Organizers for the Yuri’s Night DC event previously held at Science Club will be hosting a free event at Red Rocks on H Street this year. The event celebrates the first human in space Yuri Gagarin who orbited Earth on April 12, 1961 aboard Vostok 1. Interestingly, April 12 also marks the anniversary of the first shuttle launch in 1981.
We managed to snag an interview with Starcadian, the artist behind the retro music video He^rt and the full-length album Sunset Blood. During our discussion Starcadian talked about 80’s movies, video games, and pop culture that shaped his album’s sound and music video aesthetics. It became apparent during our conversation that Starcadian is deeply motivated by the emotions he felt watching Labyrinth and other films of his youth.