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

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!

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.

Halloweek!

Our last two shows of the year are coming up next week! But before we get to that, we’ll be on The Unbound Sound Show on Wednesday, October 26 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.! We’ll be talking up our upcoming shows and plans, playing some acoustic songs, and even debuting some new material.

Then on Friday, October 28, we’ll be playing at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz with The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes!

And finally, on Saturday, October 29, we’ll be wrapping up a wonderful year with our last show of 2011 with Planet Booty at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco! Tickets are already on sale, so make sure to pick some up if you plan to go!

We’ll be playing a new The Glowing Stars tune at these last shows!

10/28/11 @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
With The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes | 8pm | $12 | Facebook | flyer

10/29/11 @ Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
With Planet Booty | 9pm | $12 | Facebook | flyer

PulsewaveSF at the East Bay 2011 Mini Maker Faire

We’re gearing up for our last shows of the year at Café Du Nord in San Francisco and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, but we’ve got one more fun outing before we bury ourselves in lyrics sheets and LSDJ modules for our next album…

On October 16th, we’ll be playing at the East Bay 2011 Mini Maker Faire on the PulsewaveSF stage. Although we go on at 3:40, there’s awesome local chip being played all day – The Dualies, Starpause, Doc Pop, Louis Gorenfeld, E.N. Cowell and A_Rival will be gracing our stage as well as some special guests, and a half hour anything-goes jam session at the end of the day!

On top of that, we’ll have the blue-ribbon winning chip gear demo table that we showed off at the big Maker Faire in San Mateo in May, as well as a new modding workshop, where you can bring your own Game Boy and we’ll help you improve the sound output level, install a backlight, and more!

And on top of that, you have the entire rest of Mini Maker Faire to enjoy – fighting robots, crazy machines, everything you could possibly imagine doing with an Arduino… it’s all here!

Check out the faire at http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

And get your tickets at http://ebmakerfaire2011.eventbrite.com/

Get 20% off your tickets with discount code PULSEWAVESF!

The next show, and the last show

Thanks to all who came to our show at Red Devil Lounge last night for Jonathan Mann‘s 1000th Song-A-Day and Album Release show. It was truly an honor and a blast to share the stage with over a dozen other extremely talented musicians. Aside from our own set, we joined Jonathan Mann on stage with his core band, The Rock Cookie Bottoms; Dustin Smurthwaite of Ladies & Gentlemen on trombone; Jeanne Geiger of Teeny Tiger (who also played trombone for Radiation City a few weeks ago at Bottom of the Hill); Ami Nashimoto of All My Pretty Ones on cello; Meeranai Shim on cello; Sarah Dabby of The Family Crest on violin; and Ivory “Sweaty Girlfriend” King on bass clarinet.

Matt also played trombone, keys, percussion, autoharp, and drums, and I got to play guitar and bass for some songs. The biggest challenge I think was trying to fit 13 or so people and equipment on that tiny stage, but Matt made it happen. Here’s the video for Mann’s 1000th song from last night. As you can already tell, even the camera couldn’t capture everyone on stage:

Our next show is actually coming up pretty fast, on Monday, Oct 3 at a new music venue called Vitus that recently opened up in Oakland. Not only do they have killer deep fried zucchini sticks and Bloody Marys with BACON garnish (yeah, dude), the show is also FREE! And we’re playing with our friend crashfaster, and an electronica duo named HoverKraft.

We’re playing a few more shows in October, so make sure you check out our Shows page on the site, but our LAST show of the year will be with Planet Booty at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco. After that, we’re going to concentrate on new songs and a new album until 2012, so make sure you’re at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday, October 29!

-lc

Bay Area shows in October

This Wednesday we’re playing a mini set for Jonathan Mann’s 1000th Song-A-Day/Album Release Show at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. On top of that, we’ll be joining him during his set, accompanying his songs. Matt will do what he does best, playing multiple instruments, and Lizzie will be playing some guitar and bass on a few songs. Either way, this event is bound to be a historic one. Mann has been writing a song every day since 2009, and has also been known for his Game Jew series on YouTube and having his iPhone 4 antennae song play during an Apple keynote:

With October approaching, our show dates have been lining up. We’ve updated our Shows page with the following October dates:

10/3/11 @ Vitus, Oakland, CA
With crashfaster | 8pm | FREE | 21+ | Facebook

10/16/11 @ East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oakland, CA
With TBA | 10am | $20

10/28/11 @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
With The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes | 8pm | $12 | Facebook

10/29/11 @ Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
With Planet Booty | 9pm | $12 | Facebook

It’s hard to say what will be in store for us for the rest of 2011 in terms of shows, so make sure you catch one of these! We have big plans for new music for the rest of the year, as well as a 2012 tour, so subscribe to our mailing list on the bottom right sidebar of our homepage to get those updates.