Game On with The Glowing Stars!

It’s been a busy few weeks! With March coming to a close, we’ve wrapped a fun show earlier in the month at GDC 2012 with our friends crashfaster, Louis Gorenfeld, Zen Albatross, minusbaby, and A_Rival. Then we had a nice intimate show with The Angel & Robot Show a couple of weeks ago at Disco Volante in Oakland.

We’ll be kicking off the first day of April with an interview and short performance with Veronica Belmont on her new show “Game On!” which will be streaming live on Twit.tv, and no, it’s not an April Fools’ joke! (We hope)

Be sure to check it out LIVE on Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m. PST at the link below:

Game On! – http://twit.tv/go

Then, on Wednesday, April 4, we’ll be playing a special fundraiser at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco to benefit Urban Services Y’s Youth and Family Afterschool Programs.

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For more updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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!

The Glowing Stars on the cover of San Jose Metro

 

We’re a mere three days away from this weekend’s #rockage event at the San Jose Woman’s Club! This epic two-day event features 20 rock bands (including yours truly) and 50 free-play arcades! There’s no better way to mix our two loves – music and video games.

This event takes place this Saturday, February 11! Check out our SHOWS page for details and ticket info.

We’re also featured on the cover of this week’s San Jose Metro! If you’re in the area, pick one up! If you aren’t, you can check out the full feature in the paper at this link below:

SAN JOSE ROCKAGE FESTIVAL BRINGS OLD-SCHOOL GAMING AND CHIP MUSIC TO SILICON VALLEY

We can’t wait to rock with you guys in the South Bay! Don’t forget, Matthew Joseph Payne will be performing his solo chip set that day, too!

Matthew Joseph Payne at #rockage

If you needed another reason to want to come to #rockage in San Jose, we’ve got one for you. Not only can you catch sets by us and crashfaster, you’ll also catch our very own Matt Payne as Matthew Joseph Payne debuting new material from his upcoming EP Gargantuan Acoustic Locator.

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Even though his EP doesn’t drop until February 17th, you can get it in advance at #rockage.

You can also catch him at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco opening for string metal band Judgement Day on the previously mentioned release date.

For more info on all of this, check out http://www.matthewjosephpayne.com

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.

Horchata is released!

Bam. Check it out and get your hands on it here:

Don’t forget you can also pick up a download card at a show; Awkward Terrible plays tonight at Brainwash Café in San Francisco (with Matt sitting in for a couple of songs), and you can still get in on our secret show tomorrow night! See our previous post for details.