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Holy frak! We have Twill Distilled on the podcast!

Twill is a nerdcore hip-hop artist from Columbus, Ohio! You might remember her from the interview we did with Alpha Riff a while back.

Her first album, “Planet Twill” was released on December 7th of this year and is pretty awesome!

We talk about how she got into music and her brief career as a fashion designer, how she found herself in Ohio, and what it was like in New York! She is pretty down to earth!

Since our now Former-Tech Monkey forgot to include it into the episode, check out the single from the new album “Moon and Back” on Twill’s Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/twill_distilled/moon-and-back 

Check out the Indigogo for the album at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/welcome-to-planet-twill-debut-album#/

Follow her on the Twitter at https://twitter.com/TwillDistilled

Listen below and enjoy!

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Today, we bring you  a two-fold of firsts!

First, an interview with our very first band, Cursed of Cassandra!

And second-first (?) is that this episode falls on the day of an event that is mentioned in the podcast! So, you have the whole wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey thing going on!

That’s right! Curse of Cassandra, Dayton, Ohio’s electronica band joins Troy and Neo at Uncommon Geek HQ to talk music, how they all met, how they got started… and other things, as you will soon hear! Basically, in Uncommon Geek podcast normal fashion, we get off topic!

And tonight, Programs, you can see Curse of Cassandra in concert with High 5 R!ot at the Therapy Cafe in downtown Dayton, Ohio! Be advised that it is an 18+ show. Info about the show can be found at http://www.reverbnation.com/show/14602140

And stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear Curse of Cassandra’s song “Hunger” off their new album’Night!” Want to buy the album? Check out http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CurseOfCassandra !

Today’s intro song is “Space 1337” by Or4 released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License! Head on over to their Bandcamp at https://soundcloud.com/0r4 for all the awesome songs they have, and as always, check out creativecommons.org to learn more about how CC licenses can help you in your creative quests.

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“You got one minute to say your peace.” -Alpha Riff

When we reviewed Alpha Riff’s Final Fantasy VI tribute album, he told us that he was getting ready to release a full length Hip-Hopera about his persona, Alpha Riff and his companion, MZ. I told him that I definitely wanted to review that when it was ready! The album dropped on November 8th, and due to things beyond my control, this review is posting late. But, by golly, this album is kick ass!

Following the story that was described in an exclusive track featured on Nerdcore Absolution: Volume II called “Digital Champions: Bounty,” this story follows the bounty hunter, Alpha Riff, who is rather well known for his craft. He is accompanied by an A.I. by the name of MZ.

It all starts with a Phone call… (more…)

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Tonight, Mr. and Mrs. Uncommon Geek bring you their first collaborative post together!

Ah, music…

Where would fandom be without it? It sets the atmosphere for what’s going on, be it in a movie, TV show, TETHER issue 1, and of course, video games!

Music in video games comes in a few different flavors: OK, cool, awesome, epic, and inspiring. That last one is what brings you this review… (more…)

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Star Wars Original Soundtrack

Where, oh where, would we be without the great soundtracks of geekdom? Would Star Wars have been as spectacular? Would Star Trek be as iconic? In a follow up to a previous podcast, this Uncommon Geek pays tribute to the music which powers the soundtracks of our lives. (more…)

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On today’s episode, we welcome back Matt “Hammer” Gibbs and Andrew Shell!

The Uncommon Geek sits back while Andrew, Matt and Neo talk music. How they got into playing music, how they found their instrument of choice, and the challanges of writing music.

If you’re a music geek, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for!

Today’s episode if sponsored by UniversalDork.com! If you want an honest, up front nerd site to visit, you really need to check out the Universal Dork. Ran by Mister Saturday (The worlds ONLY nerdcore-reggae House DJ), you get an extremely unique look into the mind of one of the worlds coolest geeks!

Today’s music was composed by Andrew Shell, one of the guests of today’s episode! The song is entitled “Enigmatic” and is copyrighted by Andrew Shell used by permission for this episode only. But, next episode we will be back with more CC music!

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an Uncommon Geek experienced a story of heroism and adventure unlike any other. That story was Star Wars. (more…)

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