Presented by Evolute United/Bare Ass Records, Hosted by Ian Rans
Friday, December 1, 2017
10:00 pm / Doors open at 9:30pm
Tickets: $10/$8 in advance
Minneapolis’ Surf/Rock/Punk/Art performer Hastings 3000 returns with an official album release party for “Invasive Species,” featuring live performance and the world premiere screening of “Invasive Species: The Second Wave” music video directed by Patrick Pierson. Hosted by Ian Rans and special guests.
Hastings 3000 returns with the second full length album entitled "Invasive Species.” The album's concept is "a soundtrack to a 60's Sci-Fi Spy movie." The title "Invasive Species" suggests that right now, humans are threatening all things on the earth - air, food, water, and life.
The night will highlight the world premiere of “Invasive Species: The Second Wave” music video directed by Patrick Pierson. Live performance and screening.
Hastings 3000 is a "do it yourself" solo conceptual music and visual rock n' roll performance "one-man-band" formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. in 2010.
A recurring theme is the gas mask, which hints at humankind's loss of respect for air, food, water, fire, and earth. Sometimes wearing elaborate costumes, such as over the top businessman suits, usually signifying the hypocritical aspect of human consumption, extreme capitalism, and excess.
Hastings 3000’s live shows take exciting risks. At one innovative show in 2011, Hastings 3000 was one of the first artists to Skype a cross continental live performance from The Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii to the legendary Main Room at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The show was a live performance utilizing a hologram projection onto a billowing cloud of smoke.
Other live shows will often be the one-man-band deconstructing the "traditional" rock band playing a stripped down, partially homemade drum kit using both feet, strumming the electric guitar with a pencil, singing socially and politically conscious lyrics, or may have twenty military uniformed people onstage doing choreographed movements set to experimental soundscapes with projected images. Stylistically, Hastings 3000 pushes for balance between originality, and the irreverent stylings of 70's punk, 80's pop electro, while embracing performance art.
Hastings 3000 plays approximately fifty instruments and often performs live playing many at the same time. The debut album entitled, "A New Monster" was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Hastings 3000 and was released on Bare Ass Records (Kailua, HI) and distributed in Japan by Chicken Katsu Records (Okinawa, Japan) in 2010. The forthcoming album entitled, "Invasive Species", also is written, performed, produced, and recorded by Hastings 3000 and slated to be released in the U.S.A. on December 1st, 2017 by Evolute United Productions/BareAss Records (owned and operated by Hastings 3000).
During the recording of "Invasive Species", Hastings was also recording and producing with Marcus Kar a project called,"Culture Vol.1". The session tracks were recorded in the winter of 2016, and a song entitled, "The Duke", is featured on the HBO TV Series, "House of Cards". On these sessions, Hastings 3000 produced, wrote, and recorded with such artists as Grammy award winning Syience, along with Guante, Greg Grease, Chance York, Marcus Kar, Maria Isa and Crescent Moon.
Hastings 3000 has toured extensively throughout the United States, Polynesia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Africa, United Kingdom, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, Puerto Rico, and Japan. He has played festivals and venues such as: Mt. Baker Blues Fest (Mt. Baker, WA), Stone Arch Festival (Minneapolis, MN), Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Festival for Project Earth, 10,000 Lakes Festival, South By Southwest Music Festival, (Austin, TX), Hoolie Fest, BBQ and Blues Festival, Deep Blues Festival (Mississippi, MS), Surly Festival, Schlitz Kickin' Festival, Memory Lanes Block Party, Art-A-Whirl Festival, Zombie Pub Crawl Festival, Sound Unseen Music and Film Festival, CMJ (New York City, New York).
Hastings 3000 has been featured or interviewed on (TPT/PBS), national and international newspapers, television shows (Nippon TV - Japan), cable broadcasts (CNN), and is now touring in support of the new album, "INVASIVE SPECIES".
"Hastings 3000 is a riveting one-man band that’s like a vision of an apocalyptic future." - Kluso, OKINAWA, JAPAN STARS AND STRIPES MAGAZINE
"Hastings has the guitar chops to back up the gimmick, and it's allowed him to blossom into a serious—and seriously promising—showman.” - MINNEAPOLIS CITYPAGES - BEST ROCK BAND 2011
"A studied cool..." - Ben Sklar and Josh Verduzco, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Equally snide and socially aware, devolved and dynamic, Hastings' grease-stained garage rock is as singular as its namesake." - Jason Bracelin, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL