For this edition of Know Your MAG, we’re featuring the Chicago-based chip-pop-rock band known only as I Fight Dragons. The band, comprised currently of Brian Mazzaferri (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Gameboy), Hari Rao (Bass), Packy Lundholm (lead guitar, harmony vocals) and Chad Van Dahm (Drums) combine chiptunes with their own rock/pop style to create their signature sound. (Also featuring past members Laura Green, Mike Mentzer, Dave Midell and Bill Prokopow throughout the band’s tenure.)
Currently the band sports two full-length albums; 2011’s KABOOM!, and 2014’s The Near Future” which they self-released after raising over $100,000 on Kickstarter through their “Project Atma” project. They also boast two EPs; two EPs, 2009’s Cool Is Just a Number and 2010’s Welcome to the Breakdown.
I Fight Dragons also sports several pop culture notables, having their music featured in commercials for Big Brother and NCIS. As such, they have a following to match, and will be hitting the Potomac ballroom on Saturday the 20th at 10pm to blow the concert hall away at this year’s MAGFest. (Perhaps as robots; we’re not privy to that information)
Oh, and they are DEFINITELY NOT secret agent super-spies. DEFINITELY NOT. So don’t ask.
Or at least, that’s what they tell us.