The US is home to the world's most dominant air guitarists. And as such, the AirForce is home to the US' elite air guitarists. The AirForce was born out of the SF/Bay Area, in 2010, after an immortal showing at the legendary Fillmore West, and comprised of the Bay Area's most dominant airists, the Original 12, formed by SF master air guitarist, Tiger Claw.

The family first started out with a world champion (Hot Lixx Hulahan), a legend (Bjorn Turoque), and several veterans of the trade, of which four from SF went on to win multiple regional championships over the years since the US Air Guitar Competition came to SF in 2006. In 2010, US Air Guitar issued an award - the Profile of Excellence in the Field of Magnificence, to two individuals, both from SF.

2011 saw the expansion of the AirForce as a show of appreciation, a way to honor, and an effort to bring those who would express the same appreciation, honor, love, passion and dedication to the art the AirForce holds so dearly, together as one.

The AirForce is proud to be represented in other regions, in addition to SF's Golden Gate Chapter, throughout the US: Capitol (DC), Cascadia (Seattle), Chi-Town (Chicago), Mid-Atlantic (Charlottesville), MidWest (Kansas City), NorthEast (NY), Pacific Coast (Los Angeles), PacNorWest (Portland), SoCal (San Diego), SouthBay (San Jose, closed), Southern (Houston), Twin Cities (Minneapolis), the UK, and Russia.

We are the jedi masters of air guitar. AirForce Command, is strong, with the force.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy New Year / Gung Hay Fat Choy

Greetings special forces. 2011 promises to be an exciting year, so say the air guitar gods. It's still off-season, but stuff is always happening. Sometimes, more than one on the same day. Here's a couple events coming up this Thursday, which also happens to be Chinese New Year. I suppose the fact that Cold Steel Renegade is performing, in the Year of the Hair, i mean, Hare, is no coincidence. Also present will be Awesome, who's got some hair of his own, even though it comes off after the performance (heh heh), and Hot Lixx Hulahan. (one of Claw's resolutions for 2011 is the aquisition of wheels, so he can finally get around to these shows that are currently out of his reach) Here's the invite:

"Hey folks... Cold Steel Renegade here to let you know about an upcoming show this Thursday at THE GILMAN in Berkeley. Come watch me break wind and get your face melted in the process, as I violently milk notes from a guitar resulting from advanced delusions. If that wasn't enough, there will be performances by local comedian Alex Koll AKA Air Guitar legend [Awesome], 2008 Air Guitar WORLD Champ Hot Lixxx Hulahan, and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children Macnuggits. To see you there would be a blessing, and potentially arousing."

It's at Gilman in Berkeley, which, aside from the fact it's two days away, and short notice, may not necessarily be possible for many, but if you can show up, show your support.

Locally, our resident SF AirForce correspondent, April Air-Neil (Christine Zona), has an event going on at the Cafe Royale on 800 Post St. and Leavenworth. It's called "Together Forever". Here are the details:

"Together Forever is a photography show that captures the human spirit in all its glory. Featuring the works of 7 Bay Area photographers:

Christine Zona:
I'm a toy camera addict. I was voted the 3rd Best Portrait Photographer in the Bay Area. I love making the mundane seem otherworldly. My best photographs are full of emotion, textures, and surprises."

You can view the other six at this link:

Also up on the Air-Niel blog, is a piece on our own Alex Koll, aka Awesome. Claw apologies for the delay, since this was posted back in November of 2010.

If any of youz got info on upcoming showz, send The Claw a shout-out, and I'll pass along the 411.

Welcome to the new year. Both of them.

"Lions are cool, but Tiger rulz."

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