Thursday, March 20, 2008

Feeling Strangely Fine

March is going to be a banner month for The Subsidies. First, we're at O'Gara's on St. Patty's day (remember, this is on Saturday, March 15 this year). That should be silly good fun.

Later in the month, we play one of the best venues in the state. We're at the one and only Fine Line in MPLS on Friday, March 28. Yup. The Fine Line on a Friday night. That's really about as good as it gets.

We want to show the Fine Line that The Subsidies can rock the house, so come out in full force for this one. We'll have free tickets available sometime in early to mid-march, so please check to get your hands on the free tickets.

See you in MPLS!

Friday, March 14, 2008

My arch-nemesis:

Chris Chike, 16, of Rochester, Minn., became the Guinness World Record holder for the highest score for a song on the videogame, "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock."

Star Tribune

When it comes to Guitar Hero, a Minnesota teenager is on top of the world -- no strings attached.

Chris Chike, 16, is the Guinness World Record holder for the highest score for a song on the video game "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock."

In New York City on Tuesday, competing against other gamers, Chike, of Rochester, earned 870,647 points -- or 97 percent completion on the Expert Level -- for the song "Through the Fire and Flames" by DragonForce.

"It's like out of this world," the Century High School junior said just after setting the mark on the plastic guitar.

Players hit buttons (there are no strings) while watching a video screen and score points based on how well they keep time with the song.

"Chris' accomplishments are nothing short of amazing," said Guinness World Records judge Doug Parsons, on hand to certify the attempt.

Chike's record-setting effort at the Web2Zone Cyber Center came during Guinness' launch of its Gamer's Edition 2008.

He said in interview with the Rochester Post-Bulletin that he has gotten a higher score playing at home. He also said he used to play four to five hours a day, but not so much anymore because it's not as challenging.

PAUL WALSH - Star Tribune

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Come Shamrock out!

Official lineup for the 15th:

more info here: