Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Preview: Kollision Con 2015

The following is an interview with Chris Oliva, president of Kollision Con, a Chicago-area convention occurring this weekend.

How did Kollision Con get started?
After more than two years of planning, I joined together with a childhood friend so that we could launch Kollision on to the con circuit. Kollision had it's inaugural year in 2010 and by all accounts was a great success. The rest, as they say, is history.

Who are some of this year's guests?
Our guest lineup is nearly bursting at the seams this year. We've got Alan Evans, Blake Packard, Comfort Love & Adam Withers, Gabe Bautista, Krazy Krow, Paul St. Peter, Robert Axelrod, Russell Lissau, Steve Horton, Steven Wallace, Terri Doty, The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, Trevor Mueller, and Uzuhi.

There are tournaments for both the Pokemon video games and trading card game this year. When are they?
The Pokemon 3DS tournament starts at 12 noon on Saturday, while the Pokemon TCG tournament starts at 3pm on Saturday.

There's also a Smash Bros. Wii U competition. When will that be held?
The Super Smash Brothers (Wii U) tournament takes place at 5:30pm on Saturday.

Where can people find more information about the convention?
For more information on the convention you can check out our website at, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New music for the week of 12/29/2014

Five new tracks this week. Two from Smash Wii U:

-King Dedede's Theme Ver. 2
-Yoshi's Island

And three from Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:

-Dewford Town
-Oceanic Museum


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New music for the week of 12/22/2014

Six new tracks this week. Three from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

-Route 104
-Battle! (Team Aqua/Team Magma)
-Rustoboro City

By the way, in case you missed it, the soundtrack to the game is now available on iTunes.

We also have two tracks from Smash Wii U:

-Title (Metroid)

And one additional track:

-Choosing Pokemon

This is a piano arrangement of the recurring song from the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. In addition to the station, you can check it out here:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Soundtrack Released on iTunes

The soundtrack to the recently released Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire has been placed on iTunes for $9.99. Unlike the Japanese CD release, it does not include the soundtrack from the original Game Boy Advance version of the games, however that soundtrack is also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New music for the week of 12/15/2014

Five new tracks this week. Three from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

-Oldale Town
-Battle! Trainer
-Wally's Theme

And two from Smash Bros. Wii U:

-The Great Sea/Menu Select
-Lorule Main Theme

Additionally, here's an annotated version of the recent Brian Steckler interview:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New musician interview following tomorrow's Top 25 Countdown

I recently interviewed Brian Steckler, co-writer of "Catch Me If You Can" from Pokemon: The First Movie, discussing the song and his career as a musician. That two-part interview will debut following tomorrow's Top 25 Countdown. The countdown starts at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central, so be sure to tune in!

Can't wait?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

New music for the week of 12/8/2014

Six new tracks this week. Two from Smash Bros. Wii U:

-Chill (Dr. Mario) Ver. 2
-The Grand Finale

Three from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:

-Opening Selection
-Route 101

And one more:

-Cycling (Pokemon R/B/Y)

This last one is a jazz rendition of the cycling theme from the original games. If you like it, you can pick it up on Amazon or iTunes.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

New music for the week of 12/1/2014 + Pokemon Colosseum part 7

Two Smash Wii U tracks:

-Egg Planet
-Champion Road

Next, our playthrough of Pokemon Colosseum continues:

Additionally, holiday music has resumed for the season. Happy listening!