This stop includes a chip music workshop at the Japanese American National Museum at 2PM and a live concert next door at the Chop Suey Lounge at 8PM. Both will feature minusbaby, starPause, crashfaster and Trash80 with visuals by Paris and Daniel Rehn.
If you've been waiting to check out Giant Robot's Biennale 2 at JANM, this is the absolute best time to go. Instead of paying the normal $9 museum admission fee, come with flier in hand to get access to the Biennale exhibition, the chip music workshop, AND the concert at Chop Suey all for $5. Learn about chiptunes, play some indie games, enjoy the art and then walk over to Chop Suey for epic chip beatz.
Chip music - an avenue of audio and visual exploration for artists choosing to adopt vintage video games as a deliberate, aesthetic choices - has enjoyed enormous success for over a decade on the East coast with world-class events the Blip Festival, Pulsewave and recent newcomer, 8static.
For the first time ever, Data Beez is spreading those same addictive, low-tech sounds across the West. It signals an evolving movement and sets a precedent for the future of chip music on the West Coast.