If you were at last year’s Penny Arcade Expo, you might remember seeing/hearing a small group of dudes with Game Boys and speakers set up outside the convention center. Well, those dudes were Fighter X, Circles, McFiredrill and members of 2 Player Productions, and the curbside gig they played was part of a series of impromptu street performances called Lo-Tek Resistance. Organized by members of chiptune netlabel Crunchy Co, Lo-Tek Resistance invades public spaces in Seattle and Portland in an effort to showcase 8-bit music to the unassuming public.
As you might have already guessed, Lo-Tek will be making another appearance at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. If you’re one of the now-sold-out Expo’s fortunate attendees, make sure that your schedule is clear for 6PM on Friday and head to the front of the convention center for a free live performance from Fighter X, Circles and other West Coast chiptune artists. Click here to see video from Lo-Tek Resistance at last year’s PAX.
But that’s not all — There’s another chipmusic show happening on Thursday night not far from the convention center: Head to The Comet Tavern (922 E Pike St) at 9PM for a pre-PAX party, featuring live sets from Leeni and Anamanaguchi. Show is 21+
See you there!