BRKfest the midwest’s longest running chip music festival is back for the end of summer for its fifth year. It will be Friday September 2nd to Sunday September 4th at the Chameleon in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Friday night starts 9pm with cooshinator, Umin, Monotony, Hypnogram, Snesei, nonfinite, and boaconstructor all doing forty minute sets till late at night. Saturday is Bit Wish, Infodrive, KITE SPLASH, AndaruGo, Triangles, Kris Keyser, Bubblegum Octopus, and Bit Shifter starting at 8pm. Sunday starts at 9pm and features Dsv101, Solabear, Inverse Phase, CCDM, Dollfin, and hedonismbit. Closing Ceremonies will be at 1am with DJ Boa.
Admission is $5 for each day or $10 for the weekend. All tickets will only be sold at the door. The show is 21 and older only. Food and drink will be sold on site. There will be vendors selling Game Boy
Fans, and those wanting to be fans, of chip music will want to at least catch one day of the event to hear great music and party with fellow fans.
Meri Amber (Geek Pop artist from Australia) and Kraken Not Stirred (Nerd Rock artist from Canada) play the role of two brains in tanks scheming to take over the world with love or fear respectively, in song. The song features not only the performances of the two geek musicians but also Kraken Not Stirred’s music production and guitar solo. The music video features not only their performances but also comic-style art and video editing by Meri Amber.
You can watch the newly released video here.
Another ear worm from Meri Amber, who provides her usual upbeat style of singing. This is my first hearing Kraken Not Stirred but I have to say on this he bring both good rapping and guitar riffs. The music video is all right, would have been more interesting if they had live action brains in the jar instead of just animated ones.
Meri Amber is a Geek Pop artist from Australia who tours around and performs at many conventions in both Australia and, recently, New Zealand. She has released a number of CDs including the Super EP (songs inspired by ninjas, superpowers, YouTube etc.), her Doctor Who themed album, Pop Goes The TARDIS (songs inspired by Doctor Who), and her 90s themed album, Retro Sherbet (songs inspired by Tamagotchis, Pokémon, Xena etc.). Her next upcoming concert is at Sugar City Con in Mackay (Queensland, Australia).
Kraken Not Stirred
Kraken Not Stirred (otherwise known as Mike Bryant) is an Nerd Rock artist from Canada. Rather than creating his music acoustically, as is often done, he creates his music using a computer and Kitara digital guitar. He has released a large number of singles including The Ballad Of Han Solo, Today Sucked Show Me Cats, Pogo Zombie Is A Jerk, If You Post Spoilers I Will Kill You and Oh, The Places I’ve Been. He’s played at geeky events like Anime North (Toronto, Canada) and Con Funk! (Niagara Falls, Canada)