View Full Version : West Coast: The Flashbulb and BARTEL in SF, Aug 4th

07-03-2012, 03:15 PM
So The Flashbulb (http://theflashbulb.bandcamp.com/album/arboreal) and BARTEL (http://bartel.bandcamp.com/track/the-quiet-years) are visiting San Francisco on August 4th (https://www.facebook.com/events/262724923828850/) and you should totally purchase tickets and go. (http://flashbulbsf.eventbrite.com/)

You could also listen to almost their entire discography on bandcamp (http://alphabasic.bandcamp.com/).

The Flashbulb is, without exaggeration, the most talented and flexible musical artist I know of. Almost every album he's done has been vastly different from the one before it and some (like Soundtrack to a Vacant Life (http://theflashbulb.bandcamp.com/album/soundtrack-to-a-vacant-life)) encompass a huge range of genres that widely track to track without any of that nasty aural whiplash. He made a fair amount of history with filesharing groups since, on the day if its 2008 release, he uploaded Soundtrack to a Vacant Life to The Pirate Bay with a small file included (http://www.alphabasic.com/Please_read.html). The album broke torrenting records and on many sites still remains the most popular music torrent ever. You may also know his work through the Vapor Music Group, since he's responsible for the music behind one of the most watched commercials of all time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U)

For a variety of reasons, Alphabasic artists don't make it to the west coast very often, so this is a fairly rare opportunity. I've been waiting over 5 years to see either of them live, so if you want an abridged summary of my reactionto this annoucement, click here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3822028/memes/omgrainbows.jpg).

Honestly, I could talk your ear off about this (lol, too late amirite), but you should just go. I would like it if you would go.

07-06-2012, 04:18 PM
yes please.

07-19-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm two songs into Flashbulb's latest "Opus at the End of Everything". Thanks for the recommendation -- the arrangements are pretty far reaching and fresh.