Festival Preview: Rockage 3.0 in San Jose, February 7-9

Now in its third year, Rockage will be once again taking over downtown San Jose for a weekend in February. This year, it's rocking some roomier digs — the three-day celebration of gaming and rock 'n' roll has graduated to the Student Union at San Jose State. This year's lineup brings back favorites like Gnarboots, The Albert Square and Curious Quail, alongside a couple of first-timers. This year's lineup has more of a focus on strict chiptune than in years past, featuring major names within the chip community like Danimal Cannon and Bit Brigade. Games are yet to be confirmed, [...]

Mini-Playlist: 5 Local Acts to See at Rockage

Going to Rockage2.0? Of course you are. (You are, right?). While it’s mostly a celebration of video-game-geekery in all its glory, Rockage also serves as a sneaky way to introduce those who came to game to some badass local bands as well. If you’re heading down south next weekend, here are the Bay Area bands you need to see. FRIDAY, 2/8/13 Curious Quail, San Jose: Personally, we can’t think of a more appropriate band to play such an event. Curious Quail build their sound off of a dreamy foundation of bleeps, bloops and other electronic noises. They’ll be appearing as [...]

Rockage2.0 brings indie music and retro gaming to San Jose, 2/8 – 2/10/13

Rockage is coming! Rockage is coming! Silicon Valley's celebration of indie music and retro gaming will return to downtown San Jose in early February, this time sporting some slick changes. This year's event will span three days, with performances from chiptune champions Minibosses, Bit Brigade, Matthew Joseph Payne, Crashfaster, and more music that hearkens back to the era of bleeps and bloops. This year's competitions will include Mario Kart, Smash Bros. and Guitar Hero, and food trucks will be on hand for refueling. No need for quarters -- everything's on free play. Sunday is kid's day, presented by Fun Fun [...]

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