Ongaku 20XX video game concert takes place February 29th, with Bit Brigade performing Mega Man 3
ONGAKU 20XX PRESENTS A NIGHT OF VIDEO GAME MUSIC PERFORMED LIVE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
In the past, Ongaku Overdrive has brought video game fans tremendous fan events such as “Warriors of Light,” “Mega Mania,” and “Power, Wisdom, and Courage.” While all focused on a particular video game franchise, the next Ongaku Overdrive event will celebrate video game music with less restrictions. ONGAKU 20XX will take place on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at The Abbey in Orlando, Florida.
ONGAKU 20XX will feature a very exceptional lineup.:
Hailing from Athens, GA, Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES soundtracks as their gamer, Noah McCarthy, speedruns them live on stage! Bit Brigade has played everywhere from PAX to MAGFest, and they have performed Metroid, Mega Man 2, and Legend of Zelda in the past. At ONGAKU 20XX, they will perform Mega Man 3! Bit Brigade offers an audio and visual assault on the senses that you can only experience live.
Danimal Cannon is a video game composer and chiptune rock artist. Danimal has been heard in video game bands Armcannon and Metroid Metal, but when Danimal Cannon goes solo, he shreds on stage with guitar and music he composed and plays off a Nintendo Game Boy. His album releases have been licensed for several games, including Just Shapes and Beats, 8BitMMO, and Wave Wave, with more to come.
Richie Branson is an indie game designer, music composer, professional meme god, and most relevant to this event: a killer hip hop emcee. He is well-known for his “Otaku Tuesdays” trilogy, which features many anime and video game-inspired raps that have also been featured on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. In the near future, Richie will release “From the Underground to the Stars” and Cowboy Bebop-inspired EP “Jupiter Jazz.” Recently, he composed music for Rooster Teeth series gen:LOCK and Camp Camp.
RoboRob is a multi-genre producer/DJ currently based out of Tampa, FL. He’s successfully remixed music from video games like Sonic Mania, Overwatch, Undertale, Chrono Trigger, and more. He recently released “KINGDOM HEARTBEATS.”, which upon its release charted high for electronic/dance sales on Billboard. He loves to collaborate with other artists and release tracks that highlight his production and DJ style which ranges from Electro, House, Dubstep, and Trap. RoboRob has toured the nation, playing at MAGFest, Anime Festival Orlando, Holiday Matsuri, SXSW, and Tiny Waves; but now he makes his Ongaku Overdrive debut at ONGAKU 20XX.
EyeQ has played from everywhere from Anime Expo to SXSW and is the first nerdcore hip hop artist to perform at the Library of Congress. He also founded “Bytes & Beats,” a tour that blends anime and hip hop at major conventions such as Otakon and MomoCon. EyeQ’s musical stylings come from the soul, and while he broke out with an Attack on Titan EP named “Walls of Maria,” he is currently working on an Anita Baker tribute in the form of three EPs. “Live” is out now and “Love” will be out on January 26th and is available for pre-order.
“Fans have requested that we host an event to will celebrate all kinds of video game music and we are set to deliver,” states Kent Ward, founder of Ongaku Overdrive. “ONGAKU 20XX will be a great compliment to our fall game franchise-themed show and give fans a chance to see great video game music acts that they normally wouldn’t see on those events.”
In addition to musical performances, ONGAKU 20XX will feature casual game setups, prize raffles, themed cocktails, and more. Tickets start at $15 and more information about the event can be found at https://www.ongakuoverdrive.com/ongaku20XX. The Abbey is located at 114 S 100 S Eola Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32801.