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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!

Freq.Fest 4 photos –

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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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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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