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PAX East takes over House of Blues with a 'live'-ish rock show

Real life rockers duked it out over Rock Band in honor of the game's 10th anniversary.
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    PAX attendees Nikki "Harley Quinn" and Steve Holmes.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Studio manager Maria Bartolotta and studio support Sam Nicolas with The Record Co tha|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Tigerman WOAH members Adam Kaz and Jonathon Feinberg drink Narragansett with the beer|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Jason Rosenthal CEO of Pixelfunder, Anna DiSavito of Pixelfunder, fire spinner Brad K|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Rock Band team "Taking Off Sunday" show their skills|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Rob Russell of Harmonix served as MC for the game performances|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Shane Burgess of Mordecai and the Rigbys perform in the Rock Band game.

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    A long line of gamers await to hit the stage|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Harmonics, the company that produced the game Rock Band, was represented by product m|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    PAX attendees Kyle Colella with Shawn Brooks from Seattle and Chris Lee from CT

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    Parlour Bells frontman Glenn Di Benedetto with a Rock Band cupcake|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    PAX attendees Tom Brown and Lauren Pehnke|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Rock Band merchandise being raffled away.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Evie Apple and Greg Balczarek as characters from the game "Tales From The Borderlands|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The Sean Halloran Experience came for the crowd. |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The gathering goes wild for the Rock Band antics of the Sean Halloran Experience.

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    Last But Not Least "performed" Bohemian Rhapsody for an enthusiastic crowd

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    Last But Not Least|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Tigerman WOAH, a band featured in the game Rock Star, performs.|Derek Kouyoumjian

Harmonix and PAX East celebrated Rock Band's 10th anniversary at the House of Blues on Friday night.

The Boston-based game company showcase brought attendees up on stage to demo Rock Band VR — which is exactly what it sounds like — and Rock Band 4 before handing the live mic over to North Shore-bred, four-piece, Tigerman WOAH. Guests also got a sneak peek at Harmonix's SingSpace, a new Samsung VR experience where karaoke gets a major upgrade.

Needless to say — Rock Band's made some advancements in the last 10 years.

All photos by Derek Kouyoumjian.

 

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