Happy Valentine’s Day from The Glowing Stars and Crashfaster

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Our limited 7″ vinyl split “In Flames / Shotgun” is available now! We teamed up with Crashfaster to release two songs bringing the melodic 8-bit sounds of the Game Boy to the lovelorn, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

You can purchase the vinyl on our Bandcamp at http://theglowingstars.bandcamp.com for $15 + shipping, or download the tracks for FREE!

Happy V-Day, y’all!

“In Flames / Shotgun” limited split 7″ releases Valentine’s Day

Two years ago, The Glowing Stars released its first demo track “I Know Now” on Valentine’s Day 2011. Here we are again, approaching Valentine’s Day 2013, and we have our last gift to our fans:

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The much anticipated Crashfaster / The Glowing Stars limited split 7″ vinyl is finally here! On one side is crashfaster’s newest track “In Flames,” and on the other side will be “Shotgun” by yours truly. The vinyl is extremely limited as only 250 were made, and the vinyl colors are random. The album will be available on Thursday, February 14, 2013 on both the Crashfaster Bandcamp site and The Glowing Stars Bandcamp site for $15 (+$5 shipping in the US). The song will be FREE to download, and will include an LSDJ .sav file of all of our songs for our fellow chiptuners to enjoy.

If you pre-ordered the album, you should be receiving a shipping confirmation next week. Your order will arrive autographed by all members of both Crashfaster and The Glowing Stars.

You can also get the album early this weekend at Rockage 2.0 in San Jose, CA! Crashfaster and Matthew Joseph Payne will be performing and selling the albums. See below for the full schedule:

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rockage2.0 schedule SATURDAY 2/9 (noon-11pm)
Noon – 2pm DJ Mr Smith
2:00 – 2:30 Cartoon Violence
2:40 – 3:10 rockage Q/A (panel)
3:30 – 4:10 Jean Baudin
4:20 – 5:00 indie game dev (panel)
5:10 – 5:40 Gnarboots
5:50 – 6:00 Silicon Valley Roller Girls (panel)
6:10 – 6:50 Slime Girls
7:00 – 7:40 Shinobu
7:50 – 8:40 Bit Brigade! (performing MegaMan 2)
8:50 – 9:30 crashfaster
9:40 – 11:00 Minibosses

 

rockage2.0 schedule SUNDAY 2/10 (noon-8pm)
Noon – 12:30pm DJ Coco
12:30 – 12:50 Dr. Awkward
12:50 – 1:30 Mega Ran
1:40 – 2:10 Dog Party
2:20 – 3:20 Jazzybosses (jazzy minibosses)
3:30 – 4:00 Psycho Donuts (eating contest)
4:10 – 4:50 Urizen
5:00 – 5:20 TheMADE (panel)
5:20 – 5:50 chiptune 101 (panel)
6:00 – 6:10 Meerenai Shim
6:20 – 7:00 Matthew Joseph Payne
7:10 – 7:20 Prizes / Thanks
7:30 – 8:00 Bit Brigade! (performing Castlevania)

For more information on Rockage 2.0, go here: http://rockagesj.tumblr.com

Thanks again to everyone for the support. We’re especially excited about releasing this last song with our good friends Crashfaster who have been with us every step of the way!

Farewell Tomorrow

It’s almost here. For some, this will be their first The Glowing Stars show and their last. For others, this may be their second time seeing us, or their sixteenth. Some people are even flying in from other cities, states and even the other side of the country!

Wherever you’re coming from, we’re forever grateful for your support and look forward to rocking out with you on this final show tomorrow at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are still available at http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/11-08.html , or you can get your tickets at the door for $3 more.

You can also RSVP on Facebook here, to let your friends know you’re attending the most ass-kicking farewell show of the year! https://www.facebook.com/events/408973905833583/

See you all tomorrow night!

xoxo

The Glowing Stars last show details announced

 

Art by Sam Decimus

We’re completely honored to be playing our last show on November 8 where it all began: at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. But we’re even more honored to be sharing the stage with The Phenomenauts, Judgement Day and crashfaster! Come out and party with us at the geekiest show of the year! Here are the full details below:

Thursday, November 8, 2012 – FINAL SHOW
@ DNA Lounge, San Francisco
With The Phenomenauts, Judgement Day and crashfaster | 8PM | $10 in advance | $15 at door | Facebook | flyer

You can already purchase advance tickets on the DNA Lounge website. Also check out the event on Facebook!

Oh, you can also download Horchata for FREE today. :)

The Glowing Stars on SF Weekly’s All Shook Down Blog

 

If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, be sure to check out Convergence MMXII and the Fourth Annual J-Pop Summit at Japantown Peace Plaza. We’ll be playing a free show right outside at noon! SF Weekly’s music blog All Shook Down wrote a cool article about it today titled “The Video Game-Inspired Music of S.F.’s J-Pop Summit: A Chiptune Off the Old Block.

This is our last local show for a while, and the last show before we kick off our mini Northwest tour with crashfaster, minusbaby and more! First, we’ll be hitting up Slabtown in Portland, OR and playing with awesome Portland punk rock band The Bloodtypes on Wednesday, August 29. Then on Thursday, August 30, we’ll be playing a pre-PAX showcase at Funhouse in Seattle with Danimal Cannon, Freaky DNA and more!

For tickets, showtimes and more information, head on over to our Shows page!

See you at the shows. xoxo

J-Pop Summit and Convergence MMXII Festival. Oh, and tour.

Sharing the stage at California Extreme in Santa Clara last weekend with crashfaster, Slime Girls, Doctor Popular and more was an honor. Thanks to everyone who came out! We also announced our upcoming split single on vinyl with crashfaster. More details on that to come.

Our next show will be on Saturday, August 25 at the Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco. We will be playing at the J-Pop Summit/Convergence MMXII Festival. It’s a free show, so if you’re in the area, drop on by! For more information, visit our Shows page, or go to http://www.j-pop.com/2012/the-glowing-stars/

Last, but definitely not least, we’re happy to announce our pre-PAX Prime 2012 NW mini-tour with crashfaster and minusbaby. We’ll be playing in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Check out the dates below:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
@ Slabtown, Portland, OR
With crashfaster, The Bloodtypes and minusbaby | More details TBA

Thursday, August 30, 2012
@ Funhouse, Seattle, WA
With crashfaster, minusbaby and more | More details TBA

See you at the shows!

Something old, something new

Happy Monday, everyone! We had a blast playing at the San Jose Museum of Art last week. Matt even played a couple of songs from his solo album Gargantuan Acoustic Locator during our intermission (yes, we had an intermission – it was fancy).

We have a few more local shows lined up until we head up north once again to play Portland and Seattle (more details on that to come). Our next show is Saturday, July 28 at California Extreme 2012. California Extreme is an awesome annual event in Santa Clara with free play pinball machines, arcades and more! For more information, visit our shows page or http://www.caextreme.org/

We’ll also be playing Convergence again this year at San Francisco’s Japantown Peace Plaza on Saturday, August 25.

At both of these shows, we’ll be selling our new T-shirts, designed by Awkward Terrible‘s Sam Decimus. We miss those guys, but we’ll be touring up the northwest with them and crashfaster in late August. Take a first peek at the new shirt design below!

Watch this space for new updates. Leading up to our northwest tour, we’ll be working on a new release and lots of other fun stuff!

It’s coming: Everything you need to know about POW

On Tuesday, March 6, we’re going to rock the DNA Lounge stage with other chiptune artists and a handful of indie game developers in celebration of Game Developers Conference (GDC).

8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Games Collide, featuring a packed lineup with VIRT, Freaky DNA, Disasterpeace, Louis Gorenfeld, crashfaster, Zen Albatross, minusbaby, A_Rival, and The Glowing Stars. There will also be demos and presentations by Muteki Corporation, Open Emotion Studios, Yobble, and more!

For those who are already in San Francisco for GDC, your GDC badge gets you in for five bucks at the door. Otherwise, you can get $8 advance tickets at the link below, or get tickets at the door for $12.

Get your advance tickets here: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/03-06.html

If you’re not in town, don’t waste those tears. You can catch the show via livestream on the DNA Lounge website right here: http://www.dnalounge.com/webcast/

Hope to see you all at the show! We’re on at 8:30 p.m. PST/11:30 p.m. EST, but it’ll be a full night of geeky madness, so make sure to check out all the other talented acts!

That’s not all — be sure to check out our Twitter on the day of the show. We’ll be giving out some free download codes of our latest EP Horchata leading up to the show.

Check out what The Glowing Stars are all about from interviews from our last show at #Rockage in San Jose.

SJSU Access Mag | A Glowing Star Review

Twitch.TV’s Week In Geek | Week In Geek Episode 5 – Interview

POW!

Thanks to everyone who came out to #Rockage in San Jose a couple of weekends ago. Grand Fanali Presents did a great job putting the show together, and San Jose Metro wrote a nice article about our set:

San Jose Metro | Rockage Festival Proves It’s Not Just For Nerds

We’re excited to play our next show on Tuesday, March 6 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. We’ll be part of a special showcase during the week of the Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) called POW: Indie Music & Developers Collide.

Also on the bill are friends crashfaster, A_Rival, minusbaby, Zen Albatross, and Louis Gorenfeld. For more information visit: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/03-06.html

We have a lot more cool shows coming up in the next few months, as well as many other new things in the works for our fans. Stay tuned!

Major #rockage in San Jose

We miss Awkward Terrible already, but the show must go on. Our next show is Saturday, February 11 at the San Jose Woman’s Club for an incredible 2-day affair called #Rockage. This event will feature 20 indie bands (including yours truly) and 50 classic arcades. #Rockage is many things… so please refer to this handy FAQ below!

What is #rockage: San Jose?
#Rockage San Jose is a two-day indie music & retro gaming celebration on February 11+12, 2012 at the San Jose Woman’s Club.
The 2012 rockage line-up includes 20 different bands/DJs and 50 different classic arcade/pinball games on free play! Also- expect beer, food trucks, panels, guests, prizes, and classic gaming tournaments! Rockage: San Jose is an all ages event produced by Grand Fanali Presents.

Where is #rockage?
San Jose Woman’s Club 75 South 11th Street downtown San Jose, CA 95112 (408-294-6919) http://sjwomansclub.org/ (near San Jose State University)

Who is performing at #rockage?
rockage bands: Gnarboots, Tera Melos, Young Science, Stunt Monkey (reunion), Vic Ruggerio (from The Slackers), Kepi Ghoulie, Good Hustle, and more
chiptune artists: Matthew Joseph Payne, Doctor Popular, The Glowing Stars, crashfaster, A_Rival, and more
DJs: Doctor Popular, DJ Coco, Jimmy Hits, Francis Fratelli, more

Which gaming tournaments are going to be held at #rockage?
Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter, Bomberman, more

Which arcade games are going to be there?
California Extreme Classic Gaming Expo is donating 50 classic/rare arcade gaming cabinets (on freeplay) for the #rockage arcade. Titles announced soon.

#rockage Hours?
Noon-10:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Several after-party events are planned for Saturday night TBA

Will there be food/ drinks available there?
Several local food trucks will be stopping by all weekend long. Beer will be available in the venue for 21+. This event is welcome to all ages.

What about tickets?
Two-day advance tickets are $20 online at Brown Paper Tickets, this includes a FREE copy of GuitarHero: Van Halen (for the system of your choice): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217895
Single day walk up tickets are $20 cash at the door, this includes a high five.

What about all those prizes?
There will be tons of prizes given away. Prizes for winning/ participating in gaming tournaments. Prizes for checking out our vendors. Prizes for just showing up.

Who are the guests?
So far we have pro gaming goddess Ciji Thornton (Starslay3r), Dragon Fantasy (iOS) dev team, The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, animator Ben Lazarus, SF Chiptune artists crashfaster a_rival doctor popular the glowing stars, SJ Rocky Horror troupe Barely Legal, Psycho Donuts nurses, and more

Does #rockage have any websites for more infomation?
http://rockageSJ.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/rockageSJ
http://www.facebook.com/rockageSJ

Friends of #rockage:
While Rockage: San Jose is a DIY/ privately funded event, we do have some friends who are helping us out. Thanks to Camera Cinemas Cult Series, Psycho Donuts, StarSlay3r, California Extreme, Giant Creative, KSCU Santa Clara 103.3, KSJS San Jose 90.5, Live 105, S*ALT: Save Alternative, The MADE, Streetlight Records, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Bands On A Budget, Texas Toast DIY, Grand Fanali Presents, SF 8 Bit, MAGFest, Destructoid

Yep, that’s a lot of stuff! Hope to catch you at the show! You won’t want to miss this.