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Rad show at Bowery on 07.31: The Death Set, Anamanaguchi, Ninjasonik, Hussle Club and Figo

On Tuesday July 31st The Bowery Ballroom will host a show featuring a noteworthy list of Brooklyn based acts, co-headlined by three bands which emerged from the neighborhood's DIY scene in the late aughts. The variety of sounds on display, from The Death Set's furious spaz electro-punk (pictured and streaming) to the Atari powered pop of Anamanaguchi and Ninjasonik's electro-Hip Hop, is a testament to that scene's open mindness and omnivorous-ness. Opening acts are disco rockers Hussle Club and electro noise assaulters FIGO, who will get the atmosphere ready for what promises to be a super fun gig.

Anamanaguchi release single + write videogame soundtrack

8 bit powerpop band Anamanaguchi does for video games and pizza parties what the Beach Boys did for cars and surfing. Though a hacked NES cartridge makes up the skeleton of their music, this is filled out by a full rock band - drums, bass, guitars - and performed by vintage videogame nerds hidden under sexy haircuts. The band's singles are available for free and feature unique art from different artists for each one. The second single (My Skateboard Will Go On) and b-side (Rainbow in the D4RK- Das Racist Remix) was released a couple of weeks ago - you can direct your internet over to their singles page here to listen/download. All the stickers on the site are movable so feel free to play around with them while you're there (oh... did we mention they are a little nerdy?). In addition the band has recently made all the music for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World video game, being released by Ubisoft in conjunction with the new Michael Cera movie coming out this month!


Best of NYC #36: Anamanaguchi

We continue our "Best of NYC Countdown", covering every day one of the artists that made our Year End Best of NYC list (a chart compiled by a jury comprised of local bloggers, music writers, promoters, record store personnel and DJs).

Anamanaguchi’s primary instrument is a hacked 1985 Nintendo, manipulated into creating the group’s own brand of energetic electro-punk. These 8 bit blips are later layered with guitars and added synths so to rattle speakers as well as maintaining their retro charm. Their new record Dawn Metropolis utilises these simple instruments to create wistful melodies that evoke feelings of adventure and excitement. “I am a hyperactive and really positive dude”, leading man Pete Berkman assures me. “The music I write tends to be a headphone-out from my brain; all extremely frantic, hyper-melodic, and uplifting.” - Dean Van Nguyen


Anamanaguchi and the 8-bit "Devolution" hit SXSW

Anamanaguchi joined forces with other NYC and UK artists who also blend old-school video game sounds into their music, to launch the "8-bit Alliance Tour". After bringing the "8-bit Devolution" to cities down the East Coast, like our nation's capital, and even stop by New Orleans, the band and its comrades will hit Austin by storm with 3 SXSW dates, followed by two gigs at two separate music festivals. According to the Facebook event, the band promises that each one of these shows will be the “BEST PARTY THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED” - Enjoy it bit by bit if you can! Dates here. - Abigail Devora


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