August 01, 2015

FAMI-MODE slated for January 24, 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-11 - comments
Tokyo's annual all-night 8-bit culture festival returns to Star Pine's Cafe on January 24, 2015. This year's FAMI-MODE, organized by the METEOR game culture shop, will host live performances by game-inspired artists Omodaka, SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, Kplecraft, TORIENA and AD Saitow Fumio.

My Famicase Exhibition 2014 opens at METEOR

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-04 - comments
My Famicase Exhibition 2014 has opened at the METEOR game culture shop located in Kichijouji, Tokyo. The annual showing of fictional 8-bit game cartridges this time includes original designs imagined by chiptune artists Kplecraft, KUNIO, Smallest, BOKKADENcI and FAMICO-MAN. The art show will run until the end of May.

TORIENA, Mega Ran appearing on YMCK Family Radio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-31 - comments
Game Boy musician TORIENA will appear as a special guest on today's episode of Takeshi Yokemura's YMCK Family Radio Show, airing at 10:00 pm JST, 9:00 AM EST on Ustream. The program is planned to debut a recording from Pico Pico Cafe of Mega Ran's improvisational rap performance to YMCK's Super Mario World remix.

Oh, Deer! live and in concert March 25 in Kichijoji

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Celebrated game designer Yu Suzuki, director of Shenmue 1 & 2, calls Oh, Deer! by Necrosoft Games, "not bad." Composer Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 3) will perform music from the hotly anticipated indie driving game on the afternoon of March 25 at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan.

The Returners EP on Bandcamp, preceding Japan Tour

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-10 - comments
The Returners EP, produced by DJ AAROCK and featuring Mega Ran and Phill Harmonix, is now available to stream in full through Bandcamp. The ten-track EP includes "Voyager," a tribute to the influential digital rights activist Aaron Swartz, with proceeds benefiting the hip-hop artists' Japan Tour, starting March 21.

Mega Ran Returns to Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-01 - comments
American nerdcore rapper Mega Ran will appear live at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25 in an encore performance of the Mega Ran Japan Tour. Beginning at 2:00 pm, the show will include acts by Mega Ran, Asu Rock, Motohiro Kawashima, Kunio, Smallest and more. 1000 yen entrance fee includes multiple re-entry.

Clachip plays Pico Pico Cafe in Tokyo July 13

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-07-04 - comments
Acoustic game cover band Clachip is composed of four members who sing, play the accordion and violin, and operate handheld electronic gadgets to perform their music. The group will be playing arrangements of music from Dr. Mario and other early console titles at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijouji, Tokyo on July 13.

Mega Ran, DJ DN3 and Bun play Pico Pico Cafe

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-01 - comments
Game-inspired artists Mega Ran, DJ DN3 and Bun will be performing live music at Kichijouji's Pico Pico Cafe on Saturday, June 22 in Tokyo, Japan. Cafe owner Joseph White of the indie game studio Lexaloffle has created a voxel rendering of Mega Ran's Language Arts 2D sprite design, ala his game Voxatron, for the digital flyer.

Pico Pico Cafe hosts Rockman Chiptune workshop

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-04-22 - comments
Pico Pico Cafe of Kichijouji, Tokyo will host a chiptune sound workshop on May 6, designed to teach Mega Man style Famicom music composition. NSF Music Collective members Hally, Bun and Robokabuto will be presenting in anticipation of their June LCR (Live Communicated Rockman) music event in Shibuya.

Picotachi Vol.1 Tokyo indie gaming photos

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-04-05 - comments
Kichijouji's Pico Pico Cafe held their first Picotachi show-and-tell gathering for independent game developers based in the Tokyo area. Presenters at the evening of experimental projects included Lexaloffle founder Joseph White (Voxatron), chiptune VJ m7kenji (Bugtronica) and chip musician Aliceffekt (Hiversaires).

FAMI-MODE 2013 flickr photo set

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-02-01 - comments
Our photos from FAMI-MODE 2013 have been posted to flickr, featuring the full set of stills from the JulieHally x Cartier Santos Sweet Lady live performance. Images from live sets by chip musicians Sexy-Synthesizer, Kplecraft, Omodaka and Bokkadenci are in the process of being uploaded.

Announcing the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-11 - comments
Today we are pleased to announce a collaboration with the METEOR game culture shop in Tokyo to create the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD. Crowdfunding through Kickstarter this month, the movie features live performances by Sexy-Synthesizer, Omodaka, Penny and Ashtray, Kplecraft and Professor Sakamoto.

FAMI-MODE 2013 scheduled for January 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-09 - comments
Tokyo's METEOR game culture shop will hold their annual all-night 8-bit party on January 26, 2013 at the Star Pine's Cafe venue in Kichijouji, Tokyo. This year the featured live music acts include game-inspired artists Omodaka, Sexy-Synthesizer, Kplecraft, Bokkadenci and JulieHally × Cartier Santos Sweet Lady.

My Famicase Exhibition 2012 entries online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-05-31 - comments
Scans of all fictitious Famicom cartridges created for the 2012 My Famicase Exhibition are now available to view online. Artists participating in the lineup, hosted by the Meteor game culture shop, include Kuske of Kplecraft, Adam Ferando, Famico-Man, Vittorio Giorgi, Smallest and ta2nb.

Fami-Mode 2012 photo set

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-01-28 - comments
50 photos from Fami-Mode 2012 are now available to view on Google+. The all-night celebration of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System featured music performances by Sexy-Synthesizer (with Chihiro and m7kenji), Penny and Ashtray, Kplecraft, Professor Sakamoto, and Omodaka.