Monday, May 01, 2017

Upcoming events!

4.30 Architect/ Distorted Retrospect/ ::Hopeful Machines:: at Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD
5.5 Ego Likeness at Steampunk World's Fair, Embassy Suites, Piscataway-Somerset NJ
*EL plays at 11pm & will be vending all weekend
5.9 Stoneburner at Goth Night, Charlottesville VA
5.26- 5.27 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at Quarantine Festival, Prohibition Hall, Kansas City MO
5.29 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at The Crack Fox, St Louis MO
5.31 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at Small's, Detroit MI
6.1 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at DF/ Darkotica at The Dock Complex, Cincinnati OH
6.2- 6.3 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at Sanctuary Festival, Club Anything, Milwaukee WI
6.4 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at Club Underground, Minneapolis MN
6.23 VAC/ Stoneburner/ Nahja Mora at The Ottobar, Baltimore MD

7.7 Stoneburner & Distorted Retrospect at The Happy Goat Coffee Company, Ottawa, Canada
7.8 Stoneburner & Distorted Retrospect at Club 120, Toronto, Canada
9.23- 9.30 ::HM:: performs on The Gothic Cruise 2017, Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallerta

More to come in October...6- 5.27 Stoneburner & Ego Likeness at Quarantine Festival, Prohibition Hall, Kansas City MO

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

From Steven,

In case you missed it, I have a patreon account set up.

I *hate* the idea of asking for money, I have always felt that if you create art that matters to people, you can make enough sales to survive. And we managed to prove that for *many* years. However, due to Donna's illnesses, bills are piling up, and at this point, the art, music, writing, etc, is our only way of bringing in money, which for the most part puts it squarely on my shoulders.

It's one thing for an artist of reasonable skill and ridiculous work ethic to provide 50-75% of a household income. Because there's always that remaining percentage you can fall back on if you don't meet your goal for that month. It's an entirely other thing now that I have to cover 100% of our bills and cost of living selling art.

Because I'm pigheaded and I believe in both the quality of my work and the taste and loyalty of our fan base, I hesitate to say that it's impossible to accomplish without something like patrieon, but I will say it's very difficult.

The problem is that it's not just about finding people to buy your work, you have do all of the marketing *while* you are making it.
For instance, I spent pretty much all day in the studio mixing the new Stoneburner record. Which is great, and out of that will come a ton of shows and touring and shirts and other stuff... eventually. But not today or tomorrow. Meaning I have to take away from the time I would spend painting or doing whatever in order to work on something that won't manifest for another six months at least.

And even when it does, there's never a guarantee that anything I make, art, music, whatever is going to sell. We live our lives in eternal "time debt," for lack of a better word. We can't get ahead, because without a massive influx of money there's no ahead to get to. Even with that hypothetical influx, there's no guarantee that anything we create during that time will resonate with anyone, and we will be back where we started.

I will never complain about the life we lead. We asked for this life, it's all we know how to do. And we have the honor of being the vehicles and words for people, some of whom feel like they have none. At the very least the things we make go out in the world and matter to people, entertain people, and sometimes even help.

With your help we can continue doing it. I don't want you take that the wrong way, we won't ever stop making the things we make, but realistically, work of the quality that we produce has to be done full time. I work from the moment I get up until I go to sleep, and I have zero real world skills, there are no jobs available for "fine artist," and as much as I would love to teach, without a masters degree, my only option would be teaching K-12, and I hate kids. I would be a very bad K-12 teacher. And in addition to my soul, it would consume all of the time I use for making things.

I recognize that the above is a lot to digest, but I wanted to make sure at least once I wrote up something explaining our choices and situation in detail.

If the things we have made over the last 20 years (or longer for some of you) has mattered or contributed to your life in anyway, please consider a monthly donation. Even $1 a month adds up.

Anyone who knows us at all, should know that we do not take things like this lightly, we will do our best to make your investment in us pay off. There are already some incentives in place to work towards, but as this keeps going we will both release as much free exclusive material to our patrons as we can.

We need you.
If you know someone who might be interested in what we do, please share it.

Below is a link to our patrieon account, and below that are links to other things we do, to provide context.

Thank you for taking time to read this.
-Steven Archer

https://www.patreon.com/StevenArcher
Recent artwork http://preview.tinyurl.com/zm9rn8s
Ego Likeness our electronic rock band http://www.egolikeness.com
The ::Hopeful Machines:: free music archive http://preview.tinyurl.com/ogbq57g
My tribal electronica band Stoneburner http://www.stoneburnerband.com
My children's book "Luna Maris," http://preview.tinyurl.com/j8trrg9
Donna's author page on Amazon http://preview.tinyurl.com/hh433de

Monday, September 12, 2016

EGO LIKENESS CROSSROADS TOUR 2016 with special guests ADORATION DESTROYED

9/16 - 9/18 Steven Archer & Donna Lynch will be vending & speaking on panels at Intervention, Rockville MD
Stoneburner performs at the convention on 9/16 at 10pm
9/18 Stoneburner supports Combichrist at The State Theater, Falls Church VA
9/29 Stoneburner supports Assemblage 23 at Bar XIII, Wilmington DE

10/14 - 10/16 Ego Likeness at Ruffle Con, Stamford CT

EL performs at the convention on 10/15
Vending all weekend

***EGO LIKENESS CROSSROADS TOUR 2016

with special guests ADORATION DESTROYED
10/26 The Cobra, Nashville TN (also w Spider Lilies & Fires)
10/27 The Shrunken Head, Columbus OH (also w Spider Lilies)
10/28 DF Events @ Club Sinday, Cincinnati OH (also w Spider Lilies)
10/29 Howler's Coyote Cafe, Pittsburgh PA (also w Spider Lilies)
10/30 Prohibition Hall, Kansas City MO
10/31 The Vampire's Ball @ The Crack Fox, St Louis MO
11/3 Embers, Portland OR
11/4 Highline, Seattle WA
11/5 The Eclipse, Boise ID
11/6 The Box @ Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz CA
11/8 Complex, Los Angeles/ Glendale CA
11/10 Area 51, Salt Lake City UT
11/12 Elysium, Austin TX
11/13 Siberia, New Orleans LA
11/14 Hourglass Pub, Jacksonville FL
11/16 Famous Pub, Atlanta GA
11/17 Fallout, Richmond VA
Washington DC info coming soon!
***
11/22 The Fuze Box, Albany NY (w Ayria and Inertia only)
11/23 Wasteland @ The Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia PA (w Ayria & Inertia only)
***
Coming soon...2017 announcements for EL, Stoneburner, and ::Hopeful Machines:: 
including ::HM:: performing on The Gothic Cruise 2017 along with Covenant, Haujobb, and more! Book early!

Print quality tour posters and free full length CD can be downloaded here!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/56liqgqjxrm843y/AACoKzoUKgryZmE2Y8IQd-zVa?dl=0

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stoneburner tour!

Steven and Donna will be on tour this August with Steven's solo project Stoneburner and our friend Aurelio Voltaire!

August 5th Baltimore MD @ The Metro Gallery w. Voltaire
August 6th Nashville TN - Solidarity 1.5 @ Foobar w. Voltaire, Becomingthedevourer, Vault, Precog
August 7th St. Louis MO @ The Crack Fox w. Voltaire *DJ Set and vending only*
August 8th Kansas City MO - Dark Heartland @ Prohibition Hall w. Voltaire
August 9th Denver CO - Dark Tuesdays @ Blue Ice Lounge
August 11th Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X w. Voltaire
August 13th Seattle WA, @ The Mercury *DJ Set and vending only*
August 14th Portland Or, @ Star Theater w. Voltaire *Show starts at 9:00!
August 16-22nd Gothic Cruise, Alaska! w. The Gothsicles
August 27th St. Louis MO @ The Crack Fox w. Rocket Doll Review
August 28th Columbus OH @ The Shrunken Head w. Becomingthedevourer

Monday, March 21, 2016

Steven and Donna will be on the road again with Stoneburner!

STONEBURNER: The Mouse Tour 2016
3.26 QXTs, Newark NJ
3.31 Low Beat, Albany NY 
w Doomsday Virus/ Sirenne
4.1 Nocturne, Toronto ON
w JMBZ
4.2 Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
4.3 WZBC 90.3FM, Boston MA
time TBA
4.6 Howler's Coyote Cafe, Pittsburgh PA
w White Shadow/ Servitor/ Terror Firma Sky
4.8 LiveWire Lounge, Chicago IL
w Torrent Vaccine/ Espermachine
4.9 Revolt @ Tapouts, Cincinnati OH
w Hexadiode/ Dark Machine Nation
4.10 The Local/ Club Anything, Milwaukee WI
w am.psych/ Subspace
4.11 The Saloon, Minneapolis MN
4.15 Mechanismus @ Highline, Seattle WA
*Industrial Music Awards
4.16 Lovecraft Bar, Portland OR
w Aedifice
4.19 Complex, Los Angeles CA
4.23 Elysium, Austin TX
opening for SNOG/ Labrynth
4.29 Splash Nightclub (Upstairs), Baton Rouge LA
4.30 Sanctuary @ 926, Tallahassee FL
5.1 Hourglass, Jacksonville FL
*SB w ::Hopeful Machines::
5.2 Legends, Raleigh NC
5.4 Famous Pub, Atlanta GA
w Die Sektor/ Finite Automata/ Zy_gote
5.5 Fallout, Richmond VA
*::Hopeful Machines:: (Not SB) w Servitor
5.6 IX Art Park, Charlottesville VA
w TBA
5.7 Spellbound, Washington DC
w Servitor

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hello 2016!

2016

January 22nd and 23rd Stoneburner performs at the East Coast Classic belly dancing festival in Hampton VA. Stoneburner performs Saturday at midnight after the gala.

February 20th The Soft Moon, Uniform and Ego Likeness at The Ottobar, Baltimore MD

March 17th- 20th Steven holds an audio workshop & Stoneburner performs at the afterparty in Ocean City MD @ The Art of the Belly Festival

April STONEBURNER US TOUR
TBA

and in August...
GOTHIC CRUISE 2016
Hell Freezes Over
feat. The Gothsicles & Stoneburner
Seattle WA/ Alaska/ Victoria BC

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Single and more shows!

The New Legion remix single will be available from Metropolis Records on October 30th!
Featuring remixes by Leæther Strip, Velvet Acid Christ, Grendel, Rodney Anonymous, Die Sektor, Stoneburner and more!

http://metropolisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/new-legion

October 24th Stoneburner performs at Raw Dog Screaming Press' DOGCON 2015 in Philadelphia PA @ MOCA
October 30th The Dead Milkmen w Ego Likeness & Fight, Fuck, or Dance
Philadelphia PA @ The Trocadero Theater
***
EGO LIKENESS w special guests Die Sektor & The Rain Within
RETURN of the WOLVES 2015 US TOUR
October 31st Wilmington DE @ Asylum 13 also w Angelspit's Noiseferatu & Mindless Faith
November 2nd Raleigh NC @ Legends
November 4th Richmond VA @ Fallout
November 5th Nashville TN @ The East Room*
November 6th Columbus OH @ The Shrunken Head*
November 7th St. Louis MO @ Crack Fox*
November 9th Austin TX @ Elysium
November 10th El Paso TX @ Paulina's Badlands
November 12th San Francisco CA @ DNA also w ANGELSPIT, The Gothsicles, & Everything Goes Cold
November 14th Seattle WA @ Highline
November 15th Portland OR @ Star Theater
November 17th Glendale (Los Angeles) CA @ Complex
November 19th Salt Lake City UT @ Area 51
November 20th Longmont (Denver) CO @ The Dickens Opera House
November 21st Tulsa OK @ IDL Ballroom
November 23rd Chicago IL @ Reggie's
November 24th Lakewood OH @ The Foundry
November 25th Pittsburgh PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
November 26th New Haven CT @ Café Nine
November 27th NYC NY @ Stimulate (The Delancey)
November 28th Washington DC @ Spellbound
November 29th Albany NY @ Fuze Box
*also with Becoming the Devourer
December 3rd Mindless Faith & Velvet Acid Christ w Technophobia, Washington DC @ The Black Cat (Steven, Rick, & Donna perform w MF & VAC)
December 31st NYC
Details TBA
***

2016

January 22nd and 23rd Stoneburner performs at the East Coast Classic belly dancing festival in Hampton VA. Stoneburner performs Saturday at midnight after the gala.

February 20th The Soft Moon, Uniform and Ego Likeness at The Ottobar, Baltimore MD

March 17th- 20th Steven holds an audio workshop & Stoneburner performs at the afterparty in Ocean City MD @ The Art of the Belly Festival

April STONEBURNER US TOUR
TBA

and in August...
GOTHIC CRUISE 2016
Hell Freezes Over
feat. The Gothsicles & Stoneburner
Seattle WA/ Alaska/ Victoria BC