The Megadrives


November 27, 2008|By Sam Sessa

Hometown: Baltimore

Members: Ryan "K-Rai" Stinnett, laptop; Joe "DJ Sheephead" Clark, laptop; Justin "VJ Chroma" Miller, video manipulation

Founded: 2006

Style: electronica

Influenced by: The Crystal Method, Aphex Twin, Ken Ishii, Underworld

Notable : Last year, the band released an album titled Press Start. The members occasionally upload live recordings to their MySpace site and other Web sites. When performing live, Stinnett and Clark will play two halves of the same mix simultaneously, distorting the sounds in real time and creating new melodies. Half of their live set is improvised, and the other half is preset.

Quotable : "When we play, it's all about being in the moment and feeding off the energy of the crowd," Stinnett said. "It's very flexible, what we have. We feel out how things are. It can go all over the place."

Sam Sessa

The Megadrives perform a set of music inspired by 8-bit and 16-bit video game music with Animal Style, Constipation Man and Starscream tomorrow at the Talking Head Club, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. $10. Go to The band:

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