Blip Festival 2011 starts... tonight! Never mind that it's almost tonight. If you like chiptunes, if you want to hear music that bleeps and bloops rather than hums and sings, if you like lo-fi electronica, or if you just want to increase your odds of bumping into Kotaku columnist Leigh Alexander, go to the festival.

We like this festival. It's run by a passionate crew who put on a fine show. We also like those wacky Babycastles guys are are running midnight arcade events after the festival.


Bitshifter, Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi, Starscream and Bubblyfish are among the acts worth checking out.

Get the full schedule for Blip and Babycastles at the festival's official site.

2011 Blip Festival
Location: Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, NY, NY 10011 (Google map of the location) (That's the festival location; check the schedule for Babyscastles and other venues)
When: Wednesday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21

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