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Check out the latest news as it comes out from MAGWest!

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Kirby's Dream Band Is Coming To MAGWest!

Are you ready to go west?

So is Kirby's Dream Band! They are as passionate about video game music as we are! Their first full album is a fresh take on some of Kirby's most iconic themes, and if you haven't listened to it, you are seriously missing out. Don't forget to grab your MAGWest ticket...

Up Next: Curious Quail!

Pack your bags! Curious Quail is headed to MAGWest.

What started in 2008 as an excuse to mix orchestral music with guitar rock and old video game hardware, Curious Quail has evolved into a musician collective who create music with fuzzy guitars, soaring violin, rhythmic bass, powerful drums mi...

Hold Up! Vector Hold?!?

Grab hold of your butts. Vector Hold is heading to MAGWest!

Vector Hold is a new retro 80's Synthwave project by Peter Brian Rice and accompanied live on guitar by David Stoltenberg from the San Francisco Bay Area. They specialize in sound design and production for 80's/90's retro gaming soun...

Out Of This World Its: Space Town!

Have you gotten your tickets to MAGWest yet?

Grab them so you can check out Space Town! Space Town is a music and video game project with roots in trance, future bass, chiptune, and ambient music. He has been creating both music and video games since 2009 and has performed in numerous show...

Gotta crashfaster!

Look out cause crashfaster is heading to MAGWest!

San Francisco's crashfaster has evolved from a Gameboy-wielding solo act into a snarling, four-bodied electro-rock monster. Isolation, assimilation, accomplishment and emptiness fill the the band's songs, which genre-hop from industrial to pop...

Watch Out! It's boaconstructor

Say hello to our newest musical guest, boaconstructor!

Since 2012, this Seattle-based producer has been making music on Nintendo Gameboys. Primarily fixated with pushing the handheld hardware to new limits, boa has crafted a sound that escapes the basic constraints of chip music that can appea...

What The Heck?! Hekkate!

Providing visuals for Chipspace is Hekkate: Hekkate, hailing from the deep seas of the 4th dimension into the reality our apocalyptic current time and space, brings visual transmutations of light, color, and figures reminiscent of half-remembered dreams and glimpsed futures. Glitch, static, and...

Bolster The Walls It's Darren Korb!

Get ready because MAGWest is being graced by the fantastic Darren Korb!

Darren Korb is the award-winning composer for Supergiant Games's Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. He and long time collaborator, Ashley Barrett, will be hanging out with us, so be sure to get your tickets and we’ll see you...

These Guys Are The Bob-Omb! It's The Super Soul Bros!
Our next group is the bob-omb, guys.

The bay area’s own Super Soul Bros. are bringing their explosive performances of live n’ funky video game music to MAGWest!

Renowned for their dynamic musicianship, improvisation and infectious grooves, the Super Soul Bros are a hit with all ages. Whether...

Pump Up The Jam! The Extent of the Jam!

Our MAGWest arsenal of Chiptunes is going to be amazing with Extent of the Jam performing!

Extent of the Jam is a chip group from San Francisco. Focusing on FM and SIDdish synthfunk, Extent of the Jam has been creating hyperactive videogamic grooves since the early 90s in various forms. Grab y...

Get Ready To Shred With Myrone!

Get ready to shred! Myrone is coming to MAGWest!

A soft shredder and composer for Drift Stage, we can't wait to hear what's in store. Grab your tickets and check this dude out!

Prepare for Landing! Its James Landino!

We’re pumped to welcome our next musician, James J Landino! James Landino is a leading force in video game music. When he's not composing for video game titles, James entertains audiences across North America remixing your favorite game and anime series.

Most recently, James wrote original mus...

Running Low on HP? You Need Some Hyper Potions

Need to get a boost of energy? Then get ready for Hyper Potions!

Hyper Potions is an EDM duo raised by anime and video games. Their music has been in the Sonic Mania trailers, League of Legends Warsongs album, Razer commercials, and released on Monstercat. Grab your tickets and see them crus...

Last Call for Panels!

Panel submissions will close in just a few days on July 15th! If you want to share your fan theories about Sonic, tips on speedrunning, a hot take on the games industry, or anything else your heart desires to talk about to a room full of people, submit now.

Are You Hyped Yet? Up Next Is Grimecraft

Are you hyped yet? Check out our latest musical guest, Grimecraft!

Crafting a contemporary musical experience drawn from his love of video games, San Francisco based DJ/Producer/Artist GRIMECRAFT brings a bright glossy mix of candied electronic voices and samples set to a tune of nerd nostalgia....

Let's Welcome Richie Branson!

We are so pumped to welcome Richie Branson to MAGWest!

Richie Branson is a hip-hop artist, music composer, and producer who has worked with a variety of notable brands including Rooster Teeth, Adult Swim, Marvel and Def Jam Recordings. After his nostalgia-filled videogame influenced raps went...

The Koopas

MAGWest is just over a month away and we are pumped to welcome The Koopas!

The Koopas hail from world 8-8 and are ready to unleash their brand of music they have picked up from not only the Mushroom Kingdom, but all over videoland!!! (The real story: The Koopas are Frankie, Diego, Jim, Dave, a...

Noukon & crashfaster

Today’s the day for viz!

Let’s start with Noukon, who works with crashfaster! We’re so pumped to have him at #MAGWest! Based in San Francisco, visualist Noukon infiltrates your eye sockets with nostalgic malfunctions, tenebrous obscurities, and synthetic nebuli built into a rhythmic, layer...

VJ Tim Abad

Say hello to VJ Tim Abad!

He is going to be giving us a beautiful light show to compliment Kirby's Dream Band. Master of Chip Glitch and Rewiring the definition of Arts, Tim Abad brings some of the best psychedelic visuals to any show he performs at. Like a digital Analog Paintbrush, Abad bo...

Get Psyched For VISMANCIENNE

Last, but certainly not least, get psyched for VISMANCIENNE.

While working closely with Curious Quail, VISMANCIENNE has been bridging the gap between analog and digital art since 2014. VISMANCIENNE wields an arsenal of obsolete, circuit-bent hardware to curate a cerebral visual experience th...

Say Hello to Viking Guitar!

Are you ready to get metal? Say hello to Viking Guitar!

Erik Peabody is a composer and audio engineer from Santa Cruz, California. He is joined by Grant Henry AKA Stemage and together as "Viking Guitar', they take old-school video game music and reforge them as blistering, molten metal! Grab...

Nerdcore of the Northwest, Shubzilla and Death Star!!

Today (and later this week) we've got some announcements regarding performers not featured on the MAGWest main stage.

Please join us in welcoming the Nerdcore of the Northwest, Shubzilla and Death Star!! Venturing south from the forests of Washington, they're joining up to celebrate the very...

MAGWest is Less Than a Month Away!

MAGWest is less than a month away!

We've got some great stuff planned especially the Laptop Music Production Workshop! It is a South Bay meetup and will be playing a set to showcase the local community. Outside of MAGWest, if you're looking to get feedback on tracks or want to get back into ma...

Music Education is Important

Music education is so important and Three O'Clock Rock is bringing it to California.

3 O’Clock Rock is an after school music program for kids and adults located in Downtown Oakland, California. We offer classes in analog recording, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, cartooning, film production,...

Team Hideo - A Theatrical Concert of Music from Japanese Animation & Video Games

Treat yourself to an on-demand video game and anime music pick-me-up between #MAGWest events

Team Hideo - A Theatrical Concert of Music from Japanese Animation & Video Games in the atrium connecting the hotel and the convention center! They’ll be playing old standbys and taking requests all w...

Yoga For Gamers!

MAGWest is in less than a month, guys, and we've got some awesome guests lined up. We'll be announcing them the rest of this week, so stay tuned! Let's start with Yoga for Gamers.

What is Y4G? It's the cultivation of mind-body awareness through video games and yoga! It's connecting the wires of...

Ben Prunty!

It's our pleasure to announce that Ben Prunty Music will be joining us at #MAGWest!

Ben Prunty is a composer who made the soundtracks for FTL, Gravity Ghost, The Darkside Detective, Dead Secret, and the upcoming Into the Breach. He is a full-time, self-employed indie musician, and he also live...

We're Bffs

MAGWest and Crunchyroll Expo are excited to take place side-by-side on August 25-27 in the Santa Clara Hyatt and Convention Center. We’ll pull together some of the best in video games, music, and anime, and we want both our tribes to make friends and explore. Got a MAGWest badge? You can check...

Check Out This Panel! Nintendo Double Dare

MAGWesters: Do you DARE set foot on the set of Nintendo Double Dare?

Put your knowledge and skill of classic and current Nintendo games to the test on Saturday night and face off against other contestants to win games, Nintendo eShop cards, and more! We stay VERY faithful to the Double Dare expe...

The Schedule is Live!
MAGWest is almost here!

Wondering what on earth you'll be seeing and doing in just five short days? Check out our spiffy new Guidebook right here: https://guidebook.com/guide/110679/

Interested in the music? Check out the main stage and jam stage schedules here:

See you WAY TOO SOON!