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!

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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!

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:

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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

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

New EP available for pre-order at DNA Lounge 4/7!

We can’t express how excited we are to be opening for Anamanaguchi and Peelander-Z TOMORROW at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! We’ll also be selling some cool stickers, buttons, and patches. But, hey!!! Remember the time we asked people to donate their old Game Boy cartridges to us? Well, we’ll be releasing a limited-run physical version of our EP. These will be Game Boy cartridges modified into useful, reusable 1GB USB flash drives. The flash drives will have our EP on it, as well as some really awesome bonus material. That way, you can upload the music wherever you want (legally) and still be able to use the cart for miscellaneous storage. Plus, it’ll have an awesome custom The Glowing Stars label on it.

We’re only releasing 200 of these, and each will be numbered. We’re taking 100 pre-orders at the show tomorrow and opening the rest for pre-order online. These will sell for $20 at the show (extra $5 for shipping when pre-orders are available online).

By the way, we’re still taking donations for original Game Boy carts. Game Boy Color is OK, but we won’t take GBA. Those who have donated carts get an additional bonus. All of the specifics of the bonuses will be announced on our site in the near future. To donate a cart, e-mail us at theglowingstarsband [at] gmail [dot] com!

Mini webisode #2 – Past, Present, and Future

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here’s mini webisode #2 where we talk about the past, present, and the future of The Glowing Stars. Hope you enjoy and spread the love!

Don’t forget to buy tickets to our show on April 7 with Anamanaguchi and Peelander-Z at the DNA Lounge! Advance tickets are already going fast!