August News – 2014

I’ve never had much luck with my website, until recently! It’s still in “development” and I’m still working out the kinks! 😀 For many years I had someone else updating my website, but that didn’t work out very well because I couldn’t update it as often as I wanted to and I ended up turning to using Facebook and Twitter more! I hope to be changing that habit a little more and updating my website more often because I realize that a lot of people are missing my posts over on the social sites – Bummer!

I love my kitty

My kitty helping me in the studio.

In other news, I’ve been very busy working on recording my new album! I’m excited to be releasing it by the end of this year!  The only problem I’m having is that it’s inspiring me to write MORE music! haha! I now have 2 new songs that I’ve started since I started recording. I think they may have to wait until I release this album because I don’t think I’ll get them to where I want them in time for them to be included. Right now I have a list of song name ideas and album titles and I can’t wait to finally release and share them all with you!


Do you like my visuals? ;D


This is what recording looks like ;]


I also have a show coming up in Las Vegas in September at the Classic Gaming Expo!  Both of my bands will be playing, so I hope to see you there!

Classic Gaming Expo 2014

I have a show in Vegas on September 12th – 14th!


❤ Michelle :]

Club Microwave is July 12th!

 I have a show coming up next Saturday, July 12 at Club Microwave located at California Institute of Abnormalarts in North Hollywood with an amazing lineup! You can RSVP to the event on Facebook here!  Last night I went around LA flyering for the event at Amoeba Records, Melrose and in Santa Monica!

Club Microwave is July 12th 2014 at CIA!

Club Microwave is July 12th 2014 at CIA!

Club Microwave Synth-wave Summer is July 12th w/ Teeel/ The New Division/ 8 Bit Weapon/ ComputeHer/ EviLntt/ See you there!!!

Club Microwave Synth-wave Summer is July 12th w/ Teeel/ The New Division/ 8 Bit Weapon/ ComputeHer/ EviLntt/ See you there!!!

New Website update!

Hi Everyone!

I have a new website! Don’t forget to bookmark my page!



Stay tuned for news about my next album [TBA 2014!] which is in the works as I type…!


ComputeHer ;]



The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” Exhibit will feature music by Computeher and 8 Bit Weapon!

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” Exhibit will feature music by Computeher and 8 Bit Weapon!

We are proud to announce ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon’s music will be featured in the forthcoming “The Art of Video Games” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC! “The Art of Video Games” will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. Both ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon will have a combined total of 5 songs being used in a soundtrack at the entrance to this historic exhibition. 8 Bit Weapon’s songs, “The Art of Video Games Anthem” and “Miami Dub Bounce” off the new album “Bits with Byte” are used as well as “Chip on your Shoulder.” ComputeHer’s songs, “Twilight Byte” and “Dark Pub” from her album “Modemoiselle” are also featured. We are profoundly honored to participate in such an important exhibition. We’d like to thank everyone at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as well as our fans for making this possible. Here is the official “The Art of Video Games” Press Release.


Please visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s website for information about “The Art of Video Games” exhibition.

ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon will also be performing live at “The Art of Video Games” exhibit’s “GameFest” opening weekend event March 16-18, 2012! Please see our events/show page for details.

Thank you, Michelle

LA Times Featuring ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon


ComputeHer and Obsolete Featured in LA Times!
A great read about the LA chiptune scene is over at the LA Times website!

Click Here to Read the Article or read it below:

Saturday: Obsolete collective’s monthly chiptune showcase in downtown L.A.

JULY 1, 2011 | 12:42 PM


In today’s world of hi-gloss electro, you’d be hard-pressed to find gritty laser zaps and the sounds of Zelda poking their way into the L.A. club scene. But as they unpack their arsenal of glitchy Game Boy beats on a sweaty, warehouse dance floor surrounded by blinking lights and acid-trip wall projections, the local practitioners in the chiptune scene don’t seem to mind much. Especially now that they have a slice of underground nightlife of to call their own.

In recent months, a pool of innovative L.A.-based artists who create music in an electronic subgenre called chiptune have formed the Obsolete collective, and have commenced throwing shows to celebrate their lo-bit love affair.

This weekend, the consortium offers the second installment of a monthly, downtown party at their designated warehouse space, dubbed Pixel Frequency. Held on the first Saturday of every month, Obsolete’s flagship event is forging a meeting ground for an open-ended chiptune genre with roots that stem back to the ’70s (though it was rarely performed live until the 2000s).

Despite being a worldwide sonic medium, chiptune rarely pokes its head above ground in L.A.’s saturated club scene. The idea, as the name implies, is to highlight artists whose musical ingenuity embraces out-of-date NES cartridges, Commodore 64 computers and any gaming or electronic technology built before the Clinton administration — a niche pedigree to say the least. Cristina Fuentes, an artist performing under the moniker Wet Mango, has helped wrangle some of the scene’s most active artists within L.A.’s micro-sized chiptune community.

“Even though it’s a really young scene, we pretty much already know each other,” Fuentes said. “It’s an Internet-based genre — everyone communicated and shares through the Internet. But getting all of us together to play shows is the new part of this.”Casting a rotating lineup of artists for every show, the second Obsolete party features performances by Beta to the Max and Wizwars, each of whom foster unique blends of blips and bass. Often relegated to performing in scattered, random shows throughout the city, members of the collective are hoping to not only bond over their own prideful Nintendo geekdom, but also to expose new fans to a genre that’s much more varied and ill-defined than many realize. Also on the bill will be Mike Bleeds, Encord, daSID and DJ Sysop.

“Chiptune is as wide for genres as guitar or any other genre,” said Seth Sternberger, one half of chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon. Based in the Simi Valley area, he and his wife, Michelle (who also performs solo as ComputeHer), were the driving force behind Club Microwave, a chiptune monthly that traveled between venues such as the Echoplex and Lava Lounge before extinguishing in 2005. (updated note from ComputeHer 2014: We have since restarted Club Microwave!)

“It’s country, it’s bluegrass, it’s blues,” added Sternberger. “It’s such a wide range of performers and artists and I think everyone’s doing their part for their specific genre.”

Started in February by a core of about 20 local members — including musicians, radio DJs, promoters and visual artists — Obsolete offers fans and practitioners in the L.A. chip scene a unified outlet for live performance. In a constellation of underground collectives and labels such as So Simple and Dark Matter Sound System that focus on harsh electro sounds and roaming warehouse parties, Obsolete’s platform connoisseurs of outdated tones is starting its own brand of underground buzz.

For Pablo Bert, a.k.a  DJ Mike Haggar, regular events such as the ones on Saturday have been a long time coming.

“It’s really cool that they’re starting a monthly show,” said Bert, who has also played on the L.A. chiptune scene since the Club Microwave days in the early 2000s.

“The chip scene wasn’t really that big back then,” Bert said. “But now that they’re doing this, now there’s a big enough following in L.A. to actually succeed.”

Obsolete occurs on Saturday, July 2 (first Saturday of every month) at Pixel Frequency warehouse, 931 E. Pico Blvd., Suite 202, Los Angeles. 8:30 p.m. All ages. $5 at the door.