Previous shows:

Pyramid Scheme Saturday February 13, 2016

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Looking forward to this show next month with Hollywood Makeout + Bermudas + Mat Chruchill! We have a bunch of new material we've been working on with a new sound. This is at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI.

Doors at 8:30pm | $6 adv/$8 day of | ages 21+
Local Pop Up Showcase Vol 4!

https:// bermudas.bandcamp.com/
https:// matchurchill.bandcamp.com/
http:// www.mailordermonsters64.com /
https:// hollywoodmakeout.bandcamp.c om/releases

@Pickle Fort with The Astrobats, Sat December 12th

Friday, November 20th, 2015

We're playing at the Pickle Fort with The Astrobats next month on Saturday December 12th. This is a house venue in Grand Rapids, MI, email for details.

Mac's Bar November 15th with I Fight Dragons

Monday, October 26th, 2015

We're playing Mac's Bar in Lansing, MI on Sunday, November 15th along with I Fight Dragons, Noisewaves, and PleThorA. More info at the link below, come out if you're near!

8static Festival 2015, October 15th - 17th

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Excited to be playing at 8static Festival this Saturday October 17th in Philadelphia, PA. This is our second time playing 8static, looking forward to performing and to see so many awesome acts onstage. This is a three day event starting on Thursday Oct 15th and going through Saturday the 17th. Tickets are $20 for the day or $50 for all three. Doors are at 6, we are scheduled to perform at 7pm on Saturday. Here is the lineup from the 8static event page:

8static 47 - 8static Festival 2015
Celebrating our 7th year anniversary!
This event is ALL AGES!
Thursday, October 15th - Saturday, October 17th, 2015
6:00pm at the First Unitarian Church - All Ages!

Tickets: http://8staticfest.com/
$20 per day
$50 for advance 3-day pass

FULL SCHEDULE:

(time: musician, visualist)

Thursday, Oct. 15:

7:00: Storm Blooper, SBthree

7:40: Little Paw, ohhinaifu

8:20: Baron Knoxburry, Pixelseed

9:00: L-tron, Kevin Gondek

9:40: ap0c, Melesul3

10:20: MEGA RAN, ohhinaifu

11:00: Chipocrite, SBthree

11:40: ovenrake, NO CARRIER


Friday, Oct. 16:

7:00: Inverse Phase, Melesul3

7:40: SHRIMPS, ohhinaifu

8:20: Marshall Art, Melesul3

9:00: ZEN ALBATROSS, Kevin Gondek

9:40: glomag, Pixelseed

10:20: Bud Melvin, NO CARRIER

11:00: OxygenStar, SBthree

11:40: TREY FREY, Pixelseed


Saturday, Oct. 17:

7:00: Mail Order Monsters, Kevin Gondek

7:40: Alex Mauer, NO CARRIER

8:20: Das Mörtal, Melesul3

9:00: NML STYL, ohhinaifu

9:40: Bit Shifter, Pixelseed

10:20: Cheap Dinosaurs, SBthree

11:00: Fuckjazzforaminute, Kevin Gondek

11:40: Random, NO CARRIER

https://www.facebook.com/events/108430316158544/

GR8Bit Live! Saturday July 11th

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Hey all, we will be performing at GR8Bit Live! 3 Saturday July 11th at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI. This event is free to attend, we will be performing at 1pm. There are 6 other bands performing throughout the day as well. GR8Bit is a day long video game music concert/gaming convention, donations at the door go toward the purchase of new gaming equipment for the kids at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. This is an all ages event! See the GR8Bit Live! 3 facebook event page for more info, hope to see you there:

The Muenster Mash 2014 at Meijer Gardens

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

We will performing at Meijer Gardens on October third! Head out to Michigan's Farm Garden for fall activities, networking, cocktails, a cheese tasting courtesy of Cabot Creamery, doughnuts donated by Marge's Donut Den, and a raffle for a brand new chair from Steelcase. This event is a collaboration with MySymphony360 and the Steelcase Young Professionals Group.

The Muenster Mash is free for current members of the Connection if you RSVP by 10/1/14.

A special price of $10 per attendee is being extended to MySymphony360, Steelcase Young Professionals, and non-Connection Meijer Gardens members if you RSVP by today, Friday 9/26/14.  RSVP's after this deadline will be $15.  Non-members of these groups are $15 if you RSVP by 10/1/14.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Matthew Parsons at: (616) 974-5222.

Guests must be 18 or older in order to attend this event.  This event will have a cash bar that only accepts cash, no credit or debit cards.  An ATM is located in the main building for your convenience.

We hope to see you there!

Missy's Farm Music Festival 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Come join us for a 2 night outdoor music and camping festival at Missy's beautiful farm in Allegan, MI!

More than 25 musical acts will be playing. (SCHEDULE BELOW)

Look for a bouquet of balloons beside 128th Ave for the right place. Parking lot and many grass camping areas & trails available off to the right side of the driveway. 

The show will go on, rain or shine. There is a large barn that we will recede to if need be.

PROVIDED:
-port-a-johns
-grills
-good vibes

BYO:
-beer/soda/water
-paper plates
-food/meat (grill provided)
-chair/blanket
-camping gear
-umbrella


Donations accepted on-site and will go towards port-a-john rentals, sound gear, and Missy for her generosity. 


BAND LINE-UP:

FRIDAY:

4-6pm: DJ Ben Weezy for folks rolling in
6-6:40: Rei Robinson 
6:45-7:20: Jake Stilson 
7:30-8:05: Mat Churchill 

8:15-8:50: Part Time Warriorz 
9:00-9:35: Kent County String Band 
9:45-10:20: Dante Cope 
10:30-11:05: The Extra Texture 
11:15-11:50: The Fever Haze 
12:00-12:35: Invisible Mansion 
12:45-1:20: Mail Order Monsters

SATURDAY:

11:00-1:00 Open mic- music, comedy, rants- hosted by Julio

1:20-1:55: Joe Rodriguez
2:00-2:35: Justin VanHaven 

2:45-3:10: Chip Fundy 
3:20-3:55: Watchin For Foxes 
4-4:35: Shane Tripp
4:45-5:20: Black Fruit
5:30-6:05: Secret Geometry 
6:15-6:50: Soundmeetsound
7:00-7:35: Invisible Cartoons 
7:45-8:20: Get Right Church 
8:30- 9:05: North Atlantic Drift
9:15-9:50: Howlers 
10:00-10:35: HEAD 
10:45-11:20: Mavericks and Monarchs 
11:30-12:05: Pistolbrides
12:15-12:50: I Believe in Julio 
1:00-1:35: Lazy Genius

Mail Order Monsters Record Release Show August 28th at Founders!

Monday, August 4th 2014

Mail Order Monsters Record Release ShowWe are super excited to announce our debut album will be released on August 28th at our record release show at Founders Taproom! We'll be playing with our super talented local pals Noisewaves and Mavericks and Monarchs. This is a free show! Please come out for a night of great local jams, and help support Mail Order Monsters by being the first to grab our new LP. Lineup for the night will be:

Noisewaves 9:30
Mavericks and Monarchs 10:30
Mail Order Monsters 11:45

This is our debut album release, and we couldn't be happier with how this turned out. This will be available on high quality 140 gram Vinyl LP, on CD, and also via digital download. We'll have LP's and CD's available at the show.

We'll have this album available for sale online on August 29th on LP / CD and digital download.

We'll be projecting video at the show, complete with a whole bunch of new videos we've put together for the songs. We'll also have a few special guests joining us onstage! Don't miss!

Facebook event information is here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/715121195223717/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Soundmeetsound+Archery+Mizpah+Mail Order Monsters
Saturday January 25th, 2014
9:30pm at Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI


Jamaican Queens - Valentiger - Mail Order Monsters
Thursday December 12th, 2013
9:30pm at Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids MI


Catch us Friday December 12th with Jamaican Queens (Detroit, MI Electronic Pop) and Valentiger (Grand Rapids, MI). We will be debuting some new material at this show, we've been on a break from playing shows for the last few months due to recording and mixing (almost finished!)

Be sure to get there early to catch the whole show, we will be starting around 9:30pm.

http://foundersbrewing.com/taproom-events/jamaican-queens/

 

Chip Charged! 8-bit Festival - May 25th + 26th, Detroit, MI

We will be playing on May 26th at 8:30, be sure to catch both days! This is a 2-Day event: Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th, featuring a number of musicians from all over. Contact us for info on getting there!

Schedule:

Saturday, May 25th
6:00 PM Theta_Frost
6:30 PM Kkrusty
7:00 PM Saskrotch
7:30 PM Snesei
8:00 PM Noisewaves
8:30 PM Awkward Terrible

Sunday, May 26th
6:00 PM Watabou
6:30 PM barbeque
7:00 PM SSD Engage
7:30 PM AndaruGO
8:00 PM Monotony
8:30 PM Mail Order Monsters

http://chipcharged.pikopikodetroit.net/

The Protomen - Noisewaves - Mail Order Monsters
Thursday April 4th, 2013
7:00pm at The Pyramid Scheme


We'll be at the Pyramid Scheme on April 4th with The (amazing) Protomen and our palz from across the state, Noisewaves!

Protomen (Tennessee) http://www.protomen.com/

Noisewaves (MI) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noisewaves/102269456516354

Show starts early, doors at 7pm, we are going on at 8pm.

Be sure to get there early to catch it all!

https://www.facebook.com/events/131306990373659/

 

Cheap Dinosaurs - Mail Order Monsters - SKGB Christmas
8static 30 - Philadelphia Chip Music
Saturday December 8th, 2012
7:00pm at PhilaMOCA - All Ages!
http://8static.com/


$7-$10 (free 8static sticker with $10 entry!)

Music:
Cheap Dinosaurs (PHL) http://cheapdinosaurs.com/
Mail Order Monsters (MI) http:// mailordermonsters64.com/
An SKGB Christmas Special™ (PHL) http://skgb.bandcamp.com/

Visuals:
Pixelseed (BAL) http://Pixelseed.com/

Workshop:
NO CARRIER's introduction to performing live visuals using custom software on classic hardware

After-party:
NO CARRIER is DJ'ing a digital & chip reggae set at the Institute bar!

Open Mic signup begins at 7pm on a first come basis.

Live audio stream on arecibo radio! http:// www.areciboradio.com/

 

 

Peelander-Z + Electric Eel Shock + Mail Order Monsters
Pyramid Scheme Wed Oct 17th 2012

Excited to play with Peelander-Z and Electric Eel Shock from Japan! We will be opening this one, be sure to get there early to catch us, and definitely do not miss these guys. Check out some of their youtube videos, incredible performances.

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/254562497979565/

Peelander-Z Website
http://www.peelander-z.com

Electric Eel Shock
http://www.electriceelshock.com/

Mail Order Monsters - Invisible Things (Chicago) - Bangcrush - Noisewaves
Thursday August 30th 2012

We're playing with local favorites Noisewaves and BangCrush, plus Invisible Things, from Chicago ( Jim Sykes (Parts and Labor, Grooms) and Mark Shippy (U.S. Maple, Miracle Condition, Shorty))

Looking forward to this one! Be sure to get there by 9pm.
Doors at 9:00pm 18+ $8, 21+ $5
Tickets: http://tktwb.tw/MKDXtE

 

 

Mail Order Monsters @ Lakes of Fire
Saturday June 23rd 2012

We're playing Lakes Of Fire on Saturday June 23rd. Not certain what camp we'll be playing at, but shouldn't be too hard to find us if you will be there, we'll be wearing our Commodore armor.

Lucky Lake Campground
3977 W. Wilke Rd.
Montague, MI 49437
(Rothbury exit)

 

Mail Order Monsters @ GR8BIT
Saturday June 8th 2012

We will be playing the first GR8BIT show setup by Grand Rapids own Andrew Struve, on 6-8-12. We're playing last, most likely around 11pm.

Featuring Music by:

Mail Order Monsters (http:// mailordermonsters64.com/
Snesei (http:// snesei.bandcamp.com/
NOROCK 
Nikola Lazar Whallon (http://soundcloud.com/ nikola-whallon
Obtuse (http://weeklybeats.com/#/ obtuse)

http://thedaac.org/events/ gr-8-bit

 

Mail Order Monsters + Ghost Flute and Dice
Friday May 18th 2012

Playing at Mexicains Sans Frontieres with Ghost Flute and Dice (from Denmark) - a decription of Ghost Flute " Ghost Flute & Dice is a solo project by Mikkel Almholt. He figured out a very funky way to mic up his acoustic piano and run the sound through effect pedals. He does what guitarists have been doing for a looong time, but he does it with a piano. And it totally works! The result is an album of instrumental music that can be placed somewhere between Arthur Russell’s “World Of Echo” and Jan Johansson’s “Jazz på Svenska”."

We will be playing first, show starts at 8pm. Be sure to get there early to catch us!

MSF is at 120 S Division Ave #226, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

Mail Order Monsters + Noisewaves @ Pyramid Scheme
Saturday January 28th 2012

 

We will be playing at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, January 28th! Lineup will be Noisewaves, Tokyo Morose, and then us. We'll be performing around 11pm.

We have two new originals (!!) and one new C64 game cover song, plus a giant projection screen for the night thanks to Don Ryske! Excited to hear the gear through the system there, and to check out Noisewaves.

Facebook event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/128747797240977//

 

Show at Vertigo-A-Go-Go!
Saturday November 5th 2011

 

We will be playing at Vertigo records in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, November 5th for the Vertigo-A-Go-Go show, along with Wicker Basket, Royl Space, Invisible Mansion, Waxines, Lucky Shoreline, Jeff Finan & Jason Richardson.

We will be performing around 4pm! Expect some new material, and possibly our video projection (it will be fairly bright in there, so projection might not work well)

Facebook event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/155711741177961/

 

Mail Order Monsters @ Ah Nab Awen Park - Artprize 2011!

We will be performing live during Artprize 2011 at Ah Nab Awen park!

Our performances are Wednesday Sept 21st, Friday Sept 23rd, and Friday Sept 30th. The shows will start at 9:00 pm, and end around 9:30.

We will be playing a wide range of Commodore 64 video game music, and our own original music, all exclusively through the C-64 audio chip. Our performance features live video projection on a 16 foot screen behind us, with scripted scenes of the group interacting in 8-bit video game worlds and much more! The videos feature work from within the group, and work from other local film and video artists as well.

Map and location description:

We will be located on the concrete stage at Ah Nab Awen park, right by the river in front of the Ford Museum. For a map of the site, click here. The link takes you to a map which is basically the Ford Museum, the stage area we are performing on is directly in front of the building down the short hill, right in front of the Grand River. Here's a link to a photo of the park for those unfamiliar with area, the stage area we are performing on is located to the left between the flagpoles: http://blog.artprize.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CurtSaunier.jpg

We invite you to come out and see us perform! Click here to see our Facebook invite page, and also click here to check out our Facebook group page