Watch Masked Intruder channel 8-bit side-scrollers for “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight” 

Watch Masked Intruder channel 8-bit side-scrollers for “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight” 

As the specter of ever-more-realistic, high-definition gaming graphics lurks on the horizon, nostalgia for the 8-bit side-scrollers of yore has grown, from a thoroughly bold episode of Community to the newest video by Madison, Wisconsin, pop-punk band Masked Intruder. The punks in primary-color ski masks channel videogames of yore in their new video for “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone” by Patt Fink. Allusions to Super Mario World and even Rush’n Attack abound.

Masked Intruder begins a six-week tour in Minneapolis tonight. The full list of dates is below. To quote @JadedPunkHulk, “KINDA FUNNY THAT BEST POP PUNK AROUND TODAY IS BUNCH OF DUDES WHO WEAR SKI MASKS. STEP UP YOUR GAME, POP PUNK.”

7/10- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
7/11- Moline, IL @ Bier Stube
7/12- Madison, WI @ The Frequency
7/13- Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
7/14- Detroit, MI @ Small’s
7/15- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/16- Harrisburg (Lemoyne), PA @The Champ
7/17- Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
7/18- Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/19- New York, NY @ Santo’s House Party
7/20- Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia
7/21- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
7/22- Durham, NC @ Motorco
7/23- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/24- Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby
7/25- Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House
7/26- St Louis, MO @ Firebird
7/27- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
7/28- Denver, CO @ The Marquis
7/29- Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
7/30- Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7/31- Boise, ID @ Sammy’s
8/1- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/2- Longview, WA @ Chinese Gardens (early)
8/2- Portland, OR @ Backspace
8/3- Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street
8/4- Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
8/5- Modesto, CA @ Hero’s
8/6- Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
8/7- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
8/8- Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s Cafe
8/9- Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
8/10- Pomona, CA @ VLHS
8/11- San Diego, CA @ The Void
8/12- Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
8/13- Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/14- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/15- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
8/16- Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza
8/17- Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club