Video Games Rock!
Ever since the humble beginnings, video games have always presented a distinct auditory experience. The bleeps and bloops of Pong, having set the original benchmark, made way for the evolution of new gaming sounds. From the instantly recognizable scores of Pitfall 2, Mario and Zelda, to today's fully orchestrated soundtracks, then back to the simple bleeps and bloops again, video game sounds have gone full circle.
Our Video Games ROCK! concerts are an homage to the history of gaming music, celebrating all generations and genres, from classic sounds remade in new the chiptune style, to rock and rap recreations of our favorite tunes.
|PowerGlove - Not Playing Main Show - Exclusive Concert at the After Party!|
Hailing from the outer reaches of flavor country, the Powerglove woodwind quartet is the perfect choice for any bat mitzvah or funeral procession. Top scientists from Powerglove University in Prague have ascertained specific evidence from the children of “Sanchez the Wise” that Powerglove’s music is the answer to domestic abuse, and gout. However, clinical trials, have yet to prove that Powerglove is in any way effective against dysentery. These four young men, full of bold and fresh flavor, as well as all requisite herbs and spices will dance for you until the siren call of the “Great Mancuso” beacons us home to the undying realms with the audacity of succulent ham
Your life will be greatly enhanced if you attend Danimal Cannon's chiptune show. He's like a government stimulus check that gives you ice cream sandwiches made out of guitar solos. Can you really afford to pass that up? Didn't think so. tl:dr? Gameboys and shredding from Buffalo, NY
|The X Hunters|
The X-Hunters are an instrumental metal band from New Jersey paying tribute to the SNES Mega Man X Series. Known for a thunderous assualt of heavy drums and soaring twin leads, the X-Hunters should please fans of metal and video game music alike.
|Close to Good|
Over the past 2 years, Philadelphia's Close to Good has become most known for their high-energy live performances that deliver an aggressive burst of progressive dance-funk that often builds into a tightly composed tension-release, peaking in kick-driven melodic reprisals of their distinct central lyrical themes.
Their continually honed sound is beginning to find itself lying somewhere near the edge of space-time, transporting listeners to the buzzing land of Transylvania where the quartet is playing the anthem for the battle of the century between Dracula and Megaman.
Wax nostalgic with 8-bit games and computers of the [G]olden days! Inverse Phase writes music using the Atari, Nintendo, Commodore 64, and more.
Born in The South, and currently camped in the mountains of The West, since 2006 one-man killing machine Rainbowdragoneyes explores the dichotomic and entirely plausible relationship between chiptune, death metal and dance pop. He crafts his music using primitive 8 and 16 bit video game hardware (namely the Nintendo GameBoy), coupled with modern alchemic techniques, adding equal parts whimsical prose, anthemic melody and unequivocal fury with his vocal assault.
SKGB is a time travelling, chiptune thrashing, bassbin violator from NeoKilladelph.
He makes music with gameboys, yo.
Having been stranded on SR388 for an extended amount of time, DJ McGRANAMAN has finally returned to Earth bringing with him his beloved metroid, Jeffrey, and some groovy Gameboys. Incorporating various styles from VG composers and Chipstep into his tunes, you can bet your sweet patoot you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
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Located fathoms below sea level, Storm Blooper harnesses nothing but a few gameboys running LSDJ and attempts to unlock its maximum potential by slapping down catchy melodies, electrifying instruments, and smooth percussive work. Get ready to dance y'all.
|DJs & Solo Performers|
Dj CUTMAN is a pioneer performer of Chiptune and Video Game Music, mixing world-class chiptunes into epic, dancable sets infused with dubstep, electro, hiphop and funk. Dj CUTMAN brings years of experience as a recording engineer into the DJ world, sampling sounds and melodies from classic video
Brent Black, also known as “brentalfloss”, is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He is best known on the internet as the creator of the “With Lyrics” series, where he adds satirical lyrics to classic video game tunes. He first gained notoriety in 2008 with the release of “Mega Man 3 With Lyrics”. Since then, his channel has reached over 150,000 subscribers, and he has released 2 full-length albums that reached #4 and #8 on the iTunes comedy charts.
And yes, his name is officially uncapitalized. You can also make it all caps so it looks IMPORTANT. The uncapitalized thing makes English teachers upset, especially when sentences start with his name. brentalfloss don't care.
Nathan Barnatt, aka Keith Apicary, is a physical comedian and character actor, known for his web series Talking Classics and popular dance videos. Nathan is currently developing a television show with Adult Swim, his own cartoon with Fox, and a TV show for Amazon based on his web series Stupid Idiot. He will also be the voice on another Fox cartoon titled High School USA airing this summer on Fox.