Space Rager II: 8-bit Bugaloo
June 9th 2012
We Rage in Space Once Again.
Betamod.com and Drew Digital Present:
Space Rager 2: 8-Bit Bugaloo
It's been two years since Betamod brought you Space Rager, one of the most massive Video Game Music Dance Parties the midwest has ever seen. Now, We bring to you an 8-bit party of even more epic proportions, well earning its title as 8-Bit Bugaloo!
Get down to some extremely talented producers who chose to harness the sounds of vintage video game consoles to create wonderfully modern music. you will see and hear devices such as the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the Commodore 64, the Atari ST, the Sega Master System and many more. You will See performers using Gameboys live on stage to create music you never dreamed a gameboy could make. Your chest will be pounded by the thunderous bass. Your face will be melted by the intricate production work. Your Brain will tingle with delight at the astonishing expressiveness withheld in this seemingly obsolete technology.
RainbowDragonEyes Denver, CO - http://rainbowdragoneyes.ragenotrave.com/-Born in The South, and currently camped in the mountains of The West, one-man killing machine Rainbowdragoneyes explores the dichotomic and entirely plausible relationship between death metal and dance pop. He crafts his own unique powerful dance music using primitive 8 and 16 bit video game hardware (namely the Nintendo GameBoy) coupled with modern alchemic techniques, adding equal parts anthemic melody and unequivocal fury with his vocal assault.
Over the years he has gathered a legion of loyal followers via an extended online network, the acquisition of his music playable in the Rock Band video game, as well as his appearances at international chiptune festivals, such as the 2009 Blip Festival in NYC and Datapop 4.0 in Austin TX. In the summer of 2010 he embarked on his first nationwide US tour with chipfriends Ovenrake, Wet Mango and Facundo, and the beginning of 2012 will kick off the Primordial Booze Cruise, his first full-USA tour.
His sophomore album "The Primordial Booze" was released on 3.3.11 via 8bitpeoples and his own label RAGE NOT RAVE.
Nonfinite Madison, WI - http://nonelectronics.com/- Since 2006 Anthony Schmitt had been hooked on making music with vintage video game equipment. Then, the community was small but passionate, and he didn't have trouble learning the ropes of getting started with his own Game Boy. Thanks to a background in classical violin, writing the actual notes came easily to Schmitt, but acquiring a performance instrument to play his new tunes became a challenge. Using tutorials from other artists, he was able to do his own Pro Sound modification, but soon found that the separate Game Boy light from the 80's was hardly enough to see the screen for reading in the dark.
Armed with various LED lights, foil, mirrors, plastic and glass, he assembled his first backlight for the Game Boy. It was large and bulky but it worked - composition could now happen anywhere, in any light. Schmitt pursued his idea with several manufacturers and eventually the modern SMT V2.0 Backlight was born, made of dual LED's, lightweight acrylic and diffusion film, thus the Nonfinite Electronics shop was born.
He is known in the chiptune world as Nonfinite, and has played his chiptune music at shows in places like San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Philadelphia. His two albums, Northbridge and Southbridge, have influences of classical composition, while also infusing hard beats with gritty sounds.
Fake Brad Nashville, TN - http://soundcloud.com/fake-brad
Bit Mummy Pittsburgh, PA - http://soundcloud.com/bitmummy
Local Support By:
Shit Bird - http://soundcloud.com/shitbird
The Lame Boyz - http://lameboyz.bandcamp.com/
Player Two - http://soundcloud.com/playertwo
Doomsberry - http://soundcloud.com/doomsberry
OverThink - http://soundcloud.com/overthink
And A Special "Yes Homo" Opening Set by: Dustin E http://youareallfuckingstupid.bandcamp.com/
Video Game themed Black Light Body Painting by Drew Digital
This massive 8-bit Party will be held at
The Crack Fox
1114 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 62101
The Crack Fox (View)
Saint Louis, MO 63101