Read the quote below to get a better idea of what Mint Potion is all about. As long as Jake 'virt' Kaufman is releasing new music I am elated. The fact that he grabs a crew of other talented musicians and gets the funk out. Well I am all on board. Check out their website mintpotion.com to find, hear, see more.
Yup, one week away from a huge all star night of video game inspired music. So for those who are not up to speed or need some more info, or persuading to come on out, here is the rundown. June 15th at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA there is going to be an epic night of video game rock, jazz, hip hop, and chiptunes! We call it West Coast Wigout 2!
It's a full night dedicated to some of the best in video game inspired music!
Who's playing? Check out this list!
A_Rival (San Francisco, CA) – rivalrivalrival.bandcamp.com
The Megas (Los Angeles, CA) – themegas.com
Random AKA Mega Ran W/ K-Murdock (Phoenix, AZ) – megaran.com
WizWars (Los Angeles, CA) – myspace.com/wizwars
EvilWezil (Los Angeles, CA) – myspace.com/evilwezil
Tanuki Suit Riot (Los Angeles, CA) – tanukisuitriot.com
Quarter Circle Jab (Fresno, CA) - myspace.com/qtrcirclejab
You might recognize A_Rival better as OCReMix artist AE who remixed the classic SF2 title music as Clamato Fever in SF2THDR. Well guess what, he raps about video games too, and you better believe his raps are as epic as his remixes!
If you read GM4A then you already know who The Megas and Random AKA Mega Ran are. If you don't know though, I think their names give enough of a hint at what they are all about. The Megas tell a tale of a man, a mega man, in rock n roll fashion. While Mega Ran on the other hand raps from multiple perspectives and about every gaming topic under the sun and then some!
EvilWezil and Wizwars are two amazing chiptune artists who perform not with a guitar, or vocals, but armed only with their respective Gameboys to rock things chiptune style.
Finally the last block of awesomeness is the amazing VG jazz group Tanuki Suit Riot who jams out to everything from Zelda, to Mega Man X, to F-Zero. Last but not least is Quarter Circle Jab, who have been around for years but are gaining much more notoriety thanks to their debut release kickbutt.exe (free download). Yup, that album includes some more great SF2 music, as well as other great games like Final Fantasy and Earthbound.
So this will definitely be some night to remember!
The event will take place at Gallery Nucleus. Doors open at 6PM, and show goes until midnight! We will have everything for video game fans and music lovers alike. Nerdcore, Chiptunes, VG Cover bands, and then some! Come on out after E3 to see how video games have influenced art and music over the last twenty five years.
We will be hearing from amazing acts such as the one and only mega man rock band The Megas, chip hop extraordinaire A_Rival, amazing underground rapper and nerdcore champion Random AKA Mega Ran. We can't forget the amazing chiptune stylings of Los Angeles artists Wizwars and EvilWezil. Also for the classier folks in attendance we have the incredible video game jazz of Tanuki Suit Riot.
All this great music in one night, not to mention free giveaways courtesy of the great folks over at Capcom!
You can order tickets for the awesome price of $10 right now via this gallery nucleus page, and hurry up because tickets are limited and the day of the show tickets go up to $15!
I am very happy to announce volume 1 in a series of 5 song "mixtapes" from GM4A. The series is called Hey! Listen! and asks you to do just that! The goal of these mixtapes is to introduce you to bands, musicians, and artists who you may have never discovered otherwise. These are amazing folks who deserve recognition and I hope to help them out with that the best I can from this humble corner of the internet. Each volume will include five bands as well as an up and coming artist providing the cover art. Our first collection includes songs from seal of quality, Chiptots, Lumine Hall, Alex Atchley, and Tanuki Suit Riot, and the amazing cover is brought to us by Sasha Palacio.
In RAR file | In ZIP file
Track listing and artwork:
1. seal of quality - woodman + bubbleman
2. Lumine Hall - Take My Heart, Take My Hand
3. Chiptots - Galleno
4. Alex Atchley - Escape Pod
5. Tanuki Suit Riot - Mega Man Master Spark Mandrill
About the artwork:
The woman on the cover is named Haiku, Sasha gives this story about her
"Haiku's Story: Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Haiku is a High School senior, gamer, anime fan, and artist. Her Father is a wealthy art collector and once famous Artist himself before his stroke. Her Mother is a beautiful Poet and had named Haiku after the beautiful Japanese form of poetry. Haiku's name held beauty, strength, and deep meaning. Haiku does have a deeper meaning, little does she know, she's the reincarnation of the famous High Priestess that guards the gates to Heaven."
Thank you to everyone who downloads this album, I hope it gets you to find out more about these fantastic musicians and our amazing album cover artist. Thanks to my friends who gave me feedback on the album. Thanks to Alex Atchley for hosting the album on Hotdog Storm. And of course thanks to everyone who contributed to this first mixtape, and look out for volume 2 coming soon!