A Band of Gamers | Video Games and Music
Gaming podcast with a flip side. Over the hill best mates nerd-out about video games and then flip sides to recommend great music you may have otherwise missed. Podcast is delivered in a casual, conversational style by positive-minded co-hosts while enjoying a couple of craft beers together. They share what's in their pint glasses between the two sides.

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

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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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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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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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The guys share their Top 5 Favorite Video Games and Top 10 Favorite Albums in ABOG's fifth annual Favorites of the Year Episode. Sit back and enjoy a double episode to close out 2016. 

In This Episode:

0:01:50 Favorite Video Games of 2016

  • Co-host top 5's

0:39:15 Favorite Albums of 2016

  • Co-host top 10's

1:42:10 Listener Emails and Record Night Crew Favorites

1:50:35 Post Game

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Looking forward to 2017

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Best of the Rest Video Games and Albums 2016, Review of The Last Guardian, record and tune from Tenement and the Enjoy the Rides test press winner announced in Post Game.

In This Episode:

02:30 Best of the Rest 2016: Video Games

  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Quantum Break
  • Doom
  • Titanfall 2
  • NES Classic
  • Ratchet & Clank

13:00 Video Games

  • Inside
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Bioshock
  • Pure Pool

24:00 Review: The Last Guardian 

36:50 Notable New Record

  • Tenement Bruised Music, Volume 2

44:35 Best of the Rest 2016: Albums

  • Brett Newski Land Air Sea Garage
  • Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
  • Weezer Weezer
  • Deep Sea Diver Secrets
  • Steve Gunn Eyes On The Lines
  • Glenn Hughes Resonate
  • Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
  • Alter Bridge The Last Hero
  • Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  • Kula Shaker K2.0
  • The Dead Daisies Make Some Noise

59:00 Post Game

  • Winner of the Best of Batman Arkham Knight test press announced

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Video games walk the red carpet while fanboys scream for attention, review of The Crew's Calling All Units dlc, Joel's XBOX One S takes off, recommended new record from Wolf People, a Hot Coffin scorcher and recharging the batteries to finish the show.

In This Episode:

0:01:35 Gaming News

0:30:30 Video Games

  • Super Dungeon Bros
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • The Crew Calling All Units
  • XBOX One S Ready For Takeoff

0:49:30 Notable New Record

  • Wolf People Ruins

1:07:53 Post Game

  • Recharging The Batteries
  • Email your favorite album and game released in 2016 to Email@ABOGpod.com

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Exploring the Christmas tree forest after a No Man's Sky patch, review of Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2, holiday shopping bonanza sale deals, A Tribe Called Quest's triumphant return, tune from Brian Wahlstrom and a singing moose head.

In This Episode:

0:01:30 Gaming News

  • No Man's Sky The Foundation Update

0:08:50 Review: Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2

0:16:15 Video Games

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Holiday shopping bonanza sale deal

0:28:15 Notable New Record

  • A Tribe Called Quest We Got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
    • short song clip played prior to critique via fair use

0:49:35 Post Game

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ABOG reviews the NES Classic, catches up on the past ten years with Mass Effect, retrieves the plastic drum kit from the bus stop for a new Rock Band game, spins the latest from Blackberry Smoke and then blows the roof off with a fresh tune from the Handgrenades.

In This Episode:

0:01:40 Review of the NES Classic

0:21:00 Video Games

  • Mass Effect // XBOX 360 via XBOX One
  • Mass Effect 2 // XBOX 360 via XBOX One
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm // PC
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rock Band Rivals // PS4
  • Gears of War 4 // XBOX One
  • The Legend of Zelda // NES Classic
  • Punch Out! // NES Classic

0:51:30 Notable New Records

  • Blackberry Smoke Like an Arrow
    • Small clip from "Waiting for the Thunder" played via fair use

1:06:30 Post Game

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Shane and Karl are joined by ABOG Extra Life teammate and special guest Will Mackellar (TGWPIS and Battle Cattle UK) and they share, among other things, their experiences from Extra Life this past weekend. Includes a hefty 'Now Playing' section and closes out with a fresh tune from Foreign Goods.

In This Episode:

0:03:30 Extra Life 2016

  • Been around for years
  • Extra balls for Extra Life
  • The whys
  • 2016

0:23:10 Playing

  • ReCore
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Rocket League
  • Smash Up
  • Titanfall 2
  • Just Cause 3
  • Witcher 3
  • Zen Pinball 2
  • Letter Quest
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 2

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