Bit Brigade: The Legend of Zelda with special guests

"When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn't count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between "Oh! Agh!! Please don't die!!" and "YES! He's doing it!!" Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock 'n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, "Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!," to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done - which it always is - on the first (and last) try. Once Noah's NES buzzes on, there's no turning back." - Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011

Kirby's Dream Band

How do you resurrect the memorable themes of classic video games from the 1980s and '90s? Just ask the lovable nerds of Extra Lives. The Los Angeles quartet of gamer-musicians isn't ready to let go of their Nintendo and Sega childhoods... and neither should you.

Ken Christianson (bass and violin), Michael Kohl (guitar), Tim Lillis (piano and synthesizer) and Taylor Kennedy (drums) release a new live performance every week on YouTube and other social media. Each piece is recorded live and in a single take, with deference to the original video game composers. From the epic drama of Chrono Trigger's "Main Theme" to the rump-thumping funk of Sonic the Hedgehog 2's "Chemical Plant Zone," Extra Lives creates compelling soundscapes that breathe new life into VGM classics and bring listeners back to the best days of their childhoods.

$15 adv & day of

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