On September 22nd we celebrate the triumphant return of Buffalo’s guitar shredding maestro, Danimal Cannon. Since blowing our minds here one year ago, Danimal has brought his guitar / game boy combo up & down the east coast on tour with rock-opera super-group, the Protomen and rocked huge events such as Blip Festival, MAGFest & PAX East. It’s an honor to welcome him back to Philadelphia!!
On the other side of the Mason-Dixon line we welcome the 8static debut of LSDJ wizard Trey Frey. Trey’s infectious dance grooves & high energy performance has earned him a dedicated fan base in West Virginia & Maryland. His complex & densely-layered jams will surely win over anyone who has yet to experience him live.
Oven Rake is joining us from across the country, all the way from Tacoma, WA. Best known for his funky gameboy electronica, last month saw the debut of his entry into post-rock with the Boy’s Club project. We can’t wait to hear what he will bring to 8static!
Philadelphia’s own Animal Style twisted our minds with his special blend of organic / digital art for visuals at his last 8static. He has been working on totally new material that he will debut this show!
The real-time rendering of game engines opens up possibilities for audiovisual performance. Game art duo Foci + Loci will present an examination of their work process in Little Big Planet 2 providing an opportunity for participants to collectively build and perform in a simulated environment. Join us at 7pm for our workshop hosted by Chris Burke (Glomag) and Tamara Yadao (Corset Lore) and experience a new way to combine music, art & video gaming.