The days of playing the old gaming systems like Atari and Gameboy are behind us — for most of us anyway — but there is still plenty of use to get out of vintage systems. Just ask makers of chiptune music. The systems get used as instruments and 8-bit musical goodness pours out. It's kind of like hearing EDM from the past. RIT thinks highly enough of it to have a festival dedicated to the craft, and this year will mark the Third Annual Rochester Chip Fest. This year's fest will bring retro-fueled wonder from Nullsleep, Auxcide, Danimal Cannon, Shrimps, The Flight Away, Veto, Armcannon, Storm Blooper, and Echologi; with visuals by Enerjawn, VJ Lystless, and SBthree.
Rochester Chip Fest will be held Saturday, November 15, at the RIT Student Alumni Union (Building 4) in the Davis Room. $10 general admission, or free for RIT students with ID. Rochesterchip.tumblr.com.