Hey friends! It's been a while since I posted on this old guy here, but I have plennnty of interesting, exciting events coming up over the next few weeks, so I figured it was time to update...
First, I'll be talking/performing at a really neat First Friday event at Philly's own Chemical Heritage Foundation, which is spotlighting chiptune in September! Join me and Lisa Klarr, an expert on obsolete technology and its place in the modern world, on Friday, Sept. 2, as we share our thoughts on the concept of using old game systems as new instruments. The event is FREE and it goes from 5-8 p.m. at 315 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. More info here!
Next, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, I'm participating in another really cool musical tribute night. This time, the show is celebrating one of my absolute favorite bands of all time, Nirvana, and their seminal album "Nevermind." So "come as you are" and join me and several other amazing local acts as we play through this classic, song by song, each in our unique style. (And here's a hint for you: Think beyond just the standard album tracklisting...) The show is at Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, starts at 8 p.m. and is $10. More info here!
Thirdly, join me in Darlington, MD, for Luna Light Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16. Schedule details and such TBA, but suffice to say I'm very excited to be performing chip music at this really cool fest! It's a very fun lineup that spans a wide range of genres, so it should be a great experience. (I'll also be playing a non-chiptune set with my old band, MJ Project, during the VIP jazz brunch, so check that out too!) Visit the festival website for more details.
Also, if you haven't already, check out the Chiptune Crash Course online classes I've been working on with my friends at Soundfly. These FREE(!!!) courses are a great way to get started making your own music with old video game hardware! Other than that, I've got the standard EarthNight goings-ons and various other things. More as those things develop. For now, check out these rad upcoming events, and if you see me around, stop by and say hi!