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Nerd Music Meltdown

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.

Latest Episodes

NMM #55: Tokyo Elvis

Tokyo Elvis is may be one of the greatest performer names ever, and he also makes cute and catchy vocaloid tracks and video game remixes. We talk to the Orlando-based producer about his origins, linking up with DJ Cutman and Gamechops, Animal Crossing, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, how vocaloid software works, and our various run-ins over the years. Get more Tokyo Elvis at tokyoelvis.bandcamp.com. Want to get these episodes sooner? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

43 MIN2 d ago
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NMM #55: Tokyo Elvis

NMM #54: Skyblew

Skyblew is an underdog in the world of nerdcore hiphop, but with his latest album Destined: The Realization and many other strong releases, his talent can no longer be denied. Kent talks to Skyblew about evolving as an artist, Skyblew's dedication to create, 90s cartoons, Avatar, thoughts on virtual concerts, the current situation with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, and much more. Get more Skyblew at skyblew1.bandcamp.com! Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

50 MIN2 w ago
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NMM #54: Skyblew

NMM #53: Professor Shyguy and Virtua Ongaku

After many years, Professor Shyguy is back on the show to talk about his time during the pandemic, new music (including a K.K. Slider take on some classics), streaming, virtual concerts, whether or not MAGFest will happen, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and more! Get more Professor Shyguy at professorshyguy.website. Professor Shyguy will be performing on Virtua Ongaku on June 27th with past show guests Jackson Parodi, Lauren the Flute, and Marc with a C. See it live at twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

46 MINJUN 16
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NMM #53: Professor Shyguy and Virtua Ongaku

NMM #52: The Runaway Four and Virtual VGM Fest

Our first international guest is on Nerd Music Meltdown! Hailing from Vancouver, British Colombia, we have Josh Pendlebury, who plays guitar for The Runaway Four and runs Bonus Stage Van and the Virtual VGM Fest! The Runaway Four's take on video game melodies is progressive synth-rock based on themes instead of a specific game or series. We talk about how that came to be, the Vancouver nerd scene, other Canadian VGM acts, and putting on virtual concerts with Bonus Stage. The next Virtual VGM Fest will take place on Saturday, June 13th on Twitch. Get more of The Runaway Four at therunawayfour.com. Follow Bonus Stage for the Virtual VGM Fest at twitch.tv/BonusStageVan. Want to support Nerd Music Meltdown and get future episodes before anyone else? Subscribe atpatreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

60 MINJUN 2
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NMM #52: The Runaway Four and Virtual VGM Fest

NMM #51: Travis Vengroff aka Careless

To kick off the next fifty episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown, Kent brought on an old friend who has been very busy! Travis Vengroff is known to our community as Careless from Careless Juja and previously Random Encounter, but he has also launched the Liberty Deception graphic novel series, multiple audio dramas and musicals, and a plethora of other entertainment. We talk about everything Travis has been up to, including the recently released Those Who Fight album, the next Careless Juja album, the upcoming second volume of Liberty Deception (releases Wednesday!), how producing music independently helped him with his other endeavors, and so much more. Travis even has advice for aspiring content creators! You can listen to Careless Juja at carelessjuja.bandcamp.com and find all of Travis' work at travisvengroff.com. Want to support Nerd Music Meltdown and get future episodes before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

51 MINMAY 19
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NMM #51: Travis Vengroff aka Careless

NMM #50: Mariachi Entertainment System

Can you believe we made it to FIFTY episodes of our Nerd Music Meltdown podcast? We did it and we celebrate and have a special guest: the founder of Mariachi Entertainment System, David Ortiz. MES is the brainchild of David and a collective of longtime Texas-based mariachi players with a mission to take mariachi to the masses by combining it with beloved video game music to create some incredible arrangements. We talk about that, playing at MAGFest with David Wise, Mega Man, Final Fantasy VII, and David's thoughts on Cinco de Mayo. Before that, Kent kicks off by reminiscing about this podcast and what it's accomplished, and gives thoughts on current events with COVID-19 and how it's going to change events once it's okay to go to them, including what's going on with Ongaku Overdrive. Get more Mariachi Entertainment System at mariachimes.com. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

58 MINMAY 5
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NMM #50: Mariachi Entertainment System

NMM #49: Aethernaut

Chiptune violinist Aethernaut got Kent's attention big time at this year's Super MAGFest, and now Aethernaut is on the Nerd Music Meltdown! We talk about playing violin since the age of five(!), making his MAGFest main stage debut this year, how he fell in love with chiptune, how his custom electric violin came to be, the Denver chiptune scene, Sega Master System, and studying Computer Science online while we stay at home. Get more Aethernaut at aethernaut.bandcamp.com. Want to get episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive! "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob. The photo is by Bradley Peace.

46 MINAPR 21
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NMM #49: Aethernaut

NMM #48: GR3YS0N

While we stay at home, GR3YS0N (fka NyteXing) comes on Nerd Music Meltdown with his "Gamer not a Gangster" mentality to share his approach to hip hop and fandom based raps. Plus, we cover his relationship with nerdcore acts such as Richie Branson, getting more recognition this past year, and plenty of hot takes on X-Men, Capcom fighters, Batman, and his favorite comic book super hero Nightwing. Check out GR3YS0N's music at gr3ys0n.bandcamp.com. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

52 MINAPR 7
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NMM #48: GR3YS0N

NMM #47: LEX's Alter Ego

It has been a wild month for human civilization, but that will not stop new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown from coming out! We have LEX the Lexicon Artist back on the show and she has a new album coming out. Alter Ego is the second full-length album from LEX and it drops March 31st. We talk about that, how she has evolved as a musician, touring with mc chris, Schaffer the Darklord, and Super Smack (with some interesting stories), and what do expect from LEX after Alter Ego drops. Kent and LEX also dissect Mob Psycho 100, which is an amazing show! Before all that, Kent takes talks about the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted the nerd music community. Hopefully, we can all pull through. You can get more of LEX at thelexiconartist.com. Like this show and want to get new episodes before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

63 MINMAR 24
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NMM #47: LEX's Alter Ego

NMM #46: Creative Mind Frame - The Nerdcore Ninja

Nerdcore's resident Ninja Warrior Creative Mind Frame is back! CMF will be performing at Super Bitfest this weekend in Texas and he also has Dirty 30s and Game Genie coming out. We talk about all of that, his intense Ninja Warrior training and whether or not Fresh Prince is the greatest rapper of all time. Get more Creative Mind Frame at creativemindfra.me. Check out Super Bitfest at superbitfest.com. Want to get episode of Nerd Music Meltdown sooner? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive!

50 MINMAR 10
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NMM #46: Creative Mind Frame - The Nerdcore Ninja

Latest Episodes

NMM #55: Tokyo Elvis

Tokyo Elvis is may be one of the greatest performer names ever, and he also makes cute and catchy vocaloid tracks and video game remixes. We talk to the Orlando-based producer about his origins, linking up with DJ Cutman and Gamechops, Animal Crossing, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, how vocaloid software works, and our various run-ins over the years. Get more Tokyo Elvis at tokyoelvis.bandcamp.com. Want to get these episodes sooner? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

43 MIN2 d ago
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NMM #55: Tokyo Elvis

NMM #54: Skyblew

Skyblew is an underdog in the world of nerdcore hiphop, but with his latest album Destined: The Realization and many other strong releases, his talent can no longer be denied. Kent talks to Skyblew about evolving as an artist, Skyblew's dedication to create, 90s cartoons, Avatar, thoughts on virtual concerts, the current situation with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, and much more. Get more Skyblew at skyblew1.bandcamp.com! Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

50 MIN2 w ago
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NMM #54: Skyblew

NMM #53: Professor Shyguy and Virtua Ongaku

After many years, Professor Shyguy is back on the show to talk about his time during the pandemic, new music (including a K.K. Slider take on some classics), streaming, virtual concerts, whether or not MAGFest will happen, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and more! Get more Professor Shyguy at professorshyguy.website. Professor Shyguy will be performing on Virtua Ongaku on June 27th with past show guests Jackson Parodi, Lauren the Flute, and Marc with a C. See it live at twitch.tv/ongakuoverdrive. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

46 MINJUN 16
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NMM #53: Professor Shyguy and Virtua Ongaku

NMM #52: The Runaway Four and Virtual VGM Fest

Our first international guest is on Nerd Music Meltdown! Hailing from Vancouver, British Colombia, we have Josh Pendlebury, who plays guitar for The Runaway Four and runs Bonus Stage Van and the Virtual VGM Fest! The Runaway Four's take on video game melodies is progressive synth-rock based on themes instead of a specific game or series. We talk about how that came to be, the Vancouver nerd scene, other Canadian VGM acts, and putting on virtual concerts with Bonus Stage. The next Virtual VGM Fest will take place on Saturday, June 13th on Twitch. Get more of The Runaway Four at therunawayfour.com. Follow Bonus Stage for the Virtual VGM Fest at twitch.tv/BonusStageVan. Want to support Nerd Music Meltdown and get future episodes before anyone else? Subscribe atpatreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

60 MINJUN 2
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NMM #52: The Runaway Four and Virtual VGM Fest

NMM #51: Travis Vengroff aka Careless

To kick off the next fifty episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown, Kent brought on an old friend who has been very busy! Travis Vengroff is known to our community as Careless from Careless Juja and previously Random Encounter, but he has also launched the Liberty Deception graphic novel series, multiple audio dramas and musicals, and a plethora of other entertainment. We talk about everything Travis has been up to, including the recently released Those Who Fight album, the next Careless Juja album, the upcoming second volume of Liberty Deception (releases Wednesday!), how producing music independently helped him with his other endeavors, and so much more. Travis even has advice for aspiring content creators! You can listen to Careless Juja at carelessjuja.bandcamp.com and find all of Travis' work at travisvengroff.com. Want to support Nerd Music Meltdown and get future episodes before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

51 MINMAY 19
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NMM #51: Travis Vengroff aka Careless

NMM #50: Mariachi Entertainment System

Can you believe we made it to FIFTY episodes of our Nerd Music Meltdown podcast? We did it and we celebrate and have a special guest: the founder of Mariachi Entertainment System, David Ortiz. MES is the brainchild of David and a collective of longtime Texas-based mariachi players with a mission to take mariachi to the masses by combining it with beloved video game music to create some incredible arrangements. We talk about that, playing at MAGFest with David Wise, Mega Man, Final Fantasy VII, and David's thoughts on Cinco de Mayo. Before that, Kent kicks off by reminiscing about this podcast and what it's accomplished, and gives thoughts on current events with COVID-19 and how it's going to change events once it's okay to go to them, including what's going on with Ongaku Overdrive. Get more Mariachi Entertainment System at mariachimes.com. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

58 MINMAY 5
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NMM #50: Mariachi Entertainment System

NMM #49: Aethernaut

Chiptune violinist Aethernaut got Kent's attention big time at this year's Super MAGFest, and now Aethernaut is on the Nerd Music Meltdown! We talk about playing violin since the age of five(!), making his MAGFest main stage debut this year, how he fell in love with chiptune, how his custom electric violin came to be, the Denver chiptune scene, Sega Master System, and studying Computer Science online while we stay at home. Get more Aethernaut at aethernaut.bandcamp.com. Want to get episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive! "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob. The photo is by Bradley Peace.

46 MINAPR 21
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NMM #49: Aethernaut

NMM #48: GR3YS0N

While we stay at home, GR3YS0N (fka NyteXing) comes on Nerd Music Meltdown with his "Gamer not a Gangster" mentality to share his approach to hip hop and fandom based raps. Plus, we cover his relationship with nerdcore acts such as Richie Branson, getting more recognition this past year, and plenty of hot takes on X-Men, Capcom fighters, Batman, and his favorite comic book super hero Nightwing. Check out GR3YS0N's music at gr3ys0n.bandcamp.com. Want to get new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown before anyone else? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

52 MINAPR 7
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NMM #48: GR3YS0N

NMM #47: LEX's Alter Ego

It has been a wild month for human civilization, but that will not stop new episodes of Nerd Music Meltdown from coming out! We have LEX the Lexicon Artist back on the show and she has a new album coming out. Alter Ego is the second full-length album from LEX and it drops March 31st. We talk about that, how she has evolved as a musician, touring with mc chris, Schaffer the Darklord, and Super Smack (with some interesting stories), and what do expect from LEX after Alter Ego drops. Kent and LEX also dissect Mob Psycho 100, which is an amazing show! Before all that, Kent takes talks about the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted the nerd music community. Hopefully, we can all pull through. You can get more of LEX at thelexiconartist.com. Like this show and want to get new episodes before anyone else? Subscribe on patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive. "The Meltdown" theme by RoboRob

63 MINMAR 24
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NMM #47: LEX's Alter Ego

NMM #46: Creative Mind Frame - The Nerdcore Ninja

Nerdcore's resident Ninja Warrior Creative Mind Frame is back! CMF will be performing at Super Bitfest this weekend in Texas and he also has Dirty 30s and Game Genie coming out. We talk about all of that, his intense Ninja Warrior training and whether or not Fresh Prince is the greatest rapper of all time. Get more Creative Mind Frame at creativemindfra.me. Check out Super Bitfest at superbitfest.com. Want to get episode of Nerd Music Meltdown sooner? Subscribe at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive!

50 MINMAR 10
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NMM #46: Creative Mind Frame - The Nerdcore Ninja
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