Sun Mar 05
  • Ages 21+
  • $8 Advance, $10 Day of Show
New Mountain AVL

Bit Brigade

The Last Word Benders


Bit Brigade plays live NES music in time with live game play. Don't miss this opportunity to catch them playing the Mega Man 2 soundtrack while it is being beaten live. Don't miss them with The Last Word Benders on Sunday, March 5th at New Mountain AVL!

Tickets are only $8 advance.

• More about Bit Brigade •

When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn't count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between "Oh! Agh!! Please don't die!!" and "YES! He's doing it!!" Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock 'n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, "Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!," to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done - which it always is - on the first (and last) try. Once Noah's NES buzzes on, there's no turning back." - Metalhead Mike of The Shizz

• More about The Last Word Benders •

The Last WordBenders was formed in 2012 by EmStar and KPopKakashi, best friends whom both shared a love for hip hop and wordplay. What started out as your typical stoner kid, basement rhyming smoke sessions; LWB became over time a well crafted back and forth, nerdy chopper influenced duo. From Comic Cons throughout NC to notable Asheville music venues, the duo has quickly carved a reputation for their steady work ethic while maintaining their own lane. Since their debut, LWB have worked with many touring artists, and have been featured on several artist and compilation albums. Noted for their high energy performances, the duo knows no boundaries when it comes to blending their love for intricate rhyme schemes from pop culture, social/personal commentary, to conscious content and satirical themes.


  • A music venue and community event space located on one full acre in downtown Asheville, NC.


  • 38 N French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801


  • 828.785.1701