The Cantina Band is a weekly netcast for all things Star Wars: The Old Republic hosted by Brian Brushwood and Adam Paulauski.
About Brian Brushwood
Brian Brushwood has spent the last 12 years touring nationally with his award-winning "bizarre magic" show. He's lectured and performed at over 1,000 colleges and universities, headlined 3 times at Universal Orlando (performing for over 200,000 people), appeared twice on "The Tonight Show," as well as made dozens of appearances on FOX, NBC, CNN, the Food Network and more.
His popular podcast Scam School, "the only show dedicated to social engineering at the bar and on the street," is now downloaded over 1 million times each month, and was named a "top video podcast" by iTunes in 2008 and 2009. His new comedy series NSFW was named a "top audio podcast" of 2010.
Brian comes to the show as an avid gamer and seasoned veteran of City Of Heroes as well as a lifelong Star Wars fan (but not of the prequels, he hates the prequels... and he wants you to know that Han shot first!)
About Adam Paulauski
Adam is Assistant Editor of the popular Japanese toy site, CollectionDX and also produces and co-hosts the sites weekly show of the same name. A life long Star Wars fan, Adam comes to the table with 8 years of MMO experience as a veteran of Star Wars Galaxies, Matrix Online, Star Trek Online, EverQuest 2 and World Of Warcraft, as well as dabbling in just about every other major MMO release in the past 8 years.
It seems that he's been living two lives. One life, he's a Business Development Architect for a respectable global technology consulting company. He has a few kids, lives near Chicago, and he... runs marathons, often. The other life is lived in computers, where he goes by the MMO alias "Max", "Maxz", or @MaxArcaruis, and is guilty of playing various MMORPGs nonstop since the beta of Ultima Online, joining Alea Iacta Est a couple years back and recently joining their officer ranks in SW:TOR.
One of these lives has a future, and one of them… will be related in detail on this netcast!
In a hollow voice, the Durus says, “Plugh.”
He's a father, husband, geek, gamer, and art hack. During the day, he architects high performance computers and speaks with robots; however, when the late night hours permit: he's a gamer. A digital canvas may be filled with what some might consider art in his imagined, copious spare time, or when he's avoiding grinding dailies. Many MMOs have sheltered this online pilgrim since the pre-release days of The Realm Online though he now calls Star Wars: The Old Republic home. You may follow his travels @thedurus.
Original music provided by LDG Studios. We would tell you more about him but we can't, he is an enigma wrapped in a riddle that the mear mortal mind can not grasp without decending into madness!
OK, that last part was a lie. Truth is the man behind our original compositions is contractually prevented from taking credit for his contributions at this time. Just know he is more awesome than we can say and we truely appreciate his creative contributions.
When we can, we will gladly tell you more.
Audio mixology and original sound effects for the opening/closing of the show provided by Bill Meeks of Meeks Mixed Media.
Bill is always looking for new work and would be happy to hear from you.