8static is this Saturday June 8th!
To start the party, NO CARRIER, one of the founders of 8static, will continue his workshop series on live visuals and game hardware. A veteran Philadelphia hacker and visualist currently residing in New York, NO CARRIER will teach us how to create visuals for the Nintendo Entertainment System! The workshop follows with our 60 minute open mic, and then our headliners:
First Act: Storm Blooper started as a regular at our open-mics, started playing small shows around Philadelphia, and now rightfully takes the opener 8static slot! All grown up? Don’t count on it. Storm Blooper keeps his sense of humor. Direct, fun, and batteries fully charged, these are Gameboy tracks to keep you dancing!
Second Act: The high-speed chip pop of Kentucky! Kentucky? Damn straight! Solarbear writes for Gameboy and what comes out is fast, melodic, and caffeinated. Get ready to spill some Kentucky all over the stage and into the crowd. This act is a lot of fun to watch!
Final Act: Hailing from Paris, France, we are excited to present the headliner Ultrasyd! Gaining momentum after a European tour and a veteran of Blipfestival 2011, Ultrasyd writes insistent and hypnotic music with a demoscene-meets-house sound. Get ready for some french house music through the Atari ST, Gameboy, and other vintage computers!
After party: After the last act, we continue the party one block down at the Institute. The legendary DJ Cutman will be spinning the best video game remixes ever!!!