Hello. my name is Jen. i am the square root of evil. The square root of evil is not any more evil than you are, btw. I make music on my computer. sometimes i use controllers too. Now that i have my midi cable to sync things up you may even see my gameboy. my music has been described as quirky, breakcore, 8 bit, glitch, and more. i just like to make semi-fast songs with dumb melodies. hopefully you will enjoy them. either way, feel free to contact me via

May 8, 2010 - hihi

i have a couple of shows lined up, but won’t jinx anything till it’s absolutely official. but it’s all very, very exciting!!!!

the captain ahab show was so insanely awesome, i had A LOT of fun. and people were dancing all over the place. loved it. woop!!!

been working on some new tracks, remixing some old ones, generally feeling pretty good about it all. and yay sunshine!

March 15, 2010 - with captain ahab!!!

Waaaaaay back in 2004, I think maybe even my 2nd real show, I opened for this crazy act called Captain Ahab. I had heard of the them through electronic scene (OG FTW), but nothing prepared me for the amazing amazingness of what i saw. amazing. i’ll be playing too, but really, go for them.


Captain Ahab (LA)


The Square Root of Evil




Baboon Torture Division


with Djs Brad Winter (cpuclub) and Pussy 4 2 (Johnny Kasiuk)


We are very proud to have Captain Ahab up here on tour from LA to play the wildest ever show at ROY G BIV on a freakin Monday night! If you haven’t heard this group check em out cause they do an intense performance you don’t wanna miss. This is gonna be the most entertaining dance party Vancouver has ever seen basically.

ROY G BIV call your friends.

January 18, 2010 - first show in a year!!!

this ain’t your mommy’s or daddy’s dubstep.

this is bigger, fatter, stronger, looser, harsher…

Zebra Pulse (Edmonton) bring you loosey goosey dumpstep noize. tapes and noise electronics clash with prepared records, clarinet blasts and sweat.

The Square Root of Evil (Vancouver) plays hyper 8-bit breakcore that’ll make your head spin.

Pack Animal (Vancouver) is a collaboration between members of Ahna and Holzkopf. the thrash of old school digital hardcore meets searing psychadelic noise. just to point out that cuts on a ghetto blaster can be used as a weapon.

Doctor Dad’s Sound Lab (Vancouver) is neo-new age. Tangerine Dream-esque soundscapes. Clear your head. Forget your troubles.

Dj’s Davidsmind and Brad Winter will be playing mutated dance hits all night, so put on yer dance related footwear.

$5-10 sliding scale for ya high rollers and you poor bums
at the Zoo Zhop (223 Main), Vancouver.

We won’t be serving, so it’s BYOB and please, no smoking.

May 27, 2009 - i’m still around

doing remixes and the like. no shows for a bit, that’s really good cause i want to make new songs. 3 remixes actually lined up, and some other nifty things in the works. i updated this site a bit too, discography (GO DOWNLOAD MY LATEST RELEASE) and live dates. next is the pictures, if i can figure out how to do it. 😉

March 16, 2009 - i lied

another show coming up this saturday!!! how could i turn down a rubik’s cube theme??? it will be a short and sweet set, get your dancing shoes on. 🙂 im very excited!

i’ve been working on a neat project for “some assembly required”, deadline is tomorrow so gotta finish up! it’s fun. and then i plan to make tons of new music. TONS!

and…. i’m going to update this website very soon. new pics for starters…

February 4, 2009 - show this weekend

Doors open at 8:30pm. Event starts at 9pm.
Cover: 5-10$ sliding scale

dj vera

ora cogan
square root of evil
holly holt and tyler greentree
her jazz scores an Amber Dawn film

In addition: animations by Asa Mori and Lief Hall

WOMEN’S STUDIES is a series of nights of experimental music, art, performance art, video, and dance curated by the members of the experimental-noise collective, Her Jazz Noise Collective. We kick off our Spring 2009 series on February 7th at VIVO Media Arts Centre. In addition to sound/music/noise/dance performances on each night, the nights will feature interactive themes specific to each event (February-Video, March-Electroacoustic Music, April-Craft/Installation Pieces). The performances contain mostly women playing mostly free-improvised music and sounds using random materials, computers, or instruments. All are welcome to attend the event. Under 19ers get in for free. This event is co-produced with VIVO Media Arts Centre. This show in particular will feature pieces with mature content and will be introduced accordingly.


i think this will be my last show for a litte while, i want to work on some new music and change my approach a bit. hopefully integrate some new things into my set. we’ll see. 🙂

January 26, 2009 - bookstore beats

gonna play a show this weekend at solder and sons. the lineup looks real cool like….

music by:

the square root of evil – hyperactivity and nintendo meltdowns


holzkopf – no-fi crunk


the nihilist party – wu-tang vs. skinny puppy


and guests!



January 10, 2009 - on the radio

i will be doing a live set on the radio here in vancouver on jan 15 at midnight pst. the show is art of beatz (they play rad music every thursday night) and the dial is 102.7 if you live here. if you don’t, tune in online.

show on jan 30th as well, details to come soon!!!!!

September 17, 2008 - a show this friday, on the radio, and a release!!! whew!

hello! i am playing a set this friday with a whole bunch of awesome people. check out the event page at http://www.sleizure.ca/upcoming/2008-09-19-sleizure-bq.html

if you can’t be there, tune in to http://www.cjsf.ca/ the sets start at 10pm pst, i’m on at midnight or thereabouts. 🙂

and if you haven’t yet, please check out my ep at

the shows in july were amazing…. at the christer show i had a random drummer come up to me and ask to play along, and he was pretty damn good!!! plus it’s always nice when the sound guy tells you that he asked to do the show cause he wanted to hear your set. it was a super fun evening, and i met a ton of rad new people. the next weekend at soundwave… well…. let’s just say i am a soundwave convert. that was the most fun i have had in a loooong time. my set was fun too, the meadow stage was the coolest one by far. and mad props to the meadow boys for opening soundwave to more eclectic noises. 🙂


July 1, 2008 - another show! and another show!

i am playing in a couple of weeks with Christer and Piper Davis!!! This show will be so awesome, different styles by a bunch of computer lovin ladies. I am very excited to see all the dancing ;). My set will be slightly more techno than usual. Only slightly…..

Then the next week I am playing at Soundwave!!! Besides being my favourite transformer, this is an AMAZING music festival in the middile if the beautiful bc wilderness. I am very honoured and extremely excited. This set will start at 180bpm+ and end at 140bpmish. hee hee. I will be at the Meadow stage on the Sat night at 9 pm 🙂

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