With game developers taking frequent technological leaps and the popularity of Rock Band and Guitar Hero nearing the point of cultural oversaturation, current video game music is light years removed from the tinny din and clunky MIDI palettes of yesteryear. Yet there's much more gaming-related audio out there than what makes it to consoles.
Though there is a vast audience for video game-related music — what else could prompt a Miles Davis ode called "Kind of Bloop?" — the sounds’ architects are scattered across the country and beyond, meaning the odds of catching any performances in Greater Cincinnati aren’t so hot. To repair this dilemma, two gaming aficionados have founded NerdPow!, an affair touted as “The Great Lake Region's first and only Nerdcore and video game music concert.”
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Sharonville. Get details about the concert here.