» Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

November 17, 2008
Organized by Manhattan performance space The Tank and the artist collective 8bitpeoples, the third annual BLIP FESTIVAL will take place during the first week of December this year at The Bell House (149 7th Street) in Brooklyn.

With some three-dozen musicians and visual artists "occupying the international low-res cutting edge," the four-day event highlights the expropriation of archaic video game and computer systems--from the original Nintendo (think "Duck Hunt" and "Super Mario Bros.") and Game Boy to the Commodore 64 and Atari ST--to create "original, low-res, high-impact electronic music and visuals."

Reformat The Planet, a documentary on the inaugural 2006 festival, was assembled by a crew of "chipmusic" (as the genre is called) documentarians at 2 Player Productions and screened at the 2007 South By Southwest film festival. This year's running of the Blip Festival, which kicks off on December 4th, is expected to make improvements on the successful 2007 event, which included participating audio and visual artists from not only the United States but also the UK, Japan, Argentina, and across Scandinavia and Europe.

SEE ALSO: www.blipfestival.org

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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