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Review: Steampunk at the Players' Ring

Since they began gaining mass popularity in the '80s, the antique copper laser-guns, cog-studded corsets and alternate electronic empires of the steampunk genre have been buzzing the cultural circuitry ever more.
Metallic myths
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 01, 2010
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Br1ght Pr1mate step up their game, boy

Br1ght Pr1mate aren't sure what you're going to think of them. (And you'll have your chance when they come to the Middle East this Saturday.)
Monkey shines
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 03, 2010
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Bleep the faith

If you were young and had brain space to spare in 1985, those vacant folds were likely soon flooded with the vast audial ephemera of the Nintendo era.
The Boston8Bit collective put their chips on the table
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 08, 2010
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Bit players

What do you get when you cross NYU music-technology majors just out of their teens, vintage Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy gear, traditional rock-and-roll instruments, a mysterious, robot-building fellow named José with half a middle finger
Anamanaguchi are a shock to the systems
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 05, 2009
SXSW Day 1: Old scenesters, young whips and Nintendo power.

SXSW Day 1: Old scenesters, young whips and Nintendo power.



Austin's a fucking meh-ess this morning: the asphalt's all sticky with spilled Shiner Bock; Red Bull cans are stubbed out like butts all over the place; and the gutters are alive with the sound of psyched grackles pecking up dew-damp pizza crusts. One thing that's not all over the streets: people. For a few scant hours each morning, South-by makes a ghost town out of Austin--albeit one with plenty of trash cans. It's a little stretch of calm between big boozy storm systems--and last night's was a doozy.


By Michael Brodeur  |  March 19, 2009