Concert Shots: The Protomen

Last time The Protomen performed in Chicago, they were accompanied by a myriad of other fantastic performers. It was a phenomenal show, but giving them the headlining set really gives them the opportunity to shine. This past April 7th, they had the opportunity to do just that. Bringing the audience through Acts One and Two of their dystopian Megaman-based rock opera story, and even tantalizing the audience with a preview of some Act Three work, it was hard for any member of that audience to contain their excitement. Below are some choice shots of their performance as they "fought" alongside their Chicago army. An army that had help from as far as Ireland, thanks to fan James that traveled overseas to see them, and even get a shot with Murphy Weller!

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Concert Shots: Skyfox, MC Lars, The Protomen, I Fight Dragons

Live, from the Metro in Chicago, it's a cornucopia of nerdcore bands pumping out their best! Wrapping up their tour, The Protomen and I Fight Dragons brought with them Skyfox and MC Lars to dish out the best nerd-music show that Chicago has had in a good while. Filling up the venue, they failed to disappoint as Skyfox captured new hearts and minds, MC Lars entertained, The Protomen battled for freedom, and I Fight Dragons, well...fought dragons! While it was a show that's best experienced by being there in person, I've got some shots that capture at least a fraction of the energy that these guys were pumping through Chicago's veins. [gallery link="file"]

Concert Shots: Distant Worlds 25th Anniversary Show

The first Final Fantasy game was released on December 18th, 1987. Coming up soon is the 25th anniversary of that first title that spun up one of the world's most vast series of games, and so what better of a celebration than to have Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy put on a show in celebration of that? Complete with newly edited video footage, as well as some new tracks (including a huge battle theme montage), the 25th Anniversary show put on by the Distant Worlds crew did not disappoint. Below are just a few select shots from the show, showcasing the performance; of course, they're no match for being there in person, so be sure to get some tickets to one of their upcoming shows! [gallery]

Concert Shots: Zelda Symphony

Not too long ago, the currently touring Zelda Symphony brought its grand scores, moving sounds, and nostalgic moments to the Chicago Theatre. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses filled up the theatre, bringing together fans of all ages to see the performance of a lifetime, with the orchestra putting on a spectacular show to accompany the video projected onto the large screen behind them. Definitely a moving performance, and well worth the ticket price! [gallery link="file"]

[Concert Shots] Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, Rehearsal!

Game Music 4 All was given a rare privilege not too long ago-- on the day of June 25th, I took up my invitation to shoot none other than the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy rehearsal, just a day before their latest Chicago show took place. Below are some shots from the rehearsal. The crew combined with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra make for one charismatic bunch! [gallery order="ASC" orderby="ID"]

We have a winner for the Video Games Live Contest!

The Video Games Live contest has ended, and the winner is none other than Anthony Barnes. Congratulations! We'll be in touch with you to get you some more information on claiming your two tickets.

To the rest of you who entered, don't feel too bad-- there are still plenty of tickets for Video Games Live performances in Chicago, and a myriad of other areas. You can see a full list of them here!