with Stemage, Katy Scary, and Jimmy from Abandon Quest

    Super MAGFest Prime was 4+ days straight of video games, music, partying, and friends. Kent actually worked for the event and has MAGFest performers Stemage (Metroid Metal), Katy Scary (Klaymore), and Jimmy Granger (Abandon Quest) on to talk about the weekend, favorite moments, getting dance pads and a Mother Brain robot on stage, and more.

    We also talk about what we want to see at MAGFest next year and what's good for 2024!

    Follow Stemage at stemagemusic.com and his band Metroid Metal at metroidmetal.bandcamp.com. Follow Katy Scary at linktr.ee/katyscary and her band Klaymore at klaymore.bandcamp.com. Follow Jimmy's band Abandon Quest at youtube.com/@AbandonQuest.
    Learn more about MAGFest at magfest.org and follow them on youtube.com/magfest. Kent Ward runs Ongaku Overdrive and you can follow them on linktr.ee/ongakuoverdrive and visit ongakuoverdrive.com. You can also follow Kent at linktr.ee/greatkentward. Support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive!

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 23 min
    NMM #116: Super MAGFest 2024 preview with 88bit and Dom Palombi

    NMM #116: Super MAGFest 2024 preview with 88bit and Dom Palombi

    Happy 2024! We are kicking off the year strong. Super MAGFest 2024 is NEXT WEEK. There are a lot of new acts performing on main stage for the first time, including 88bit and Dom Palombi.
    We have both on to talk about their road to MAGFest, what they have planned for the weekend, how they have kept success on Twitch, Dom Palombi's upcoming album, and everyone's plans for 2024.
    Follow 88bit at linkpop.com/88bit and twitch.tv/robkovacs. Follow Dom Palombi at bio.link/dompalombimusic and twitch.tv/DomPalombiMusic. You can learn more about MAGFest at magfest.org and see the main stage concerts at twitch.tv/magfest_concerts. 
    Follow host Kent Ward at linktr.ee/greatkentward. You can support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    Get tickets to Mega Ran's "Black Materia Live" at Conduit in Winter Park, FL on January 25th at https://ongakuoverdrive.com/blackmateria

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 3 min
    NMM #115: GameGrooves Strikes Back

    NMM #115: GameGrooves Strikes Back

    Last episode of the year! GameGrooves has been cookin' in 2023 and have even more to look forward to in 2024. We have the found of GameGrooves, Allen Brasch, on to talk about how GameGrooves operates these days and the challeneges of running a video game music netlabel. Also, what are we doing at Super MAGFest 2024? Find out all that and more!

    You can follow Game Grooves at gamegrooves.com and gamegrooves.bandcamp.com. 
    Follow host Kent Ward at linktr.ee/greatkentward. You can support also our podcast at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.

    Get tickets to Mega Ran's "Black Materia Live" at Conduit in Winter Park, FL on January 25th at https://ongakuoverdrive.com/blackmateria

    "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

    • 1 hr 15 min

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