Peelander-Z at The Studio in January (more by Leia Jospe)

Welcome home Peelander-Z! The NYC band is finally home after an extended tour with Anamanaguchi that kicked off at SXSW and ended on April 30th. And though the tour is over, the band is ALREADY back out on the road, playing Newark, Delaware tonight and a hometown show back at The Studio at Webster Hall Saturday (5/7) with Hard Nips and Friends. Tickets for that one are still available (and, update: we're giving away a pair on Facebook).

Anamanaguchi has a new NYC show on their calendar too, which they say "is gonna be AWESOME. we're gonna have: JAMS // VISUALS // STROBES // UNICORNBROS DOING SECURITY // FURBIES // RAINBOWS // W33D420 // OK." Bowery Presents may have to give some of their staff a night off to make way for those UNICORNBROS, because Anamanaguchi are talking about a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/22. Tickets are on sale.

You don't need to wait that link to see Anamanaguchi though. The band will play day one of this year's Blip Festival, the annual three day festival in celebration of "low-bit video games and home computers". This year's fest takes place at Manhattan's Eyebeam (540 West 21st Street) from May 19-21. Tickets are on sale with 3-day and 1-day options available. The full lineup is listed below. It includes Tristan Perich, Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, Starscream and many more.

Anamanaguchi, Starscream and Peelander-Z played a show together at the Studio at Webster Hall back in January. Check out the pics.

Hard Nips, who play with Peelander on Saturday, are also scheduled to support Quintron & Miss Pussycat with Super Nice Bros and X-ray Eyeballs on May 28th at 285 Kent. Friends, who also play with Peelander Saturday, play 285 Kent soon too, with Dan Deacon.

All tour dates, the Blip lineup and some videos below.

Anamanaguchi - UNME, Jetpack Blues Sunset Swag - 04.29.11

5/19 Blip Festival @ Eyebeam New York, NY
6/17 Taste of Randolph Street Festival Chicago, IL
7/22 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

Peelander-Z "Taco Taco Tacos"

05/06 Mojo Main 270 East Main St. Newark, DE w/ The Bullets, A New Dakota, Done@21
05/07 The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Hard Nips and Friends, New York, NY
05/14 The Orpheum 1902 Republica de Cuba Tampa, FL
06/05 Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
07/20 Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater Vans Warped Tour
07/21 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Center Vans Warped Tour
07/22 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavillion Vans Warped Tour
07/23 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Vans Warped Tour
07/24 Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Racetrack Vans Warped Tour
07/26 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Vans Warped Tour
07/27 Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Vans Warped Tour
07/28 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Vans Warped Tour
07/29 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Amphitheatre Vans Warped Tour


BLIP FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2011 Fifth Anniversary Edition
May 19-21 2011 · at Eyebeam
540 West 21st Street · New York NY 10011 US

Propelled forth from the forgotten abyss of yesterday's future is Blip Festival NYC 2011. Co-presented by 8bitpeoples and The Tank, Blip Festival showcases the best creations in art, music, and culture using retro game and computer hardware at Manhattan's Eyebeam May 19 - 21, 2011.

Entering it's fifth year, this iteration of Blip Festival showcases an international chip community that stands at a crossroads. Now firmly entrenched in mainstream culture with chipsounds and pixel art finding their way into television, motion pictures, and ironically enough, modern video games, Chip musicians and artists find they are no longer expected to educate their audiences but, instead, are free to innovate. As the community becomes less of a genre and more of an ethos, documenting the ever-growing diversification of the community is the Blip Festival's top goal.

Bit Shifter
Henry Homesweet
knife city
Raquel Meyers
Party Time! Hexcellent!
Tristan Perich
Peter Swimm
Talk To Animals
Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families
Wet Mango
Zen Albatros

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