Greets, all. This is 9b techie Trevor, filling in for AIV while he’s indisposed.
AIV and I are headed to Orlando’s Nerdapalooza (blog) festival in just over a week, and by chance, there may actually be someone on the heavily Nerdcore-oriented list that you may enjoy. I know I’ve had a hard time not listening to them since first checking them out.
I’ll let Wikipedia tell it:
The Protomen is an American rock band best known for composing an original rock opera based on the popular video game, Mega Man. Because of the group’s insistence on wearing costumes and using code-names, even when being interviewed, The Protomen remain a mysterious entity within the video game music scene. Their costumes and general stage presence has been compared to that of Daft Punk. Despite often being classified as a niche, the Protomen have achieved a cult following thanks, in part, to frequent mentions in popular video game web sites as well as a dedicated fan-base.
Yeah. I know. “It’s based on a video game?” They’ve taken some themes from the game, undeniably, but what they’ve created goes way beyond it. Check out these tracks to see what I mean.