San Antonio’s 8th PechaKucha Night is Monday, November 5, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM and features a lineup of San Antonio artists and notables that should make for a very engaging event.
PechaKucha (from the Japanese word for the sound of chit chat) is a presentation format that involves 20 slides at 20 [Read it all...]
Do elves make MicroKorgs?
Jess with a box of Christmas vinyl surprises!
Crank up the Christmas tunes! Hyperbubble are going shopping this weekend!
Besides the crucial visit to Toy Joy in Austin, we’re doing a lot of buying on the internet this December.
If you’re at a loss for space [Read it all...]
The CHROME BOX. Essential.
You know the story: Two American kids named Tom and Barry change their names to Damon Edge and Helios Creed, and form the classic nucleus of CHROME, the greatest acid drenched zombie sci-fi punk nuclear holocaust rock band ever, releasing album after album of mind-blowing music: ‘Half Machine Lip [Read it all...]
Richard Burton leads an all-star cast.
Today’s special Halloween Fuzzy Warbles features an album so geeky, your high school teacher might actually try and play it for you…if you’re lucky.
Jeff Wayne’s 1978 concept album, ‘War of the Worlds‘ is more than just a dork-o-rama rock opera version of the 1898 HG Wells [Read it all...]
For many electronic music freakos who dig on the dark side, or those of us who wish Halloween were every day, ‘Witch House‘, or ‘Drag‘, or whatever you want to call it, is a nightmare come true. Since it’s initial 2009 incantation, what started as a joke has become a full-fledged craze. Naturally, the [Read it all...]
While we all-American kids were getting our electronic Eurosleaze filtered through Blondie, Donna Summer and Meco, disco citizens in the Soviet Union were blasting off to their own version of instrumental space disco in the form of ZODIAC.
ZODIAC’s head musical cosmonaut, Jānis Lūsēns hooked up fellow spaceheads at the Latvian [Read it all...]
Rock Aliens sighted over San Pedro
Strange, the stuff that sticks in your mind, even after decades. I remember like it was yesterday, driving down San Pedro in 1984 and marveling at the giant billboard over Taco Cabana: VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS. Spilling out of the billboard were androids, spaceboys, [Read it all...]
Bardot makes Contact
Space Maidens. The future of music dare not exist without them. For songwriters still on the launching pad, the sci-fi universe offers a wellspring of lyrical subject matter. For video directors, it’s a great excuse to slip the lead singer into something foxy and futuristic.
For a [Read it all...]
Neil 'Cylon' Young and his vocoder
In 1983, Neil Young‘s record label sued him for 3.3 million dollars for not sounding like Neil Young. So what was the deal? He got the MTV mullet just like Geddy Lee and Eric Clapton. They were probably happy about that. But he also got his hands [Read it all...]