Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008


Capacitor by Dennis Sanner
Yuri’s Night 2008 is a fusion of a technology expo, an art exhibition and a music festival, all rolled into one. The 12-hour event takes place April 12, 2008 at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA.

In addition to a full line-up of music, attendees will have the chance to chat with Bay Area enterpreneurs and NASA engineers showcasing their newest technologies. There will be thought-provoking pieces of science-inspired artwork and a "Festival of Ideas," where you can participate in open discussions and listen to speeches from distinguished technology leaders. There will also be live aerial performance and dance by Capacitor, alien insects by Bad Unkl Sista, gravity defying stilt performances by The VonStilt Family and more!

The theme for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is Radical Technology for a Sustainable Future. This year, in addition to celebrating and learning about mankind's legacy of space exploration, you will see art, science, and technology demonstrations showcasing the breakthroughs that will help us preserve our planet and our species, and hear from the brightest minds who are developing these technologies and helping to shape our future.

This year they've expanded their musical offerings to include two full stages. Here's the initial lineup with more artists being added all the time:

Electronic music by:
Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune, Montreal)
A special twilight downtempo set by Tipper (HI)
John Tejada (LA/palette recordings): live set
Lusine (Ghostly Intl., Seattle): live set
Scuba (Hotflush Recordings, UK)
Digitonal vs. Posthuman (UK): with live violin
[a]pendics.shuffle (LA): live set
Deru (Merck, LA): live set
Tycho (Ghostly, Merck): live set
Random Rab (El Circo): live set
Mr. Projectile (Merck): live set
Dr. Toast (False Profit) vs. Ganucheau: live

Live vocal and instrumental music by:
Telstar (Featuring: Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, & John Molo)
Freezepop (Rykodisc, Boston): indie synthpop / new wave
Particle (LA): free-wheelin’ space grooves
BLVD w/ Souleye (LA): hip-hop flavored jam shred
Zoë Keating: avant garde looping cello
MJ Greenmountain (Hamsa Lila) vs. Yossi Fine (NY): global fusion/afro-tribal funk
Christopher Willits (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes
Gamelan X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe
Lulacruza: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals
The Sweet Snacks: Ghettotech and big beat


[Published on: 3/14/08]

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UnbrokenChain7 starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 03:32PM
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I wish I could check this out.

iamkickinit Fri 3/14/2008 04:36PM
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Telstar huh? Thats interesting. Phil and Friends just played a song called "Telstar" at Langerado.... It was sort of reminiscent(spelling?) of "Darkstar", only a lot more electronica is involved. I loved it. I wonder what that trio will sound like.

santacruzin Fri 3/14/2008 04:58PM
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every time i drive by moffett field i wonder what it's like in there. it'll be killer to not just check it out, but to see some crazy stuff and great music as well.

beatstock starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 08:53PM
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ohh me oh my, amon tobin!? redic, i think that this is an amazing idea and should expand to more than just CA, i am so jealous, this is so intresting, learn about new space technology with great bands, plus the intelligence of it all will keep the bisco kids out of the way. hehe ;]

hnkscrpio starstarstarstar Sat 3/15/2008 07:58AM
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People rag on disco biscuit fans, but lame comments like the one that Beatstock made, make me realize why. Making generalizations about a group of people being unintelligent is actually pretty unintelligent, it's called prejudice. It's pretty sad that fans of music that is supposed to be all about unity, would pass judgement this way. C'mon Beatstock I've seen you say intelligent things, that was pretty unnecessary.

On another note, this looks sweet as hell.

EVILFUNK starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/15/2008 08:21AM
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I heard a rumor Phil, Molo &Mullits were gonna break it down @ this one.

I am a biscuit fan & I love to rag on other buiscuit fans and sometimes brownie too (battle me you chump!)...i got my hat to the side& im standing here in my 'fuck you' stance right now ~ what of it?

what is a flame war?

santacruzin Mon 3/17/2008 12:51PM
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i just heard that brian jordan was going to play w/ particle for this show. i'm not really a particle fan, but i'd go see jordan play w/ britney spears. ok, maybe not, but he always brings it.

fsu420 starstarstar Mon 3/17/2008 01:16PM
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damn this is on my b day, phil's playing with a little side project, and of course i live in FL and won't be able to make it. terrible.

bobv Mon 3/17/2008 01:35PM
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"Telstar" was a hit in 1962 by the British band "The Tornadoes' that was the first British song to make it big in the U.S. Also, I believe Phil's Langerado treatment of the song was just a trio.

DrEricFautstein starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 01:01PM
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WOW! This is going to be ridiculous...



Dr Toast

Tipper (downtempo set! thats sick..)

Mr Projectile

this is goin to be epic....everyone is going to come back raving about this event, just watch...