Project Beck, a tribute band for the anime series Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, will perform at this year's Matsuri, to be held at Otakon 2017. The band combines the talents of six friends, including voice actor Greg Ayres.
Project Beck came together thanks to a shared love of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, an anime series featuring a group of teenagers who form a band called Beck. Among the show's fans were the American pop punk band The Cheyenne Line, YouTube musician Kid Yuki, a.k.a. Cody Carsella, and long-time friend and bassist Houston. After years of traveling from state to state attending conventions as fans, Sam Biggs and Peri Arreguin of The Cheyenne Line decided to combine their talents with Cody and Houston. With the help of voice actor Greg Ayres and nerdcore rapper Doctor Awkward, they formed Project Beck to perform their favorite songs from Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. Originally formed for a single performance, Project Beck were thrilled to discover so many others wanted to share in the experience, as well.
Join Sam, Greg, Doc, Peri, Houston, and Cody for their Otakon Matsuri performance, which promises to be full of loud rock music, adrenaline, and celebration of an anime that was made to -- like one of the show's songs -- Hit in The U.S.A.
As a bit of a different spin on the previous years' iterations, 2017's Otakon Matsuri will take place alongside Otakon throughout the entire convention weekend of August 11-13 within the Washington Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001). The exciting programming track will feature a vast array of entertainment including panels, demonstrations, special guests and the incredible musical performances that the Otakon Matsuri is known for.