Hometown Throwdown – Feat. LEX the Lexicon Artist
We’re keeping it rolling here with more out of town acts next month. Crazy! This time we’ll be sporting Dual Core, Star Fighter Dreams and Bitforce from down in San Antonio, and LEX all the way from Oakland, CA. Crazy!
Not to mention drink specials, booty bangers, and all the games your little heart could desire. Come thru!
Hometown Throwdown featuring EyeQ, June 23rd!
We are back at Kick Butt Coffee & Booze for our next Hometown Throwdown, on June 23rd at 8pm! No tournament this time, but we have a spectacular music lineup, including a visit from EyeQ all the way in from Orlando. And of course, there will be games all night – including The Multibowl, which I remind you is a game that you cannot play at home!
Hometown Throwdown: Feb Edition!
Come on out to Kick Butt Coffee at 8pm on Saturday, Feb 3rd!
We’ll have Amanda Lepre and Descendents of Erdrick rocking your face off, your usual games, and a special appearance by THE MULTIBOWL. $10 at the door, with $3 drink specials all night.
What is the MULTIBOWL? Some of you may have experienced it at PAX South 2018 at our set up, but for those of you who haven’t been lucky enough…
MULTIBOWL by Bennet Foddy (QWOP, Getting Over It) and AP Thomson (Beglitched) – is a two-player challenge of skill and knowledge, across exciting moments in over 300 historical games across dozens of hardware platforms. It’s the first videogame collage, maybe.
Come out and see us, and experience the majesty of the Multibowl yourself.
We’re at PAX South this weekend!
Attention Pixels fans – PAX South is this weekend, and we will be there!
We’re set up in the MAGFest Jam Space. All your favorite games will be there (as well as some brand new hard-to-find stuff – stay tuned for more about that tomorrow!), and of course we’re sharing a space with some of the hottest musical acts at the show, including Pixels regulars DJ R.O.C.K.M.A.N., Star Fighter Dreams, The ChocoBros, and Gimmick!
Come check in at the Jam Space and see what we’ve got going on!
Hometown Throwdown – Amanda Lepre at Adelbert’s Brewery
This event is free and open to the public, so come on down and party down with us!
Don’t know Adelbert’s Brewery? Check it out here!
Don’t know Amanda Lepre? Check her out here!
We’ve got two big events coming up this month!
Y’all made our first Nerdcore Nights in Jan such a success that we’re returning to Karma Lounge on Saturday, February 18th at 9:00pm for another round. We’ll have more dancing, more thumping tracks, and more games, all for no cover! Come on down and see us!
And if that isn’t enough, we’ll also be hosting the first ever show by the Returners with their new line-up.
It’ll be only $5 for a night with more games, more bumpin’ phat trax, and having your face melted off on top of that. You can find the Facebook event here.
Pictures from December 17th’s Throwdown, Ft. The Returners
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our last throwdown of the year last Saturday at Kick Butt Coffee. It was a bit of an emotional moment as Lobos played his final Austin show with The Returners.
Looking forward to ringing the new year in with y’all. Keep your eyes peeled for our January event!
This Saturday night, Pixels will be teaming up with the people behind Hero Con for NERDCORE NIGHTS at the Recess Arcade Bar in downtown Austin!
Come out to enjoy games, cosplay, and a healthy dose of bumpin’ phat tracks, courtesy of our friend DJ Rockman!
RSVP to the Facebook event here!
Pixels Will Be At Classic Game Fest!
Hometown Throwdown: Starwhal!
Now that we’re through with the filthy casuals of Street Fighter 5, we think it’s time for a REAL competitive game….
STARWHAL combines everything you’ve ever wanted in a game: Narwhals and Space. So strap on your modified tooth-horns, buckle your seatbelts, and prepare yourself for neon insanity.
We’ll have all our usual drink specials, games and more, plus DJ Rockman will be spinning that night for even more retro 80’s insanity.
Don’t know DJ Rockman? You can find everything you need right here!
Hometown Throwdown, Lethal League, and Muchos Backflips pictures!
We had a great night last night! Awesome show from Muchos Backflips, as well as a great Lethal League tournament and some free games to give away thanks to our friends at Team Reptile.
Thanks to everyone who came out, and keep your eyes on this space. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our next event!
Hometown Throwdown is back! Lethal League Tournament, Sat. October 17th at 8pm in Austin!
Come and join us at Kick Butt Coffee & Booze in Austin tomorrow night! It’ll be a Lethal League throwdown (and if you’ve never played it, you owe it to yourself to give it a try), as well as a performance from Muchos Backflips!
Plus, the first 10 people to take home a Pixels t-shirt will get a free Steam Key for their own copy of Lethal League, generously provided by our friends at Team Reptile.
Thanks again for everyone that came out to our first ever Rainey St. Rumble last night! We had a great time, and it means a lot that ya’all braved the cold just to come out and see us!
Congratulations to our Nidhogg Tournament Winners: Dylan, Luis, and Travis, and a big thanks to Amanda Lepre. If you liked what you heard, check her out at http://amandalepre.com/ and her awesome band at: http://www.descendantsoferdrick.com/
We’ve got some great photos of the event last Sat! Stay tuned for more info about 2015!
And if you’ve got any photos from the event you want to see here, shoot us an e-mail!
Thanks again for everyone who came out, and congrats to our tournament winners!
The Returners CD Release Show!
You’ve probably already seen this on Facebook, but here you go!
The Returners have invited us to come and run games at their upcoming Album Release party, at the One2One Bar on Lamar, south of the river. We’ll have WiiU, Lethal League, and perennial favorite: Tetris Attack! running all evening, in case you need a brief break from having your faces melted off by the line-up. If seeing the Returners isn’t enough to get you out of the house (and if it isn’t, what’s wrong with you?), then the least you can do is come out to see us!
(Link to the FB event here)
Hometown Throwdown: Puzzle Bobble Edition!
We’re returning to Kick Butt in August (a little later than usual, the 4th Saturday) for another tournament, with another show!
This time, we’ll be facing off with Puzzle Bobble, and welcoming Brazilian Space Program to the stage. We were down at the Scoot Inn last year, and heard a rendition they did of the Sagat Theme from SF2, and we knew we had to host them.
We’ll be playing best 2 out of 3, single elimination rounds on the 1995 Super Nintendo Release of Puzzle Bobble (AKA Bust-a-Move)
Sign ups are first come, first served, and we’ll be capping the tournament at 16 entrants this time, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can. We’ll be taking sign-ups in person at the event starting at 8pm, or you can sign up by shooting us an e-mail at [info at pixelsbar.com]
- First Place: $60 Kickbutt Gift Card
- Second Place: $30 Kickbutt Gift Card
- Third Place: $10 Kickbutt Gift Card
In addition to our Puzzle Bobble tournament, we’ll have Mario Kart, Hidden in Plain Sight, Broforce, and all our other classics.
$5 cover for the night (until 11), but the tournament is free to enter.
Don’t know Brazilian Space Program? Check them out here!
NEST Anniversary Pictures!
Just want to drop everyone a quick line, and thank them for coming out to make our room at the NEST party such a success. Look for us to post the details about our next Throwdown here soon!
Happy Birthday, NEST!
We’ve got a neat little announcement for ya’all!
On Thursday, July 24th, we’ll be running a game room at NEST Financial’s First Anniversary Party. There will be Mario Kart, No Brakes Valet, Broforce, and others. We’ll also be announcing our next throwdown there, so be sure to come if you want to hear about it early.
Not to mention giveaways, food, drinks, a band, and inflatable jousting! The best part? It’s totally free, and open invitation, so come out to check us out!
(RSVP for your free goodie bag on eventbrite here)
Pictures and Video From Our Latest Throwdown
Thanks to everyone for coming out for our most recent Hometown Throwdown—it was our biggest and best event to date!
Congratulations to Chris Taylor who took first place in our Tetris Attack tournament, as well as David Boyd and Lauren Liebowitz for fighting the good fight and coming in second and third. Huge thanks also to The Returners, for a spectacular performance (including the live debut of their new version of the Dire Dire Docks theme from Mario 64).
Thanks also to everyone who only came so they could try out Mario Kart without having to buy a Wii U. We know you’re out there. We understand.
And of course, thank you to Kick Butt Coffee, Music & Booze, our gracious hosts, for giving us all a place to drink and a place to play.
Keep your eyes peeled on this space for the latest updates, news, and Pixels events. We’ll see you again by August!
P. S.: The Returners, in all their glory:
Hometown Throwdown: Tetris Attack!
It’s finally coming!
We’ll be hosting a Tetris Attack Tournament (with fabulous prizes, of course), and we’ll be having The Returners – VGM come in to play a set for us, with the express purpose of making our tournament that much more awesome.
Doors open at 8pm
Tournament Starts at 8:30pm
The Returners go on at 10:00pm
Finals and Winners Crowned immediately after.
$5 Cover gets you in the door, entry into the tournament is free. $3 drink specials (alcoholic or otherwise) all night.
We’ll be releasing more information about the tournament in the coming week, including specifics, and prizes. Keep your eyes peeled.
Hometown Throwdown: Tetris Tournament Edition!
We’re returning to Kick Butt in a big way next month, with another tournament (with fabulous prizes), and another fabulous (like the prizes) local band.
Heard of Vorcha? They’re a local all instrumental band, and part of the Southwest Post-Rock Collective. And yes, that *IS* a Mass Effect reference, thank you for asking.
They’ll being playing for the express purpose of rocking your face off, so come on out and enjoy! The tournament is free to sign up for, there’s no cover for the show, and there’s $3 drink specials all night!
Here are the details:
-The tournament will be played on ZSNES emulated copies of Super Tetris 3 for the Super Nintendo (that means no piece saving, people!), with XBox 360 wired controllers. If you want to use your own USB affair, feel free to bring it.
-32 entrants, single elimination, with sign ups being first come first served.
-Sign ups start at 8pm. The tournament starts at 8:30pm. Vorcha plays at 10:00, with the losers finals, winners finals, and prizes immediately after.
We’ll be announcing the prizes this week. Tell your friends, and if you’ve got a better suggestion for a free thing to do on Saturday night, we’d like to hear it. =P