PLEASE NOTE: January’s 8static will be at The North Star Bar & Restaurant, 2639 Poplar Street, Philadelphia.
Happy New Year from everyone here at 8static! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season, however you spent it. We’ve been keeping ourselves busy with various important and exciting projects: fulfilling Kickstarter rewards, planning and performing at the greatest music/video game convention of all time, putting the final touches on long-awaited new albums… You know, the usual. But fear not! We haven’t been so busy that the show couldn’t go on, and we’re stoked to announce this month’s unique and awesome 8static lineup, set for this Saturday, January 11.
We’ve got music from Auxcide, who is known for creating a sonic assault of Game Boys synced with synths and other external hardware. Not only did he recently wow the audience during the Chiptune Showcase at the aforementioned MAGFest, he also just released not one but TWO albums on the 8static label.
Also on the bill is Phoenix-based chip-hop rapper Mega Ran. Originally a Philly native himself, Mega Ran has become a mainstay of VGM-related conventions and events over the past few years, and he consistently puts on an energetic, entertaining show that always gets the crowd going.
And even though the holidays have come and gone, we have a special gift for you this month: Philly chip supergroup Cheap Dinosaurs will finally be releasing a new collection of studio recordings!! The album, titled “Triangle Trash,” features the definitive versions of several of the group’s live staples. It’s a true full-band effort, where guitars and Game Boys blend seamlessly to create a wall of chip-prog sound that will truly rock your face off, all tied together by group leader Dino Lionetti’s impeccable production skills. Come to the show and be among the first to own the album on CD!
Visuals will be provided by SBThree, who is making the trek all the way down from Rochester, NY, to fill your eyes with wonder and amazement.
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