An epic collection of chiptunery across the board. This time, Nophi gather chiptuners to bust out some original tunes in their 2012 compilation 99 Problems (But a Chip Ain't One). Gritty to pop, straight chip to chip infused, this compilation covers a swath of styles for those 2A03 loving, Game Boy rocking, FM soundchip banging chiptune fans out there.
As some of you may know, 2 Player Productions was on board at the recently passed Penny Arcade Expo doing plenty of filming, and just this past Monday we are beginning to see the fruits of their labor with Penny Arcade:The Series.
Not only this, but 2 Player Productions, in line with their other amazing videos, have seen fit to include plenty of chiptune and vg inspired artists into the documentary. You can watch the two part pilot over at penny-arcade.com/patv to learn more about what goes into creating Penny Arcade and the annual PAX convention. Also be on the look out for musical spots from PAX mainstays like Anamanaguchi and MC Frontalot, not to mention chiptune greats like Alex Mauer, Random, Cheap Dinosaurs, and Neil Voss. If you are a Penny Arcade fan like me it is well worth watching, and afterwards check out some great music from these artists!
So we have experienced genocide from 8 Bit to 32 Bit, but once again the powers that be have doubled and we are now on the edge of a massive 64 Bit Genocide. Ten bands, several amazing video game influenced artists. Just unbelievable. If you are anywhere near Baltimore then you have no excuse to miss out on what is arguably one of the biggest and best showcases of video game inspired music and art anywhere.
With endless amounts of amazing bands including The Protomen, Entertainment System, Rare Candy, Year 200X, This Place is Haunted (who have a new album coming out soon) Cheap Dinosaurs, X Hunters, Armadillo Tank, The Ultraball, and all the way from across the country The Megas. Not only this but word has it that Entertainment System and The Megas are working on an amazing album project together titled Megatainment which is all set to be debuted at this show. If you are on the east coast of the US you have absolutely no reason to miss what is arguably one of the most epic nights in VGrock anywhere!
Show details are below.
2549 Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Doors for the show will open at
5 o'clock, and the show will end at around 1 o'clock.
Tickets are $17 dollars, and are available
now through this link.
OK, so 32 Bit Genocide is coming upon us very quickly. You may have noticed the flyer I have had on the site for the last few months, but if you never took the time to click on it, for shame! Bit Genocide is one of the biggest concerts around for the VG Rock community, and this year is no exception. Did you read the flyer above you? Those bands are all playing, it's not just a list of awesome bands that should play together, they ARE playing together. Six of the finest bands in the VGIM community are getting together to throw one epic show. Even The Megas from LA, California are flying out to be part of the insanity.
For more info be sure to check out the official 32 Bit Genocide myspace page! And if you have any expendable money at all, be there! It's going to be one amazing night for VG rock fans!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Gamewave Podcast Episode 39 is now available, and it's a good 'un, featuring music from Spamtron, Pixelh8, NES1, The Depreciation Guild, cheap dinosaurs, Jay Tholen and Sintecoraz. There's also a track from Disasterpeace's awesome new full-length, Level. Make sure to listen on some nice headphones.
(Like you haven't already), subscribe at www.gamewavepodcast.com/rss.xml.
We have an entire EIGHT new bands on the newly updated band list this week. Some big ones are getting introduced to the list this week as well. Check out all the musical goodness.
CCIVORY - 8 bit/New Wave/Pop - Savannah, GA, US http://www.myspace.com/ccivory
Cheap Dinosaurs - 8 Bit/Chiptune - Philadelphia, PA, US http://myspace.com/cheapdinosaurs
Computadora Feliz - 8bit/Electro/Experimental - Berlin, Germany http://www.myspace.com/computadorafeliz
FirestARTer - 8 Bit/Micromusic - Wuppertal, Germany http://www.firestarter-music.de
Mauer, Alex - 8 Bit/Chiptune - Philadelphia, PA, US http://myspace.com/alexmauer
Raggle Fraggle - IDM/Trance - South Carolina, US http://www.myspace.com/ragglefragglemusic
Sabrepulse - Breakbeat/Electronica/Ambient - Gabberdeen, Scotland, UK http://www.myspace.com/sabrepulse
William Sides Atari Party - Electrocrash/Glitchcore/Crunk - Chicago, IL, US http://www.myspace.com/williamsidesatariparty