Bit Brigade performs Mega Man II & DuckTales

Ages 21 and up
Sunday, December 04
Doors: 7pm
$17

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*

7PM – Doors
8PM – Show

BIT BRIGADE

Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage. On Sunday, December 4th at Johnny Brenda’s, they will be performing ‘Mega Man II’ + ‘DuckTales’

“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

STANDARDS

Led by exuberant guitarist Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by Moises Popa on drums, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies which has garnished popularity among fans who laud standards for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. For almost five years, their instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California. Proclaimed as an interesting, new talent by Guitar World magazine, standards is poised to have their biggest year yet after signing with indie label Wax Bodega. As the band enters this new chapter, there is little doubt that they will continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.