A Band of Gamers
Gamers who love music. Stay current with video games and discover new music with one podcast. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging best mates who love keeping up with the latest trends in gaming and recommending great records.

Little quick something for your stocking. Ear stuffing for the drive to grandma's house. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year from ABOG! See you in 2018.

Side A Video Games

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Gran Turismo Sport

Side B Music

  • Amos Pitsch Lake Effect
  • Todd Wisenbaker Christmas in Silver Lake Vol. 1

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"

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Direct download: 156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Shane and Karl called this episode Biblical. Either they are celebrating Christmas with a full dose of Jesus or perhaps they think it's a large scale, epic or intense show. Listen to find out.

Side A Video Games

  • Game Awards
  • PSX
  • PUBG XBOX One
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter Worlds BETA (PS Plus)
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker BETA
  • Yakuza Zero
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • GT Sport
  • NHL18
  • Planet of the Eyes

Side B Music

  •  Noel Gallagher Who Built The Moon?
  • Oasis: Supersonic
  • Gigs
    • Shed Seven
    • Cast

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro and Segue: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"
    • Used with permission and is podsafe

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Direct download: Biblical.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am CDT

Shane loses the cliches, Karl talks a long song and Joel sneaks in through the backstage.

Side A Video Games

  • XBOX One X
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Destiny 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • Hand of Fate 2

Side B Music

  • Quicksand Interiors
  • Shed Seven Instant Pleasures
  • Zach Pietrini house show and Holding Onto Ghosts
  • Kamasi Washington
  • The Divine Comedy

Side C Community

  • Midwest Gaming Classic 2018
  • Upcoming Favorites of the Year Episode
  • Discord questions for the co-hosts
    • Ever think you could be doing something more productive while gaming?
    • Best gig
    • Which console would you like to see made into a mini/classic and what games should be included?

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  • Intro and Segue: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"
    • Used with permission and is podsafe

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Direct download: Lost_Cliches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Joel proclaims 2017 the year of Nintendo and the guys chat about the SNES Classic and Super Mario Odyssey. Shane prefers a more realistic digital pinball game. New game discussions about Pinball FX3, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Cuphead and Gran Turismo Sport. Liam Gallagher's new record might be the third best Oasis album. Karl recaps EGX, talks about the new Prophets of Rage record and defends Audioslave.

Side A Video Games

  • EGX 2017 Recap
  • SNES Classic Edition
  • Pinball FX3
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Cuphead
  • Until Dawn
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Side B Music

  • Liam Gallagher As You Were
  • Prophets of Rage Self-Titled Debut Album
    • A Tangent about Audioslave
  • Gigs
    • Chicano Batman & Khruangbin at Turner Hall
    • Queens of the Stone Age & Royal Blood at Eagles Ballroom
    • Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay at Acme Records

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro and Segue: Tiny Rockets "State of Flux (TRR Mix)"
  • Outro: The Coalition "Call Me"
    • Dedicated to Extra Life. This song was recorded and released by Karl and his friends back in 2011 to help raise money to send a sick child, Harrison, to St. Louis for an operation.

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Direct download: Calling_An_Audioble.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

ABOG Unpubbed new and improved with more Rick.

Side A Video Games

  • Nintendo Minified
  • Punch Out! Arcade
  • Expensive iPhone Gaming
  • Second PS4
  • Everybody's Golf
  • Madden NFL 18
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • NHL 18

Side B Music

  • JD McPherson Live
  • Death From Above 1979 Outrage! Is Now
  • The Gleasons Worries at the Gate

Side C Community

  • Which generation of consoles is better?
  • Gaming Nights
  • Extra Life
  • Movies to watch over and over again 
  • Music of Twin Peaks

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: Rick_Unpubbed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

The old timers crawl out of retirement and get the band back together in a new, relaxed format. No agenda and no edits. So basically like 99% of the gaming podcasts out there.

Side A Video Games

  • Gamescom
  • XBOX One X Preorders
  • Minecraft XBOX One S
  • Crackdown 3 delay
  • Shenmue 3
  • SNES Mini
  • What We're Playing

Side B Music

  • Queens of the Stone Age Villains
  • Bon Scott AC/DC
  • Van Halen and Van Hagar

Music Played In This Episode

  • Intro by Tiny Rockets

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Direct download: Great_Minds_Drink_Alike.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl share their thoughts on the big three at E3 2017 and end on a high note.

Side A Video Games

  • E3 2017
    • Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo pressers

Side B End On A High Note

  • 150 Episodes Strong
  • Song | "Garage" by Brett Newski

Music Played In This Episode

  • With permission
    • Intro by Tiny Rockets
    • Brett Newski "Garage"

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Direct download: 150_E3_2017__End_On_A_High_Note.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

Favorite score chase video games, review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, recommended record In-ter A-li-a from At The Drive-In and a tune off of Joseph Huber's latest album The Suffering Stage.

0:02:15 Side A Video Games

  • Favorite score chase video games and moments
    • Track & Field | Arcade
    • Chase H.Q. | Arcade
    • Out Run | Arcade
    • Pole Position | Arcade
    • Super Off Road | Arcade
    • Street Fighter II | Arcade
    • Gradius | Nintendo Entertainment System
    • Geometry Wars Retro Evolved | XBOX 360
    • Pain | PlayStation 3
    • Burnout Paradise | PlayStation 3
    • International Track & Field | PlayStation
    • Super Stardust HD | PlayStation 3
    • Joe Danger | PlayStation 3
    • Joe Danger 2 The Movie | PlayStation 3
    • Zen Pinball 2 | PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
    • Driveclub | PlayStation 4
  • Review | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

0:29:30 Side B Music

 0:59:48 Post Game

  • Driveclub Solo Time Challenge Results from Event 2
  • R.I.P. Chris Cornell blog post from Brad
  • Father Son Gaming Vids
    • Starwhal
    • Towerfall Ascension
  • E3 Wishlist next episode Email@ABOGpodcast.com
  • Arms Test Punch
  • 102 hours of Persona 5
  • Karl turns down a gig
  • Shane's Sunday Platinum Trophy
    • N.E.R.O.
    • Nubla
    • Her Majesty's Spiffing
  • Joel is Jack Tripper minus one pinky toe

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Direct download: 149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The guys share their tips and yours on how Microsoft can help the XBOX One try and catch up to Sony's PlayStation 4. With a great deal more certainty they recommend you listen to The Ride and then play new tunes from a couple favorite Milwaukee bands.

0:02:22 Side A Video Games

  • XBOX One/Scorpio Surpasses PlayStation 4/Pro
    • Hypothetically that is
    • We'll share our ideas and yours on what Microsoft needs to do in order to pull that off

0:35:50 Side B Music

1:08:18 Post Game

  • Driveclub Solo Time Challenge Results from Event 1
  • Father and Son Vs. The World 

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Direct download: 148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Feels like living in a Tarantino flick with a grooving soundtrack from the recommended record Freedom Is Free. Shane is taking down fools in a 70's cop show and enjoys Big League Chew. Joel capitalizes on the increased value of the NES Classic and insists Side B is better. Karl struts down the road to ace bass and sings along to Persona 5.

0:02:15 Side A Video Games

  • XBOX Scorpio
  • MLB The Show 17 Impressions
  • Games worth your time and money
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • Persona 5

0:37:25 Side B Music

0:59:28 Post Game

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 147_Living_In_A_Tarantino_Flick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Upcoming video games to look forward to from the show floor at EGX Rezzed 2017. A recommended record from Midnight Reruns. Tune from CJ Ramone and Joel's wrap up of Midwest Gaming Classic 2017.

0:01:37 Side A Video Games

  • EGX Rezzed 2017
    • Persona 5
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Little Nightmares
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Knights and Bikes
    • Snake Pass
    • Tokyo Dark
    • Victor Vran
    • The Town of Light
    • The Sexy Brutale
    • Ken Levine

0:21:48 Side B Music

  • Record | Spectator Sports by Midnight Reruns https://midnightreruns.bandcamp.com/album/spectator-sports
  • Also Listening To
    • Mastodon Emperor Of Sand
    • Jamiroquai Automaton
    • The Flatliners Inviting Light
    • Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits
    • Chicano Batman Freedom Is Free
  • Song | "Let's Go" by CJ Ramone

0:37:34 Post Game

  • Midwest Gaming Classic 2017 and MGC Music wrap up

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Joel and Karl share their impressions of the Nintendo Switch and Shane mixes it up with a country record by Margo Price.

0:02:06 Side A Video Games

  • Nintendo Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • PlayStation 4, XBOX One or Nintendo Switch?

0:37:58 Side B Music

0:58:13 Post Game

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl review a game from one of their all-time favorite developers Guerrilla Games. The folks behind the amazing Killzone franchise. Does Horizon Zero Dawn impress them enough to play it as many hours as they did Killzone 3 during all the Sunday community nights?

Side B starts with a review of Little Deaths by Idle Bloom and gets festive for St. Patrick's Day with a new tune from Shane's local heroes The Real McKenzies. The ABOG attorneys are mentioned in Post Game specifically as it relates to all the copycat Band of Gamers. Find out why a greater emphasis will be put on the name "ABOG Podcast" going forward. This and much more in another episode of A Band of.... Err, ABOG Podcast.

0:01:32 Side A Video Games

  • Review | Horizon Zero Dawn

0:25:58 Side B Music

0:41:27 Post Game

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The guys play with their phones more than a Facebook junkie to bring you a review of the new Nintendo mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes. Joel wears out a coffee table and Shane leaves skin on his steering wheel drumming along to Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings. Karl is busy maintaining his beard and calls out Tony for his one star reviews. 

0:01:19 Video Game | Fire Emblem Heroes

0:27:18 Record | Life Without Sound by Cloud Nothings

0:45:53 Song | "Blood Moon" by Tigernite

0:50:40 Post Game

  • The guys discuss a change they're making to the podcast release frequency

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl set up their past selves to help their present selves in order to get their future selves where they need to be. Then Shane tickles a jar of mayonnaise. Starts with the most intellectual game they've ever played and closes with the least. In between there's a review of Sleater-Kinney Live in Paris and a tune from Indonesian Junk.

0:01:24 Video Game | Induction

0:21:05 Record | Live in Paris by Sleater-Kinney

0:40:02 Song | "Turn To Stone" by Indonesian Junk

0:44:51 Post Game

  • Split Single and Midnight Reruns at Anodyne
  • My Name Is Mayo

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am CDT

ABOG takes a deep dive with Abzu and discovers fresh air in an unlikely place. They follow the light of Free Sun Rising to the surface and spin Modern Ruin by Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes.

0:01:20 Video Game | Abzu

0:25:32 Record | Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 

0:43:04 Song | "Brad Pitt" by Free Sun Rising

0:49:13 Post Game

  • For Honor Beta
  • MGC Music '17
  • Blind Melon Soup
  • Quiet Records

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Too many cooks in the kitchen can be a good thing, the guys valiantly attempt to speak Spanish and Myles Coyne brings the vibes. 

0:01:10 Video Game | Overcooked

0:16:50 Record | Arañas en La Sombra by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez 

0:38:12 Song | "Slender-Man" by Myles Coyne - Mouse Corn EP

0:41:23 Post Game

  • Listener email
  • Therapy for big game losses

Music Played In This Episode

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Direct download: 140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Grooving to the bass while carefully watching their step out the front door, ABOG returns with stories of gardening, potato deliveries and refreshing dental work.

0:02:30 Video Game | Stardew Valley

0:26:41 Record | Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution

0:47:27 Song | "Someone's gotta hold the ladder" Old Earth - Six Around One

0:50:58 Post Game

  • Reaction to the Nintendo Switch launch details

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Direct download: 139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Joel, Shane and Karl give the record treatment to a video game. Like they do every episode with an album, all three guys will focus on one game and then share their thoughts about it on the show. They chose Headlander as the first and have a fun convo about it before reviewing, by listener request, Metallica's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. Thereafter they play a tune from Devils Teeth and share some of their favorite live albums in Post Game.

0:01:37 Video Game | Headlander

0:25:07 Record | Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

0:56:13 Song | "Diamond Rio" by Devils Teeth Experimentos Del Sótano

0:59:57 Post Game

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Direct download: 138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

Karl goes further down the rabbit hole, Shane catches up on a favorite from 2016 and Joel shares his thoughts after playing through The Last of Us. Thereafter they recommend a record from Car Seat Headrest and play a tune from Space Raft's Rubicon release. In Post Game, Karl and Shane have a mini spoiler discussion about The Last Guardian and then convince Joel to listen to Metallica's latest for the next show.

In This Episode:

0:04:00 Video Games

  • Dark Souls III
  • The Last Guardian
  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Uno
  • The Last of Us

0:37:30 Recommended Record

  • Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial

1:00:15 Featured Tune

  • Space Raft "Borrowed Time" Rubicon

1:04:05 Post Game

  • The Last Guardian spoiler discussion

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Direct download: 137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

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