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Freq.Fest is Taking Over San Francisco for Two Nights of Chipmusic! // San Francisco- CA

8bitLA and 8bitSF are joining forces to throw San Francisco’s first chipmusic festival at DNA Lounge. FREQ.FEST.SF features two full nights packed with a colossal lineup of artists devoted to the craft of conjuring music from obsolete video game and computer hardware.

Let’s get bleep’d up ❤

Facebook event page! – https://www.facebook.com/events/1701669056765323/

DAY 1 – AUGUST 11th
Day 1 TICKETS!

FEATURING:
Casio Dad
Curious Quail
Kevyn Gnartinez Band
Doctor Popular
Extent of the Jam
Space Town
Together We Are Robots

DAY 2 – AUGUST 12th
Day 2 TICKETS!

FEATURING:
crashfaster
E.N.Cowell
Here Between You Me
Paladin Shield
Slime Girls
Starpause
Trash80

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 3 Photos! (Part 2) @The Smell – DTLA 1/17

Photos from day 3 of 8bitLA and Play it Loud‘s Freq.Fest.v.5.0 photos!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (Day 3) @ The Smell, DTLA 1/17/2016

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8bitLA Freq Fest Day 3 Part 2-29

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Boy Without Batteries

Paladin Shield

Viami

Slime Girls

 

Check out the photos from Freq.Fest day 1 and 2, and part 1 of day 3!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.1)

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.2)

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 2

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 3 (pt.1)

 

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 3 Photos! (Part 1) @The Smell – DTLA 1/17

Photos from day 3 of 8bitLA and Play it Loud‘s Freq.Fest.v.5.0 photos!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (Day 3) @ The Smell, DTLA 1/17/2016

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8bitLA Freq Fest Day 3 Part 1-9

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Cartoon Violence

Playing Tourist Forever

Skybox

 

 

Check out the photos from Freq.Fest day 1 and 2!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.1)

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.2)

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 2

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 2 Photos! @The Smell – DTLA 1/16

Photos from day 2 of 8bitLA and Play it Loud‘s Freq.Fest.v.5.0 photos!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (Day 2) @ The Smell, DTLA 1/16/2016

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FEATURED ARTISTS:

Kevyn Gnartinez Band

VISMANCIENNE

Curious Quail

Melt Channel

Check out the photos from Freq.Fest day 1!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.1)

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 (pt.2)

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The Smell is Fighting their Demolition Notice with Crowd Sourced Donations

The Smell, an iconic all-ages DIY venue located in the heart of LA, and a crucial staple for the LA music scene, is fighting their demolition notice with crowd sourced donations in order to find a permanent home in downtown Los Angeles.

Jim Smith, the owner of The Smell, along with their pool of volunteer staff that keeps The Smell alive, have launched a GoFundMe campaign with a $1.4 million dollar goal to try to find a permanent home for the community that’s spent almost 2 decades at their current location.

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Freq.Fest 4

 

They’re not the only ones being forced to leave their building either. Last Friday, the entire block was slapped with demolition notices from L&R Group of Companies – an L.A based group that owns and operates parking lots.

The Smell, which provides a pretty bare set-up in itself, has been an influential venue for an array of indie and experimental artists, performances, and musicians, and a welcoming home for the local communities that surround them. Covered wall-to-wall in graffiti, art, and stickers, as soon as you enter the venue from the side alleyway (yeah, you go in through an alley) you can tell the show-goers who have attended throughout the years were determined to leave a piece of themselves there in some form or another. You’ll also notice that the venue has a no-alcohol policy, but serves coffee, teas, and a variety of snacks instead, to ensure that the venue stays all-ages and no matter how old or young you are, you’ve got a place to go if you want to get weird.

Doing anything you can to share the fundraiser goes a long way, so if you can, tell people about the GoFundMe campaign and #SaveTheSmell!

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Danimal Cannon at Freq.Fest 4

It’s also home to 8bitLA’s annual chipmusic event, Freq.Fest, which started at the smell 5 years ago and now brings a variety of techy talent from all over the world to LA for three days straight.

To check out our photos from Freq.Fest 4 and Freq.Fest 5 at The Smell, click any of these links below!

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Freq.Fest 5 photos –

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 Photos! (Pt.2) @The Smell – DTLA 1/15

Second set of 8bitLA and Play it Loud‘s Freq.Fest.v.5.0 photos!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (Day 1) @ The Smell, DTLA 1/15/2016

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Freq.Fest 5.0 8bitLA Slime Girls 3

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

CRASHFASTER

CASIO DAD

ASTROSKELETON

 

 

 

You can see the first set of photos from Freq.Fest.v.5.0 day 1 featuring VINCE KAICHANCYCLOPS ROCK, and TRASH80 if you click THIS LINK HERE! ❤

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Day 1 Photos! (Pt.1) @The Smell – DTLA 1/15

First set of 8bitLA and Play it Loud‘s Freq.Fest.v.5.0 photos!

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (Day 1) @ The Smell, DTLA 1/15/2016

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Freq.Fest Day 1-1-18

FEATURED ARTISTS:

VINCE KAICHAN

CYCLOPS ROCK

TRASH80

Check out the artists from this year’s Freq.Fest on the Freq.Fest.v.5.0 sampler album!:

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Merch and Tunes!

If you weren’t able to grab a Freq.Fest shirt from 8bitLA before the event, don’t sweat it, ‘cus you can still order merch online! The festival shirts come in men’s and women’s styles, and are printed on 100% cotton, neon//pastel American Apparel.

Click HERE to go to the 8bitLA Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Store!

The festival sampler album was also featured on Dj Cutman’s weekly internet show//dance party – This Week in Chiptune! You can check out the hour-long set, which features a handful of artists that played during the three day chipfest, on his Soundcloud and Twitch.

If you’ll be in the LA area for E3 festivities (or even if you’re not!) be sure to come hang out at The Airliner for 8bitLA’s Hack the Multiverse! It’s going to be like all those Hack the Planet shows, ONLY TIMES A MILLION+.

On Thursday, June 16th, over 20 chipmusic artists and video game Djs will be playing in DTLA after everything wraps up at the electronic entertainment expo, so when you’re done playing games, come out and get bleep’d up with us! ❤

June 16 // 18+ //Bar w/ ID // $10 // The Airliner // GET READY!!

Hack The Planet v.6.0. - Casio Dad

Casio Dad // Hack The Planet v.6.0.

It’s also time to renew KillTheNewMedia.com! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I’ve been doing all of this independently. ❤ I’ve been slowing down here and there while adjusting to LA and working in my social life and passions in-between, but pushing yourself beyond your ideas of limits really helps you grow and explore yourself and your practices, and I can look back over the last few years and tell that my abilities have grown so much, and still grow every day! This has been a really amazing experience, to say the very, very least!

If you’d like to support, I have a Patreon! Anything helps really, and all funds are used towards website maintenance, camera upgrades, travel, ect… Help me make this year amazing! ❤ – https://www.patreon.com/KillTheNewMedia

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8bitLA Presents Hack the Planet v.6.0 @The Airliner – DTLA 11/24

Photo set from 8bitLA presents Hack the Planet v.6.0 @ The Airliner in DTLA

11/24/15

It was a Thanksgiving miracle.

My camera battery died halfway through the show because apparently I like to leave my camera on AT ALL TIMES. But I was quickly reassured that taking pictures with my phone’s camera would be BADASS and ANGSTY. Can you tell when that happened? CAN YOU FEEL THE ANGST?

CAN  YOU  FEEL  IT  ?

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Featured Artists:

SUGAR MITTENS

CHIKOCHIKORITA

KARA’S WALK HOME

CASIO DAD

PALADIN SHIELD

Paladin Shield and Casio Dad will be playing at 8bitLA & Play It Loud Present Freq.fest.v.5.0 next Friday – Sunday at THE SMELL in DTLA! Come thru~ ❤

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Freq.Fest.v.5.0 Sampler Album

Freq.Fest.v.5.0 (presented by 8bitLA // Play it Loud) sampler album is out on 8bitLA’s Bandcamp!

The 20 song album features a lineup of chipmusic // video game // obsolete computer hardware musicians that will be playing at The Smell during the festival on January 15th – 17th. Flyer // album art by your’s truly, Crystal Monster

 

Come get bleep’d up~*

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Freq.Fest.v.4.0 – 2014 Freq.Fest photo gallery 1

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