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Chicago Still Getting ‘Stronger Every Day’

Chicago is anything but an ordinary rock and roll band. Though often associated with softer style acts such as REO Speedwagon, Air Supply, and Orleans, in reality, the Midwestern outfit, formed more than 50 years ago in Illinois’ most populous city, is much more complex than that. While most traditional classic rock bands boast an […]

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Free Music From The Greatest Japanese Video Game Composers!

IMPORTED is the brainchild of the top Japanese Gaming composers including Dr. COVA from the Sonic series and Yu Shimoda from the Mega Man franchise.

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Valentine’s Day 2015 Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. It feels like January just blew by! We’re here to hopefully ease the pain of trying to figure out what to get your significant other this Valentine’s Day by highlighting a few deals that might not be on your radar from Samsung, TYLT, Misfit and Royal Flush Alum: PJ McQuade.

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Fantasia: Music Evolved Review

Since the very beginning of music games, players have wanted to take control of the music in rhythm games rather than just playing along side of it. Games like DJ Hero and Rock Band provide very minimum control and stuff like Wii Music feel more like noise toys than an actual game.  Harmonix and Disney […]

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Echosmith “Acoustic Dreams”

As we all know by now, these California siblings can rock!  Wait….you didn’t already know that?  “Cool Kids” by the band is being played on almost every radio station out there.  It’s one of the few genre bending tunes that can be rocked on the Top 40 Stations just as easily as it is on […]

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Zumba Fitness Core – First Impressions

I am simply fascinated by the fitness gaming revolution. I can remember getting my cardio while playing Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) in the arcade. Eventually bought my own pad and brought the cardio workout home. But, naturally, finding time to workout while having a full-time career and family is hard. You’re always either tired or […]

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Rock Band Blitz Review

It seems like only yesterday Rock Band changed the way we viewed music games. No longer were they a solo exercise of challenge and an ever continuing struggle for the next higher score. The music game became something social, to be enjoyed with friends at a party. Today, music rhythm games have lost their relevance, […]

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CMJ 2012: Artist Line-Up Announcement party

It’s about that time again folks! CMJ Music Marathon isn’t for another month but it’s definitely a time to get excited. Since the radio is dominated by pop music, it’s become hard to discover new bands or artists. Some would simply suggest a music recommendation service like Pandora or Spotify radio but it’s never really […]

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Modest Law’s PAX East’er Weekend Round Up!

 So PAX East’er weekend as come and gone and while you were out macking on chocolate eggs and jelly beans, I was out being awesome! (And by awesome, I mean nearly crippling myself with the amount of walking and driving I did this week) Through the rest of the week I‘ll go into greater detail […]

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Three Days Grace Makes it’s Debut in Next Week’s Rock Band Weekly DLC Update

I’m trying my hardest to get back into the swing of things since I’ve been lurking in the shadows for a while. What better way to get started again than with the Rock Band weekly DLC updates. So let’s get started!

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Rocksmith – New way to rock or just a repeat roll?

Let me start off by saying that  I am not a musician. Nor have I ever dreamed of being one. As a matter of fact, in school I purposely stayed away from music classes as much as I could. The thought of playing an instrument just brought on a severe case of boredom. I have always […]

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CMJ 2011: The Wombats Rock Webster Hall

It’s been a while since I have become utterly obsessed with a foreign import. “Muse” has set my live concert bar fairly high but after catching “The Wombats” play Bowery Ballroom, I knew I was in love! (Sorry, hun if you happen to be reading this!)