KAT HAUS, Tina Belmont, Lady Game Lyric, w/ DJ Cabrini Green, & VJ VISMANCIENNE 8.21.14

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Thursday, August 21st
Above DNA Lounge
All Ages
$8 Advance | $11 Door
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Tina Belmont (LA)

Lady Game Lyric (SF)

DJ Cabrini Green (Candy Mountain)


8bitSF brings the sounds of Chiptune, Lo-Fi, Electronic and Video Game Music to DNA Lounge every 3rd Thursday!

KAT HAUS duo Sweet Livvy and Tucknasy met via the dark corners of the internet. From their mutual love and obsession with their feline babies, KATHAUS was born. In their music one can hear Tucknasty's affinity for pop, trap, and house, and Sweet Livvy's love of harmony and the ethereal. Tucknasty brings a joyous levity to Livvy's often darker sensibilities creating a unique and accessible emotional and sonic landscape. Their live show is not to be missed.

Idol Princess Tina Belmont is a magical girl from a far away land of rainbows and unicorns and castles in the sky, who was sent to our world to spread joy and happiness to all of the children of the world! (Yeah, that's the ticket. Just play along and nobody gets hurt!)
Her somewhat unusual strategy to accomplish this involves singing cutting and insightful songs based on her disappointed wanderings in our depraved and disgusting excuse for a world. Because the surest way to make everybody happy is by pointing out their flaws and how bad their situation is, right?Right?!
Look, perhaps it might be more appropriate to dub her "Gothy Punk Rock Princess Tina Belmont" or something like that. I mean, she doesn't dress like a punk or a goth or anything like that, but these songs are dark, often cutting, and occasionally snarky. They don't necessarily fit the genre expectations you'd expect for the subject matter though...
Some of the songs you might be hearing include:
"Very Becoming", which which blends glitchy minor key verses with classic rock choruses in a song about a friend's gender change.
"Stupid Little Girl", a punky new-wave number about a needy, needy friend.
"It's a Trap!", a straight new-wave pop number about the joy and fear of life as a...
"Go Slowly", a lovely ditty inspired by Japanese "Gothic Lolita" fashion. Because in Japan, Goth is pronounced "Gosu" and Lolita is abbreviated to "Loli" and you put them together you get "Gosuloli"... "Go Slowly". Get it? Get it?
"Babydoll" is sort of a Morrissey meets the Violent Femmes number that EVERYBODY can relate to... it is about SECRET SHAME!
"The Drama" is a lovely ditty about so many of the folks in LA who seem to get off on causing pain to others...
Something for everybody! Fun for the whole family!
Tina is also the (a?) creator of the awesome music creation system "Rhythm Core Alpha 2", available for the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS game consoles. Download it from the eShop today! (It is under "Applications".) She will be performing all of the songs using that very same program!

Lady Game Lyric is a song parody writer and singer from San Francisco, CA. She enjoys taking popular songs and rewriting the lyrics to be about her favorite video games. She currently maintains a YouTube channel that features her rewritten lyrics about games like League of Legends, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and Assassin's Creed. Video games made her. So she remakes songs about them!

VISMANCIENNE [visualmancer] is a recent visual project of LA resident Leah Oakes. Leah is a graphic designer, photographer, and chip music journalist who is actively involved with 8bitLA and musters inspiration from kitschy pop culture and obscure geeky references. VISMANCIENNE is a cerebral experience aimed at stimulating your psyche.


Urizen, The Brotherhood Of The Ellipses, Doctor Awkward & DJ Mr. Smith 7.17.14

Thursday, July 17th
Above DNA Lounge
All Ages
$8 Advance | $11 Door
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Urizen (TX)

The Brotherhood Of The Ellipsis (SAC)

Doctor Awkward (SD)

DJ Mr. Smith (SJ)

8bitSF brings the sounds of Chiptune, Lo-Fi, Electronic and Video Game Music to DNA Lounge every 3rd Thursday!

URIZEN is a spectacle! URIZEN is an experience! URIZEN is a whole hell-of-a-lot of fun packed onto a stage full of monsters, metal, robots, mad science, and four dudes rocking their hearts out in the name of entertainment! The balls of Rammstein strapped to the bodies of DEVO with the brains of Type O Negative performing the live show of GWAR... with a robot.

URIZEN is an electronic-influenced 8-bit-style heavy rock band based in Dallas, Texas. The band is well known for their entertaining and highly involved stage shows. Fixtures of their stage shows include the appearance of a giant, 8-foot-tall URIZEN Robot; a 12-foot inflatable cycloptic goo monster; a mad scientist nemesis; electrifying mind-control helmets; and much more!

The Brotherhood Of The Ellipsis was founded in Woodland, CA by Jacob Martinez and Andrew Wright as a simple cover band in 2009. Their desire to introduce a creative style all their own helped them escalate from the garage to the stage.

Doctor Awkward is a Next Gen Hip Hop artist hailing from San Diego California. He has a signature "Awkward" Flow and brings the nerd pain. He is currently working on releasing his new Album. Doc Awk loves to make music, and he loves those who love to listen to his music. Awk is a self proclaimed Nerd who is focused on bringing Next Gen to the masses.

Anamanaguchi, Una, crashfaster, DJ Chad Salty & Grimecraft 6.22.14

Sun June 22nd
DNA MainStage
All Ages
Adv $13 | Door $16
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Anamanaguchi (NYC)

Una (Japan)

crashfaster (SF)

DJ Chad Salty

Grimecraft (SF)

We're celebrating 5 years of 8bitSF with the triumphant return of ANAMANAGUCHI at DNA Loung. The 'guch headlined our very first show 5 years ago, and we can't wait to party with them again! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW, before it's too late!

Anamanaguchi is a four-piece band from New York City that makes emotional punk, pop, & dance music using hacked Nintendos, Game Boys, and 16-bit soundscapes. Members include Peter Berkman (guitar, songwriting), Ary Warnaar (guitar, songwriting), James DeVito (bass, stage visuals engineer), and Luke Silas (drums, solo act ‘knife city’). Their first full-length album, ‘Dawn Metropolis’, featured 7 songs that pushed the chiptune-rock formula to a new level and included a website full of visual landscapes for the tracks. The band was later commissioned by Universal & Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley to create ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack)’ to coincide with the movie of the same title.

In 2013, Anamanaguchi released their first live action music video featuring a new single Meow. During a hugely successful Kickstarter Campaign with the promise of making it “more than just an album”, the band released ‘Endless Fantasy’, a 22-track full-length album under their own record label, ‘dream.hax’. Setting the stage for a new era in Guch history, the band reaches the far ends of the galaxy with its sound and has no sign of slowing down here on spaceship earth!

Una who used to be a charismatic shop assistant in Harajuku street scene, started her modeling career as an Aomoji-kei (Harajuku) model by getting a snapshot taken by a fashion magazine in 2010. It didn't take her long to appear on fashion magazines regularly. With her beautiful look, edgy fashion style and perfectly balanced body proportion, she became a new type of Aomoji-kei (Harajuku) model who is capable of expressing not only kawaii but also cool aspects of Harajuku. This time, this iconic figure in Harajuku street scene will be debuting with her first single "Juicy Juicy" on 14th August 2013. Her new single has been recognized widely, being used in a tv commercial. Una, a representative for this new street-born kawaii culture is sure to attract a great deal of public attention!

San Francisco's chiptune staple crashfaster has evolved from a gameboy-weilding solo act into a snarling, four-bodied electro-rock monster. Isolation, assimilation, accomplishment and emptiness fill the the band's songs, which genre-hop from electro to industrial, electronica to rock, all wrapped in a space punk aesthetic.