As someone who grew up in the 90’s (which wasn’t that long ago right?) music and video games were very much the soundtrack to my youth. One would be on your screen and the other would be on your hi-fi. For me it was indie rock that was making the walls shake and Nintendo that was making my thumbs sore, with the TV being muted to hear a killer riff or the tunes being turned down to hear a satisfying “You Win….Perfect” on “Street Fighter II.”
Well for all my fellow music-loving, video game fanatics, the upcoming Rockage 2.0 festival in San Jose, California promises to bring back this magic mix of entertainment in a three-day indie music & retro gaming celebration taking place this weekend. The whole she-bang starts on Friday, February 8 and runs until Sunday, February 10.
As well as hosting over twenty different bands and DJ’s and fifty different classic arcade/pinball games there will be food trucks, panels, guest prizes, and classic gaming tournaments! You can check out a host of bands and DJ’s as well as attempt to recreate your gaming achievements of the past!
Check out their promo, which is loaded with tons of retro video game references: