UPDATE: Added another LA show and a show in Santa Ana.
We’re going to take a break from recording the next Tycho album to play a special run of shows on the west coast next month including two nights right here in San Francisco. Really excited to end off this past year of shows back home. We’ll be sharing some new songs and visuals and a few other surprises. See you soon!
The first 100 people to buy tickets for each show will receive this limited edition poster, so be sure to get your tickets soon as they’ll be gone fast.
Also really excited to announce that some good friends will be supporting for these shows. First up, Christopher Willits will be opening the Jan 18th date at the Independent in San Francisco where he will be debuting some new video work. All of the other dates will feature DOOMbird as opener, who just released an excellent EP.
Jan 13 – Los Angeles – The Troubadour – Tickets
Jan 14 – Los Angeles – The Troubadour – Tickets
Jan 15 – Solana Beach – Belly Up – Tickets
Jan 16 – Santa Ana – Constellation Room – Tickets
Jan 18 – San Francisco – The Independent – Tickets
Jan 19 – San Francisco – The Independent – Tickets
Absolutely gorgeous work from Owen Perry aka Circa 1983. Really getting close to that late 70s / early 80s National Geographic look with some of this stuff while a lot of it is thoroughly modern. Check the rest of his portfolio, it’s really deep and you can watch his work evolve. Excited to see where he takes it.
Self described surrealist photographer Kyle Thompson has been doing some very interesting work over the past year. He’s a really interesting case of someone simply creating incredible art and gaining exposure based on nothing more than his talent and hard work — and a little internet luck. I first saw his work on Reddit a while back (I know, it’s a veritable wasteland over there but once in a while some truly good things rise to the surface) and while conceptually it was pretty engaging, the execution just wasn’t there. Skip forward a bit and Kyle’s work popped up on again today. This guy has really progressed in a very short time. Check out his original submission and compare to his recent work. Night and day; I’ve seen people spend years traversing the space that separates these two galleries.
Fascinating BBC doc on history of recorded music featuring a whole lot of EMS synths including the Synthi 100 “Delaware” modular system (pictured below). Fun Fact: Years ago I had the opportunity to buy a Synthi 100 system in beautiful condition for a very reasonable price. For reasons I can’t explain now, I passed on it. Honestly, it would have been a nightmare to maintain and very impractical, but look at that thing. I still regret the decision every time I see a picture of a 100. These days my synth acquisition pace has slowed quite a bit, mostly just holding out for a Memorymoog LAMM and a Prophet 5, then I’ll be done.
Timothy Allen brought back some great shots of the abandoned Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria. As you can see from some of the before shots, this monument was quite a sight during it’s Communist heyday. I can’t imagine what it would be like to stand in front of an architectural and artistic work of this scale knowing it’s just sitting there rotting away.
Allen used a microlight to get the aerial shots, pretty amazing imagery and story.