In this extra-long edition of Open Circuit, we celebrate Nitro Game Injection’s return to the radio with helping of VGM tunes, including a little TMNT IV dedicated to host KyleJCrb, the latest from OCReMix.org, and some Crush 40 (from a vinyl! ).
Plus, jmr mourns the loss of Starscream’s (now Infinity Shred ) back stock of Future, Towards the Edge of Forever beautiful colored 2×12″ vinyl which was destroyed by hurricane Sandy by playing two whole sides from his personal copy.
This week’s Open Circuit brings new music from Noisewaves, Zircon, 2Player, Tadpole and more. Plus, we wish a happy birthday to musicians and friends of the show Jace (of Prismatic Spray and Bit Brigade ) and Mikhail (perhaps better known to Open Circuit fans as streifig ) with a pair of tracks from each.
This week, jmr delves into his personal concert recording collection and shares a smattering of his own live bootlegs, including live tracks from MAGFest 9 & 10, chiptune rockers Anamanaguchi, a slew of tracks from St. John’s, NL bands Roundelay, Vicar, Surgeon, and more. Plus, we deviate from the normal Open Circuit styles and feature some other notable recordings from jmr’s collection, including some early attempts at concert recording and a recording of what happens when a freak storm hits an outdoor music festival.
This episode is PACKED! Kyle & Larry take a look back at the many acts of MAGFest, while Larry recounts some of his experiences, including how he managed to survive a flight out of Atlanta during the worst snow storm in recent history. Also, returning to the show for the third time: The awesome Ian Flynn! Ian is the current writer of the Sonic The Hedgehog comic, and is also hard at work on launching the upcoming MEGA MAN comic adaptation, both published by Archie Comics. He spends several hours (! ) giving us insight into his work on comics, including dropping some news on upcoming events in the Sonic and Mega Man books, and brainstorms with Kyle & Larry on the prospect of a Mega Man X comic series.
Also, Larry leaves early. But Kyle doesn’t hold that against him.