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10 Of The Best Video Game Soundtracks

A solid soundtrack can turn a good movie into a great one. The same can be said for video games. In fact, background music might be more important in games than movies, due to the amount of time they both require. You can spend hours with a movie, but you can spend weeks and even months playing one game. Whether it’s orchestral, 8-bit, or songs you might hear on the radio, there has been some awesome music featured in the world of video games. So grab your controllers, because we’re taking a look at some of the best soundtracks featured in video games.


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The National, Deadmau5 to Headline 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival

Rounding out the top of this year’s Treasure Island bill are The War on Drugs, Azealia Banks, Father John Misty and Run the Jewels.


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The National Are Releasing A Box Set Containing A 6 Hour Performance Of “Sorrow”

In 2013, The National performed the track “Sorrow” of their album High Violet for six hours in conjunction with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson at the Moma PS1 VW Dome.


The National at Bonnaroo - June 16th, 2013 (photo by Nate Azark)

Hear The National Live From Chicago On XRT’s Sunday Night Concert

Wind down your week with a very cool XRT Sunday Night Concert!



The National Show ‘Christmas Magic’ as Animated Ornaments for ‘Bob’s Burgers': Watch

The appearance follows previous songs featured on the FOX show.


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The National Diss Arcade Fire in ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Teaser: Watch

For a bunch of aging white indie guys, the National sure have a sense of humor.


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Chicago’s Riot Fest Reveals Daily Lineups

Chicago’s Riot Fest has announced the daily breakdown for their fest, taking place Sept. 12-14. Opening day on Friday will be anchored by Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, Pussy Riot, and Rise Against.


KONGOS Live From XRT (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Ten Bands Of Brothers [Playlist]

Kongos performed this morning on the XRT / Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage, and you can  stream the performance for 24 hours. In case you didn’t know, Kongos are the cool band you’re hearing […]


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Lorde, The National, Nas & The Replacements To Play Boston Calling

Can’t check out the Boston Calling festival in May? Well, you’re in luck, the fest has announced another set of dates this fall.


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The National Triumphant In Third Night At Chicago Theatre

Brooklyn’s The National have made Chicago their temporary home, if only for a four night run at the Chicago Theatre brought to you by XRT. The brooding indie rockers took the stage Thursday night after […]