Monday, August 18, 2014

Stay Strange Presents: CHECKED OUT! An Experimental Music Festival

This was an amazing event. #ICYMI, experimental music came to the NEW San Diego Central Library and satisfied old fans while winning new fans of experimental music. See Stay Strange for more about this and future events by it's founder and curator Sam Lopez.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Die Mißbildungen Des Menschen at The Tin Can Ale House | May 17, 2014

Our third show, second in a row at The Tin Can, and last live show before hitting the studio.

SD Killwave, Cholo-Goth


SD Killwave leaders Prayers fresh off opening up for The Cult hit the Casbah.

Tron, Innerds, 2UP and Batwings at the Soda Bar, May 3, 2014

Another rad show with Tron, Innerds, and 2UP, and a first time hearing and seeing Batwings. Was also super cool because a good friend celebrated his wedding in style by bringing his wedding party to the show.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Commune Wednesday's at the Soda Bar, San Diego, March 26, 2014

This was an exceptional evening at The Soda Bar. Despite the Southern California spring rains that made it a wet and cool night, the place was packed and hot with plenty of dancing from the start.

I set up stage-left at the start of the evening with plans to move around and take breaks between sets. Turned out that that was impossible. I got stuck in my little corner of the club. Couldn't leave my place for any bathroom breaks and endured the need, till the last set was over.

Despite all this I captured a rad event. Too bad I didn't have a crowd-cam to capture all the dancing and fun that was going on behind me.

For information about what Commune Wednesdays is all about check this out: Commune Wednesdays

Glass Spells

Hot Nerdz

Moving Units

Sunday, March 9, 2014

ILYA - I Want to Know

I created these two as an exercise in trying out ideas for a bigger project.
Two versions, one B&W and one Color.
Created the color one first and then decided to check it out in B&W.

The name of the dancer in the video is Maya Plisetskya, source video is here on YouTube.

ILYA - I Want to Know from Xavier Vasquez on Vimeo.

ILYA - I Want to Know [B&W] from Xavier Vasquez on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

DIE MISSBILDUNGEN with ZeuqsaV | The Bancroft Bar | Spring Valley, CA - 2/15/2014

This was my first attempt at live video mixing as "ZeuqsaV", and for music or anything for that matter, besides house parties. I used TouchViz for iPad on the main projector, and an analog video mixer (with a MiniDV Camera and a montage burned to DVD playing) and another projector directed towards the left side of the stage (stage right). Not all of the imagery reached the stage, some was on the ceiling, the floor and on the backs of the audience, but the effects were still rad (from what I'm told). My vantage point was obscured by the crowd.