Ongaku Overdrive’s Live Music and Indie Game Showcase! July 3rd! Tribe One, Kadesh Flow, and more!


Hey Everyone! We told you before that we’ll be hosting some events soon and we have news! After going through feedback on acts and locations and what you guys wanted in general, we have worked real hard to put together killer shows for your enjoyment.

The next Ongaku Overdrive event will be on Friday, July 3rd at Will’s Pub right here in Orlando! It’s going to be a great show with fantastic acts at a quality venue.

Our killer lineup will have Tribe One, Kadesh Flow, Under Polaris, Shammers, and Benjamin Briggs! Not only that; we will have an independent games showcase with several developers on hand with their cool video games for you to play! How cool is that?

We a very much excited to be doing this show and seeing you all there! Do it for good music. Do it for good games. Do it… FOR AMERICA!

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How about we let you know about this really cool lineup that’s we’re bringing to Will’s Pub to party with all of us!
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Ongaku Overdrive shows coming this Summer and Fall, including Ongaku Overdrive III!

We're on the road to Ongaku Overdrive III!

We’re on the road to Ongaku Overdrive III!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve posted on the website here, but if you have been following us on social media you know we have been up to something. But what could it be?

Ongaku Overdrive III is in the works and will be happening this fall in Orlando, Florida. We’re scouting acts and venues and doing a lot of talking to both so we can make the third annual Ongaku Overdrive festival the best one yet! We’re keeping details tight until we are ready, but here is what we can tell you right now.

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All Aboard the HYPE TRAIN to MAGFest!


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This weekend is one of the greatest weekends of the year for lovers of video games and their music, for it is MAGFEST! Once again, we’ll be there to enjoy the festivities that include tons of great music, video games, and internet personalities! MAGFest is like nothing you’ve seen here in Florida yet and it’s definitely a must-go-to event.

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Benjamin Briggs Interview Part 1! Plus new Richie and Frontalot!

Ongaku Overdrive just did an interview with videogame music remixer, DJ, & game composer Benjamin Briggs. He’s performed at both Ongaku Overdrives so you should know him pretty well.

We talk about his origins in making music, OverClocked Remix, Patreon, making people dance, playing at anime conventions vs nerd music shows, and more! The interview covered so much that we broke it up into two parts! Look for part 2 on Labor Day!

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Ongaku Overdrive II Recap Video!

It’s been a little while since Ongaku Overdrive II happened in May, but we have an amazing video put together by 1-Up Creative Mindframe! It features performances from Mega Ran, Professor Shyguy, Richie Branson, and Benjamin Briggs! Plus guest spots from Danimal Cannon, MagiTek, Marc With a C, and 1-Up himself!

Photo by Jeff Douglas Photography

Photo by Jeff Douglas Photography

By the way, we have over 250 photos of Ongaku Overdrive II uploaded to our Facebook page! Tag yourselves! We want to thank Jeff Douglas Photography, Samantha Laine, and 1-Up Creative Mindframe for all the photos! They are excellent!

We’re excited about Ongaku Overdrive III We’re still looking for feedback, including who you would like us to get for next year. You can fill that out here.

Thank You For Coming To Ongaku Overdrive II! (And Feedback!)

armcannonOOIIWow! What a weekend! From start to finish, Ongaku Overdrive II was an amazing event with great performances from ArmcannonRai KamishiroMega RanProfessor ShyguyAdam WarRock, Richie BransonSci-FriedBenjamin BriggsFinal Weapon, MagiTekCashamill Anime Boy, and Danimal Cannon! Please follow and support these acts as they will continue to do great things!

Not only that, The Day After Show: Ongaku Edition at The Geek Easy was a lot of fun and we send thanks to DJ RoboRob and company for putting that together!

But we’re not done with the thanking! There is more!

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Today is the day! Doors open at 2pm! Here is the schedule! Please bring your ID!

If you did not get a ticket ahead of time, fear not! We will have them at the door. Please bring $20 cash for each ticket you wish to purchase. An awesome time will be had from start to finish!

OOII Music Monday! Final Round!


Burning harder than a Shining Finger and more badass than a Limit Break, it’s! MUSIC MONDAY! Each week, leading into THE SUPERSHOW, we’ll have music from each one of our acts embedded right here for your aural pleasure. This is the Final Round!

Past Rounds:
Round 1
Round 2

Round 3
We just posted our schedule to make sure you are prepared for this Saturday! We’ll use this Music Monday to give you a taste of what to expect at The Haven Lounge!

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Ongaku Overdrive II Schedule is LIVE!

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! The schedule for Ongaku Overdrive II is LIVE! This event will be THIS SATURDAY, May 10th at The Haven Lounge. (6700 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792.)

As we have promised, our event will be awesome from start to finish! Here is the planned schedule:

2:00pm Doors
2:35pm Danimal Cannon  [chiptunes/rock]
3:20pm MagiTek  [hiphop]
4:05pm Final Weapon  [rock]
4:50pm Cashamill Anime Boy  [hiphop]
5:35pm Sci-Fried  [rock/metal]
6:20pm Benjamin Briggs [chiptunes/EDM]
7:05pm Richie Branson  [hiphop]
8:00pm Rai Kamishiro  [j-pop]
8:55pm Professor Shyguy  [chiptunes/pop]
9:50pm Mega Ran  [hiphop]
10:45pm Adam WarRock  [hiphop]
11:30pm Prize Raffle
11:40pm Armcannon [rock]

We still have some tickets available. They will be available online for discount until Friday, May 9th at 10:00pm. If you do not get your tickets before then, you’ll have to bring $20 cash to the door with your valid I.D.

We will have video games set up up to play courtesy of Orlando Nerd Fest. There will also be billiard tables in the back for those who want to shoot pool. We also encourage you to cosplay if you have your costume and Streetpass if you have a Nintendo 3DS!

There will also be a table where you can purchase additional raffle tickets for our prize raffle! You will have the chance to win 2 Tickets with 2 VIP passes to Video Games Live or you can win to weekend passes to Orlando Nerd Fest 2014!

Last but not least, don’t forget to go to the Day After Show: Ongaku Edition at The Geek Easy on Sunday, May 11th! (114. S. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, FL, 32792).

There will be even more nerdy music to sink your teeth into including DJ RoboRob, Benjamin Briggs, DJ Cylon, 1-UP Creative Mind Frame, Doug Funnie, Press B, Danger Boyco, Alpha Riff, MC Wreckshin, Shammers and Shinobi, MAG-LO, O_SUBER, Thugmasta J, Eye.Q, and a special guest that will be announced at Ongaku Overdrive II!

The Day After Show starts at 4pm and will include a special showing of Game of Thrones!

Get ready for an awesome weekend!

Win VIP Tickets To Video Games Live And Orlando Nerd Fest At Ongaku Overdrive II!

videogameslive01We are excited to announce that Video Games Live™ will be sponsoring TWO V.I.P. Experience passes, which will include TWO general admission passes, for entry into their May 18th show at the Hard Rock Live right here in Orlando! That’s over $300 in value!

We will be giving these passes out to a lucky winner at Ongaku Overdrive II on May 10th and we’ll have details on how to do that at the end of this post!
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