Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Updated 1 p.m. Tuesday: Best Buy just called Riverfront Times to inform us that Wednesday and Saturday's Nintendo event has moved from its South County store to its Brentwood location. The article below reflects the change. Los Angeles plays host this week to the biggest video game trade show of t ... More >>
We hope you enjoyed that extra day of rest as much as we did. Besides, you're going to need it if you intend on spending an entire day basking in local sounds with us this weekend. The RFT Music Showcase 2013 is this Saturday -- get the exhaustive coverage of all the nominees and come see 50 of the ... More >>
Mario is a versatile video game character. In his long career in the digital world, Mario raced go-karts, fought adversaries in hand-to-hand combat and even got kidnapped to teach kids about geography. Yet Nintendo's plumber extraordinaire may have inadvertently been a trailblazer in the realm of v ... More >>
The Ghostfaced Pixels Mixtape
This isn't quite music-related, per se, but since Nintendo music is a big part of this blog, I'm going to roll with it. This charming link made the rounds last night: A man proposed to his girlfriend by programming "Lisa, will you marry me?" in gold coins within a level of the old SNES game Super Ma ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Here's a pairing you might not have expected: Magnolia Summer remixed by the RAC. The song totally sounds like the type of dreamcloud music found in an 8-bit Nintendo game. Like the Super Mario Brothers sky worlds or Zelda's prairie moments when Link is wandering around stabbing bad guys.MP3: Magnol ... More >>
How yesterday's games spawned today's best-sellers.
A breathtaking journey through space revives Super Mario.
It's five great games for $60 -- shoot first and ask questions later.
Metroid Prime 3 is the best you can get for the Wii.
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged.
The Wii's Big Brain Academy makes summer school cool.
8 p.m. Monday, July 16. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Week of February 22, 2007
Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever.
Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.
8 p.m. Sunday, September 3. The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue).
Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun.
The five biggest attention-getters at E3.
Sunday, May 28, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Can Nintendo really make you smarter?
Saturday, April, 1 at 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind . . . yawn.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is guilty of being bizarre fun.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
B-Sides talks wardrobe with Roxy Epoxy, gets the lowdown on Jason Ringenberg's farmer alter ego and goes down swinging with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz
The Nintendo Fusion Tour brings a pixilated party to the Pageant
Support li'l entrepreneurs this Sunday at the Magic House's annual Kids' Flea Market
DC Comics taps a locally based artist to helm a new series
Shattering records and eardrums at the Autosound Challenge