Episode 12-10 NES Jams!

t’s time to get serious about the square-wave. So let’s have the talk… COME ON AND SLAM AND WELCOME TO THE JAM! COME ON AND SLAM IF YOU WANT TO JAM! NES! NES! 

Rob and Pernell listen to their favorites from the Nintendo Entertainment System! Things get a little silly, and we ask for silly suggestions from Facebook live on the show, get weird with us! Continue reading Episode 12-10 NES Jams!

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Episode 12-9 Mega Man with The Megas’ Josh Breeding

Arm your Mega Buster and GET EQUIPPED with excellent game music from the Mega Man series! We hit games ranging from NES all the way through to the PlayStation in search of the best and baddest Mega Man tracks there are!

Joining us on this quest is Josh Breeding of the Mega Man inspired rock band The Megas! The Megas cover Mega Man (and more!) music with their own arrangements and inspired lyrics. Going beyond VGM karaoke and giving life and emotion to the Blue Bomber and his robot brothers!  Continue reading Episode 12-9 Mega Man with The Megas’ Josh Breeding

Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2

For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood) Continue reading Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2

Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!

In the words of Kool & The Gang: Celebrate Podcasts! Okay I know that’s not what they said, but it’s what they meant. This episode marks 100 episodes of Rhtyhm and Pixels! That’s 100 MP3 files of great music, remixes, and friendship.

We celebrate by revisiting our favorite topics from each “podcast world”, and choosing new tracks! Why did we do this funky episode numbering in the first place? Don’t worry about it! Continue reading Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!

Episode 10-6 Cave Music

Join us on a deep-dive exploration of cave related music! Creepy caverns, dangerous dungeons, and um.. uh… murky mines? Pernell’s tracks make Rob feel like he’s in a chill and romantic underground grotto, hanging with all of his magical friends with none excluded. Keep listening for the Bonus Round part of the show, it’s an awesome one this week! Continue reading Episode 10-6 Cave Music

Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre

This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us,  Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical insight and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game.  Continue reading Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre

Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear

You’re training hard, but there isn’t enough time to show everyone? That’s when you need a montage! We’re talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we’re also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard? Continue reading Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear

Episode 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy

This week the super podcast brothers are joined by members from the VGM cover band Rare Candy to talk about all things Final Fantasy! We listen to tracks from nearly every console the series made an appearance. We also end up discussing the finer points of arranging video game tunes for the band, playing Gameboy in long car rides, and what qualities truly make up a “Pernell Track”. It was great fun to record, we hope you enjoy it! Continue reading Episode 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy

Episode 9-4 Games Turned Movies with Mustin!

We’ve got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we’re joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy. Continue reading Episode 9-4 Games Turned Movies with Mustin!