So you might remember that at PAX East, MAGFest
hosted a jamspace. It went pretty awesome, and so we're back to do it again at pax prime! Copypasta'd details (with new videos) below.What is Jamspace?
Jamspace is an area where anyone who has any idea how to play an instrument is invited to come up and play music, and anyone who doesn't is invited to watch. The main focus is usually video game music, so you're guaranteed to hear classic stuff that you know and love all weekend.What equipment is provided?
Almost everything you could ever need. We provide the lighting, amps, guitars, basses, pianos, and drums, and then you provide the talent. You're welcome to bring your own instrument as well. We don't have any violins or saxophones or the like, so when someone brings one of those in, it always gives an unexpectedly awesome result.Who's allowed to play?
Anyone. Can you play some stuff on the piano? Go ahead. Do you have a backing track that you'd like to play guitar over? Be our guest. Are you in a full band that wants to play a mini set? The stage is yours. Do you want to meet other musicians and jam with them? Jam away.This can't possibly end with good results...
You'd be surprised! MAGFest
has had a Jamspace at itself for the past 3 years, and provided a jamspace for other conventions as well, including PAX East. Musicians always seem to find a way to come out of the woodwork and entertain everyone. Here are some great examples:
PAX East attendees jammin out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_ihDKEknMg
The protomen putting on an impromptu concert - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VevSaZO1YSU
Zen Albatross showing off his chiptunes- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujTTZW9MBj0
5pm on sunday, and people were still playing zelda - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Z5v1ygNoUHoly shit that's awesome
Yeah it is. Jamspace will be going the whole weekend at PAX , so make sure to stop by and enjoy (or make!) some music.
The Jamspace at PAX is provided by MAGFest
, which is a video game music festival hosted just outside Washington, DC. The 9th annual MAGfest will be January 13-16, 2011.