Feb 11 2010

AVicious just added to TORTURED HEARTS BALL

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On Saturday, February 13th, 2010, San Diego will experience heartbreak in a grotesquely beautiful Cupid-less apocalypse – the inaugural Tortured Hearts Ball, where Despair will meet Desire, and with a lascivious vengeance!

Come celebrate all things erotic and bizarre at our ode to the bitter and the lonely, the bound and the broken, at an event too bold for San Diego.

If Valentine’s Day has ever left a sour taste in your mouth, if love has ever raped your soul, if cruelty has made you find humor in the despair of others, or if you just want to be at the event above all other Valentine’s Day events, then this is your invitation to the Tortured Hearts Ball.

You will come dressed in your best BLACK and RED. You will be engrossed in our demented world inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. You will be enjoying ridiculously strong drinks. You will have front row seats to a fashion show like you haven’t seen. You will rock out to one of San Diego’s most entertainingly unique bands. You will be partying with our DJs until 5am!


Opening the event will be a dynamic set performed by Turbo Teen! Known throughout San Diego as an energetic and premier duo, they will be kicking off the Tortured Hearts Ball and leading the dance into the rest of the night!

Be prepared to be entertained by San Diego’s ONLY Dark Cabaret band. The Tragic Tantrum have been leaders in waking up the local Dark Cabaret scene. They have created a niche for the macabre, the quirky and the strange to band together and create a world just as delightfully dark and beautiful as their imagination. Incorporating elements of circus, theater and cabaret, the Tragic Tantrum creates an environment that will titillate the senses on all levels. With visuals to accompany the music, they arouse the darker parts of your imagination to “come out and play.”

The Tortured Hearts Ball presents the up and coming design concepts by Trashy Klassy! Kristine Grafke will be cutting models up right before your eyes, transforming a wardrobe line from normal to trashy, klassy, and tortured! Her work represents a way of life and every single piece she creates is a unique and artistic creation.

After that, we will change the pace up a bit just to get you back on that dance floor. From the San Francisco Bay Area, DJ Drenik’s style is deep, funky, sexy and soulful. He has played alongside world class talent like Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, Sander Van Doorn, Dj Icey, The Shape Shifters and Dieselboy. He now resides in San Diego and is dedicated to bringing the Funky Underground Sound to America’s Finest City.

JUST ADDED!!! Now you will also be grooving to the electronic/techno core of sound mixed with experimental musings and avant-garde twists as performed by AntiQuark! Their shows are a hi-energy multimedia experience and they have shared the stage with Orgy, Pigface, Le Tigre, Bettina Koster, Red Flag, Godhead and The Last Dance.

Headlining our Tortured Hearts Ball is DJ Edgartronic and AVicious, who plays a signature blend of electro-house, indie & rock remixes and 80s, has kept San Diego dance floors moving since 2005. He’s played to audiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Tijuana, and shared the stage with AFI, Rise Against, MSTRKRFT, and many others!

AVicious is a performance video and design team founded in 2008 and based in Los Angeles, CA. They create fully customizable, controllable and improvisational performance video works for concerts, events and visual environments. AVicious’ conceptualizes unique visual environments that lead to their designing and producing the live performance video of many productions, events and tours.

All your senses will be engaged in this party, as there’ll also be plenty of art going down, hosted by Chanel and Christine Penley! See new art based on our theme of bound and broken hearts and meet many of San Diego’s true canvas talents.

Artists inlcude Chanel and Christine Penley, Alex Julian, CSI Carl, True Delorenzo, Tatyana Chechuga, and more!

Preregistration is only $16.00 all pre-registered guests will receive a free cocktail ticket. Pre-registration will close on February 12th,and then it is $20.00 at the door (and NO free cocktail). And yes, you love-deluded couples are invited, as well.

21+ only. Please park legally.

There will be an ATM on site.

A Silk Road Productions Event


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Feb 06 2010

HYENA Casbah Preview – Tonight’s SHOW thumbnails!

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Here is a quick preview of the kinds of visuals being used tonight at the show – Casbah, San Diego

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Feb 06 2010

TVU Reunion Photos – 1.7.2010

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Feb 02 2010

Sweetest Van I Have Seen in Years! – Culver City, CA

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Jan 31 2010

UP&UP Photos by The Style Shark – EL Dorado 1.29

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Jan 24 2010

AVicious on the Up&Up – El Dorado – San Diego, CA

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Jan 04 2010

New Visual Underground Theme Song by Sea of Cortez!

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Dec 30 2009

Who are the Top Visualists of 2009? CDMBlog aims to find out.

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From CDMBlog by Peter Kirn:
Visualists: it’s time to talk about the work that inspired you over the past year. As I go through the top electronic music albums of the year, it occurs to me that a similar compilation is badly needed in the world of visuals.

What live visual work has inspired you most over the past twelve months? By “live,” let’s assume live projection, live visual performance / VJing, interactive visuals, projection mapping, interactive software, and interactive installation. Were there posts here on CDM that you found especially exciting? Who were your favorite artists and performances? What were your favorite pieces?


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Dec 29 2009

TVU Show & AVicious VJs featured on KPBS! @TVUshow

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by Beth Accomondo of KPBS – READ MORE CLICK HERE

Instead of highlighting a Hollywood trailer I decided to highlight the preview trailer for The Visual Underground Reunion (Warning: Mature content). If the people putting on this film-music-art event put this much creative effort into the teaser trailer for their show imagine how good the show will be. The trailer actually reminded me of the clever stop motion animation with dolls in the Latino thriller “Bajo la Sal/Under the Salt.” Check it out.

After a two-year hiatus, San Diego’s highly original Film+Rock+Art showcase is back for a special reunion event January 7th at the Casbah. The TVU Reunion will present a showcase of new short films, animations, and videos collected and arranged with the intent to mix well with drink. Also featured will be a custom art installation set to the vibe of DJ Edgartronic and designed to showcase works by artists from San Diego to Santa Fe. Capping the night will be two local bands accompanied by the AVicious VJs who will be providing a special “venue wide” projection installation.

Films featured include the San Diego premiere of Transfer’s new video “Wake to Sleep;”

award-winning voice-over comedy “Pissing Vocal Gold;” and the awkward problem of a $73 prostitute in “Blueberry.”

TVU runs Thursday, January 7th beginning at 8pm at the Casbah (2501 Kettner Blvd. San Diego). You can pick up pre-sale tickets for $6 at http://casbahmusic.com

or $10 at the door. Ticket specials for “twitter.com/TVUshow” followers. Kudos to Gavin Allen for bringing this fun and creative event back to San Diego.

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Dec 28 2009

Create Digital Motion BACK ONLINE!!

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One of my absolute favorite blogs to read daily ended up in a bit of a domain registry issue recently. The site was able to come back online recently and thank goodness for that. Always featuring the newest hardware, software and programming techniques – CDM is a welcom part of my day.

Check out more of what happened here:


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