Bit Brigade coming to Arkadia Retrocade Oct. 16

One of the most delightfully nerdy events of the year is coming up next month.

That’s when video game band Bit Brigade will perform the Mega Man II soundtrack while someone plays (and beats) the game live at Arkadia Retrocade.

Here’s how Metalhead Mike of The Shizz describes the event:

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…No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try.

The band was in town for a similar event last year, and we heard it was pretty impressive to witness.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

For a bit more info about the band, check out their website.