The Final Countdown

Rocking the KSCU stage at SubZERO Festival | Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

Last night’s show at the 4th annual SubZERO Festival was a blast! It was so great sharing the stage with crashfaster, Goodriddler, and San Francesca.

We’re currently on lock-down at monobomb studio with crashfaster working on the final details of our debut EP, and then we’re sending it off to get mastered tonight (or really, really early tomorrow). Then we’re kicking off our Quest Coast tour! Surprisingly we’re not tired of each other yet…

Our first stop is June 9 at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. We’re also going on The Video Game Music Show the next evening while we’re still down in SoCal. We also finally confirmed our Seattle venue! Check us out at Pink Gorilla June 24 in Seattle’s University District! For full tour details, check out our Shows page.

That’s about it. We’ll update our website as the tour progresses. I asked Matt if he had anything to add to this post. He said, “whatever.”

-lc

TOMORROW • SAN JOSE: Catch us at SubZERO Festival!

Photo by Eric Hooten

We’ll be playing in San Jose, CA for the 4th Annual SubZERO Festival! crashfaster was also recently added to the lineup, which means we’re kicking off the Quest Coast Tour 2011 a few days early! SubZERO Festival is bound to be a huge show for us, and has already been getting a lot of buzz. You can find a nice little photo and blurb of The Glowing Stars in this week’s issue of San Jose’s Metro newspaper:

If you’re in the area, make sure you don’t miss this FREE show! crashfaster will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. and we’ll be on at 10 p.m.! We’ll be selling T-shirts, stickers, and buttons. For those wondering about the debut EP, it’s in great shape, and the immensely talented crashfaster has been putting in the hours in helping record and mix this EP into a rocking lo-fi masterpiece, and it will be ready in just a few weeks. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list on the right column of this site for updates!

Thanks, Maker Faire!


Photo courtesy of Audrey Jean Tucker

We had an amazing time playing the entire weekend at Maker Faire in San Mateo. We played Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 on the Digital Sound Space stage by PulsewaveSF. It was such an honor to share the stage with other awesome chip/electronic artists like crashfaster (who we’re touring with in two weeks!), starpause, Mr. Spastic (who is playing with us at Meltdown Comics in LA), Doctor Popular, and Hyperwave to name a few. On Sunday, we shared our set with super-awesome visualist Max Capacity (see photo above). We also got to play on the Solar Stage that day:


Photo courtesy of Audrey Jean Tucker

Thanks to some familiar faces from our last (first) show for coming out! And thanks to all the new fans we met at Maker Faire who made their way onto our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out!

We still have a few things on the agenda before we kick off our Quest Coast Tour 2011 with crashfaster. We got a few more days in the studio finishing up our long-awaited debut EP and finalizing all the little details. We also have one more show coming up!

Friday, June 3 we’ll be performing at SubZERO Festival. It’s a street festival in San Jose, CA in the city’s SoFA District. If you’re in the Bay Area and want to catch us one last time before we leave, make sure you head on over! Did we mention it was free? More details can be found at http://www.subzerofestival.com/ or our Shows page.

See you all soon!

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! ❤

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!

Photos by AJAPOPFILMS

We’ve just uploaded a ton of awesome photos from the DNA Lounge show thanks to AJAPOPFILMS. Check them out on our Facebook Fan Page at the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=137801419626980&id=112607512146371&aid=30061

Don’t forget to share any of your own photos with us if you have them. Here are a few of our favorites:

Crashfaster

Tom of All Ages

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Thanks for rocking out with us!

We had an AMAZING time at our debut show last night opening for Anamanaguchi and Peelander-Z! If you missed both the actual show and the livestream, someone thankfully uploaded our entire set on YouTube. Watch it above!

Major, major thanks to crashfaster for hooking us up with this show. He even performed for a bit before our set!

Now that our first show is out of the way, we’re going to take the time to finish up our EP, which a few people have been able to pre-order at our show. Those people will be receiving e-mail confirmations soon, and we’ll announce online pre-orders in the next week.

Where do we go from here? Well, we’ll be announcing our next show dates very soon once the dates our confirmed. We have a show in the works for May, as well as our first West Coast tour in June. Very exciting!

Oh, and not sure if anyone caught it, but we had a couple of QR codes out that linked to secret The Glowing Stars videos. Did anyone catch those? 🙂


Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

lc

P.S. Oh, and if we’re new to you, please check out our Facebook and Twitter, too! Oh, and YouTube!

Anamanaguchi, Peelander-Z, and The Glowing Stars at DNA Lounge

I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to announce this, but there really is no better way than to just throw it all out there. We are super excited to announce our debut show (finally, right?) in our hometown of San Francisco, but are even more excited to announce that we’ll be opening for ANAMANAGUCHI and Peelander-Z.  We couldn’t have asked for a better show, and we nearly peed our pants when we found out. Much love to crashfaster for putting us on the bill. Make sure you visit his site and buy his debut album “Disconnect” that released a few weeks ago. If you don’t, we can’t be friends.

So please! If you’re in the area next month, catch our very first show at DNA Lounge! We promise to rock.

The Glowing Stars w/ ANAMANAGUCHI and Peelander-Z
Thursday, April 7, 2011
@ DNA Lounge
375 11th St
San Francisco, CA

Doors @ 7 p.m. | Show @ 8 p.m.
$12 advance | $16 door
ALL AGES

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And I gotta say, while we vaguely gushed about it on Twitter, the speculation was pretty entertaining.

-lc

 


Photo courtesy of ajapopfilms

Here’s what we’ve been up to, basically! Have you heard the new track yet? Head on over to our Bandcamp page at http://theglowingstars.bandcamp.com

lizziecuevas:

For my new band The Glowing Stars, things have been really kicking off since we released our first track “I Know Now” on the internet. Special thanks to my cousin Phoebe Jacinto for recording backup vocals, Riki Feldmann for mixing our demo on such short notice, and Mike Bombon for designing our kickass logo and art for our demo.

Please “Like” our Fan Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theglowingstars if you dig our song! We have another song on the way called “Got it Bad” which should be released really soon. We’ll also be at PAX East giving away some cool stuff, so all you people out on the East Coast should come by!

On the subject of chiptunes, there will be an awesome nerdcore and chiptunes show tomorrow night in San Francisco at Bamm.tv Studio! For those not in San Francisco, you can stream the show live at http://bamm.tv . Some of the artists performing are Crashfaster, who also puts on 8bitsf which Anamanaguchi has played, and Doctor Popular, who has actually asked me to perform a song with him! So yes, I will also be performing a song with him during his set, so don’t miss it! More info about the event here:

http://w2.eff.org/birthday/

So, all that aside, we do have some great plans ahead for The Glowing Stars that hasn’t been announced yet. Some really big things, and some smaller things. More on that later, so make sure to at least follow my band on Twitter. 🙂