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ChipWIN Surprise Announcement ACTIVATE!!! 8)

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Hey y’all. President Hoodie here. Sup? =)
For one thing, it’s my 33rd birthday! Yaaaaay! I made it another year! Woohoo!! ^_^
And to celebrate this happy occasion…

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HAVE A SUPER SPECIAL CHIPWIN EP ANNOUNCEMENT AS A PRESENT!!!!!!!!

LOLWUT?!?

Chiptunes = WTFLOL 
Album artwork by the unceasingly amazing Nate Horsfall.

Releasing Monday, May 6th (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FOXY ;D ) after the usual
8 Bit Power Hour party of wonderful insanity on the always awesome 8bitx.com
(Fb event link HERE), THIS happens:

6 tracks from the 3 previously released ChipWIN compilations (Volume 1, Expansion Pack, & ChipWINter) covered by 6+ amazing artists
(+ = special guests! OH YEAH 8) from the VGM scene.
 
To be more specific:

Stemage <— also mastering this one! OH SNAP~
VikingGuitar
Cory Johnson
The World Is Square
Jameson Sutton
Tim Yarbrough

They’ll be taking all the chiptunes out of your favorite chiptracks & replacing them with TROLLOLOLOLOLOL~ :3 (that and, yanno, LOTS OF ZOMBOFURKIN AWESOME).

Yup. Totes throwing a curve ball at y’all this time. Good to mix it up, right? RIGHT. 8)

In the meantime, see you on the intertrons!

Much \m||m/,
President Hoodie

P.S. Curious to learn which chipartists’ tracks are being covered & by who? Then tune into both the various ChipWIN & VGM artists’ social media outlets during the interim for hints & tips! (What? You didn’t really think I was just gonna tell you right now, did you? ;)

P.P.S. FINE. HERE’S A “TEASER” HINT ON THE CHIPWIN SOUNDCLOUD:

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Relevant links:
Chiptunes = WIN:
Bandcamp | Fb Group | Fb Page | Twitter
Soundcloud | Youtube | Tumblr | Myspace

Stemage:
Stemage.com | Bandcamp | Twitter | Metroid Metal

VikingGuitar:
Bandcamp | Fb page | Twitter | Youtube | Viking Guitar University

Cory Johnson:
Bandcamp | Cory.fm | Twitter

The World Is Square:
Bandcamp | Fb Page | Twitter | Youtube | Tumblr

Jameson Sutton:
Fb Page | SoundcloudBandcamp

Tim Yarbrough:
The OneUps | SpaceCamp | The Altered Beasts

Nate Horsfall:
Lightningarts.com | Fb page | Twitter

8 Bit Power Hour on 8bitx.com
Listening Party Fb Event

PAX EAST 2013 = ZOMBOCON 8)

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PAX EAST 2013 IS NIGH (March 22-24th, i.e. THIS WEEKEND!!!)

AND I’M WAY TOO EXCITED TO TYPE UP A COHERENT INTRO TO THIS POST SO STRAIGHT TO THE RELEVANT DEETS:

MAGFest Presents: Jamspace

magfest logo

Straight from the mouth of MAGFest’s very own Nick the Newbie:

“What in the ever loving shit is “Jamspace”? Jamspace is music all day every day during pax. We’ve got chiptunes, live video game cover bands, DJs, and even open jam time with provided instruments. We’ve got guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard for playing, or you can even bring your own instruments! Follow @MAGFest on twitter for updates of what’s going on all weekend.”

Fri-Sun schedule:
Friday 3/22, 3-5pm: The World Is Square, Random aka MegaRan
Saturday 3/23, 3-5pm: Lords of Thunder, Armcannon
Sunday 3/24, 1-3pm: OverClocked University, Crashfaster

Regarding the bulk of the scheduled chipmusic shows happening in the Jamspace…

B8B Presents: PAXE Chiptune 2013

pax east 2013 chip showcase

Boston8Bit is once again bringing a KILLER chiptune lineup to the PAX East Jamspace. In case you can’t read the SUPER SEKSAY flyer just to the left there, here’s the full Friday 3/22 & Saturday 3/23 11:30am – 2:30pm EST lineup!

Friday:
Dj CUTMAN | Disasterpeace | Br1ght Pr1mate | D&D Sluggers | MC Facepalm | Glenntai

Sat:
Danimal Cannon | Cheap Dinosaurs | Active Knowledge | Doomcloud | RobotSexMusic | Sam Mulligan

Visuals by:
Animal Style | Invaderbacca | VJ Guybrush

Dj: Decktonic

And if that’s not enough MOST EXCELLENT chipmusic for you (it’s NEVAR enough!), or you’d like a chance to perform your own chipmusic at an open mic event…

B8B & ChipWIN Presents: CHIPstage

chipstage banner

A very first for PAX East, the CHIPstage is essentially a separate Jamspace for chipartists & Djs! Bring your chippy and/or electronic jams & showcase ’em LIVE AT PAX!!!

On top of that, there’ll also be a good chance of any or all of the following happening at CHIPstage:

  • random gaming &/or tourneys
  • ridiculous contests (dickbutt drawing contest anyone? :3 )
  • a guaranteed on stage suplex for every artist who suffers a DMG crash while performing (J/k! Maybe… ♥)
  • really stupid dance offs (Hoodie shuffle comin’ ‘atcha! 8)
  • VERY SPECIAL music events & guests
  • WHO KNOWS WTF ELSE?!?

In summation, NONSTOP ZOMBOCON. 8)
Follow @ChiptunesWIN & @BOSTON8BIT on Twitter for updates during the craziness.

What? Really? That’s still not enough? You want another party to go to on Saturday night?
WELL FINE HERE YOU GO~

Saturday Night PAXE Party

sat nite after party

 

 

 

 

LeaguePodcast & Rock On! Concerts present:

|Mega Ran | Active Knowledge (Boston8Bit) | Shane Hall | Gage | Weird Die Young|

This badasstastic music PARTAY is going down at The Cavern Club At The Hard Rock Café. Doors at 8pm EST, $10 to get in. Tickets here.

What? You want a Sunday night afterparty too? OKAY!!!

Sunday Night PAXE Afterparty

pax east after party

LeaguePodcast & Rock On! Concerts Present:

The Protomen
MC Frontalot
Br1ght Pr1mate
The World Is Square

This fantabulous shindig of WIN is happening at the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub.

Doors at 7pm EST, $15 to get in. Tickets here.

Seriously y’all, if you don’t get enough VGM/chip jammage in & around PAX East this year (including the AWESOME PAX East main stage lineup HERE)
IT’S NOBODY’S FAULT BUT YOUR OWN.

And if you can’t come, don’t be a sad panda about it! Just tune into geekbeatradio to catch the livestream of the FULL SCHEDULED JAMSPACE LINEUP (chip & VGM shows)& as much of the CHIPstage as they can grab! There’ll be *SOMETHING* PAX East broadcasting on the UR Fest channel throughout the whole party. GOOD TIMES.

I mean, srsly gaiz, THIS IS AN EPIC F*CKTON OF STUFF. We’re all probably going to survive PAXE 2013 this year, but JUST BARELY. 8) In other words…

ZOMBOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON~

~SEE YOU THERE~

Much \m||m/,
President Hoodie

EDIT: Just so this post has EVERYTHING (& just in case you don’t pay attention to the front page of the PAXE website… :3 ), here’s a schedule of the main stage acts as well!

Friday 3/22, 8:30pm – 1:30am:
| VGO | Those Who Fight | The Protomen |

Saturday 3/23, 8:30pm – 2am:
| Sam Hart | MC Frontalot | Jonathan Coulton | Paul and Storm |
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Relevant linkage:
MAGFest Presents: Jamspace
B8B Presents: PAXE Chiptune 2013
B8B & ChipWIN Presents: CHIPstage
Saturday Night Afterparty
Sunday Night Afterparty

PAXE Main Stage Concerts
MAGFest
Boston8Bit
geekbeatradio
Chiptunes = WIN

#freakstyle

Crossposted to the Video Game Dj blog HERE for extra awesome & ZOMBOCON. 8)

March 16th = HOLY ZOMBOFURKIN WHOA MAN~ :O

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Sup y’all? =) Hoodie here. Lotta, LOTTA really epic weekends happening in the month of March this year. Seriously, SOOOOO MANY THINGS!! :O

And time to get started hyping those RIGHT ZOMBOFURKIN’ NOW:

8bitx Superhero Tournament Kickoff Show

8bitx superhero tourney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kicking off this Saturday, March 16th AWESOME-A-PALOOZA will be Will Strouse & JT as they debut the station-wide, two-week 8bitX Superhero Tournament! From 4-6pm EST they’ll be running down the rules and revealing the full bracket live on the air, and all hosted from the venue where Game Over Baltimore is happening later that day!
It’s gonna be DAMN GOOD TIMES.

 

Nerd Rock Radio Presents: Phonetic Hero’s “Sliced Bread: UNCRUSTED!!”

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From 6-8pm EST, Sam Mulligan’s Nerd Rock Radio will be bringing you the DELICIOUS chipmusic center of the party! Sam’ll be hosting his first ever listening party for that crazypants crazy sonofagun Phonetic Hero!

This’ll also be the very first listening party hosted LIVE IRL AT CHIPWIN HQ (aka mine & ChipMom’s house in Arkansas) with Phonetic Hero and friends! This’ll be one for the record books in both the categories of AWESOME CHIPMUSIC & INSANE RIDICULOUSNESS.

 

MAGFest Presents: Game Over Baltimore

GameOverBaltimore11x17Starting at 8pm, the grand finale of the night is, of course, MAGFest’s latest entry in their touring concert series!

Featuring performances from:
Rare Candy
Krieger
Random Battles
Inverse Phase

If you’re in the area, GO TO THIS GORRAM SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!! If not, stay tuned on 8bitx and catch the livestream!! =D

 

 

 

 

And that sums up the special events for THIS particular crazy weekend. Be sure to tune into the 8bitx stream chatroom and have some fun with our crazy asses! =D
Also, stay tuned for another post in the upcoming days regarding all the CRAZINESS happening in & around PAX East 2013!

EDIT: To further expand the wonderful craziness of the weekend, catch TWO MORE fantastic chipmusic listening parties on the subsequent days:
SSD Engage at 12:30pm EST on Sunday the 17th
&
softRESET at 9pm EST on Monday the 18th!

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Redundant linkage:

8bitx Superhero Tourney Kickoff Show
Nerd Rock Radio Presents: Phonetic Hero’s “Sliced Bread: UNCRUSTED!!”
MAGFest Presents: Game Over Baltimore
SSD Engage Listening Party
softRESET Listening Party
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The Excessively Belated & Much Awaited 8bit Invasion Writeup

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And lo, did the gods of music decree that upon the eleventh month, of the twelfth year, of the twenty first century, that there would be a reckoning – a festival of music the likes of which were heard but rarely, and certainly had never been visited upon the small town of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

And so it came to be: A mighty reckoning, a festival of revelry, an orgy of sounds rising up from the vintage gaming consoles held dear by these musicians and into the cool evening, music that was so intense that a passerby might have no idea what might be happening within the bowels of the concert hall, save for some unholy but totally funky ritual involving a computer and some nerds.

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\m|♥|m/ MAGFest 11 \m|♥|m/

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YUP.

IT’S MOTHERFUCKING MAGFEST TIME.

MAG 11

Not even gonna waste time describing MAG at this point (YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW!!!). What I AM going to mention are THESE THINGS:

1) – I will be livesharing my location regularly via the ChipWIN Twitter Account, Fb Page, and Fb Group. Wanna find me? THEN DO IT. We will hang. We will party. We will ROCK OUT. I will bear hug you. IT WILL BE GLORIOUS. Especially if you catch my set with Lords of Thunder on Friday at noon. THAT WILL BE ESPECIALLY GLORIOUS.

If you want ChipWIN merch, swing by the Metroid Metal booth & score you some!
Will have shirts, stickers, & buttons for sale! Also a good place to catch myself
(President Hoodie), ChipMom, Foxdragon, & Maddie the Merch Fairy to say OH HAI! =D
Oh, and Metroid Metal. THEY’RE SWELL TOO. ;D

2) – For the first time ever…

THERE WILL BE AN OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL CHIPMUSIC/DJ JAMSPACE AT MAGFEST!!!!! AWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAH~ 8)

Thanks to Nikola Whallon, we have the PA needed to make this happen, so HAPPEN IT SHALL!!! =DDD  It’ll be happening in the hall outside the Potomac Ballroom (Hallspace?? LOOOL), & similar to the original Jamspace, will have 10 minute sign-up slots (unless no one is playing/waiting in line; in that case KEEP ROCKIN~). Not 100% when it’ll start going on Thursday, and there will be some shut-down during some of the shows, BUT IT’S HAPPENING IN SOME FORM OR FASHION. So bring your music AND DO IT TO IT!!!

That’s it. Nothing else to say. Except BRING DAT ASS. Oh and…

ZOMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOON~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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