“When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.” – Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011

Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stag

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Dedicated Servers

Dave the Fave and MCMD are the rappers. Spin Master Mugen is the DJ. Together, they are Dedicated Servers – a trio of multi-faceted creators who represent Boise and harness an energy unlike any other. Between creating, writing, performing, DJ’ing, Twitch acting, reviewing movies, and parenting, it’s always “showtime” for the DS and they aim to entertain. Dave the Fave and MCMD have been flexing their verses over hip hop beats for awhile, but upon meeting Spin Master Mugen, they’ve turned their attention towards a more funk-oriented sound and look forward to bringing more of that to audiences, and particularly, Treefort. Don’t fight the urge to move at a Dedicated Servers show. Follow the groove and let your body move.