A Band of Gamers
Gamers who love music. Stay current with gaming and discover new music. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging best mates who love keeping up with the latest trends and platforms, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending great records.

A Band of Gamers shares their approach to managing console hard drive space, which PS2 games they want on the PS4, what they're playing, movie theater etiquette and a fresh tune from Milwaukee's Faux Fiction.

Contents

Icebreaker // What is your favorite science fiction movie?

0:03:25 Gaming // ABOG shares how they manage their console hard drive space. Shane recently bought a second PS4 so the conversation is timely for him. They then hit up the popular Twitter hashtag #ps2ps4 and share the games they'd like to play again on their PS4's - Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, SSX, SSX Tricky, Super Bust-A-Move, TimeSplitters 2, Mister Mosquito, Katamari Damacy, Downhill Domination, Test Drive Unlimited, Bully, Raw Danger! and God Hand

0:14:40 Playing // Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Vita), Little Big Planet PS Vita, Jetpack Joyride (Vita), Run Sackboy! Run! (Vita), The Crew (PS4), and Rogue Legacy (Vita), Karl's brand new XBOX One, XBOX One Game Sharing, tales from Saturday night Star Wars Battlefront community gaming session, Halo 5: Guardians, Rock Zombie (XBOX One), Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX One), Disney Infinity 3.0 Force Awakens Play Set

0:36:45 Star Wars: The Force Awakens // A brief conversation about the experience seeing the latest Star Wars film in the theater and movie theater popcorn munching etiquette. Spoiler free - listen with confidence.

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Karl's football team has him down and perhaps they won't make his favorites of the year list and Shane is waiting for a price cut on a Christmas tree. The guys converse about end of the year lists, multiplayer games they'd like to play on the newest consoles, what they're playing and listening to and then close it out with a Transformers inspired tune from Blitskald.

Contents

Icebreaker // Real or fake Christmas tree?

0:06:45 Gaming // Tis the season for video game reviews; how do you find value in these lists and are any worth your trust? Who does ABOG put their trust in for year ending best-of lists? Killzone 3 multiplayer is missed by the ABOG community; which other games would the guys like to bring back and play on the latest gaming consoles?

0:23:15 Playing // Drawn to Death (PS4), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS4), The Crew: Wild Run (PS4), Fallout 4 (PS4), Karl's last week with a Vita? Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken and the New World Revolution soundtrack (Vita), Rocket League (PS4), Transformers: Devastation (PS4), Borderlands 2 (Steam), King's Quest (PS4)

0:49:00 Music // Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots,  Frank Sinatra, Garbage "Bleed Like Me", Santana, David Bowie "Blackstar"

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ABOG shares their holiday traditions which may or may not include a hippopotamus, spinning Abbey Road while decorating the tree, Die Hard and knoblauchbrot. They also share a holiday gift guide for gamers with a new PS4 or XBOX One under the tree and go in depth on all the happenings from the PlayStation Experience event. 

Icebreaker // What is your favorite holiday song or album?

0:05:30 Gaming // Holiday gift guide for gamer's with a new XBOX One or PlayStation 4 under the tree, thoughts and reactions to Sony's PlayStation Experience event and all the pertinent announcements

1:05:45 Music // When is it appropriate to start listening to Christmas music? ABOG holiday traditions including the albums they listen to when decorating the tree, Frankfurt Christmas Market, Die Hard, Jingle All The Way, prepping for their favorites of the year show and more.

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The guys lean on Tony Hawk for most of the important decisions in episode 83 except pizza. He helps them with gaming glitches, which new system Joel's brother-in-law should buy, how to use a rubber band to earn a platinum trophy and if the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can save his horrible game.

Icebreaker // What is your favorite pizza place and what style of pizza do you prefer?

0:07:45 Gaming // Game crashing glitches and bugs, which new system should Joel's brother-in-law buy?

0:26:30 Playing // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians, Karl's rubber band trick in Rocket League, Shadow Complex (XBOX 360), Fallout 4 (PS4), Castle Crashers (Steam), patched Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4), The Crew (PS4)

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Keep those old fashioned flat screens bolted to the wall because it's snowing outside, ABOG has their parents' records cranked and the top 10 favorite snow sports games are heating up the plasma. Afterward they toss around red and green swords in their review of Star Wars Battlefront.

Icebreaker // Which records did you borrow from your parents collection and spin as a kid?

0:08:15 Gaming // Joel needs a new TV so the guys give him advice on what's important in a gaming set-up, top 10 favorite snow sports games

0:26:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Gears of War 3 and Judgement added to XBOX One, Fallout 4 (PS4), Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:31:10 Review // Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)

0:49:50 Listening // Black Sabbath Paranoid from Vinyl Me Please, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine

Tangential discussions // Shane will eventually watch Star Wars but not until the original theatrical releases are available

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It's the time of year when the Green Bay Packers bum and the sickness hits.

Icebreaker // What bums you out?

0:06:50 New Hotness // Autumn drop of blockbuster games, XBOX One's new dash and backwards compatibility, EA Access

0:19:20 Playing // Fallout 4 (PS4), Rocket League (PS4), Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Kameo: Elements of Power (XBOX One)

0:47:50 Music // Johnny Marr Adrenalin Baby, My Baby live

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The guys are joined by two friends to battle off sleep 16 hours into the Extra Life 24 hour gaming marathon by recording this podcast episode. And making each other laugh.

Icebreaker // If you could own one arcade cabinet or pinball table which would it be?

0:05:55 Extra Life 2015 // Rocket League tournament results

0:11:00 Playing // Halo 5: Guardians (XBOX One), Hearthstone, MLB 15: The Show (Vita), NHL 16 (PS4), Bloodborne (PS4), Zen Pinball 2 (PS4), Towerfall Ascension (PS4), Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4), Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Madden NFL 16 (PS4), Octodad (PS4), Surgeon Simulator (PS4)

And plenty of the usual tangential conversations.

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Shane and Karl battle through colds to bring you another episode of ABOG. In between coughing they chat about gaming news, what they've been playing and then Karl talks about a recent chance he had to see his all-time favorite drummer. 

Icebreaker // What is the most unusual job you've ever had?

0:05:25 News // PlayStation Paris Games Week Conference impressions (Gran Turismo Sport, Detroit, No Man's Sky, Dreams, new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, Robinson: The Journey, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood), Rocket League drops a puck on the ice? Rock Band 4 reviewed by the dev (from Ben Kuchera's article on Polygon), Batman: Arkham Knight Steam refunds, PlayStation Plus freebies for November, EA Access

0:36:05 Playing // Tales from the Borderlands,  Battleborn (PS4) beta, Broken Age (Vita), Super Meat Boy, Rocket League, Destiny (PS4), Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4), PlayStation 1 classics on the Vita, Capcom Classics Collection, Driveclub Bikes (PS4)

1:14:00 Music // Karl attends Sunshine of Your Love - concert celebrating the life and music of Jack Bruce and gets to see his favorite drummer of all time.

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Fantasy Factory rides on two wheels into Joel's and Shane's mugs and out pours much video game discussion (and rainbows).

Icebreaker // Do you believe in ghosts?

0:05:00 News // Square Enix remaking more than just Final Fantasy VII, Sony cuts PlayStation 4 price in UK and Australia, Halo 5 Guardians (2LP) Soundtrack Vinyl Edition

0:18:20 Playing // Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4), MLB 15: The Show (Vita), tangential discussion on the current fate of the PlaySation Vita, Trials Fusion (Awesome Level Max clones the Fantasy Factory artwork), Bridge Constructor (XBOX One), Guns Gore & Cannoli (XBOX One), Sunset Overdrive (XBOX One), Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked

1:08:45 Music // Vinyl Me Please exclusive release of Blessed Feathers There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow

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Shane and Karl welcome Critters and Ghoulies into their House to bust some Decepti-chops and to chat about the latest in video game news, what they're playing and a review of Transformers: Devastation.

News // Nintendo shipping dev units for their next console? Star Wars Battlefront season pass announced and it's pricey, Witcher 3 gets a big patch, Friday the 13th kickstarter, PS4 price drop. 

Playing // Dark Souls 3 stress test, Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-cars dlc, Hotline Miami (Vita), Kung Fu Rabbit (Vita), Catherine (PS3), Borderlands 2 (PS4)

Review // Transformers: Devastation

Extra Life Rocket League Tournament 11/7/2015 // Sign up details VGEvo thread // Donate to A Band of Gamers Extra Life Team

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Joel, Shane and Karl uncover an excuse for Tony Hawk 5, share their impressions of the Star Wars Battlefront beta, and talk about the video games they've been playing. Join the Three Amigos for that and much more in A Band of Gamers Podcast Ep76.

News // Spiritual successor to Burnout announced? A possible explanation for Tony Hawk 5? Far Cry goes Primal so naturally Joel dreams of a new Turok. Skipping games based on the hours required to play them.

Playing // Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (XBOX One), Rocket League (PS4), Forza Horizon 2 (XBOX One), Star Wars Battlefront beta impressions

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  • Intro by Tiny Rockets "Ghost" TinyRocketsRgo // Website

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Karl shares his experiences from EGX 2015 including hands-on with many upcoming games and PlayStation VR. Then the guys talk what they've been playing which includes a review of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5.

0:04:15 Eurogamer Expo 2015 (EGX) impressions from Karl; Star Wars Battlefront, Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2, Starfox, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Cuphead, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Need For Speed, Raging Justice (Makin Games), Gangbeasts, Nature's Zombie Apocalypse, Sky Scrappers, Kawiteros, Beam Gleam, MindFork (Zaubug), Just Shapes and Beats (Berserk Studio), PlayStation VR, beers with friends at the show

1:28:40 Playing // Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (Shane reviews the game), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Destiny: The Taken King, LEGO Dimensions, Uncharted Collection, Need For Speed Beta, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Beta

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0:07:45 Destiny The Taken King in depth impressions and discussion from an expert player, special guest and good friend, Sergio @Musikfool81

0:42:00 Playing // Destiny The Taken King, Rocket League, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Driveclub, Project Cars, Destiny Infinity 3.0 Star Wars, Rise Against The Empire Playset, Madden 16, XBOX One NFL App, Rare Replay, Gears of War Remastered

And lots of tangential gaming discussion

1:16:30 Music // Shane shares his experiences from the One Week Records Tour at The Cobalt in Vancouver and catches Walt Hamburger's cold

Shanes's pics from One Week Records Tour

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News // Tokyo Game Show announcements and updates, Uncharted Collection, Assassins Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters dlc, Gravity Rush Remastered, Gravity Rush 2, Destiny The Taken King, Revenge of the Battle Cars coming to Rocket League, Konami stopping AAA games production (kind of), Star Fox delayed until 2016, new PS4 model CUH-1200, Lego Dimensions

Playing // FIFA 16 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 demos, Rocket League new online season, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny: The Taken King, Streets of Rage 2, NHL 16

Reviews // NHL 16, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Joel and Shane play a backlog of music including new releases and what they've been listening to. Shane also shares a couple music related documentaries he's recently watched before the guys have some chit chat to close out the episode.

New releases // listening to Joey Cape Stitch Puppy, The Flatliners Division of Spoils, Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters, Slowburn The Fuse Inside, Old Earth A Wake in the Wells, Klassik Seasons

Filmage The Story of Descendents/ALLNOFX Backstage Passport

Episode 72 Setlist // all played with permission

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News // Uncharted 4 release date (PS4), Borderlands the movie, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 beta impressions, Pokemon Tournament announced (Wii U), Lawbreakers new IP, play as Iron Maiden's Eddie in Speed of Light

New Releases // Tis the season

Playing // I Am Bread (PS4), Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender (PS4/Vita), Driveclub (PS4), Flappy Goat (iOS), Goat Simulator (PS4), Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Heroes of the Storm, Rocket League, PlayStation 2 retro time

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News and New Releases // Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for PS4, Mighty No. 9 delayed, Konami employee picnic, Supersonic Fury dlc for Rocket League, PlayStation Plus price increase in parts of the world, Zombie football

Playing // Journey (PS4), Goat Simulator (PS4), Rocket League (PS4), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4), Minecraft with the boy

Review // Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)

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News and New Releases // Rocket League hits five million downloads, Where's Zelda in Nintendo's 2016 line-up? Another Hearthstone expansion, Vote To PlayStation Plus, August's PlayStation Plus games.

Playing // Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Pinball Arcade, Borderlands 2, The Witcher, Rocket League, Batman: Arkham Knight, Hearthstone

Review // Batman: Arkham Knight

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Joel and Shane sit down for a fascinating conversation with Milwaukee music producer and engineer Michael Mann of MusicMann Studios. Joel worked with Mike on his recent release Rising EP and realized during those sessions the sense of humor he has combined with his immense knowledge of music and audio would make for a great discussion on the podcast. Mike shares the three cycles of his music career and the path that got him into audio and gets technical about recording, producing, mastering, audio formats and Loudness war. He's a gamer so the guys get him to share what he's been playing lately at the end of the show.

For more information about MusicMann Studios: www.MusicMannStudios.com

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News // Sad day for gamers, Dead Island 2 development, more Borderlands, Family Guy Zen, Shenmue 3, Destiny, more E3 talk

New Releases // F1 2015, Prototype Biohazard bundle

Playing // Rocket League, Batman: Arkham Knight, Hearthstone Tavern Brawl, Borderlands

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Ice Breaker- What is your favorite Monty Python and/or Mel Brooks movie?

Side A: Music (0:04:45)

The launch of Apple Music, Eddie Van Halen Vs. David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony, The Libertines new single, Coheed and Cambria at Summerfest, Joel spends his holiday with Buffalo Gospel

Side B: Video Games (0:48:10)

Street Fighter 4 (PS4), Battlefield 4 (PS4), Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4), Beach Buggy Racing (PS4), Journey (PS4)

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Side A: Music (0:06:30)

Giraffe rides, stage diving breaks legs, legend maneuvers and quality rockers, Wizard of Waukesha, get my name off of ugly, the Les Paul retirement plan, metal for the birds, live after death a year before the 80's, get up stand up for your rights, Violent Femmes Violent Femmes, Blur Magic Whip, five or six times a C side

Side B: Video Games (0:46:10)

E3 2015 impressions (and suppressions) and what Joel and Shane are playing

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Ice Breaker- What is the closest you've come to fearing for your life?

Side A: Music (0:06:30)

Screeching Weasels Baby Fact Act 1, Red Hot Chili Peppers free live show download, John Frusciante, Walt Hamburger One Week Record, Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly, Spoon Gimmie Fiction, Faith No More Sol Invictus, Fender Telecasters

Side B: Video Games (0:51:00)

Cheeses, Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS4), reducing the number of consoles under the television and ideas for how to make PS Now better, Driveclub (PS4), Project Cars (PS4), updated video game reviews should be a thing, Grand Theft Auto V (PS4), buying sports games loyally every year, "Ha, Ha! We got NHL '92!", ladies in the next FIFA game, Far Cry 4 (PS4), Fallout 4 revealed

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Shane dusts off his glove and bat in Sony's MLB 15 The Show and Joel listens to Uek for a taste of summer in lieu of the dreadful Brewers start to the season. Take it with to the ballpark, this is your soundtrack to summer featuring the usual ABOG talk and five great songs to crank with the windows rolled down.

Ice Breaker- Where do you shop for food?

Side A: Music (0:06:50)

Shane is listening to NOFX Self Entitled, prepping for the Screeching Weasel tour and enjoying Mulu Lizi's latest. Joel was spinning Ryley Walker's Primrose Green and The Flatliner's Dead Language before Faith No More dropped Sol Invictus and then nothing else since. He explains why and then shares a world exclusive podcast update courtesy of Scott/Gamers Only Older.

Side B: Video Games (0:40:15)

Shane is playing MLB 15: The Show (PS4), Project Cars (PS4) and The Lego Movie Video Game (PS4). Joel's wounds have healed yet he still kicks the Seattle Seahawks up and down the field with his beloved Packers over and over and.... Besides playing Madden 15 (PS4), Joel give his usual GTA V update (boring) and then Shane reveals his next gaming purchase.

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Shane gets into a Brawl and Joel finds the Cape.

Ice Breaker- What is the last book you read?

Side A: Music (0:04:30)

Shane is listening to Blur The Magic Whip and Laura Mardon One Week Record

Joel is listening to Midnight Reruns Get Me Out EP, Ryley Walker Primrose Green, Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal, Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell

The guys bring back the music gear talk with Telecaster love and Fulltone pedals.

Side B: Video Games (0:45:20)

Shane is playing Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (PS4), Brawl (PS4)

Joel is playing Mario Kart 8 (Wii U), Peggle 2 (PS4)

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Shane admits to once drinking a Budweiser so Joel shares an equally embarrassing story. They then get off their bar stools and hit up the jukebox and arcade cabinets. Grab some beef jerky, fill your pockets with quarters and join A Band of Gamers for another episode of ABOG Podcast.

Ice Breaker- What was the first beer or alcoholic beverage you ever drank and do you still drink it today? 

Side A: Music (0:08:30)

Shane is listening to GameFace Now Is What Matters Now and Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose. Joel spends his Easter with Third Man's Rolling Record Store

Joel recalls MGC Music 2015 at Midwest Gaming Classic and shares a couple stories from the day.

The guys share their Record Store Day loot and talk about the annual experience. Shane works on finishing his Lagwagon Hang collection but needs some help from a friend.

Side B: Video Games (1:01:35)

Shane is playing Borderlands 2 again as a part of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4). 

Joel takes the opportunity to street pass at Midwest Gaming Classic. His Wii U gets the most attention after the event with a lot of Super Smash Brothers (Wii U) and Mario Kart 8 (Wii U).

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Shane wrestles a beaver on top of side B to the sound of crunchy guitars and bagpipes. Joel celebrates the equinox by attending a great local show and feels embarrassed by his Amiibo purchase.

Ice Breaker- What was your favorite music group in Jr High? 

Side A: Music (0:07:13)

Shane is listening to The Real McKenzies and sees the Gaslight Anthem at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on March 19th. Of course he share his thorough thoughts on the gig and then shares his impressions of Vault Package #23 from Thirdman Records.

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Joel checks out Sugar Stems, The Atomic Spins and Great Lake Drifters at the Equinox Music Festival after demolishing his basement.

Shane's buys Phil X Signature PX-100 guitar pickups and puts it in the door waiting to go in the vault.

Side B: Video Games (0:50:00)

Shane is playing the official beaver video game, new Pinball Arcade Adams Family table, Driveclub lamborghinis (PS4) and wants to play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)

Joel is playing Super Smash Brothers 3DS with an Amiibo but isn't playing as the Amiibo. He also isn't playing, at least not well, Surgeon Simulator (PS4) and Octodad (PS4)

  • Joel and friends circa 2007 "Axle"

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Shane is green to the legal limit and Joel preserves neighborhood relations by picking up dog poop. The boys rock dazed and confused through side A and somehow compare Twitter rants to buying games in retail shops in side B. Side C Japanese bonus tune.

Ice Breaker- Paper or Plastic? 

Side A: Music (0:05:00)

Shane is listening to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday, Adeline Records release of Green Day Kerplunk 

Joel is listening to At The Drive-In Relationship Of Command,  Lady Lamb the Beekeeper AfterBenjamin Booker, Gaslight Anthem live at Pabst Theater 3.12.15, NorthcotePlatinum Boys

Shane mods his '65 Fender Jaguar American Vintage series with Staytrem and The Creamery Pickups. Joel geeks out on all the gear in the recording studio with Waxing Gibbous.

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Side B: Video Games (0:53:45)

Shane is playing The Order: 1886 (PS4) and Driveclub (PS4).  Joel is chugging on the same couple games so instead gives his impressions of the new Nintendo 3DS. Playing Super Smash Brothers (3DS) and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS).

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Thoughts of summertime brighten the dead of winter but Spring brings the first ever ABOG gig. Shane and Joel talk music and gaming while sprinkling in some great new indie music.

Ice Breaker- What's your favorite summer activity?

Side A: Music (0:04:20)

Listening To Shane- his first experiences with Cream, new Blur single sets a Blur mood, R.L. Burnside Burnside on Burnside, The Twilight Sad, The Hextalls Play with Heart

Listening To Joel- Sleater Kinney's first Milwaukee show in 15 years on Feb 15, 2015, Sleater Kinney No Cities to Love, Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear, The Delta Routine You and Your Lion

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End of Side A

Side B: Video Games (0:37:45)

Playing- Shane straps his balls on and plays Knack (PS4) on normal, games are better when they're $10, Joel meets Trevor in GTA V, score chasing friends in Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions, The Order 1886

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The guys, inspired by Jimi Hendrix, light their mics on fire after hitting both sides of the show. 

Ice Breaker- It's Valentine's Day upcoming so any love songs important to you or your relationship?

Side A: Music (0:06:30)

Listening To- Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey,  Axis Bold As Love, Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer" Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Death Cab For Cutie Plans & Narrow Stairs

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Side B: Video Games (0:34:10)

Video Games- Shane sends a Valentine to Driveclub (PS4) as he drives towards a platinum trophy and finds a lost treasure, The Last Guy (PS3), via a PlayStation online store sale. Joel demonstrates he can still finish a game on rare occasion by beating Infamous First Light, resumes his slow progress in GTA V (PS4) and plays an abundance of shmups; Resogun (PS4) & Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PS4). What's up with the Vita and will it be the last PlayStation handheld?

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Jeff Lynne brings the numbers so Joel and Shane glom on. Joel cleans up his tears from a heartbreaking Packers loss. Includes the usual great selection of independent music and what the guys are listening to and playing.

Ice Breaker- What are your relationship deal breakers?

Side A: Music (0:05:30)

Music talk- Glomming on to the ultimate glommer

Listening To-Jeff Lynne (of course), Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter produced by Jeff Lynne, The Smiths The Queen is Dead, Cursive's accidental masterpiece The Ugly Organ, Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Chris Cresswell One Week Record, Wye Oak Shriek, Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love

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Side B: Jeff Lynne's Video Games Segment (0:37:30)

Video Games- Javier's missed email from Ep55, Pinball Arcade (PS4), Destiny (PS4), Shane's enjoyment of Driveclub (PS4) continues, Super Mega Baseball (PS4), Christmas hacked and Joel says Sony shouldn't have a free pass, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PS4), Rocksmith 2014 (PS4), Madden 15 and how the Packers laid a big turd (Joel's words), Infamous First Light (PS4), Support the Jeff Lynne video game kickstarters!!

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