Micropalooza '08 - Ground Kontrol

Nerdapalooza isn't the only awesome nerdy music festival with 'palooza' in its title you know! Micropalooza is taking place over the 7th and 8th of August this year at the Ground Kontrol arcade/bar in Portland, Oregon. There's a great lineup of chiptune artists involved and at $10 per day or $15 for both days you can't go wrong. And if you do get bored with the music you can always go and play some Galaga.


Day 1:

Covox (Stockholm, Sweden) 1:00am-2:00am

Square Wail (Seattle, WA) 12:05am-12:45am

Two Playa Game (Sacramento, CA) 11:10pm-11:50pm

Starpause (San Francisco, CA) 10:05pm-10:40pm

Trash80 (San Diego, CA) 9:15pm-9:50pm

Harbour (San Francisco, CA) 8:25pm-9:00pm

Wyatt Gurp (San Francisco, CA) 7:25pm-7:55pm

Fighter X (Everett, WA) 6:40pm-7:10pm

Kids Get Hit By Buses (Everett, WA) 5:55pm-6:25pm

DJ Moonchild is going to kick things off at 5:00pm and will be spinning in-between all of the sets.

Day 2:

8 Bit Weapon (Los Angeles, CA) 1:00am-2:00am

ComputeHer (Los Angeles, CA) 11:50pm-12:30am

Leeni (Seattle, WA) 10:55pm-11:35pm

Air Fortress (Portland, OR) 10:00pm-10:40pm

MC Firedrill (Olympia, WA) 8:50pm-9:30pm

Operation Mission (Portland, OR) 7:55pm-8:35pm

Spamtron (Portland, OR) 7:00pm-7:40pm

DJ Moonchild is going to kick things off at 6:00pm and will be spinning in-between all of the sets.

The event is 21+

Check out groundkontrol.com for more info.

Dataage, Megatwerp, ArcadeComa, Entertainment System, Elijah B. Torn, Phlogiston, Sabrepulse, Magfest Magfestroid, Vaunt! Vaunt!

Dataage has a big show coming up in San Francisco, Ca. It will include two rooms full of music as well as art by Nanospore and others.

Megatwerp is hosting a concert at Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR this August 19th.

ArcadeComa has a new song entitled Killing Time. Entertainment System has two new tracks for download. Both live recordings from 8 Bit Genocide, Tetris and Arkanoid. Elijah B. Torn has his album Sarge Shukar Rough for sale on iTunes. Pholigiston also has two new songs up Aim for Justice! and Insert. Sabrepulse has two of his albums, Famicom Connection and the Terra Ep, both available free for download on his site.
More Metroid anniversary news, check out the Magfest Magfestroid shirt which you can pick up at cafepress for $20.

Finally, if your nerd music experience doesn’t start or end with video games, definitely check out VAUNT! VAUNT! This Portland, Oregon based site is all about nerd rock, VGM included.