Episode 34 – Super Thrash Bros!

To be in a video game music cover band in 2019, there needs to be a gimmick of some sort. Fortunately, Super Thrash Bros. have a rock solid one. These gents combine wacky Smash Bros. themed showmanship and metal medleys with Smash Bros. themed costumes for a combination that can’t be beat! Today on XVGM Radio, Mike and Justin are lounging with Super Thrash Bros. members Eric Germain (Ness; Drums), Ryan Morris (Megaman; Guitar) and Nick Palmisano(Skull Kid; Bass) to listen to the band’s favorite medleys of their own. Then, we’ll compare one portion of the medley to it’s Thrash Bros. counterpart, head to head! Other members of Super Thrash Bros. who weren’t able to join us this time around include Ant Palmisano (Shiek, Guitar), Bryan Carroll (Master Hand), Ed Connolly (Crazy Hand).This versus match is worth every second! Hear Mike get schooled on “progressive punk” aka Thrash, hear all about how this band came together to rock, and...long blonde haired dudes headbanging while wearing Donkey Kong ties?! It’s all on this episode of XVGM Radio!

September Patreon Live Recording – 2019

Mike and Justin have returned with a chill episode full of free picks and wacky discussion! Hear about the supposed Tecmo Bowl of Cereal full of all your favorite Tecmo hits...but don’t forget to toss in some Tokyo Game Show 2019 Xenoblade and Final Fantasy discussion, discussions about zoo penguins, and various other non-sequiturs! It’s a free picks episode that will entertain the masses of Patrons! Thanks to all who showed up for the engaging live chat for the September live show! We look forward to giving you something extra spooky in October so stay tuned!

Episode 33 – Celebrating 20 Years of Sega Dreamcast Music

Everyone join in now: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Biiirtthhhdaayyyy dear Sega Dreamcast, Happy Birthday to you! The Sega Dreamcast is largely considered to be Sega’s swansong and the final console to focus on arcade-based-ports to home-grown video games. Utilizing the NAOMI hardware, Sega was able to easily port games from the arcade to the console market. Sadly, the Dreamcast was Sega’s final original console, released this day 20 years ago on September 9th, 1999, also known as 9-9-99. It’s been 20 years since the console released in North America with a complete onslaught of titles, so today we thought we’d explore the North American side of the console’s video game music. Justin and Mike have picked tons of fantastic music to take you for a ride throughout this celebration. So, roll down your windows, slick those frosted tips back, grab your chain wallet and put on your jeans with the enormous pant legs. Turn the nu-metal off for a second, hit pause on your VHS of the International Man of Mystery and let’s boogie to some Sega Dreamcast bangers!

August Patreon Live Recording – 2019

BRRRR-I-I-N-N-N-G-G-G!!!! BRRRR-I-I-N-N-N-G-G-G!!!! School’s back in session, so what better way to end the summer season than a fun mix of funk, hard rockin’ guitars and smooth jams inspired by going back to school! Send the kids off with some great tunage only on XVGM Radio’s Live Patreon show for August 2019!

Episode 32 – Summer Jamz with KVGM – The Last Wave

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. But wait...doesn’t this sound familiar? It’s because it’s the opening line in our guest’s mantra for his own show: KVGM Radio! That’s right! XVGM and KVGM our joining stations for a special summer jams(z) episode with KVGM net-jockey, Hammock a.k.a. Brennan. Sit back and relax or pull back the sun roof and drive around town bumping some of the most chillest and illest of summer tunes. From the lighthearted to the funky fresh, these songs will get the head bobbin’ and the drinks flowing. Make ours an Arnold Palmtree.

Episode 31 – Kart Racing Tracks

Zoom! Whoosh! Boing! Vroom! Start your engines and turn the volume up, because the XVGM Radio guys are going racing! Kart racing to be specific! Today, we’re checking out the wild and wacky world of the Kart Racing video game genre and the tunes behind the engine sounds. Celebrate good times and good memories with songs that range from the weird and wonky to the bouncy and funky. Sure, we could’ve stuck with just Mario Kart, but we’ve chosen tracks from some pretty obscure games. So start your engines, here comes the green light, get your items ready for XVGM Radio: Kart Racing Tracks!

July Patreon Live Recording – 2019

Thanks for supporting the show for the past year! We couldn’t have done it without all of you helping us out to improve the quality of our show, and it’s helped us to start bringing in bigger guests (case in point, Episode 30’s Grant Kirkhope episode where we covered Perfect Dark extensively!) To thank you, we’ve devoted this entire episode to you and your picks. The remaining tracks or Patrons that didn’t submit a track will be held to the next time we do a Patreon Pick episode (we’re thinking one more before the end of the year.) Enjoy!