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

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!

Tech Connect at the San Jose Museum of Art

Next Thursday, June 21, we’ll be playing at the San Jose Museum of Art’s Third Thursday: Tech Connect – after-work entertainment and activities at the museum. The night will include artist Kathy Aoki and her work “Political Paper Dolls” and a mini-trunk sale by local designers Denise Peacock-Delisch, Lindsay Lassen-Linz Design and Ellen Brook. General admission is $5 after 5 p.m. and you can catch our set at 7 p.m.!

For more information, check out the event page here: http://www.sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-tech-connect

We have a few more shows coming up for the rest of 2012, including a mini tour, so stay tuned for more details on that!

Cinco de Mayo!

We’ll be playing the rockingest, rollingest Cinco de Mayo at Homestead Lanes in Cupertino! We’ll be sharing the stage with friends The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes (Portland)!

With Angel Nova of The Phenomenauts. Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

With The Bloodtypes. Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

Head on over to Facebook and RSVP on the Facebook Event Page to let all your friends know that you’re going to the coolest Cinco de Mayo show ever, and that the only way they can ever achieve such coolness is by following suit and attending, too. You can also find details on the show on our SHOWS page.

See you all there!

A benefit for The Y

Yesterday was a blast! We were on Twit.TV’s Game On! and did a live performance. But, if you missed it yesterday, the archive is now up and you can view it here. We come in at about the 30-minute mark.

Our next show is this Wednesday, April 4 at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco. The show is a fundraiser for Urban Services at The Y, and we’ll be playing with Leilujh and Skyfalling! More details below. Hope to see you there for this good cause!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
@ Brick & Mortar, San Francisco
With Leilujh and Skyfalling
$7 donation | 8PM | 21+ | Facebook | flyer