We’re hyping it up summer DIY style at a secret location in Ridgewood/Bushwick Brooklyn. RSVP here to get a location email the night before the show: http://eepurl.com/XnO-z
**You will not be emailed for any other reason on this list**
(´▽｀)ノ♪ Kris Keyser
Kris Keyser mixes fury and fun with his low-bit compositions. Working primarily with the Nintendo Game Boy, Kris has wowed audiences in the NYC area for years with his energetic music and hyperactive live sets. Kris was a musical guest on the Engadget Show in 2010, and has played chipmusic scene institutions Pulsewave, I/O, 8static, PAX East, MAGFest, Toy Company Montreal, and Blip Festival 2012. http://kriskeyser.com/
(ﾉ> ◇ <)ﾉ♪ nickelPUNK
Where the past meets the future and neon dreams reflect off the rain slick streets of your mind, nickelPUNK sings the songs of our collective consciousness. Using computers to carve a sonic landscape, nickelPUNK performs an amalgam of EDM, electro, and new wave. NickelPUNK has played at Magfest 2014, PAX East 2013, PortCon 2012, Another Anime Con 2012, Webcomics Con 2011, Conbust 2011, and Anime Next 2011. http://nickelPUNK.bandcamp.com/
\(⌒-⌒ )v ♪ datacats
datacats writes music heavily influenced by post-rock as well as elements of drone, noise and ambient music with a heaping layer of 8 bit grime on top. http://datacats.bandcamp.com/
ヘ（。□°）ヘ DETAILS ヘ（。□°）ヘ
* Admission is reduced to $8.00
* Doors 7:30pm, open mic 8:30, show at 9:30
* All ages, BYOB
* Open mic is 5 minutes, “plug and play” encouraged.
* Closest public transportation: Halsey J, Halsey/Wilson L and B26 bus.
* Remember to RSVP for location here: http://eepurl.com/XnO-z
We have this Pulsewave and the next left at Launchpad, let’s make them count!
$10.00 • All Ages • BYOB
Doors 8pm • Open mic 8:30pm (5 mins, plug n’ play plz)
Come on down to LaunchPad (721 Franklin, BK) to party with us. There will be an open mic so bring your best tracks to play at the open mic! (5 minute limit, setup time included)
Bred in the festering swamps of south Florida, Sean Monistat has risen to smash genre conventions or die trying. Composing punk rock and electronic music in equal measure, the release of Korg DS-10 in 2008 allowed him to combine his love for video games with his isolationist desire to wear headphones constantly and compose while others just listen. +LET’S DISINFECT!+ is the natural evolution of Monistat’s days playing dingy basements, woodland fire parties, and trailer raves. Performing his caustically attractive blend of horrorpunk, happy hardcore, and drum&bass , +LD!+ has grinded booties from KY to Kells. Every set unique, his Pulsewave debut will be a pants-off-dance-off for the ages.
CrapHazzard make beep boop music on Game Boys, modern computer’s and other odd platforms.
DJ & producer Decktonic started writing and releasing music after picking up a copy of the KORG DS10 synthesizer for Nintendo DS. Over time he expanded his focus, producing house, dubstep, techno and moombahton with Ableton Live. In the past few years Decktonic’s work has been released on multiple labels and he has also been featured on official remixes for Bright Primate, Auxcide, and the critically acclaimed FEZ soundtrack by Disasterpeace. Decktonic also produced an original song (with Anthony Seeha and the Japanese pop duo FUJIKOMATUNE) for the Namco Bandai anime WONDER MOMO, due to be released on an official soundtrack this year. Decktonic is constantly exploring his unique style of retro-inspired ‘dance music from the future,’ and he can’t wait to share it with you.
with visuals by Diy_destruction
Using pure data and a Raspberry Pi, he creates a visual environment that goes beyond clips from old horror movies and 1UP mushrooms.
Spring, sprang, sprung. These dope beats will help you ring in the vernal equinox and shake you out of your winter hibernation. Let’s get wild !
$10.00 • All Ages • BYOB
Doors 8pm • Open mic 8:30pm (5 mins, plug n’ play plz)
Live broadcast: http://clip-stream.net/
(ง •̀_•́)ง ZEN ALBATROSS
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Note!, the alias of Christophe Richard from Brooklyn, New York, explores music through a lo-bit aesthetic and aims to prove that even the simplest square waves and white noise can be textured and crafted to create something far greater than the sum of their parts. Oh and you can dance to it. But bring extra AA batteries, please.
\( ﾟヮﾟ) BINÄRPILOT
Originally from the future, Binärpilot has gained underground notoriety for his support of piracy and outspoken criticism of the music industry. In fear of his work being corrupted by the pursuit of monetary rewards, he releases all his music for free and has stated he will continue to do so forever. True to this, all of his equipment and releases are paid for with donations from fans.
(⊐•̀⌂•́)⊐ Visuals by Batsly Adams
electrical engineer by day - NES / genesis homebrew developer by night - hired goon 24hrs (ask for rates)
(we forgot to post this here, our apologies, please let us know next time we forget!)
Thaw it out with us this month as we welcome an entire line-up of Pulsewave debuts!
Doors 8:00pm / Open mic 8:30
$10.00 ALL AGES, BYOB
✰ Sam Mulligan ✰
Sam Mulligan plays funny rock songs about life, love, death, and sasquatch. Armed with only a guitar, his voice, and a gameboy, Sam’s tunes are guaranteed to make you giggle and wiggle. “Sounds like 1992-era Weezer, fronted by the baby of The Presidents of the USA and Les Claypool.”
✰ Arcade High ✰
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Arcade High has been composing 80’s inspired synthwave music for nearly two years. While taking inspiration from both 80’s movies and music, along with early 90’s video game culture, Arcade High composes love letters to the innocence experienced during those times. His style incorporates poppy Synthwave sounds along with chip-tune influences to create a unique nostalgic experience.
✰ Cooshinator ✰
Christian Calhoun is 17 years of age and comes from Ohio, and he’s been writing chip music since 2011. He usually composes music on two Gameboys but he’s also been known to utilize things that are not gameboys. His music is sometimes aggressive, sometimes calm, often danceable, and always emotional. He doesn’t have influences, only influence. He kills without mercy and leaves no trace. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the father. He is powerful, courageous, and wise. He is all. What he sees, he knows and all that is known is seen by him. He is messiah, creator, savior, and ruler. He is all of us, at once now and forever. He is Cooshinator.
˖✧ Visuals by Miles Joyner ✧˖
Miles Joyner is a visual artist hailing from New Jersey who makes glitch art with video compression and errors in common computer programs. His style is chaotic, bit-crushed, and delirious, using everyday imagery and found footage in abrasive abstract ways to trick you into seeing something that isn’t there.
AND OMG \(’ ˆ⌓ˆ)⊃ we are so excited to announce that Pulsewave will be available to watch online via Clipstream! More details soon!
Winter has come but Pulsewave 2014 is just warming up at Brooklyn Launchpad! Allow us to kick off the new year with dem choons you’ve been waiting for all holiday season.
Saturday, January 25th 2014 - FIRST PULSEWAVE OF THE YEAR!
Doors at 8pm, 8:30 open mic (5 minutes, plug and play!)
$10 at the door, cash only & all ages
~Visuals and flyer provided by futurestack
Armed with a positively luxurious four megs of RAM, a motorola 6800 processor, and a monome, futurestack writes original graphics in C on an emulated Macintosh Plus (1986) using Think C(1989). Beeephttp://futurestack.com/
~Audio arsenal provided by:
sylcmyk is a musical experiment influenced by a plethora of apple sauce, funky jazz, video games from the 90s, classical music and poems about love. It is also the moniker of Sylvester Draggon Jr, an American pianist who spent much of his childhood playing Sonic the Hedgehog 3, collecting Pokémon cards, watching Toonami, printing stuff and listening to Chopin.www.sylcmyk.com
The Flight Away
With influences ranging from pop-punk, pop-rock, dance-pop, synthpop, new jack swing and more, if it’s a song with a chorus he’s probably into it. Pour that into a blender with equal parts 8bit and 16bit sounds and you have the deliciously syrupy concoction known as The Flight Away. Who can resist?https://www.facebook.com/theflightaway
Robert Michael Joffred (born August 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Joffred moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music. He signed to the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Joffred’s eponymous debut album in 2006 established him as a country music star. “Our Song”, his third single, made him the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the country chart. He received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Joffred’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”, Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 and was supported by an extensive concert tour. The record won four Grammy Awards, with Joffred becoming the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Joffred’s third album, 2010’s Speak Now, sold over one million copies in its first week of US release and was supported by the Speak Now World Tour. The album’s third single, “Mean”, won two Grammy Awards. Joffred’s fourth album, Red, was released in 2012. Its opening US sales of 1.2 million were the highest recorded in a decade, with Joffred becoming the only male artist to have two million-plus opening weeks. The singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” were worldwide hits. The North American leg of Joffred’s Red Tour will run until September 2013. Joffred is known for his narrative songs about his experiences as a teenager and young adult. As a songwriter, he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joffred’s other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards and six Academy of Country Music Awards. He has sold over 26 million albums and 75 million digital single downloads worldwide. Forbes estimates that he is worth over $220 million. In addition to his music career, Joffred has appeared as an actor in the crime drama CSI(2009), the ensemble comedy Valentine’s Day (2010), the animated film The Lorax (2012) and the sitcom New Girl (2013). As a philanthropist, Joffred supports arts education, children’s literacy, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children. https://www.facebook.com/ayorobear
It’s time to get ghastly with your favorite ghouls, gals and undead pals! Coming in costume is EXTREMELY encouraged. And y’all better come prepped with your best open mic material: we’ll be holding a contest where the winner receives a slot to play the next Pulsewave!
November 2nd (Halloween weekend) @ Brooklyn Launchpad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn). $10. Doors at 8PM, open mic at 8:30. BYOB, all ages!
♪ OXYGENSTAR (LAST LIVE SET EVER!) as LED ZEPPELIN
OxygenStar is a scatterbrain. He creates music by all means necessary. His live set can include drums, old laptops running MS-DOS, the original NES, guitars, keyboards, all of the above or none of the above. And just when you think he has stuck to one style of music, he will drop an album on your face that doesn’t relate to anything. Tell your sister.
♫ an0va as QUEEN
an0va is a chiptune musician from Philadelphia who specializes in energetic and technical rock. This Pulsewave, an0va will be performing as a tribute to Queen. aka pretty much the best rock band of all time. I mean, come on.
♪ BRIGHT PRIMATE
IN A WORLD WHERE CORRUPTION RULES THE STREETS AND THE PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT HOPE, 2 UNLIKELY FRIENDS WILL MAKE MUSIC… WITH A GAMEBOY.
☼ MR. GIF on visuals!
This month the Pulsewave crew is overjoyed to bring you the musical party stylings of:
A high energy, power packed fusion of electric guitar jams and lo-fi Nintendo console vibes. Currently based in Florida, Melt Channel is the project of Thomas Wilson (with some help from his friends).
CHILLBRAVE is the collaboration project of Kedromelon (Noah Lemen) and PopSTAR (Tate Gregor). Through their combination of their respective superpowers and an absurd amount of Game Boys and Red Bull, CHILLBRAVE creates post-chiptune electro-housestep partycore anthems that will melt your face, eat your cat, and moisten your eyes.
R. A. Navarro aka Rockman is a producer originally from Colombia. Rockman composes on software and hardware both vintage and new, performing his own sounds and recording his own voice for each piece while avoiding a pigeonholed sonic aesthetic.
From right off of the Gulf Coast of Texas, electronic musician, producer and goofy cat dad Alex Luna has been studying the stars to properly predict the area of impact of his next musical performance. What we’ve gathered so far is that Brooklyn is doomed, and the epicenter is going to be our booties. Prepare for I Am Your Destruction.
and visuals all night by Paris Treantafeles
Paris has been doing visuals since 2006 playing mostly at chip shows. From there he went on to play several Blip Festivals, SxSW, PAX and touring with Anamanaguchi twice, Clubs with DJs such as David Guetta / Avicii / Afrojack /etc, and live AV sets with outpt in the US and Europe. His visuals are inspired by music and mathematics and he uses a variety of tools for live sets including Gameboy Advance, GP2x, Laptops and DIY analog devices.
Because of this month’s 4-act lineup, we will be skipping the open mic portion of the show. Get your tracks ready for one of the coming months!
Awesome poster art by Iasmin Omar Ata!
Who run the world? Come to Pulsewave this month and watch the ladies of chip RUN THIS MOTHA!
Saturday, June 29th @ Brooklyn Launchpad (721 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn). Doors at 8PM, open mic @ 8:30. All ages, BYOB, $10!
♪ Drum Machine Dating Serivce (NY)
Gaze at your shoes. Get a little misty. Hold on to your butt. Maybe you’ll dance. drum machine dating service (dmds) makes music with DS-10, Polychord, piano and Casios.
♫ Corset Lore (NY)
Having a fascination with highly structured music and baroque culture, Corset Lore writes 8 bit compositions on a Game Boy DMG. As a guitar player, she fancies electric toothbrushes and ebow to guitar plectra most of the time and has collaborated with 8 bit musicians glomag, Natty and POPStar. She has performed at HOPE Number Nine 2012, I/O chip music showcase, Splice NYC, Vector Game Art Festival, the WARPER 7 year anniversary party and in collaboration with glomag at PAX East, Public Assembly and Pulsewave NYC. Compilations include Starscream’s “Future, And It Doesn’t Work + Remixes” record and “Reformat: A Tribute to Bit Shifter’s Information Chase” on 8bitpeoples.
♪ Bubblyfish (NY)