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Bit Brigade performs “The Legend of Zelda” + “Castlevania” LIVE

w/ Orange Doors

Sunday, 4.14.24

Charleston Pour House

Main Stage

8pm doors /9pm show

$15 advance /$18 day of show

Bit Brigade

Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage.

“When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.”

– Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011

“The word “play” is probably an understatement- these guys shred through the games as expertly as the band wails on their instruments.”

-Nintendo Power (6/06)

Orange Doors

Since the “end” of covid the band bought/converted a bus and has been touring extensively with it. Just finished booking out the entire month of March, they’ve successfully self-booked 4 tours (last year alone) spanning from 2 – 4 weeks in length. They’ve played venues like Ottobar, The Music Farm, Gasa Gasa, The Earl, The Pourhouse, The Camel, Joe Riley Stadium, The Cobra and many many more. Soon enough They’ll cover the entire country!

* Show is 21+. Attendees under 21 must be accompanied by a parent & will be subject to a $5 surcharge. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.