Posts Tagged ‘Burning Man

01
Oct
09

How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera

Musical theater anyone?  Yes?  Sweet.

Ok, how’s about a rock opera?  How’s about a Burning Man themed rock opera?  Now we’re talking!

How to Survive the Apocalypse, A Burning Opera is showing at Teatro ZinZanni 10/5-7, 10/12-14 and they just announced they’ve added two more show dates, 10/19 & 20.  Tickets range anywhere from $35 to $300, depending on how you want to do it.

The website has this to say about the creation:

How to Survive the Apocalypse” is a Burning Man-inspired theatrical freak-out that combines rock opera, vaudeville, and a Dionysian revival show that is just as inspired and terrified by current events as you are. Part mutant mystery play, part crash-course in proactive future culture, we welcome you to an ambitious and ferociously inventive radically-altered evening of musical theater,  scored by Mark Nichols with libretto by counterculture writer Erik Davis.  Prepare to Participate!

Neat.

Purchase tickets here!

-bex

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28
Aug
09

Cell Phones At Burning man?!?!?!

Cell phone’s at Burning Man?

Yep, its true. Earplugs’ own Bex Marks the Spot went up early with the volunteer team, and she just called me from the Playa. I feel special. (And now am going to change the bike I’m bringing up… she reports there are still some sand traps this year)

Not sure how I feel about this though: People are actually tweeting from the playa!

What about the 10 Principles of Burning Man?

Immediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to leave my shit OFF.

More info here.

–DJRMD

22
Aug
09

Burning Man 2009 – Big Sound Camp Lineups part 4 – Shift Camp and Disorient

Holy moly! Moooore lineups! In this post are Shift Camp and Disorient.

Shift – Esplanade & 4:30

shift-evolutionofmanWhoever is running things over at SHIFT camp has got a great sense of design. Their website is beautiful, and just look at that graphic – what a cool logo for a camp!

Anyways, in addition to DJs, Shift hosts an awesome series of lectures throughout the week, with variou authors and heads of organizations. Full descriptions can be found here at the lecture series page. Musically, note the sunrise set by Tipper and An-ten-nae on Thursday night / Friday morning and the sunrise set by Cheb-I-Sabbah Friday night / Saturday morning. (Source)

SHIFT CAMP ENTERTAINMENT – 2009 “Evolution”

All events take place in the main SHIFT dome and stage.

Wednesday

6:00p –  Jwah Sumerian water ritual by Cicada Corazon

7:00p –   Shamanic Sound Ceremony
8:00p –   Lynx & Jamie Janover
9:00p –   Future Simple Project
10:30p – Knowa Knowone
11:30p – Marty Party
12:30a – Bounce Brigade
2:00a –   Hip Hop Hour feat. Cyphertown
3:00a –  Wazulu da Ill Dravidian
4:00a –  Sleepyhead
5:00a –  Chris Sia
6:00a –  Kiddphunk
7:00a –  Blane Lyon
8:00a –  Lila Rose

Live painting by Clay Chollar.
Performances by Lunar Fire and Sophia Thom.
Spoken word by Shay Butta & Kat Holladay. MC Robin Tala.

Thursday

7:00p –  Sunset Tea Party w/ Chlorophil, hosted by Ecstasia & the Erotic Rockstar
8:00p –  Shakti Bliss
9:00p –  Henry Strange
10:00p – Cyril Noir
11:00p – Mozaic
12:00a – Giacomo Conti VS Guido Schneider
2:00a – Magda VS Troy Pierce

4:00a – Little John
5:00a – Neuronaut
6:00a – Hypnotech
7:00a – Tipper
8:00a – Antennae

Performances by the Pyronauts, T-Rex, Onamare, & Deb Rubin.

Friday

10:00 – 12:30 – RadioHiro & Bobby Friction
12:30 – 2:00 – David Starfire
2:00 – 3:30 – Janaka
3:30 – Sunrise – Cheb I Sabbah

Fire and Belly Dance performance by:

Fire Smoothie
Pyrotechnique
Charles Shaw & Indirani
Shimmy Sisters
Unity

Saturday (After the Man burns)

12:00a  – Searchl1te
1:30a  –  Yeoman
3:00a  –  Jonny Quest
4:30a –    Braden
6:00a –    Wolfie

Performance by:
HoopCharmer
San Diego Fire Conclave
Unity and the Hoop Unit
T-Rex and Charles of Unifier

Sunday

8:00 am – Downtempo Breakfast with Alexander Holden and Tucker

Disorient – Esplanade & 4:30

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Keep an eye out for Dex, Disorient’s art car. The “Disorient Art Car Wash” should be a banging good time, and note the Wolf + Lamb set at the outer perimeter fence, and as always, the Wednesday night Temple of Breaks. (source)

Disorient’s main sound system will be on the Dex (yellow = daytime, red = night). There will be a small system in the Dome (pink).

Friday

  • sunset (Dome): OM in the Dome

Saturday

Sunday

  • sunset (Dome): OM in the Dome

Monday

Tuesday

DEX at the Art Car Wash (“soft launch”)
Manager/curator: The Bass

  • 4pm-Sunset: The Bass!

Disorient Dome

  • 8-11pm: Dj Lotus

DEX at the Cubatron
Address: TBD
Managed by Leo, music curated by Sultan, sound tech Clare
Music: House, Progressive, Tribal

  • 9pm-10:30pm: Sultan
  • 10:30pm-midnight: The Bass

DEX at the Trash Fence (w/ Wolf+Lamb)
Address: Near the fence around 12 o’clock
Managed by The Eye, music curated by Wolf+Lamb, sound tech TBD
Music: House and Minimal Techno

  • 12:30am-sunrise

Wednesday

DEX at Art Car Wash (LA Orient -a day of LA friends of Disorient)
Music: Funk, House, Techno
Manager/Curator: Tejawe

  • DJ Lush
  • Eric Jag
  • Braden
  • Chris Caparro
  • DJ Saadhu
  • Marques Wyatt

Disorient Dome

  • 8 – 10pm: DJ HI Octane

DEX at the Temple of Breaks
Address: The Temple
Music: Breaks
Manager: TBD
Curator: Space Island

  • 10pm – sunrise

Thursday

DEX at the Art Car Wash
Manager/curator: Reda

  • noon – 4pm: Clare Large? Diva Danielle? Loomer? James Re?
  • 4pm – Sunset: Behrouz

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: Clare Large

DEX at Animus’s Buddha Bunny (Billion Bunny March afterparty)
Location: On the 10:00 side of the road from the Man to the Temple
Manager/curator: The Eye

  • 8pm-9:15pm: NeonBunny
  • 9:15pm-10:30pm: Sultan
  • 10:30pm-midnight: Nigel Richards

DEX at Animus’s Buddha Bunny (LA Orient – a night of LA friends of Disorient)
Location: On the 10:00 side of the road from the Man to the Temple
Music: Breaks, Glitch, Dubstep
Manager/curator: Tejawe

  • midnight-1:15am: David Starfire
  • 1:15am-2:30am: Little John (Raindance)
  • 2:30am-4:00am: FreqNasty
  • 4:00am-6:00am: Henry Strange

Friday

DEX at the Art Car Wash
Manager/curator: TBC

  • 12pm-3pm: TBD
  • 3pm-5pm: DJ Stadenco
  • 5pm-Sunset: Barrett & Ray Kang

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: Dj Dan

DEX at The Wedge
Address: 11:00 and B(?)
Manager: Ryan Fix

  • 11pm-1am: DJ Balls
  • 1am-3:30am: DJ Hi Octane

Saturday

DEX at the Art Car Wash (Space Cowboys & The Deep End)
Curator: Tejawe

  • Kramer (The Deep End)
  • Zach Moore (The Deep End)
  • Et al.

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: TBD

DEX at the Burn
Manager/Curator: Sultan

  • 10-4am: Sultan
  • ? – Sunrise: TBD

Sunday

  • Back to Basic music- from the various place of the world…
  • 22
    Aug
    09

    Burning Man 2009 – Big Sound Camp Lineups part 2 – “Simpler Times” – The Do Lab with El Circo

    Burning Man 2009 Lineups Part 2

    “Simpler Times” – The Do Lab meets El Circo. – 10:00 and Biology

    Whoa. So much glitchy goodness and dubstep on this lineup. I can’t wait to see this camp. As far as I know, The Do Lab has been absent from the playa for the past 2 years so, it will be great to have them back. No set times listed yet, but here is an artist list. (source: tribe.net) Picks: Tipper, Bassnectar, Oscure, Kraddy, Kitty-d, An-Ten-Nae… just about everybody really.

    For the first time ever The Do LaB and El Circo are joining forces to create an unforgettable visual sound camp, Simpler Times, at Burning Man this year.

    The merging of these iconic communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles is sure to produce one of the most epic and memorable places to be on the Playa with the creative explosions, amazing musicians and mind blowing performances.

    Join us out on the Playa at 10:00 & Biology!

    Simpler Times is Presented by:

    El Circo
    http://www.elcirco.org/
    http://www.myspace.com/elcircopresents

    and

    The Do LaB
    http://www.thedolab.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/TheDoLaB
    http://www.twitter.com/TheDoLaB

    ***UPDATE 8/27*** Schedule posted via @thedolab.

    Thursday  – Sep. 3
    12:30 – 2:00 pm Brion T.
    2:00 – 3:30 pm Imagika
    3:30 – 5:00 pm the ianator
    5:00 – 6:30 pm El Papachango
    6:30 – 8:00 pm Beats Antique
    Sunset @ 7:15
    8:00 – 9:30 pm Micah J.
    9:30 – 11:00 pm Ruff Hauser
    11:00 – 12:30 am Patricio
    12:30 -2:00 am Oscure
    2:00 – 3:30 am Braden
    3:30 – 5:00 am Kraddy
    5:00 – 6:30 am R/D
    Sunrise @ 6:27

    6:30 – 7:45 am WELDER

    7:45 – 9:00 am VibeSquaD
    9:00 – 10:15 am Dov
    10:15 – 11:30 am David Starfire
    11:30 – 12:45 pm Jeremy Sole
    12:45 – 2:00 pm Dr. Toast
    2:00 – 3:15 pm Siren
    3:15 – 4:30 pm Subvert
    :BREAK:

    Friday  – Sep. 4

    (FULL MOON)

    9:00 – 10:00 pm Lynx & Janover
    10:00 – 11:00 pm Taran
    11:00 – 11:45 pm SHOW
    11:45 –  12:45 am Beats Antique
    12:45 – 1:45  am An-ten-nae
    1:45 – 2:45 am MiMOSA
    2:45 – 4:00 am tipper
    4:00 – 5:15 am laura – E.F.L.
    5:15 – 6:30 am PANTyRAiD
    sunrise @ 6:28
    6:30 – 7:45 am SHAWNA
    7:45 – 9:00 am Malakai

    9:00 – 10:15 am Knowa Knowone
    10:15 – 11:30 am Little John the DJ
    11:30 – 12:45 pm KiTTY-D
    12:45 – 2:00 pm Chris Sia
    2:00 – 3:15 pm Fat Pat

    :BREAK:
    Saturday  – Sep. 5
    10:00 – 11:00 pm Auditory Canvas
    11:00 – 12:00 am Heyoka
    12:00 – 12:15 am SHOW
    12:15 – 1:30 am El Papachango
    1:30 – 2:45 am BASSNECTAR
    2:45 – 4:00 am FreQ Nasty
    4:00 – 5:15 am ANA SIA
    5:15 – 6:30 am MartyParty
    sunrise @ 6:29
    6:30 – 8:00 am BASSNECTAR
    8:00 – 9:30 am Random Rab
    9:30 – 11:00 am Dee
    11:00 – 12:30 pm Texx
    12:30 – 2:00 pm SHAWNA

    2:00 – 3:15 pm Arlen
    3:15 – 4:30 pm Spiral Architects

    Please see the official website, and donate if you can. We are working our hardest to get out there!

    Thank you!!

    http://elcirco.thedolab.com

    24
    Jul
    09

    The Do Lab + El Circo = Simpler Times, July 31st

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    The Do Lab and El Circo are joining forces this year to create what is sure to be an epic sound camp on the Esplanade. They are throwing a fundraiser on July 31st which will be undoubtedly epic. As far as I know The Do Lab has been absent from the Playa since 2006 so I’m really looking forward to a triumphant return for them.

    Random Rab
    An-Ten-Nae
    Mimosa
    Pantyraid
    Kitty-D
    Mochipet
    Goddess Alchemy Project

    & more

    This lineup is chock full of glitchy goodness so don’t miss this one, kids. – DJRMD

    24
    Jul
    09

    1st Annual Superhero Street Fair Saturday 7-25-09

    More summer hijinks for all! – DJRMD

    http://superherosf.com/

    anonEvents, Get YER Freak On! + Climate Theater present
    The 1st Annual SUPERHERO STREET FAIR

    Where ordinary people do extraordinary things!

    SATURDAY JULY 25, 2009

    ||||||| 1pm til Midnight ||||||

    @ A NEWLY DISCOVERED URBAN OASIS

    End of Indiana @ Cesar Chavez Overlooking Islais Creek right on the water!

    Donation Only: $10 in Super Couture = $20 all Clark Kent

    more info: http://www.anonsalon.com/superhero/

    FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96980358615

    The First SF Super Hero Fest-Of-All!

    The first street fair on a Saturday Night on the Water ! A Mayan Day Out of Time celebration of the hero in us all!

    Bring out the SuperHero in you … we know you have the character and the costumes! Join us in a celebration of outstanding invididuals and organizations in the Bayview and San Francisco community who are contributing greatly to the arts and/or social betterment.

    We will have an awards ceremony for a few who’ve stood out in the past year. A portion of the proceeds from SuperHero will be distributed to help support some recipients, thanks to your donations.

    Current List of Award Recipients:

    GIRLS 2000 (Hunters Point Family) • SF Food Bank • Green Mary + more TBA!

    Musical Zones + Kryptonite Beats by:

    • OPULENT TEMPLE • DEEP END • SUNSET/PACIFIC SOUND • BRASS TAX BOOMBOX
    • SYMBIOSIS • GET YER FREAK ON • ANONEVENTS


    Featuring:

    Smoove, Adnan, Majitope, Galen, Solar, J-Bird, Laird, Syd Gris, Kramer, Ding-Dong, Ernie Trevino, Mace, Schwa, Zach Moore, Clark Hamon, Mike Giannini, Mimosa, Bogl, James Christopher + Manny Vibes, Little John, Dov, Mozaic, Bender, Mihkal, Alixr, John Holiday + more!


    Live music by:

    • AFROLICIOUS • SUPERSONIC SALSA COLLECTIVE w/ Free Salsa Lessons
    • SINGLE CELL ORCHESTRA

    + More TBA!

    Art FX by:

    • VOWEL MOVEMENT BEATBOXERS • CLIMATE THEATER • CIRCUS METROPOLUS
    • BAD UNKL SISTA • CITY CIRCUS • FAT CHANCE BELLY DANCE • BRONKAR LEE
    • THE FLYING HESEDS
    • SUPER POWER FASHION SHOW + TELL • VIDEO WALL/ OPEN STUDIOS
    • SOUND MAN MIKE • DEBI DANGER BLACKLIGHT 3D • LIQUID LIGHTS

    16
    Jul
    09

    Burning Man 2009 Poster, Street Names, and Black Rock City on Google Earth

    The Burning Man 2009 “Evolution” poster is now available from the Burning Man website with stunning art from Cory and Catska.

    The street names have also been posted and I think they are particularly good this year. See the full 2009 Black Rock City layout here. For those non-burners out there, during the event Black Rock City is laid out like a clock, with the man at the center. Streets are laid out in concentric circles and along times of the day, from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock. The streets that are part of the concentric circle grid change names every year according to the theme. They always stay in alphabetical order, and the Esplanade is the first promenade/boardwalky sort of street before the open playa. Thus, it is extremely easy to find your way around in Black Rock City because you can always pinpoint your address in the clock. For example, your camp might be at “6:30 and Adapt” (Adapt would be the first street off the Esplanade.)


    2009 Black Rock City Streets:

    Esplanade
    Adapt
    Biology
    Chaos
    DNA
    Extinct
    Fossil
    Genome
    Hominid
    Inherit
    Jurassic
    Kinship
    Lineage

    Center Camp ring road: Evolution

    I think during the event everyone should call “C” street “Creationism,” just to get people riled up, given the whole “Evolution” theme and all.

    If you like playing around with Google Earth, you can download data sets from the past three years of Burning Man with 3-D models of art pieces and theme camps done in Google Sketch-Up. Get it here.

    -DJRMD




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