Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Best of Both Lifes - A Mixed-Reality Concert

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The Best of Both Lifes - A Mixed-Reality Concert

Sunday, October 4, 8:00pm, at The Rockin Man Theater in Second Life, and at the Brainwash Laundromat/Cafe in San Francisco

Second Life band This Device will present a mixed-reality concert, merging the real world with the virtual world. Be at The Rockin Man Theater in SL on Sunday, October 4 at 8:00pm to witness the debut of a Second Life virtual concert being simulcast to a real world club, live, in real-time.

The interactive 3D virtual world Second Life has become a mecca for live music concerts of all types. This Device has been performing in Second Life for two years, and is breaking new ground by taking their virtual show outside the bounds of Second Life into the world of RL nightclubs. Their sound is a mixture of loud guitars, noisy synths, and edgy vocals.

In the virtual world of Second Life, the show is at The Rockin Man Theater, a brand-new venue owned and named after Artel Brando, "The Rockin Man," one of Second Life's best-loved musicians. Virtual lighting technician wizard and builder Dexterito Dexing designed and built the theater, including his signature lighting effects. Now, under the management of Shooting Star Talent Manager Starys Sands, the Rockin Man Theater will host many fine concerts and musicians, beginning in October 2009.

In San Francisco, the concert will be enjoyed by the hip local crowd at the Brainwash, the city's famous laundromat/eatery/music venue. The Brainwash is a busy and popular nightclub that regularly features live music. Information about the club and its schedule can be found at

The Brainwash show will be hosted by GoGirls is a national women-in-music organization that provides support for indie musicians. The San Francisco GoGirls Chapter can be reached at

The concept for this concert is the brainchild of band member Damaris Whitfield, and is one of the key reasons she joined Second Life. This Device is one of a handful of bands who are bringing original progressive rock to Second Life. Their main influences are electronica, punk, and industrial, with large doses of metal and grunge. They've been playing live in virtual clubs since September 2007, and their music is featured on several Second Life radio stations. Band members include Damaris on vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards and production, and Snare Whitfield on drums, vocals, analog syntehsizers, programming, and production. Their music can be heard at


In-World IM: Damaris Whitfield

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In-World IM: Starys Sands

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