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!
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…!
NOCANWIN released a new game for iOS and Android featuring my song “Heart Beeps” by yours truly! The game is called Fist Face Fight! Check out the iOS and Android HERE. :]
Chiptopia: The Best of 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer released today!!! Chiptopia covers over a decade of the best groundbreaking work by the chipmusic bands 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer. Whether you are new to chiptune or you’re an old school chipper this is a must for any collection! Check it out on the music page and enjoy!
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
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.
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.
“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. Obsolete.fm/
I will be returning to E3 with my other band 8 Bit Weapon this year with a new live show plus a special surprise for attendees! Come and see Seth and I play at the Video Game Museum (Booth #601) in the South Hall. Be there and be square!