Peter Berkman was curious about the long line of teenagers winding around the Much Music building. He wondered what band was causing all the commotion. I joked that it was all for him. In fact, a few moments before, Berkman was stopped along the Queen Street sidewalk by two different groups of fans, each snapping a photo with him. One fan, who had clearly kept up to date on their Kickstarter developments, brought up their label situation. “You should sign on with Nintendo,” joked the fan, “Super Nintendo!”
About an hour later, Berkman’s tour manager would tell him that a similar line had coiled around the Hoxton for his own band, Anamanaguchi
My new column, where I hang out with Anamanaguchi, talk about expanding beyond chiptunes, the irrelevancy of the term ‘gamer,’ Peter’s first slice of pizza and which pop star ripped off Streets of Rage 2.