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. :)

SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 8, 2012


Photo by Riki Feldmann

We played the Convergence MMXII/J-Pop Summit earlier today with a three-piece horn section and, as always, had a ton of fun. Major thanks to the people who run the show! And thanks to all to those who came out. If you stuck around ’til the end, you probably heard that that was our second-to-last San Francisco show and that our last show will ultimately be on Thursday, November 8 at the DNA Lounge.

We can’t even put into words how amazing the last two years have been. This band has taken us so many places we never expected, and introduced us to some of the coolest people on the planet. We’ll save the sap for our last post, especially since there is still quite a few rock left in us until November 8th! Here are our complete list of upcoming shows until it’s officially over:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
@ Slabtown, Portland, OR
With The Bloodtypes, crashfaster and minusbaby | 8:30PM | $5 | 21+ | Facebook | flyer

Thursday, August 30, 2012
@ Funhouse, Seattle, WA
With crashfaster, minusbaby, Danimal Cannon, Freaky DNA, Hello The Future, Tracer and DJ Mr. Smith | 7PM | $10 | 21+ | Facebook | flyer

Saturday, September 29, 2012
@ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz
With Slime Girls and more | More info TBA

Thursday, November 8, 2012 – FINAL SHOW
@ DNA Lounge, San Francisco
More info TBA

If you like us even a little bit, we strongly encourage you to attend our last show at the DNA Lounge. We’ll announce the specifics soon, but with this dream lineup, it’s going to be one hell of a party. And because it’s the DNA Lounge, those not in San Francisco will be able to watch the livestream online.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us, whether it was by coming out to our shows, downloading our music, buying our stuff, making us cool things, or offering us shows. See you at the next one!

<3,

Lizzie and Matt
The Glowing Stars

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!

Quest Coast Tour Diary #4

We’re back in the Bay Area after too amazing a time in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, and the new AJAPOPFILMS video above proves it. Our second show in Portland, OR fell through, but we ended up going to a rad house show and partied with Apes Tapes, Radiation City, and 2 Player Productions.

Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

Above: With Cameron Spies (Apes Tapes/Radiation City) and Matt Rafferty (Radiation City).

Above: crashfaster with Paul Owens (2 Player Productions)

BUT, the quest isn’t quite over yet. Our homecoming show is in less than a week, on Thursday, July 7 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. This show is going to be super-special for a number of reasons:

  • It’s the first PulsewaveSF show – this will be a monthly chip show in San Francisco!
  • Bit Shifter is coming from NYC and headlining
  • Awkward Terrible will be flying from Milwaukee and opening this show and they are THE BEST. Check out their new album they just released on Bandcamp, “I Feel Asleep
  • Our debut EP “Anything Past That” will be released and on sale at the show!
  • Plus, TONS and TONS of other surprises and new stuff we can’t mention on here!

So pretty, much, yeah. You’ll have to attend the show if you’re in the Bay Area. You can get advance tickets here. For those not in the area, DNA Lounge offers a webcast on their website. Bookmark this link!

Speaking of Awkward Terrible, we’ll be working on an awesome vinyl split release with them while they’re with us in San Francisco. You can bet your pretty face you’ll want it.

Oh yes, and speaking of our debut EP, we have finally unleashed its final cover art to the [internet] masses. Thanks, as always, to the talented Mike Bombon for the design!

See you all next week! Please check out our updated videos page on the menu above for more AJAPOPFILMS goodness.

Quest Coast Tour Diary #3

Gosh, I thought this would be a brief post, but so many things happened in the last 24 hours. We’re currently in Kirkland, WA staying with our dear friend Salisbury after having played an EPIC show last night at Pink Gorilla in Seattle. I try to choose when I use the word “epic” wisely, but I’d say this time would be very appropriate… wouldn’t you think?

Above: Blood splatter – a sign of copious amounts of rocking out. Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

Also, two great videos went live yesterday. The one above is a short montage of our journey to Portland, OR, plus some live footage of our set at Backspace. We’ll be posting another one soon of our Seattle portion of the tour, but first, here’s the video from the Song-A-Day thing we did for Jonathan Mann last Thursday:

For those who missed the livestream two days ago on songatron.com, we and crashfaster spent all day tracking instrumental parts on this song. Crashfaster tracked Game Boy and vocoder, I tracked some guitar, and Matt tracked –wait for it– bass, toy piano, accordion, organ, and synthesizer, and we all tracked some handclaps. Matt also choreographed our dance for the song. Check it out at the end of the video.

Today, we’re heading back to Portland, OR to party at a house show and say goodbye to our friends there. I personally am not ready to go back to the Bay Area, but we’ll see you all at our homecoming show at DNA Lounge on July 7! You can already get advance tickets here.

I asked Matt if he had a quote for the end of this post:

“Pfff, no. Too early for that.” -Matt Payne


Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

-lc

The Glowing Stars + crashfaster: Quest Coast Tour dates announced!

We’re really excited to announced the official dates for our Quest Coast Tour with crashfaster! We’ll be hitting up different cities in California as well as Portland and Seattle. Here they are:

Thu 6/9 @ Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA – 8-bit E3 After Party!

Fri 6/10 @ The Video Game Music Show, KSPC 88.7 FM, Claremont, CARadio show + interview

Wed 6/15 @ The New Parish, Oakland, CAJapan Benefit

Thu 6/16 @ Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Sat 6/18 @ Deva Cafe, Modesto, CA

Wed 6/22 @ Backspace, Portland, OR

Fri 6/24 @ Seattle, WA – TBA

Sat 6/25 @ Apes Tapes, Portland, OR – Surprise Double Release

Thu 7/7 @ DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA – PulsewaveSF Homecoming Show!

Check out our Shows page for updated tour dates. Our next show is next week at Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. We’ll be playing both dates: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.

In the meantime, we’re wrapping up recording our debut EP at monobomb. There’s still time to pre-order a limited edition physical EP on a custom Game Boy cartridge at our online store!

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! <3

Next show: The Glowing Stars play Maker Faire, plus new video by AJAPOPFILMS

If you missed our debut show at DNA Lounge a few weeks ago, here’s a fantastic video montage of our set shot and edited by AJAPOPFILMS. Check out 2-and-a-half minutes of up-close-and-personal live footage.

We’re happy to announce our next show at Maker Faire on Saturday, May 21 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. We’ve updated our Shows page with details on the show and how to get tickets. Maker Faire is an awesome DIY festival run by Make Magazine. We’ll be playing a special chip showcase along with crashfaster and other chip acts. If you’re in the Bay Area, you won’t want to miss this! (I mean, come on. Did you see the video above yet?) Also keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter and Facebook in the upcoming weeks – we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to Maker Faire as well!

New mini webisode, and other videos

Here’s mini webisode #4 by Digital Accomplice about Game Boys. We forgot to post about the third mini webisode, but you can find that at our YouTube channel! We’ve also updated our Videos page, which features our latest videos. Give it a click at the top menu and check it out.

And speaking of videos, we found some cool live footage from our DNA Lounge show last Thursday surface the internet. Here’s a good one of our Queen cover of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Thanks to Ryan Hom for posting it! The crowd energy is amazing in this video – everyone sang along!