The Hard Modes at Offbeat Roadhouse
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hard Modes will pull into Offbeat Roadhouse Friday night, July 28, for a concert which will also be broadcast on WTJU. The Hard Modes approach their collision of jazz and video game music with nonstop, controller-bashing fury.
This is a free event, open to all. You can also listen to Offbeat Roadhouse on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line, and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. But concerts always sound better with you as part of the studio audience.
Offbeat Roadhouse is supported locally by Ting – Bringing light-speed internet to homes and businesses.
The Hard Modes approach their collision of jazz and video game music with nonstop, controller-bashing fury.
Based out of Charlottesville, VA, the Modes focus on the art of the Limit Break: They arrange around the improvisational moment, using modern jazz harmonic and rhythmic twists to push themselves to the max and turn VGM classics – and a healthy smattering of deep cuts – on their heads in a way where “Uematsu meets Mingus.”
Their goal is to unearth the natural pairing of jazz and VGM, bringing fans of each genre together in ways they may not suspect. They believe that by utilizing their own individual interpretations of the jazz language through improv they are able to forge closer bonds with the game music that we all love, creating a unique personal experience for their listeners.