Photo Credit: NickelEdge Photography
Since powering on in Athens 15 years ago as Contraband, video-game tribute act Bit Brigade has become a giant on the gaming-festival circuit, wowing nerds nationwide with its intricately detailed playthroughs of NES classics like “The Legend of Zelda” and “Metroid.” The group is currently on a massive, two-plus-month tour, with “Mega Man II” and “Castlevania” its nostalgia-provoking source material this time around. If you don’t know esports from Esperanto, don’t fret: One need not be a gamer to appreciate Bit Brigade’s explosive math-rock prowess. Local metal band Marses shares Saturday’s bill, which also features Japanese rock sensation Pinky Doodle Poodle.
BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.
PINKY DOODLE POODLE High-energy rock band from Japan.
MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.