Shades of Pac-Man
Flint Eastwood and the chiptune movement
Published: November 21, 2012
If getting punched in the face would be a good night, what makes for a shitty one? "Technically our worst show but weirdly one of my Top 5 favorites was when we opened for T-Pain in Arizona," Jax says. "It was a very interesting show. From the time that we stepped on the stage to the time we stopped playing, they booed us the entire time. We didn't even play a note. At the time I had a shaved head so they just saw me and started booing. It was so awesome."
Hopefully the band won't be lambasted as mercilessly when they play the Blizzard, a night of 8-bit music and video game tournaments at the Crofoot on Saturday. "It's a bunch of 8-bit bands all getting together," says Jax. "I believe I Fight Dragons and MC Lars are on tour together, leading up to this event. They're doing some video game tournaments in between sets, and I'm super-pumped to play Goldeneye 007. They're going to have a tournament on it. I'm really excited about that because it's the one video game I ever played my entire life. But yeah, it's a bunch of bands having a big party."
Sounds like fun and, though the show isn't in a house, this should be the perfect sort of night for Flint Eastwood to get some decent exposure among like-minded souls.
For Jax, it's all about creating a community. "Our main goal is to build a community around the music that we play and really just have every single show feel like you're in a room full of your best friends and you're here to have an awesome time," she says. "That's our main goal. We want to be one of those bands where you meet people at shows and become friends just because you have a bunch of things in common already by being involved in this band. We want to make a culture around the music that we play. We want to get it out into people's hands and play as many shows as we can. We're releasing an EP in January that will be four songs that we're really pumped about. I'm excited about the next coming months."
As for the immediate future, "We're planning on doing videos for all four songs on the forthcoming EP, and playing a crap-ton of shows all over Michigan and the Midwest."
Brett Callwood writes City Slang.
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