$8 – $10

WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES / FRISKY MONKEY

18+

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Watch Out For Snakes

Frisky Monkey

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Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

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Synthwave

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WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES

Watch Out For Snakes is 8-bit synthwave from Atlanta geek Matt Baum. Layering NES and Atari chip samples, Watch Out For Snakes creates darkly energetic tracks that pay homage to old video games and 80’s films without taking itself too seriously.

UPGRADE, WOFS’ debut full-length which saw a physical release on June 28th, has been supported with a string of shows including appearances at Neo LA’s Outrun the Sun Festival, Echosynthetic Fest 2018, a hometown release party, and supporting slots for international artists Dan Terminus, Nina, and Parallels.

For most of the synthwave community, horror is synonymous with John Carpenter. For Watch Out For Snakes, horror is synonymous with blowing into the bottom of a Contra Nintendo cartridge for the third time and still not getting the game to start.

Since the early 2000s, Baum has been experimenting with minimal synth and throwing down with his keytar in various Florida and Atlanta outfits, but it wasn’t until 2012 that Watch Out For Snakes was born.

Unable to choose between playing music or playing video games, Baum split the difference, sampling the old NES and Atari systems of his youth and synthesizing these samples to build a unique sound – part synthwave, part chiptune, all retro.

WOFS crafts original material that draws influence from artists such as Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Sparks, SURVIVE, and College, but also takes time out to cover NES soundtracks from games like Ninja Gaiden and Mike Tyson’s Punchout!!

FRISKY MONKEY

Frisky Monkey is an Atlanta based synthpop duo comprised of vocalist Juan Cezar and multi-instrumentalist Douglas Pettus. Together they bring a heady blend of swirling synths, moody guitars and entrancing vocals with a pop sensibility to the electronic music landscape. As self-proclaimed “proud purveyors of atmospheric dance your ass off music”, Frisky Monkey has been amassing an Atlanta fan base with their stellar live performances and synthpop releases since 2011.

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Watch Out For Snakes

Frisky Monkey

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Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

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