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Categories: Rock Band Tuesdays

Rock Band Tuesdays: Mondo Gonzo Song-o Edition – Tuesday 3/12

“It’s alive! ALIVE!”

Just two new songs this week, but they’re doozies. Both bands are new to Rock Band, too!

  • Toto – “Rosanna”
  • Oingo Boingo – “Weird Science”
Rock Band Tuesdays is karaoke for gamers. Sing or play any of 3500+ songs for a live audience using pro gear, lights and sound. It’s the ultimate “live band” experience!

We love our fans! See the Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol Facebook group for discussion and sneak peeks of upcoming events.

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays: Mondo Gonzo Song-o Edition

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 9pm-late

COVER: Just $1 to play and $1 per song request. We’re serving beer, wine and cocktails from a full bar, so this a 21+ experience!

MORE: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook and RSVP to this event!


Rock Band Tuesdays: Queensrÿche’s Staind Flys Edition

A smattering of prog-, nu- and alt-metal singles joins the songbook this week:

• The Flys – “Got You (Where I Want You)”
• Queensrÿche – “Silent Lucidity”
• Staind – “It’s Been Awhile”
• Staind – “So Far Away”

Rock Band Tuesdays is karaoke for gamers. Sing or play any of 3500+ songs for a live audience using pro gear, lights and sound. It’s the ultimate “live band” experience!

We love our fans! See the Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol Facebook group for discussion and sneak peeks of upcoming events.

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays: Queensrÿche’s Staind Flys Edition

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 9pm-late

COVER: Just $1 to play and $1 per song request. We’re serving beer, wine and cocktails from a full bar, so this a 21+ experience!

MORE: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook and RSVP to this event!

Rock Band Tuesdays: Pompatus of Love Edition! Tuesday 2/19

This week: New vocal harmonies for tracks from Steve Miller, Weezer, Dio and more!

• Clutch – “The Mob Goes Wild”
• Dio – “Holy Diver”
• Dio – “Stand Up and Shout”
• Flogging Molly – “Drunken Lullabies (Live)”
• Harvey Danger – “Cream and Bastards Rise”
• KMFDM – “A Drug Against War”
• Morningwood – “Best of Me”
• Morningwood – “Sugarbaby”
• Steve Miller Band – “Space Cowboy”
• Steve Miller Band – “Take the Money and Run”
• Steve Miller Band – “The Joker”
• Weezer – “Dreamin'”
• Weezer – “The Greatest Man that Ever Lived”
• Weezer – “Troublemaker”

Rock Band Tuesdays is karaoke for gamers. Sing or play any of 3500+ songs for a live audience using pro gear, lights and sound. It’s the ultimate “live band” experience!

We love our fans! See the Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol Facebook group for discussion and sneak peeks of upcoming events.

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays: Pompatus of Love Edition

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 9pm-late

COVER: Just $1 to play and $1 per song request. We’re serving beer, wine and cocktails from a full bar, so this a 21+ experience!

MORE: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook and RSVP to this event!

Rock Band Tuesdays: MONSTER BALLADS Edition! Tuesday February 12

Five MONSTER BALLADS join the songbook, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Come serenade the one you love!

• Extreme – “More Than Words”
• Nazareth – “Love Hurts”
• Peter Cetera – “Glory of Love”
• REO Speedwagon – “Keep On Loving You”
• Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”

Rock Band Tuesdays is karaoke for gamers. Sing or play any of 3500+ songs for a live audience using pro gear, lights and sound. It’s the ultimate “live band” experience!

We love our fans! See the Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol Facebook group for discussion and sneak peeks of upcoming events.

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays: MONSTER BALLADS Edition

WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 9pm-late

COVER: Just $1 to play and $1 per song request. We’re serving beer, wine and cocktails from a full bar, so this a 21+ experience!

MORE: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook and RSVP to this event!

Rock Band Harmonies Project Debut – Tuesday February 5

Boston’s “More Than A Feeling”. Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”. And, yes, Tenacious D’s “Master Exploder”. What do all of these Rock Band songs have in common? They now have vocal harmonies!

These and over 150 more classic tracks were recently upgraded to include vocal harmonies as part of the Rock Band Harmonies Project, a fan effort to add the vocal tracks you know and love from the original songs into the Rock Band experience!

As the best Rock Band night in the country, Ground Kontrol is upgrading the songs in our catalog with the new harmony-friendly tracks. Choose from the newly-upgraded tracks or thousands of others (3500+!) in our exhaustively awesome Rock Band catalog, and get ready to belt it out with your best friend(s)!

Rock Band Tuesdays kicks off at 9pm every Tuesday, and runs late. It’s cheap to play – just drop a couple of bucks to host / hero MC T. Wrecks and submit your song request. Sign up as an individual player, or a full band – it’s up to you!

Special thanks to the fans at the RB Harmonies Project who are responsible for this reverse-engineered feat of retroactive rock. Visit their YouTube channel for previews of each newly harmonized song in action!

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesdays: Harmonies Project Edition

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5, 9pm-late

COVER: Just $1 to play and $1 per song request. We’re serving beer, wine and cocktails from a full bar, so this a 21+ experience!

MORE: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook and RSVP to this event!

Go Johnny Go! Please Support John Leslie

Ground Kontrol super friend John Leslie suffered a stroke on Tuesday, November 13 and has been in the hospital since. Since then, he’s been slowly recovering (and trying to get back to making his family and friends awesomely happy) but it’s going to be an extremely long process, during which John will be unable to work. In addition to that, he was not offered health insurance through his employer, so tens of thousands of dollars in debt are stacking up.

John was one of the original supporters of Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol, going so far as to supply his own instruments and buy songs on his own dime when the night was just a handful of fans having a good time. Now it’s been lauded as the biggest and best Rock Band night in America, and we definitely have John to thank for his amazing contributions towards that.

We at Ground Kontrol are proud to call John one of our best friends and many of you at GK during Rock Band have heard everyone cheer when John enters the room. We’re hoping you consider John a friend, too, or are sympathetic to his situation and are able to contribute.

If you have anything to spare, please consider donating to John’s fund via FundRazr. We’re also going to be collecting donations at Ground Kontrol regularly, with special efforts to build support on John’s favorite night, Rock Band Tuesday. You can donate towards John’s recovery fund any time at Ground Kontrol, just tell the staff!

So far, nearly $1,400 has been raised for John at Ground Kontrol! During Rock Band Tuesday on November 20 and Baby Ketten Karaoke on November 21, Ground Kontrol was able to match funds collected at both events to power-up the financial favor! Special thanks to the hosts of both Rock Band Tuesday and Baby Ketten Karaoke for their extra generosity.

The next benefit event takes place Monday, December 10 at Backspace Cafe (115 NW 5th Ave., right around the corner from Ground Kontrol.) John Leslie is Super Awesome: The Benefit Show brings live bands and Ground Kontrol’s Rock Band experience together for a night of rock, revelry and relief! RSVP and get the full scoop on Facebook – we look forward to putting the “fun” in “fundraising” with you!

Please stay tuned to our website and the Facebook group John Leslie Is Super Awesome for more info on upcoming events in support of John, and send him positive thoughts – we want to see John return to 100% soon!

Win Tickets to Confront Your Fears’ Haunted House!

Ground Kontrol has partnered with Confront Your Fears to give away tickets to their amazing, state-of-the-art haunted house attraction running throughout the month of October at Vancouver Plaza!

Once you redeem your ticket for Confront Your Fears, three distinctly different haunts await you: Apocalypse, a menacing Mayan temple adventure (and one of the largest haunts on the west coast); Morbid Nightmares, a demented dreamland where nightmares become real; and Circus Insane 3D, a big top terror presented in ChromaDepth 3D (you have to see it to try and believe it!)

For a chance to win a pair of tickets (valued at $50), attend one or more of these special events at Ground Kontrol through October:

  • Rock Band Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23 starting at 9pm
  • Video Game Quiz Show: Spooktacular! October 21 starting at 9pm

Don’t forget to follow Ground Kontrol and Confront Your Fears on Facebook – we may be giving away even more tickets!

For more information on the haunts (including photos and video), visit Confront Your Fears!

Anamanaguchi invades Rock Band Tuesday! Tuesday 8/31

Schedule Update: Rock Band with Anamanaguchi starts at 8:30PM, DJ set starts at Midnight.

Last year, NES heroes Anamanaguchi played 2 fantastic live shows at Ground Kontrol before Penny Arcade Expo ’09. This year, we’re happy to have everyone’s favorite chiptune/punk/party band as part of one of our most popular events: Rock Band Tuesday!

The dudes will be kicking things off with a DJ set (sure to be full of classic jams and epic tracks) while you get a chance to play the throwback 4-player beat ’em up game they scored, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Afterward, they’ll pick up some plastic instruments and play Rock Band with you! As always, anyone is welcome to sign up and play – just fill out a song request and please, tip your hosts!

WHAT: Rock Band Tuesday featuring special guests Anamanaguchi, hosted by MC Destructo & crew

WHEN: Tuesday, August 31st. Schedule:

8:30PM: Play Rock Band with members of Ananamanguchi. Just ask them to join your band!

11PM: Anamanaguchi plays a few Rock Band songs of their choice

12AM Midnight: Anamanaguchi DJs / Play Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

COVER: $1 to play Rock Band. 21+ only.

MORE INFO: Follow Rock Band Tuesdays on Facebook!


Play Green Day: Rock Band On Stage Tonight!

Green Day:Rock Band debuts today, and we’ll have the full game ready for you to play on stage tonight at 8PM! Choose any song from American Idiot, Dookie and 21st Century Breakdown, plus selected tracks from Warning, Nimrod and Insomniac. Harmonizing opportunities for singers, Tre Cool’s wild drumming, and Mike Dirnt’s barreling baselines ensure a great time for the whole band. Bring your friends and “have the time of your life!”

Green Day: Rock Band  is presented by Rock Band Tuesdays, a full-band karaoke experience featuring full-size instruments, professional lights and sound, and over 1500 songs to choose from.

For more information, check out the Facebook group Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol. See you tonight!

Rock Band Returns!

Rumors of Rock Band’s disappearance from Ground Kontrol were greatly exaggerated! Back from a month-long Sabbatical at neighboring Backspace, Rock Band Tuesdays at Ground Kontrol (or “RB@GK” for short) returns this Tuesday with two big new features: a computerized rotation system, and instant purchasing of any song in the Rock Band Network Store.

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