Previous events

Betamax Video Club

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Online

For the movies and music, connect on Kast: https://s.kast.live/g/d62m4p924m4 Music performance only at 8:30pm: https://www.twitch.tv/velocity_128 Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3290902537654126/

Betamax Video Club 7/26- A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture featuring live music by Velocity 128

Title: RAD Rating: PG Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama Directed By: Hal Needham Written By: Geoffrey Edwards, Sam Bernard In Theaters: March 21, 1986 Runtime: 94 minutes Studio: Tri-Star Pictures

A young BMX rider tries to enter a corrupt promoter's nationally televised cash-prize race called Helltrack.

Odd commercials, movie trailers, and found footage will play before and after the film along with music performed live by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim:

https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/

Schedule 6:30-7:00 Coming Attractions 7:00-8:30 RAD 8:30-9:30 Velocity128 live 9:30-11:00 BVC Late Night - Computer Beach Party

Betamax Video Club

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[online], Washington, DC

Betamax Video Club 5/31 - A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture featuring live music by Velocity 128

Title: The Barbarians Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence) Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy Directed By: Ruggero Deodato Written By: James R. Silke In Theaters: March 1, 1987 Runtime: 88 minutes Studio: Cannon Italia

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Odd commercials, movie trailers, and found footage will play before and after the film along with music performed live by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim: https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/

Blvksite Mixing and Mastering Clients and Friends on Twitch.tv/Blvcksite

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Blvcksite on Twitch, Online, Washington, DC

https://www.twitch.tv/blvcksite Starting at 8:15 PM tonight, Blvksite will be mixing and mastering one of my upcoming tracks on Twitch! 📺 After testing it out on club sound systems, I made a lot of tweaks and I’m looking forward to see what his ears can find! This track also features the voice of opera singer Frances Mitchem-Diago, mezzo-soprano, in the form of synthesizer chords, aka, the “Fransynth” 😉 🎹 🗣 🎤

Betamax Video Club

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Slash Run, 201 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the lockdown.

Betamax Video Club 3/29 - A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture featuring live music by Velocity 128 Music and videos start at 7pm and the film begins promptly at 8pm. Title: The Barbarians Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence) Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy Directed By: Ruggero Deodato Written By: James R. Silke In Theaters: March 1, 1987 Runtime: 88 minutes Studio: Cannon Italia

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Odd commercials, movie trailers, and found footage will play before and after the film along with music performed live by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim: https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/

Deep Tech DC - live hardware night

Zeba Bar, 3423 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

https://www.facebook.com/events/799363380572263/ Live synthwave performance with Velocity 128!

For the 54th edition of Deep Tech DC, we bring you an all live hardware and synth showcase featuring some of the best live electronic artists in the DMV.

Deep Tech 54 | Zeba Bar| 3/7/2020, 10 PM | No Cover w/ RSVP

Lineup:

Velocity 128 [Jade Anvil Collective] https://www.beatport.com/artist/velocity-128/746480

Ri Caragol / Steak & Eggs https://soundcloud.com/ri-caragol https://www.beatport.com/artist/ri-caragol/542609

Symmetrical [ Fractal Love] https://soundcloud.com/symmetrical1

Symphonic [ Fractal Love/ SubDistrick/ Front N Center] https://soundcloud.com/frontncenter

W&M Global Film Festival - reception DJ set w/ Tonal Theory

Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA

https://wmglobalfilmfestival.com/receptions/ Music by Jonathan Lim '00 and TonalTheory (Marissa Benecke & Kyung Rae Kim '15)

THE RECEPTION

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar as you mingle with festival guests and fellow film lovers. WHEN & WHERE

The reception will take place at 6:00 PM on Saturday night at the Williamsburg Community Building, a brief walk from both the Kimball Theatre and Tucker Theater screening venues.

W&M Global Film Festival - music workshop

College of William and Mary, Swem Library Media Center, Williamsburg, VA

https://wmglobalfilmfestival.com/workshops/ 1:00 PM – WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE MUSIC YOUR LIFE WITH TONALTHEORY Marissa Benecke ’15, Kyung Rae Kim ’15, Andrew Kopca ’15, Jonathan Lim ’00 DC-based electronic music artists will discuss how to navigate a competitive landscape of underground dance music. Other discussions will include work-life balance, music production, and event curation.

Each artist will dive into their musical backgrounds and discuss how they started, progressed, and impacted the DC underground dance music scene. The discussion includes music production techniques, record labels and music releases, and a Q&A session.

ABOUT ANDREW KOPCA ’15 Andrew Kopca aka Chairman is an up and coming DJ & Producer based in Washington DC. Music has been an important part of his life since he took up the violin at an early age. Classically trained, he infuses a wide variety of melody and harmonies in his music, all while maintaining a booming bassline and irresistible groove. Chairman’s tracks dance the line between progressive and melodic techno.

ABOUT JONATHAN LIM ’00 Keyboard player, producer, and DJ who comprises one-half of the synthwave duo, Velocity 128. His music focuses on creating melodic tracks influenced by new wave, alternative rock, and electronic music from the 1980s and 90s with current production techniques. Previously, as a keyboard player and co-songwriter for the electronic rock band, 23RAINYDAYS, Jonathan Lim toured across the United States and received media attention in 2009 when MTV selected the band as a Top 3 Breakout Artist.

ABOUT MARISSA BENECKE ’15 & KYUNG RAE KIM ’15 Techno DJ/Producers from Washington D.C. Marissa and Rae have been hard at work, playing everywhere from clubs to warehouses in the District as Synthesis Residents. Their sets have always been signified by bending boundaries between hard-hitting industrial techno elements and mesmerizing synths and atmospheric melodies. They have played support for some of the biggest names in the industry of both techno and trance alike including Alan Fitzpatrick, Nicole Moudaber, Green Velvet, Victor Calderone, John Askew, and Greg Downey. The duo also hosts a regular radio show once a month on ascension.fm (Undertone Radio), and hosts monthly parties for up and coming talent of underground music as Decibel Collective. Their latest release Distorted Mind EP on ROAMANCE has been featured on Washington Post in December, 2019.

First Friday: Oura & Friends Art/Toy Show+Music

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Gallery5, 200 W Marshall St,, Richmond, Virginia 23220

https://www.facebook.com/events/685132491890567/

We're kicking 2020 off with a January RVA First Fridays at Gallery5 bringing back some old friends, new friends, so let's make friends. G5 has a night chock full of art, music, libations, and YOU!

First Friday, Jan. 3rd 7pm-Midnight First Friday is always a FREE community event

OURA AND FRIENDS ART AND TOY SHOW! Featuring artwork and custom made toys by: Oura Sananikone Shanice Aga Phil Barbato Jamie Douglas
Cody Jones
Roberto Rubet Theodore Taylor III

MUSIC BY: Velocity 128 Bri Bevan more TBA

Players Club

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Players Club, 1400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

https://www.facebook.com/events/694001187754406/

Betamax Video Club 11/24 - A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture featuring live music by Velocity 128

Music and videos start at 6pm and the film begins promptly at 7pm.

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night Rating: R Genre: Horror Directed By: Charles E. Sellier Jr Written By: Paul Caimi, Michael Hickey In Theaters: Nov 9, 1984 Runtime: 88 minutes Studio: TriStar Picture

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT tells the tale of Billy Chapmen, orphaned at five after witnessing the murder of his parents at the hands of a Santa suit-clad madman on Christmas Eve. Now eighteen and out of the brutal grip of orphanage nuns, Billy is forced to confront his greatest fear, sending him on a rampage, leaving a crimson trail in the snow behind him.

Arrive early to play a game of pool or drop some quarters in the best selection of pinball machines in DC! Odd commercials, movie trailers, and found footage will play before and after the film along with music performed live by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim:

https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/

Betamax Video Club

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Players Club, 1400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

https://www.facebook.com/events/2536377259793007/

Betamax Video Club 10/27 - A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture featuring live music by Velocity 128

Music and videos start at 6pm and the film begins promptly at 7pm.

Title: TerrorVision Rating: R Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery & Suspense Directed By: Ted Nicolaou Written By: Ted Nicolaou, Charles Band, Albert Band In Theaters: Feb 14, 1986 Runtime: 84 minutes Studio: Empire Pictures

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Arrive early to play a game of pool or drop some quarters in the best selection of pinball machines in DC! Odd commercials, movie trailers, and found footage will play before and after the film along with music performed live by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim:

https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/

We 2 Techno U

Studio Ga Ga, 2218 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

TechnJuice DJ, Jonathan Lim and Jarbo Tek bringing some techno to your faces. See you there!

TechnJuice (Brooklyn, NY) Techno, tech house & more https://soundcloud.com/technjuice

Jonathan Lim (DC) Synthwave, indie-dance, live synths & eclectic mixes https://linktr.ee/jlim23rd

JarboTek (DC) Metal-inspired industrial techno https://soundcloud.com/time_of

Alice's Variety Show: A Night of Live Electronic and House Fun

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The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington, DC 20010

www.facebook.com/events/2455854694493115/

Welcome to Alice’s Variety Show! A night of live electronic and house music fun played by some of D.C.’s finest producers and DJ legends. Come join a night of dancing, great drinks, and good fun as we celebrate DC’s sweltering summer with a great taste of disco, techno, house, and live synthwave and indie music! Doors open at 9PM! 21+ and free cover! Can’t wait to see you there!

J.R. Sherman [House, Disco]: https://soundcloud.com/rvssll-radio-station

Velocity 128 [Live Synthwave, Nu-Disco]: [Iterations+Jonathan Lim] https://soundcloud.com/jlim23rd/velocity-128-betamax-video-club-2018-april-29

Noise Theory (Electro, Progressive House): https://soundcloud.com/noisetheorymusic

Joel Blumenthal (Live Indie-Electronic): https://soundcloud.com/joelyb

Betamax Video Club

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Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

https://www.facebook.com/events/1064128497129303/

Betamax Video Club 6/30 - A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture.

The upstairs lounge opens at 6pm and the event begins promptly at 7pm.

Title: Heavy Metal Rating: R Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction & Fantasy Directed By: Jimmy T. Murakami, Gerald Potterton Written By: Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, Dan O'Bannon, Daniel Goldberg, Juan Gimenez, Angus McKie, Ivan Reitman, Berni Wrightson, Corny Cole, Richard Corben In Theaters: Jul 29, 1981 Runtime: 90 minutes Studio: Columbia Pictures

Based on the popular magazine of the same name, this animated cult film interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and fantasy. The soundtrack includes such rock superstars as Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks.

Arrive early to enjoy food and cocktails in the upstairs lounge. Videos will play before and after each film with live soundtrack by local synthwave duo, Velocity 128.

Velocity 128 - Synthwave live production by Eric Garwood & Jonathan Lim:

https://www.facebook.com/Velocity128/