Bit Brigade with Thor Axe
Doors: 8:00 pm
Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10 adv/dos and are available here.
The Luminary presents Bit Brigade with Thor Axe on Monday, October 13.
"The word "play" is probably an understatement- these guys shred through the games as expertly as the band wails on their instruments."–Nintendo Power
When Bit Brigade rolls into town, the gamer elite hang up the controller for the evening and see a rock show. With unprecedented attention to detail and post-rock bombast, Bit Brigade meticulously replicates every musical cue, cutscene and boss battle in perfect syncronization with master gamer Noah McCarthy's inspiring speed-trial run of each level. Composed of members of roadwarrior (both stateside and abroad) mathrock bands Cinemechanica and We Versus The Shark, Bit Brigade elevates game music to its proper place in the foreground of epic technical rock and plays the games like they don't need the extra lives. Which, for the record, they don't.
Thor Axe, an instru-metal experiment in swirling intensity and magic, remerges from the foggy depths St. Louis music history. Originally conceived as a side project by a mix of well-known local bands, it includes members from So Many Dynamos, The Gorge, and a Lionel Richie Tribute band. With cleverly named songs like "Bloodweiser" and "Girth Quake", the power ensemble crafts triumphant, intricate, and highly technical songs.
The Luminary's Concert Series is sponsored in part by Master Pieza, MELT, and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.