◆ Date: February 26th, 2015
◆ Location: Supercollider, Brooklyn
◆ Music: Popstar, Star St. Germain, Natty Adams
◆ Visuals: DIY_Destruction
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I think it’s fair to say that NYC has taken a hiatus from Chip Music but I have a feeling that we’ll see a resurgence in 2015 and it started with this show at a small bar in Gowanas. Organized by Ken Applebaum as a new NYC-based chip music series, it brought together friends from the scene for a long overdue reunion.
Popstar started the night with a celebration of his new album release titled “Pop*.” The dark bar was illuminated by the color and detailed visuals of one of my favorite visualist, DIY_Destruction. His ability to transform a space always amazes me and provides me with bright and brilliant light to photograph my subjects.
Next up was San Franciscan musician, Star St. Germain who was playing her NYC debut. Her stage pretense drew the crowd in and we were all treated to her lovely vocals- something that not many acts at a chip show can pull off.
Natty Adams, known for both his solo chip music and his band, Flashheart, hasn’t played in a very long time. He’s always been the best dressed man in chiptune but surpasses our niche scene as a trendsetter in the Dandy community internationally. His book titled, “I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman” documents the culture of dandyism. Natty’s set started with covers from fellow chip musicians Bit Shifter, Da Pantz and Disassembler.
He ended with a cover of the ever popluar “Lady Shave” and of one of Marzipan’s favorites for it’s implications, “Out Tonight.”