Category Archives: Second Life – Upcoming Events

DJs, Live Music, and Dancing All Day Long Today! – Wishfest In Second Life – Benefit for American Cancer Society – Fireworks at 10pm SLT

There’s an awesome all day Dancing/Live Music event going on today at Wishfest in Second Life, courtesy of The Wishfarmers!
It’s a Benefit for the American Cancer Society – with an INCREDIBLE collection of talent pooled for the occasion!
Date: TODAY! July 18, 2008
Time: 10am – 10pm SL time
Wishfest on Financial Isle

Relay Raiders present a 12 hour music event that will take place just before
the opening of the relay weekend.
There are 2 stages. A red stage that will be played by musicians and a
purple stage that will be played by DJ’s.
At 7pm DJ Dakota Christensen will take over both streams as we will remember
Stori Knopfli. This will end at 10pm and will be followed by fireworks.
This all will take place at the Wishfest Sim(Financial Isle).
That kindly has been donated for use by The Wishfarmers.
Schedule Purple Stage:
10am – 12pm: DJ Ionic (Techno/Minitech)
12pm – 2pm: DJ Jenns (Electro)
2pm – 4pm: DJ Miss Cyberpink (Electro)
4pm – 7pm: DJ Nexeus Fatale (a Variation of audio pleasure)
7pm – 10pm: DJ Dakota Christensen will take over both streams as we will
remember Stori Konpfli. 7.16/07
Schedule Red Stage:
10am – Cylindrian Rutabaga
11am – Freestar Tammas
12pm – Soundcircel Flanagan
1pm – DJ Bono (Progressive House)
2pm – Relaycast by Maximillion Kleene, Mimi Carpenter and Dolmere Talamasca
3pm – Dewran Wopat
4pm – Charles Coleman
5pm – Dolmere Talamasca
6pm – JueL Resistance
7pm – 10pm: DJ Dakota Christensen will take over both streams as we will
remember Stori Knopfli. 7.16/07

Wishfest 1.1 Begins Tonight at 5:30pm PST/SLT – I go on at 7:00!

Wishfest is a DIY art and music festival where anyone can show up with a stream and load it onto a stage and perform.
Somatika Xiao has re-located Wishfest to a new home on Financial Isle.
Here’s the SLURL to get there. I go on at 7:00pm SLT/PST.
Update: Nick Noir will still do a few songs at 7! So I’ll go on a little bit after him
Here’s the line up:
5:30 pm – Just Some Guy (Gary Bukowski)

6:00 pm – Cylindrian Rutabega

7:00 pm – Me
Gary Bukowski

Nick Noir at Wishfest 1.0

I’ll have a link to the stream up here soon.
Cya tonight!

I’m In The Second Life Musician Showcase: Rock-it Room, San Francisco/Second Life May 14th!

Where: Rock It Room

406 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

When: Wednesday, May 14th 7:30pm

Cover: $5

Streaming url:

Blue Fusion Lake House slurl: SLURL

I hope you’ll join me in Real Life in San Francisco, and in Second Life or via webstream from anywhere in the world, as I perform at 9pm SLT/PST time on May 14, 2008.

I’m just a little part of a huge Second Life showcase featuring SL star Keiko Takamura and 5 other artists — but I get a full half hour set.

Here’s a link to my music, if you’re unfamiliar with my recent stuff:

The complete line up (all times are SLT/PST):

7:30 – BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst

8:00 – Pato Milo

8:30 – Jacopo de Nicola

9:00 – Haley Bailey (aka Lisa Rein)

9:30 – Melanie Keller

10:00 – Keiko Takamura
featuring ZeroOne Paz on percussion

They have free Wifi at Rocket Room too, so, even if you have to work, you can bring your laptops and geek out at the show!

Hope to see you there!

JueL Resistance At Wishfest Sunday Night – 7pm SLT

Who: JueL Resistance

When: Sunday, April 13, 2008 – 7pm

Where: Wishfest 1.0 – Solaris II – Second Life

JueL Resistance’s MySpace Page

JueL on ‘thesixtyone’

As one of the first indie musicians to join and perform in Second Life, she has built a strong presence in the virtual world. A world where she is also known for her visual art work; her paintings, drawings and photography are displayed in various galleries throughout Second Life.

JueL also owns and performs at the infamous “Living Room #13” where she has headlined and hosted Naked Acoustic Sessions for almost 2 years, bringing in only the finest seasoned and raw musicians of SL.

JueL is currently working on her latest CD while preparing for her 2nd adventure to Mahoneyfest in Georgia. Her latest work in progress is a compilation of both recent and past experiences blended soulfully into a deep groove of blues, americana, folk and “unplugged acoustics”.

We’re very excited that JueL will be coming by to play Wishfest Sunday night!

Nick Noir will be going on right after her, at 8pm.

See you there!

Cylindrian Rutabega – Live at Wishfest 1.0

Who: Cylindrian Rutabega
When: Thursday, April 10, 7pm SLT
Solaris II, Second Life

Wishfest 1.0 is a Flash Festival of music and arts!
Musicians, artists, DJs, dancers, poets and creative folks of all kinds will be performing on the Wishfest stages.
Think woodstock + earth day + a full moon rave — just grab a stage and throw in your stream. All free! Just because we realized we could, and decided to experiment a little.
Join this group to be notified when acts are performing — and for flash concerts in the future.
If you’d like to perform, just drop me, Haley Bailey, an IM, and I’ll send you an invite to be in the “Wishfest Performers” group.
Then you can jump on stage and type “/777” + the url of your stream.
You will be piped in to the sound system and are free to perform LIVE!
Join the “Wishfest 1.0” group in Second Life.

Cylindrian Rutabega and ChangHigh Sisters Perfoming TODAY – Great Music and Visual Performance Art

DATE: TODAY – Saturday, March 22, 2008
TIME: 11am and 3pm SLT
Come see my pal Cylindrian Rutabega – along with the ChangHigh Sisters – performing LIVE.
I haven’t seen the ChangHigh sisters personally yet, but for those of you, like myself, who are interested in both music artists, and the latest set design and visual performance art in the Second Life space, I hear they’re pushing the envelope, and I think you’ll be interested in checking out this show.
I’ll be at the 3pm show, if you want to meet up there.
Cylindrian was very excited to be branching out a little from the traditional “music gig,” and over into a new kind of artistic realm.
Here’s a little more from the notecard from Cylindrian:
“ChangHigh Sisters will not only dance their beautiful firedances of an exotic and seductive nature, but will in the show, present the virtuals worlds first 2, 3, 6 and 7 acrobatic pyramids and will jump up in their rotating trapezes and show the harmony and elegance of an almost unseen kind ever before.”
Click on the image below for a teleport.

Real Life Party In San Francisco Tonight for Spot Draves Second Life Node Zero Gallery Opening – 6-9pm Atlas Cafe, 20th and Alabama

Wow this is really getting exciting. Seems like a lot of people are coming by tonight.
We were happy to see the opening mentioned in
Boing Boing
and Massively this week.
So… Spot decided to have a party tonight in real life to coincide with tonight’s
Second Life Art Opening
That’s right! Tonight! – Thursday, March 13 – from 6-9pm at Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.
They have good beer, wine and food there! Just come by after work.
We’ll be out in the back yard. It’s bluegrass night inside – we’ll be outside.
Spot will be there live – with his projector in tow.
Hope to see you there!

Node Zero Gallery Opening Thursday, March 13 – Live w/Spot Draves

Where: Node Zero Gallery, Second Life
Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 6-9 pm SLT
Live Q & A w/Spot at 7pm

Teleport to the Sheep Vortex

Vortex SLURL

Teleport to the Main Node Zero Gallery

Main Gallery SLURL

Join us this Thursday evening from 6-9pm as the Node Zero Gallery takes the Second Life art experience to a new level with its latest collection of interactive exhibits from 8 emerging new artists.
(Sponsored by The Wishfarmers.)

Spot Draves (SL-Sp0t Schism), creator of the Electric Sheep Screensaver, will be there in person for a live Q and A session at 7pm.

“Sheep Vortex” is digital artist Spot Draves’ first Second Life art experience (3D Art & Design by Somatika Xiao – a.k.a. David Stumbaugh). Note: You will have to have version or later running.

(Remember to click your “play” button, and have video enabled in your “Preferences” under the “Audio & Video” tab.)

In addition to Spot’s creation, this Node Zero Collection features the work of no less than seven emerging new talents: Georg Janick, Feathers Boa, Bryn Oh, Adam Ramona, Aiyas Aya, Ub Yifu, and Crash Perfect. (Keep an eye on the Node Zero Gallery category for more interviews with the artists.)

I can’t tell you how to interact with these ones yet, or I’d be giving it all away. I’ll let the art pieces explain it to you themselves…

Sp0t Schism (Spot Draves) in the Sheep Vortex
Cory Doctorow says: “This is a distributed rendering application that grabs its users’ computers’ idle cycles to create computationally expensive, vivid and beautiful animated fractals…The result is a breathtaking, psychedelic form of artificial life whose fitness factor is the ability to tickle the aesthetics of computer geeks.”

(and about Spot’s DVD): “This isn’t just trippy wallpaper — it’s not even just art. This is garage-band artificial life. Draves is cooking up a new species made of code, decision and cooperation, and this disc is a petri dish swimming with the organisms that deserve to succeed us here on Earth. I for one welcome our new a-life masters.”

The main Node Zero Gallery is also always open.

(Note: Click on the big doors to enter the gallery after your teleport lands you in the front entrance area.)

Spot’s work is currently featured on the MOMA website and was also featured on the cover of this month’s Leonardo.

Here’s the first part of a multipart interview with Spot, where he explains some of the background and technology behind the making of these artistic marvels.

I’ll also be interviewing a few of the other featured artists over these next few days leading up to the opening — and taking you on tours through some of their interactive pieces.

Here’s a cool video of some of Spot’s older work (2006):

The Node Zero Gallery art experience is like no other, and must be experienced to be truly understood.

Some of its installations you can literally walk around inside of, bathing in the sights and sounds around you.

While, others take you on little adventures, complete with hidden treasures and puzzles for you to find, explore, and work your way through.

Teleport to the Sheep Vortex now

Vortex SLURL

Teleport to the Main Node Zero Gallery now

Main Gallery SLURL

BTW: Note that Spot and the Electric Sheep Screensaver are not affiliated in any way with the Electric Sheep Second Life development company.– Just FYI. Everybody asks 🙂

This post and all the art in it is under the same Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license, as is all of Spot‘s art.