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This weekend is the 2012 installment of the Blip Festival, where a score of the world’s finest chiptune artists will commandeer The Gramercy Theater on 23rd Street in the Big Apple and manipulate old Atari 2600s and NES sound boards to create beautiful compositions for those primitive input devices you call ears.
For the uninitiated, chiptune is a style of music that uses the simple sound processors found in classic-gaming devices as original instruments. It's like if dubstep could only be created using the same technology that the Mega Man soundtrack used.
This year’s lineup includes MisfitChris, Danimal Cannon, and Chipocrite. The full lineup and schedule can be found on the concert’s official website.
I really want all of you to go, then come back and tell me who I should be listening to. Ever since I stumbled into the Jamspace at PAX East, I’ve been way into the blippity and the bloopity. And yes, I realize that makes me sound like an uncool dad far on the other side of the generation gap.