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So it Finally Had to Happen…

I’ve had to start backlogging photos on KillTheNewMedia.com to make room on the site for new galleries, since I have not yet been able to upgrade to a Premium Membership on WordPress. These will be available for $15+ Patreon subscribers, and links to the galleries will posted directly to Patreon.

HERES THE LINK TO KILL THE NEW MEDIA’S PATREON! – https://www.patreon.com/KillTheNewMedia

 

Cosplay and non-video game culture photos and editorials will be leaving the site first, and the best ones will go in my personal portfolio, which will be publicly available once compiled on a different site. Photos taken by other multimedia artists which need to be backlogged will also be available via Patreon, and posting them elsewhere is their choice to make. However, external links to the galleries they have posted will also be posted to Patreon for $15+ subscribers.

Some changes have also been made to Pledges. Any content that is not video game culture or counter-culture related will NOT be posted to the site, but these photos and editorials will be posted on Patreon for $15 subscribers with private gallery links. This includes convention, cosplay, and high fashion, as well as event and live performance photography.

IN OTHER AWESOME NEWS! I no longer have to attend physical therapy 3 times a week while working a full time day job. This sucked up so much of my time that I could have spent on the site and its content. After 5 months I finally have my life back and its freakin’ amazing.

So expect lots of new content!! I’ll be posting tons of stuff on the site and on Patreon and I’m so excited to share these last few months of music, art, chiptunes, video games, virtual reality raves, neon clothes, pokemon parties, metal shows, and general mischief.

Also, THANK YOU! So many of you have contributed to this site in so many ways. The pledges, the reposts, the video game party invites, the music download codes, the hugs. You’re all so fantastic and your contribution makes this project all the more exciting and really makes this an awesome experience. You da best. ❤

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Tomorrow! 8bitLA Presents – An Afternoon of Chiptune!

Tomorrow!!

8bitLA Presents –
An Afternoon of Chiptune!

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Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/285949085103255/

Featuring:
astroskeleton
EvilWezil
Slime Girls
Bleeds
The Kevyn Gnartinez Band
casio dad

Saturday, August 20th
at The Airliner (on the OUTSIDE stage!)
Doors at 3pm – $5 – 18+

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LWLVL Lo-Bit Music and Arts Festival is Back in Brooklyn for Two Nights in August! – Brooklyn, NY

Low-Level is back in Brooklyn for two nights of lo-bit music, art & interactive work!

August 19 & 20, 2016, 7pm
The Muse, 350 Moffat St
Brooklyn, NY

DIRECTIONS

During the days leading up to LWLVL, their blog is featuring a lineup of artist interviews that you can keep up with through http://lwlvl.com/ or by following the festival’s Tumblr!

 

ARTISTS!

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Facebook page! – https://www.facebook.com/lwlvlnyc

Facebook event page! – https://www.facebook.com/events/1106297846094613/

MUSIC

Chipzel
Demonic Sweaters
Ducky
DZZ
Fashion Zoo
Fearofdark
Ghost Cop
Little Paw
Makeup + Vanity Set
Mitomoro
Tate Gregor
Trey Frey
Warez Waldo
ZEN ALBATROSS

VISUALS

Alex Luna
Enerjawn
Magical Grill
mrghosty
Ohhinaifu
Party Time! Hexcellent!
68krew
Turnt Shoujo

ARCADE

Death by Audio Arcade
Line Wobbler
Super Russian Roulette
VEC9

 

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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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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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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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All Ages Punk Rock Chiptune Show Tonight in Pasadena

Meowmeowz Retro 80s Thrift Shop and Chiptune in Riverside are getting together to throw an all ages, punk rock chiptune show tonight in Pasadena. They’re usually pretty killer.

It’s $4 at the door, so if you have a $10 bill you can bring a homie or your waifu and probably get a patch or a sticker or some sort of dope thing that only costs $2. Or maybe if someone only has $2 you can give them the extra $2 and that’s $4 and you can bring them too and BAM you’ve got a crew together.

Starts at 7:30 PST! – GET DIRECTIONS

Facebook event! – https://www.facebook.com/events/220241858354223

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Retrograde: New Adventures in Chiptune // Second Chiptune Compilation Album from I Thought You Were a Marxist Records

A little over a year ago, netlabel I Thought You Were a Marxist Records scoured the forums of the internet to collect a group of chiptune artists for a Bandcamp compilation release called Operation Fuck the Moon. It was rad (and also free to download HERE) and full of bleepy, experimental chipmusic goodness with mellow, upbeat, dark, and noisey beats thrown together in a sort of “anything-goes” mash up of underground artists.

A follow-up to the compilation, Retrograde: New Adventures in Chiptune, is now online as a free, 10 song digital album on Bandcamp. It features experimental and chippy dance songs from artists involved in the previous album (myself included!), as well as music from a handful of new artists!

Grab your headphones and check it out!

“18 months ago we commenced Operation Fuck the Moon. After impregnating Luna with our 8-bit chunks, we left for a pack of heart containers and never came back. Now we have settled on Mercury and are enjoying the metaphysical inconsistencies that are a result of our new planet’s state of retrograde, and impart it in our art. Here is a collection of musical amalgams; our new adventures in chiptune.”

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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!

Freq.Fest 4 photos –

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Freq.Fest 5 photos –

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Good Talk – New Chiptune Album from (T-T)b – Pre-Orders Out Now on Play it Loud!

The Boston-based chiptune trio (T-T)b has a new album dropping April 12th on Play it Loud!

You can listen to their bangin’ bit-pop beats a bit early with the track Slurred Words (Hot Satan), off of their upcoming album, Good Talk, on PlayitLoud.us

 

Good Talk *Pre-Order* also comes as a super cute spooky bundle, which includes a pastel-pink graveyard themed cassette and a crying thumbs-up ghost t-shirt designed by FEEB LEE. 👻

Get it HERE!

Click HERE to check out the photos from 8bitLA and Play it Loud! Present Freq.Fest.v.5.0!

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