About this show
Gogol Bordello, Shpongle’s Quixotic Masquerade, The Glitch Mob (DJ Set), Trentemoller (DJ Set), Diego’s Umbrella, Realistic Orchestra, Vau de Vire Society, Christian Martin, Worthy, Quixotic, Pumpkin, and Plaza de Funk headline LUNASEA-themed NYE lineup.
anonEvents & SunsetSF bring you the 13th edition of the Bay Area’s beloved New Year's Eve celebration of all things artistic.
What: Sea of Dreams New Year's Eve "LunaSea"
When: Monday, December 31, 2012 from 8pm-4am
Where: SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco 94103
ORGANIZERS: anonEvents & SunsetSF
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ADMISSIONS: 18+ Admitted (no ins & outs)
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VIP EXPERIENCE: Ring in 2013 in style and luxury at Sea of Dreams by upgrading to a VIP ticket. The VIP areas will offer prime viewing, special décor, a free coat check area, exclusive restrooms (main stage area) and tables for seating. Free tapas and two complimentary drinktickets will be available in the VIP areas. VIP areas will also boast premier viewing of both East Stage (Gogol Bordello, Shpongle, Diego’s Umbrella) and the West Stage (The Glitch Mob, Trentemoller, Realistic Orchestra, Pumpkin). Each VIP admission also receives a free commemorative Sea of Dreams poster. VIP Questions: vip@@seaofdreamsnye.com
MUSIC LINEUP: More details at www.seaofdreamsnye.com
:: Gogol Bordello www.gogolbordello.com
:: Shpongle’s Quixotic Masquerade www.shpongle.com
:: The Glitch Mob (exclusive dj set) www.theglitchmob.com
:: Trentemoller (exclusive dj set) www.anderstrentemoller.com
:: Diego’s Umbrella www.diegosumbrella.com
:: Realistic Orchestra www.jazzmafia.com
:: Vau de Vire Society www.vaudeviresociety.com
:: Quixotic www.quixoticfusion.com
:: Christian Martin www.dirtybirdrecords.com/christian-martin
:: Worthy www.dirtybirdrecords.com/worthy
:: Pumpkin www.pumpkinsounds.com
:: Plaza de Funk www.facebook.com/plazadefunk
:: Motion Potion www.motionpotion.com
:: Syd Gris www.opelproductions.com
:: Robert Delong www.robertdelongmusic.com
:: Cosmic Selector www.cosmicselector.com
:: Mozaic www.djmozaic.com
:: LittleJohn www.myspace.com/littlejohn1313
:: Digital Honey www.digitalhoneymusic.com
:: Dulce Vita www.soundcloud.com/dulcevitadj
:: Dex Stakker www.dexstakker.com
:: Antacid www.soundcloud.com/antacid
:: DJ Brian Williams www.soundcloud.com/dj-brian-williams
EXCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS BY: AnonEvents, Inflatable Arts, Opulent Temple & OT Productions, DirtyBird, Raindance and Dax Presents
DETAILS: The apocalypse is coming and the end is near…. for the ancient Mayans at least. For the rest of us, the blessed few who inhabit San Francisco California in the 21st Century, the clock ticks, the calendar flips and the glorious madness continues. Certifiable event architects anonEvents and SunsetSF join forces to celebrate the start of the new Baktun with the wildest Sea of Dreams NYE production yet: LunaSea!
The West Coast’s premier NYE event is now onsale with its most over the top, visually artistic and theatrical lineup yet. The main “GalaxSea” Stage will feature international gypsy rock superstars GOGOL BORDELLO, playing their first San Francisco show in more than a year. Trailblazing electronic wizard SHPONGLE joins forces with phenom performance art troupe QUIXOTIC to debut the debut of SHPONGLE’s QUIXOTIC MASQUERADE. Bay Area rising stars DIEGO’s UMBRELLA will open the stage with an extended set of their patented gypsy-pirate-rock. “8-Bit Warrior” ROBERT DeLONG will close the set with his patented one man bang thang.
The “LunaSea” stage will open with none other than the 20+ piece REALISTIC ORCHESTRA, who will play two sets of their patented JAZZ MAFIA material featuring superstars like ADAM THEIS, JOE BAGALE and DUBLIN. The VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY is creating a unique and original theatrical production to bring in the New Year featuring aerial, circus, contortion, and dance choreographed to a live band. After the massive countdown, drop and toast, the soundtrack of the New Year will be composed by none other than legendary Danish EDM superstar TRENTEMOLLER with an exclusive Dj set, his first in San Francisco in many years. He will be followed by beloved SoCal innovators THE GLITCH MOB, who will play an exclusive extended after-hours DJ set of their patented midtempo lunacy. The stage will conclude with one of the rising stars of dance music, Los Angeles midtempo hero PUMPKIN.
As always at Sea of Dreams, the entire venue will be packed with spectacle and world class talent, and often the smaller stages will pack the largest punch. Case in point is the return of the OPULENT TEMPLE & OPEL EXPERIENCE, who present a unique audiovisual installation. Italian tech house hero PLAZA DE FUNK headlines the room joined by SunsetSF’s MOTION POTION and Opulent Temple wizards SYD GRIS, DULCE VITA, COSMIC SELECTOR, DEX STAKKER and DJ BRIAN WILLIAMS.
The Mezzanine stage will be engulfed in the sounds of the BASSCRAFT (VOID) SOUNDSUSYTEM where Sea of Dreams is thrilled to welcome back DIRTYBIRD RECORDS, RAINDANCE PRESENTS and DAX PRESENTS. In that state of the art soundscape, DirtyBird superstars CHRISTIAN MARTIN and WORTHY will be joined by Raindance/Nexus beatsmiths MOZAIC, LITTLE JOHN, DIGITAL HONEY, DAX and ANTACID.
The Concourse will be transformed into an immersive land of LunaSea, complete with multiple sound-systems, cabaret performers, circus performers, contortionists, balloon drops, confetti cannons and over 50 massive pieces of inflatable art. The Metrowize/Kinetic events box office team that have cut entry times down to brisk 15-minutes-max will be back for a repeat performance.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
GOGOL BORDELLO: Gogol Bordello is arguably the hardest working -- and hardest rocking -- group of our discordant new century, maintaining a touring schedule and an onstage energy level that would send the average combo running for the emergency room. While putting out several critically acclaimed Gypsy Punks and SUPER TARANTA! albums, the intrepid band has literally traversed even the farthest corners of the globe, building a substantial world-wide fan base via gigs and festival appearances throughout Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East, along with stops in Australia, Western Europe and in their adopted U.S. homeland. Their encounters and adventures, as well as the band members' own immigrant histories, fuel the subversively upbeat story-songs on Trans-Continental Hustle. Front-man and lyricist Eugene Hutz spins out scenarios that are, by turns, hilarious and heartbreaking -- from the outsider experience of gypsies in his native Ukraine to the struggles and celebrations of Brazil's favelas. It can be said that Gogol Bordello has been representing the voice of all minorities all at once, a voice that comes from a real, poetic and deep place. Along the way, Hutz looks for common threads while embracing each of his character's defiantly unique identities, all of which reflect some facet of the frequently flying bandleader himself.
SHPONGLE’s QUIXOTIC MASQUERADE: Sea of Dreams is proud to present an exclusive exhibition featuring electronic music pioneer Shpongle and performance art troupe Quixotic. With over 80 years experience collectively Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; 'SHPONGLE' is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production. For Sea of Dreams, Shpongle’s wildly successful “Masquerade” audio-visual experience will be embellished by the addition of performance artists from Quixotic for a latenight main stage closing set that will redefine the term “Hallucinogen”.
THE GLITCH MOB (Exclusive DJ Set): Sea of Dreams is excited to welcome back some of the originators of the West Coast bass movement for an exclusive extended DJ set that will free these innovators to blow your minds. What started out as a partnership between friends, each sharing a similar and unique vision for the future of electronic music, has evolved into a kaleidoscopic sound that can only be described by referencing The Glitch Mob name. Selling out venues from coast to coast, the band quickly became a favorite at venues such as Coachella, Red Rocks, and Lollapalooza with their visceral, innovative performances that paired the best of dance music with the backbeat of hip-hop. With a sound that's more of a constantly mutating concept, members edIT, Boreta, and Ooah delivered their first album release in 2010, Drink The Sea, and evoked a voyage into the unexpected – including sonic waters previously unexplored by the band itself.
TRENTEMOLLER (Exclusive DJ Set): There’s something blossoming in Denmark and it’s the music of Anders Trentemoller. Since putting out his first singles in 2005, the Danish producer and multi-instrumentalist has grown from a renowned electronic music wizard into a live bandleader and onstage impresario of world-class proportions. His studio production work is of the highest order, a fact that has seen him called on to remix the likes of Depeche Mode, Moby, Royksopp and Franz Ferdinand, for which he received a Grammy nomination. In recent years, his studio albums have incorporated more live instrumentation and his stage shows have become audiovisual spectacles. This penchant for the dramatic has seen him in front of huge crowds at Roskilde, Glastonberry, Melt, and Lowlands. His last three visits to San Francisco have been among the most highly well reviewed performances in recent memory, with sold-out fireworks at the Fillmore and Mezzanine. But it has been more than 5 years since Trentemoller has graced San Francisco with one of his patented DJ sets, and for this, Sea of Dreams rapt audience will pinch themselves for their good fortune.
ABOUT SEA of DREAMS: For the past 12 years, Sea of Dreams has been San Francisco’s most creative, spectacular, and lavish New Years event. Created by anonEvents, and co-produced by SunsetSF, the 2012 edition will be the most spectacular rendition to date. Over the years, Anon has made Sea of Dreams the perfect connection of high-end talent, top-tier performance-art and decor with underground energy. Drawing much of its inspiration from the Burning Man community, the vast majority of the audience comes in costume and the entire venue is crammed with art of all kinds. Past acts that have performed the event include Thievery Corporation, Santigold, Bassnectar String Cheese Incident, STS9, Ozomatli, Ghostland Observatory, Amon Tobin ISAM, Balkan Beat Box, the Yard Dogs Road Show, Modeselektor, The Dresden Dolls, Kinky, Brazillian Girls, Adam Freeland, Tipper, Random Rab, Freq Nasty.
About the Organizers: anonEvents Inc. has been active in the Bay Area for more than 20 years, conjuring productions that include music, fine art, politics and dance to unite the Bay Area’s conscious communities. Since 1998, Sunset SF (www.sunsetpromotions.com) has successfully produced over 1000 concerts & 20 music festivals including the beloved SF Funk Festival (www.sffunk.net) and Ghost Ship Halloween (www.ghostshiphalloween.com).