Sup y’all? =) Pres Hoodie here, somehow still alive post-MAGFest 2016 (damn, that was a crazy, wonderful adventure!). In the aftermath of such, I’m bringing you an interview with a cool cat that I’ve been acquainted with since my very first MAGFest (MAG 9). It also happens to be the event where he got his start performing live chipmusic. There’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of him and his imminent sophomore album, ‘Lunaria’. Yup, of course I’m talking about Dan Behrens aka Danimal Cannon! Enjoy!
This month, instead of the usual review, I decided to put together a helpful guide for those looking for more insight on playing live shows. Playing shows can be super fun, but being less than prepared can cause a ton of stress.
Here’s the scenario: Your show’s date is set. You have a month or more to prepare. Tons of time, right? Wrong. Chances are, you’ll procrastinate. You have other gigs to focus on. You’re working on an EP (or four). You’ve got somewhere between one and three jobs. You might be studying. Maybe you have a family. Everyone has a million things on their plate, and that’s OK. It’s normal. With that in mind, you need to keep your eyes on the prize, because rule number one of this whole thing is:
If you commit to something, do everything in your power to produce good results.
Maybe you just like playing shows for fun. Maybe music is how you pay your bills. Maybe you create as a way to express yourself, maybe you’re more of a programmer and are developing music tech tools as a way to test them. Whatever. Regardless of why you’re part of the industry, it all comes down to this: If you are not reliable,people won’t want to work with you. People serious about their craft do not mingle with people who aren’t dependable, professional, and on time. It doesn’t matter what field that you’re in. As Jim Rohn said in one of my favorite quotes:(more…)
Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with another installment of my ‘Hoodie Highlights’ chat interview series! This month I’m talking to a fellow doer of ALL THE THINGS, someone who’s been a friend of mine for about as long as I’ve been involved in this collective of collectives. Even happens to be a regular contributor here on The ChipWIN Blog!
Presenting the multi-talented mofo of many masks, Glenn Dubois aka Glenntai! Enjoy!(more…)
For you PAX East 2015 attendees wondering where to find the awesome chiptune, VGM & nerdcore shows this year, hot diggity dawg do I have some news for you!
MAGFest Presents thePAX East Jamspace 2015! As always, this year will be a mix of open jam time aka your typical Jamspace awesomeness (starting around 10am all three days!) + some fantastic scheduled shows featuring 25+ artists from all around the VGM, chiptune, and nerdcore communities! (more…)
Hey everyone, Clipstream’s Resident Fearless Leader here with yet another new and exceptionally cool chip act’s EP that I want to share with you today. This time around, I’m bringing out Please Lose Battle‘s ‘Bedroom EP’. I’m just going to say this first and get all the silliness out of my system…