The Demosplash demoparty in Pittsburgh, PA has been announced — Nov. 4–5, 2016. Be there! Demosplash is a combination retrocomputing festival and computer-art competition. I went last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The organizers will be posting more at demosplash.org soon.
The Epic Commodore C64 SID Collection. 640 minutes (!) of 8-bit SID joy. I can at least confirm that the first 12 minutes are worthwhile 😉 . Nicely assembled, too — very smooth transitions between songs.
Update: Sectors 2 and 3 are also quite nice.
“Drifting Deeper” by Zef and Stemage is a fantastic track. 8-bit sounds plus wicked guitar => play it now! From Tide, Perelandra Records cat. no. PER005.