Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Monday October 17
7:30PM doors -- music at 8:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $18 at the door
performs "Mega Man II" + "Castlevania" LIVE
nerd rock video game music
Ian Cowell------- Super MadNES off the bill
Hands Of Goro
-from Athens, GA
-"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
Ian Cowell ----- Super MadNES off the bill
-from Rodeo, CA
-Ian Cowell is a Bay Area multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of the Dorkly Arts. A MIDIsexual amalgam of every guilty pleasure you've ever had, Ian collects the most delicious morsels of various genres and blends them into a rich, pungent broth of rock. In December of 2021 he released Exceptional Goblins to critical acclaim, with twelve tracks ranging from shred guitar to funky synthesizer-heavy takes on VGM classics and deep cuts alike.
Hands of Goro
-from San Francisco, CA
-Hands of Goro is a heavy metal supergroup comprised of members of Slough Feg, Nite and ex-Carcass/Angel Witch.
A true power trio with music based on themes surrounding the infamous four-armed, half-man/half dragon known as Goro.-