Games have been good to me. I've been playing games, in one form or another, since before I started school. Board games, card games, video games, you name it, I love them all. In the grand scheme of pop-cultural pursuits, I consider games to be the equal of any other medium you care to name. To me, ... More >>
Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational progra ... More >>
Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>
Updated: More photos of the 1Up have been added to the end of this post. Photo: Jon SolomonAbout a year ago, Jourdan Adler started a quest to collect vintage games. Now he's got close to thirty original uprights, from Galaga to Pacman to Donkey Kong, and they're all from 1985 and earl ... More >>
As you may or may not be aware there is an entire scene of people demaking popular songs into 8-bit blips and bloops. While chiptunes, in general, have always attracted the most circuit-minded of musicians, the demakes themselves are a genre all their own. As the Tron clip above demonstrates, they ... More >>
I've been thinking a lot about the way that my tastes and interests outside of music influence my musical taste. The most recent example is my fascination with horror movies over the past year, which has caused me to start listening to a number of movie scores, a practice I once disdained as pointl ... More >>
"What? No talking cats?" The annual Denvention has landed in Denver, and Jason Sheehan is there. Click here to read his first report from the science fiction convention. Many years ago -- long before I had this gig, long before I even really had a career to call my own -- I gave some thought to b ... More >>
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.
Conor Oberst sees the world through Bright Eyes.
Atari aficionado Rick Trotter finally faces reality: His beloved has joined the ranks of the eight-track and the Betamax.
Man or Astro-man? announces plans for world domination.