At 8bit lounge we are here to immerse you in a world of retro, futuristic, and experimental electronics. It happens on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Hare and Hounds, in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
At the first point you have a selection of retro games consoles, with both classic games, and fun recent titles. we have n64, SNES, Megadrive, gamecube, linked up playstations 1 and 2, modded dreamcasts, an acorn electron running the original elite, 10-player saturn bomberman amigas booting from compact flash cards, speccies running from SD, commodore 64s running from cassette tape(!) atari STs running Jeff Minters trip-a-tron, networked pcs running quake and doom, light guns. any or all of these might be set up on the night.
We have sprite based visuals and interactive projection technology in the form of tagtool and sometimes kinect to control visuals. If you're nearby we may snap you with the 8bit camera and render you bitcrushed for everyone to see!!!
music for the evening is pure robot bliss with DJs subcitizen, 8bit Pete and Chromatouch. with a range of pure electro, vocoder styles, bits of bboy, arcade classics, electronica and songs of your past rendered in 8 bit stylings.
we put this event on for free and welcome any input from anyone who'd like to showcase electronic experiments they have been engaging in. people who write music e.g. via nanoloop or other chiptune nonsense have any other relevant musical live set will be considered, and visuals based artists can have projections on a variety of surfaces or interact were they can.
there is so much stuff going out there already, and we've been really pleased with the response to this night. in both its premise, and its level of interactive fun.
We hope to see you there
8-Bit Lounge Hall of Fame
May'12 - Garry C
Mar'12 - Brian C
Dec'11 - ????????
Sep'11 - Garry C
Jun'11 - Steve E
Apr'11 - Simon K
Feb'11 - Jon G
Dec'10 - Steve E