There’s always something comfortably nostalgic and delightfully frivolous about Halloween—memories of jumping in piles of leaves, eating diabetic amounts of candy and, probably, when your mom makes you come home, taking your sugar buzz to the NES, Atari 2600 or Commodore 64. If that memory rings true for you, reunite yourself with your inner geek-child tonight at AI Lounge with famed New York chiptune artist Joshua “Bit Shifter” Davis. From experimental blips to industrial and drum ‘n’ bass flavored bangers, to saccharine unabashed pop tendencies, Bit Shifter is a dynamic live presence, pushing as much output from his custom setup featuring Nintendo Game Boys outfitted with homebrewed cartridges and perhaps the maximum emotional output capable from eight puny bits of power. Tonight also features a variety pack of audio treats with DJ sets from disco stalwart Onefiftyone, Mr. Automatic from Front 312 and subVariant resident Liz Revision, plus live visuals courtesy of Dreamdaze. (Duke Shin)
October 31 at AI Lounge, 358 W. Ontario, 9pm.