@thehardmodes

The Hard Modes @thehardmodes

Jazz sextet that plays original arrangements of video game music. Based in Charlottesville, VA. Arrangements composed by Greg Weaver. Latest video:

https://youtu.be/IiQG4pxtORo

DJ Dream and DJ Breezy in the @wtjuradio studio tonight with our friend Gary Funston! Listen to the archived show online at wtju.net—we chat about our band and the upcoming show while spinning some killin tracks.
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DJ Dream and DJ Breezy in the @wtjuradio studio tonight with our friend Gary Funston! Listen to the archived show online at wtju.net—we chat about our band and the upcoming show while spinning some killin tracks.

The R4ND4ZZ0 BIGB4ND feat. Charles Owens was tearing it up last night. #Cville! They play again on the 19th—don’t 👏miss👏your👏chance👏!! #jazz #bigband #localmusic #groove #swingin #arranging #forceofnature
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The R4ND4ZZ0 BIGB4ND feat. Charles Owens was tearing it up last night. #cville! They play again on the 19th—don’t 👏miss👏your👏chance👏!! #jazz #bigband #localmusic #groove #swingin #arranging #forceofnature

Wednesday night rehearsal powered by @mariebettecafe #cookies and double codas. #vgm #jazz #videogames #videogamemusic #oneisnotenough #secretofmana #gaming #retrogaming
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Wednesday night rehearsal powered by @mariebettecafe #cookies and double codas. #vgm #jazz #videogames #videogamemusic #oneisnotenough #secretofmana #gaming #retrogaming

Charts for rehearsal tomorrow night are all set! #HardModesLevel2 Still more #arranging to do though :D #vgm #videogames #videogamemusic #flatface #gaming #retrogaming #undertale #jazz #cville #cvillejazz
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Charts for rehearsal tomorrow night are all set! #hardmodeslevel2 Still more #arranging to do though :D #vgm #videogames #videogamemusic #flatface #gaming #retrogaming #undertale #jazz #cville #cvillejazz

Printed and ready to rock! Street team assemble! (Art by @weavahvbc and print job by local print shop T&N) #vgm #livemusic #gaming #retrogaming #linksawakening #legendofzelda #videogames #videogamemusic #windfish #composition #music #arranging #pixelart #hotoffthepress
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Printed and ready to rock! Street team assemble! (Art by @weavahvbc and print job by local print shop T&N) #vgm #livemusic #gaming #retrogaming #linksawakening #legendofzelda #videogames #videogamemusic #windfish #composition #music #arranging #pixelart #hotoffthepress

Speaking of the #jamclinic, this was my first year (out of 9) bringing my horn to the jam space. Aside from having the incredible opportunity to jam alongside Kris Maddigan, Charlie Rosen, and Doug Perry, the space was super inviting and fun for musicians of all levels. Will absolutely be a staple for my MAG experience from here on out. #MAGFest #jam #vgm #videogames #gaming #improvisation
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Speaking of the #jamclinic, this was my first year (out of 9) bringing my horn to the jam space. Aside from having the incredible opportunity to jam alongside Kris Maddigan, Charlie Rosen, and Doug Perry, the space was super inviting and fun for musicians of all levels. Will absolutely be a staple for my MAG experience from here on out. #magfest #jam #vgm #videogames #gaming #improvisation

Stoked to have met Kris Maddigan (composer for Cuphead) and Charlie Rosen (arranger for the @the8bitbigband) at #MAGFest. Both of these guys are incredible musicians and stand-up humans; definitely check them out if you haven’t yet! Fun anecdotes: We spotted Kris at at least two other panels we went to (fun to see him out and about!), and Charlie knows our music (preeeeetty rad). #vgm #cuphead #videogames #videogamemusic #gaming #bigband #jazz #swingin #composer #starstruck
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Stoked to have met Kris Maddigan (composer for Cuphead) and Charlie Rosen (arranger for the @the8bitbigband) at #magfest. Both of these guys are incredible musicians and stand-up humans; definitely check them out if you haven’t yet! Fun anecdotes: We spotted Kris at at least two other panels we went to (fun to see him out and about!), and Charlie knows our music (preeeeetty rad). #vgm #cuphead #videogames #videogamemusic #gaming #bigband #jazz #swingin #composer #starstruck

The jazz scene has never been stronger at MAGFest, evidenced first by the late Thursday/early a.m. Friday headliner, @consoulvgm feat. Kris Maddigan. The first set consisted of ConSoul swinging their tails off to Kris’s music from Cuphead; the second of various classic VGM hits. Definitely recommended checking this out on MAGFest’s YouTube page. #vgm #jazz #videogames #videogamemusic #gaming #retrogaming #cuphead #livemusic #swingin #MAGFest #bigband
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The jazz scene has never been stronger at MAGFest, evidenced first by the late Thursday/early a.m. Friday headliner, @consoulvgm feat. Kris Maddigan. The first set consisted of ConSoul swinging their tails off to Kris’s music from Cuphead; the second of various classic VGM hits. Definitely recommended checking this out on MAGFest’s YouTube page. #vgm #jazz #videogames #videogamemusic #gaming #retrogaming #cuphead #livemusic #swingin #magfest #bigband

I’m not sure that MAGFest would feel complete anymore without a banging performance by the @supersoulbros. Saxophone section particularly slayed this year with @insaneintherainmusic accompanying core member Alex Popoff, who gets notably better every time I see them. #magfest #soul #vgm #videogamemusic #funky #megamanathon #livemusic
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I’m not sure that MAGFest would feel complete anymore without a banging performance by the @supersoulbros. Saxophone section particularly slayed this year with @insaneintherainmusic accompanying core member Alex Popoff, who gets notably better every time I see them. #magfest #soul #vgm #videogamemusic #funky #megamanathon #livemusic

NEW YEAR NEW MUSIC! Excited to share that we’ll be playing two sets of all new video game music jazz arrangements at @cvillecoffeeandwine this February. Will include tracks from #LinksAwakening, #SecretofMana, #Undertale, and many more great games. Come out and join us live or stay tuned for streaming options if you’re from out of town! Feat. incredible poster art by my brother, @weavahvbc #vgm #gaming #retrogaming #legendofzelda #cville #cvillejazz #saxophone #trumpet #vibes #piano #drums #bass #jazz #windfish #videogames
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NEW YEAR NEW MUSIC! Excited to share that we’ll be playing two sets of all new video game music jazz arrangements at @cvillecoffeeandwine this February. Will include tracks from #linksawakening, #secretofmana, #undertale, and many more great games. Come out and join us live or stay tuned for streaming options if you’re from out of town! Feat. incredible poster art by my brother, @weavahvbc #vgm #gaming #retrogaming #legendofzelda #cville #cvillejazz #saxophone #trumpet #vibes #piano #drums #bass #jazz #windfish #videogames

Living that basic life on 5-hours at the Marcato Bros panel after a strong night of #GundamNext. 4am Greg is for #MAGFest eyes only.
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Living that basic life on 5-hours at the Marcato Bros panel after a strong night of #gundamnext. 4am Greg is for #magfest eyes only.

Deep cut #cosplay spotted at #magfest2019
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Deep cut #cosplay spotted at #magfest2019

@excellence_sld gettin’ dat CHICKEN. #thenewnew #MAGFest
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@excellence sld gettin’ dat CHICKEN. #thenewnew #magfest

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