Bit Brigade performs “Mega Man II” + “DuckTales” LIVE
plus special guest STANDARDS
Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage.
“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