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Play local: Harmonix

January 20, 2008

xkcd.com

An excellent xkcd.com shoutout to Cambridge, MA game developers Harmonix, creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Scroll down to the ‘bonus songs’ in Rock Band to see songs by Harmonix employee ‘side projects,’ local bands like Bang Camaro and Freezepop.

6 comments

  1. […] Sadly, the Duke (Kasson Crooker) has severely curtailed his touring with the band; his day job is keeping him pretty […]


  2. […] Nice guest post in the Freakonomics blog by gaming maestro David Edery about the positive impact of music-based video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band on the music industry. He does have something of a vested interest, since he works for Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade, but he does provide some compelling bits of data: for example, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith earned the band more money than any of their individual albums. Edery’s posting focuses on major-label artists, but of course, where this really gets interesting is as a path out of obscurity for lesser-known bands (such as Freezepop, as in the video above, and Bang Camaro, both of whom have songs on Rock Band). […]


  3. […] Listen local: Freezepop; Play local: Harmonix; Coverage, Liz Enthusiasm and Gordon Merrick, “Space Age Love Song” Possibly related […]


  4. […] watching just for the Duke’s barely-restrained sarcastic understatement as he explains the relationship between the band and music videogames and what being a musician was like in the bad old […]


  5. […] Rock Band! Warner Interactive announced today that they were teaming with LEGO, game developers Harmonix and TT Games, and MTV Games to create a LEGO version of Rock Band. It’s intended to be more […]


  6. […] Morphine, Elastic Waste Band, Faces on Film and more. There’ll be opportunities to play Harmonix’s new Beatles Rock Band, as well as an on-site raffle, charity auction, and more. The concert […]



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