8 posts tagged 8bitpeoples
Blip Festival returns to New York City on May 25-27, this time taking place at The Gramercy Theatre — chiptune fans, make sure to leave your schedule free for this!
8bitpeoples hasn’t announced the lineup yet, but when has Blip Festival NYC ever disappointed? Still, the show will have a tough time topping Amanda Palmer and Dot.AY at Blip Festival Australia two weeks ago.
RSVP: Blip Festival NYC See also: More Blip Festival posts
The Western Hemisphere’s biggest chiptune event of the year, Blip Festival 2011 in NYC, launches in just a couple days, and the line-up of performing artists is killer: Starscream, Anamanaguchi, Nullsleep, Henry Homesweet, Noisewaves, and a couple dozen other talented folks.
Blip Fest will also feature daytime workshops, indie arcade after parties, and much more — the full schedule for the official and satellite events is at the show’s site.
You can buy tickets for the entire May 19-21 concert or for individual nights. From what I hear, the three-day passes are close to selling out, so if you want to experience the full festival, jump on those real soon, kids.
Not familiar with chiptunes or what makes them so great? Well, thanks to our archive, you can get familiar.
Not that we want you to stop sharing your Game Boy memories, but we’ve picked our winners for the Pulsewave/Nonfinite/8bitpeoples/us contest. So now if you craft a heartwarming tale about your childhood love of TMNT Fall of the Foot Clan, it’ll have to be for your own reasons.
The grand prize of two Pulsewave tickets, $25 at Nonelectronics, a Pulsewave poster, and an 8bitpeoples prize pack goes to Simon Forkton, who charmed us with his tale of chiptune busking for Game Boy money.
Our runners-up are Bleo, who “can proudly say that I wrote a song that was heard at the Sundance Film Festival… on the toilet” and ZenAlbatross, who took a bus ride with Kirby. They’ll each get a single Pulsewave ticket, a poster, and $10 at Nonelectronics.
[Image: Nonfinite’s custom “Monochrome” Game Boy case]
In case you missed last week’s post, we’ve teamed up with the organizers of NYC chiptune show Pulsewave to celebrate the Game Boy’s 21st birthday by asking readers to share their favorite memories of the cherished handheld.
We’re giving away tickets for this weekend’s Pulsewave event to the commenters with the best stories. Even if you’re nowhere near New York, you can win free tickets for a future Pulsewave, as well as other prizes like a Pulsewave poster and gift certificates to mod your Game Boy (or buy other items from the Nonfinite shop).
We mentioned before that we’re also giving away a “secret bonus item”, which we can now reveal: it’s an 8bitpeoples Prize Pack that will include albums and more from renown chip music label 8bitpeoples!
So, if you love chiptune music, Game Boy mods, waxing nostalgic over old handhelds, or free stuff, you definitely need to make entering this easy contest a top priority.
See also: Super, super awesome Pulsewave flyers
Courtesy of 2 Player Productions, we will give away three copies of 8bitpeoples’ landmark release Blip Festival 2008, a two-disc collection of live songs from all 32 artists/groups that performed at last year’s premiere chiptune show.
The four-day concert’s lineup was nuts — Bit Shifter, Minusbaby, Anamanaguchi, Nullsleep, USK, etc. — so if you follow the micromusic scene, you already know it’s off the chain, off the hook, and off the wickkity doo-dah yezzelbar. Plus, we will also throw in 2PP’s Blip Festival 2006 and 2007 DVDs to sweeten the pot.
To enter, leave a comment in any of our chiptune and music posts over the next two weeks (this includes audio posts and any other music-focused media/links we put up) before October 6th, 11:59 EST. Running our giveaway like this has three advantages:
- We ensure that the people who actually follow this niche interest will win the prizes
- It motivates us to post more chiptune songs
- I have an excuse to listen to something other than Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II for the first time in two weeks
As usual, please refrain from leaving us crap comments to sift through — we prefer messages that have substance to them and will ignore any frivolous junk.
Look out for more music posts in the future so you can win a copy of the two-disc set. You can listen to my favorite song from the album here, as well as stream the entire deal through the Blip Festival 2008 Bandcamp page.
Before you ask, yes, commenting in this post counts as a giveaway entry. Yezzelbarr!
“4l0n3” by Unicorn Dream Attack. This is my favorite track from the new Blip Festival 2008 release. I could listen to it over and over and over again.
they go on forever
I find myself lost there
I pass right through them
and burn away in your atmosphere”
You can download it for free from the Bandcamp page that 2 Player Productions set up for the two-disc live album. In fact, you can download three other tracks and stream all 32 songs at that Bandcamp page, so head over there after you finish listening to this beautiful pop tune! There’s also an option to buy individual tracks in your preferred audio format.
See also: Blip Festival 2008 album photos
Blip Festival 2008: 32 Live Recordings 2xCD.
This two-disc compilation album, 8bitpeoples’s 100th release, is now on sale for $15 — a steal when you consider what 2 Player Productions and 8BP packed in here:
“Every Blip Festival 2008 performer, in order, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn New York City; December 4th through the 7th, two-thousand and eight. The event was recorded, mixed, and mastered to be played at maximum volume by you and yours. So take pity on your neighbors or invite them over to dance.”
l’ve listened to the album several times already — for micromusic fans, this is essential for your collections. Expect a sample recording from the release soon! You can see the full list of chiptune artists appearing on the CDs as well as the tracklist here.
This homebrew NES app comes from Don “No Carrier” Miller, the coder behind those Pulsewave ROM flyers we love to post, so it’s definitely a project of interest:
“GalleryNES is an open source picture gallery for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Create your own pixel art and view it on a real NES in slideshow format!”
See also: Vegavox II