On January 12th we will celebrate our first show of 2013 in an appropriately dark & beautiful way.
A long time friend & supporter of 8static since inception, we welcome back Philadelphia’s coldwave giant, Void Vision, this month! You don’t have to be a fan of darkwave music to enjoy Void Vision’s haunting melodic synths, ethereal vocals & graceful execution of the genre. Void Vision’s use of vintage analog synthesizers & gear will bring you back to a part of of the 80’s that was mostly tucked away in underground music scenes. Some of her material has even been arranged on LSDJ especially for 8static! If you haven’t had a chance to catch this artist at previous engagements, prioritize this on your calendars now!
San Francisco’s heavy chip-scene player Crashfaster, will be returning to 8static with a vengeance. Some of you may have caught his solo performance two years ago & will remember his somber EBM / industrial influenced music with vocoder distorted vocals. Crashfaster now has expanded to include a guitarist, drummer & female vocalist to round out the live performance! Crashfaster will be rocking their heavier sound at MAGFest this year, we are proud to welcome them back to 8static on their east coast tour!
Emerging artist, SSD Engage, are a trio from Cincinnati, Ohio comprised of members of S.P.R.Y., Sp00ked & Disabletron. Fresh off the release of their new album, “Nostalgia Paradigm”, SSD Engage will be treating us to their compelling form of improvisational dance music, utilizing two gameboys & a drum machine.
Visuals are always an integral part of the experience we deliver at 8static. Which is why we are honored to celebrate the return of Austin’s, Party Time! Hexcellent!!! Anyone who attended Blip Festival 2011 or our 2nd anniversary show in 2010 can attest to her amazing visual work! Many may not consider the visualist when deciding to attend a show… This is the exception to that thought & a serious reason to not miss!
15 years ago, a boy had a dream to make his own Final Fantasy-style RPG, now that dream has come to fruition… Come to our workshop to experience indie-developer, Muteki Corporation’s, game series for iOS & PSN, “Dragon Fantasy”! A trilogy designed to take you through accurately represented vintage hardware-specs of the beloved 8-bit, 16-bit & 32-bit eras, respectively. They will have playable units for you to try and will share their inspirational development story of how tragedy led to a successful independent release and eventual support from Sony!
Admission will be a sliding scale of $7-$10. Those that support 8static with a $10 admission fee will receive a special sticker exclusive to this month’s show! Spread the word and get your friends to join us at another amazing 8static at PhilaMOCA!!!
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