ROCKETS AND ROBOTS

THE OFFICIAL PLACE OF ALL THINGS POWERMAN 5000

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TIME BOMB GOES TO RADIO!


The track TIME BOMB from 'Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere' just went to radio. Octane on Sirius XM just started playing it as well as a handful of other stations such as :

KUPD - Phoenix, AZ

WIIL – Chicago, IL

KBRE – Merced, UT

KILO – Colorado Springs, CO

WRAT – Belmar, NJ

WQXA – York, PA

WCCC – Hartford, CT

KHTQ – Spokane, WA

Make sure you call your local rock station and let them know you want to here some PM5K!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

ZOOLANDER 2

Yes! That's right!! Work has begun on Zoolander 2!! All I can say is, they better ask us back for another song!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

THE ROCK (R.I.P)

Just found out that one of our favorite spots to play a show has closed it's door. The Rock in Maplewood MI was always a rockin' good time and everyone who worked there was awesome! Here is a video of our last show there... someone shot this from behind the stage.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

PACK YOUR BAGS!!


Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilockszone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.

Not too far from its star, not too close. So it could contain liquid water. The planet itself is neither too big nor too small for the proper surface, gravity and atmosphere.

It's just right. Just like Earth.

"This really is the first Goldilocks planet," said co-discoverer R. Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

The new planet sits smack in the middle of what astronomers refer to as the habitable zone, unlike any of the nearly 500 other planets astronomers have found outside our solar system. And it is in our galactic neighborhood, suggesting that plenty of Earth-like planets circle other stars.

Finding a planet that could potentially support life is a major step toward answering the timeless question: Are we alone?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GEORGE LUCAS NEEDS A NEW HOBBY


As if adding sub par digital FX to the original three good Star Wars movies wasn't enough...

George Lucas is set on rereleasing the "Star Wars" franchise in new 3D conversions beginning in 2012. Although 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas purportedly was waiting until there were enough screens available to make the release a sizable event.

Blah.

Monday, September 20, 2010

OFFICIAL TOUR DATES!!!


Here we go again, one more time through the galaxy!!

Make sure you all come see us on tour this fall, it will be our final tour of 2010!!

Slapshot Billiards
Fri, October 22 @ 8:00 PM MDT
1300 West 1-40, Gallup, NM 87102

Jake's
Sat, October 23 @ 8:00 PM CDT
5025 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79414

Marquee
Sun, October 24 @ 8:00 PM CDT
222 N. Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Brewster St Ice House
Tue, October 26 @ 8:00 PM CDT
1724 North Tancahua Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Smoking Aces
Wed, October 27 @ 8:00 PM CDT
2518 E Business Highway 83, Mission, Tx 78572

Emo's
Thu, October 28 @ 8:00 PM CDT
603 Red River Rd., Austin, TX 78701

Scout Bar
Fri, October 29 @ 8:00 PM MST
260 Crockett St, Beaumont, Texas 85201

Scout Bar
Sat, October 30 @ 8:00 PM CDT
18307 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

Scout Bar - San Antonio
Sun, October 31 @ 8:00 PM CDT
19314 US Highway 281 N, San Antonio, TX 78258

Headliner's Music Hall
Tue, November 02 @ 8:00 PM EDT
1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

The Masquerade
Wed, November 03 @ 8:00 PM EDT
695 North Ave Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308

Budda's Place
Thu, November 04 @ 8:00 PM EDT
16912 Warwick blvd, Newport News, VA 23603

Hooligans
Fri, November 05 @ 8:00 PM EDT
2620 Onslow Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28540

VOLUME 11
Sat, November 06 @ 8:00 PM EDT
658 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Starland Ballroom
Sun, November 07 @ 8:00 PM EST
570 Jernee Mill Rd., Sayerville, NJ 08872

Club Hell
Tue, November 09 @ 8:00 PM EST
73 Richmond St, Providence, RI 02903

Crazy Donkey
Wed, November 10 @ 8:00 PM EST
1058 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Rocko's Rock Club
Thu, November 11 @ 8:00 PM EST
253 Wilson St, Manchester, Nh 03103

Sonar
Fri, November 12 @ 8:00 PM EST
407 East Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Machine Shop
Sat, November 13 @ 8:00 PM EST
3539 Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48507

Peabody's
Sun, November 14 @ 8:00 PM EST
2083 E 21 St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Newport Music Hall
Tue, November 16 @ 8:00 PM EST
1722 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Cubby Bear
Wed, November 17 @ 8:00 PM CST
1059 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Mojo's
Thu, November 18 @ 8:00 PM CST
17 North 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

THE RAVE
Fri, November 19 @ 8:00 PM CST
2401 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Spicoli's
Sat, November 20 @ 8:00 PM CST
3555 University Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

MEMORIES....

Wow! I don't even remember ever playing this song live, but I guess we did! Unless this video in the work of some amazing CGI! Anyway, this was an interesting time for the band. Post Mega Kung Fu Radio but not quite all the way into our Tonight The Stars Revolt era. Definitely a transition period. Must say though, this is a pretty cool blast from the past!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TRON!

One of my favorite Comic Con moments!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SOME OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE NEW ALBUM!

Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowherehas its feet planted akimbo, with one in metal and the other in pop. If you need a reminder that the rules for rock have changed in the 21st century look no further than the utter lack of shame in this dichotomy. And that’s a good thing, in case you were wondering.

Read the rest here:

http://www.geek-for-life.com/search?q=powerman+5000

Saturday, May 15, 2010

KIND WORDS.

Found this nice review of our latest. Yeah, it's old but what the hell. THANX http://www.kikaxemusic.com/

SOMEWHERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE is a tasty 33 minute sonic journey that will leave hardcore fans craving for more. Once past the "intro" piece "Intelligent Creatures", Spider One and crew kick into high-gear with "Show Me What You've Got", reminding listeners why they liked PM5K in the first place. Charging into the first single "Super Villain" and through "V is for Vampire", the trip is more than half over. With 11 tracks (only nine of which are actual songs), the album's main fault is that it's just too damn short. SOMEWHERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF NOWHERE can be compared to an amusement park ride: it's practically over before it begins, but in the end you'll scream "Again! Again!"

Friday, May 14, 2010

MONSTER FROM SUPER 8

Here is the first look at the Monster from the upcoming movie Super 8. I see teeth!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

JUNE DATES!!

May 30th 2010

Waterworld

El Paso TX


June 1st 2010
Whisky a Go Go
Hollywood CA

June 2nd 2010
Last Day Saloon
Santa Rosa CA

Jun 3 2010


Hawthorne Theatre

Potland, Oregon , US


Jun 4 2010


Knitting Factory

Spokane, WA


Jun 5 2010


El Corazon

Seattle, Washington, US


Jun 6 2010


Rickshaw Theater

Vancouver, BC – CANADA, 4, CANADA


Jun 9 2010


Knickerbockers

Lincoln, Nebraska , US


Jun 10 2010


The Rock

Mapplewood, Minnesota , US


Jun 11 2010


1st Avenue Live

Cedar Rapids, Iowa , US


Jun 12 2010


THE ANNEX

MADISON, Wisconsin , US


Jun 13 2010


Roadhouse Elgin

Elgin, Illinois , US


Jun 14 2010


the Club @ Tom, Dick & Harrys

Green Bay, Wisconsin , US


Jun 16 2010


Blondies

Detroit, Michigan , US


Jun 17 2010


Vision

Johnson City, Tennessee , US


Jun 18 2010


the muse

nashville, US


Jun 19 2010


Diamond Ballroom

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US


Jun 20 2010


Bluebird Theater

Denver, Colorado, US


Jun 21 2010


Club Vegas

Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Jun 23 2010


The Rock

Tuscon, Arizona, US


Jun 24 2010


UBs

Meza, Arizona , US


Jun 25 2010


Ramona Mainstage

Ramona, California, US


Jun 26 2010


Galaxy Concert Theater

Santa Ana, California, US


Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

TOP 5 SCI FI (1960 - present)





COVER TUNES?

Over the years Powerman 5000 has done a few cover tunes. Bjorks 'Army of Me', the Cars 'Good Times Roll' and of course FGTH's 'Relax'.

We have been thinking about taking on another. Any suggestions?

OUR FANS R THE BEST!!!


If this girl has another party, we will be the house band! ROCK ON!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

THANX FOR ANOTHER GREAT U FEST!!!





We recently played KUPDs U FEST in Phoenix AZ for the second year in a row! What a great time!

POWERMAN MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1999



11 years ago and still haven't grown up!

Monday, May 3, 2010

VEGAS!

MINI TOUR WRAP UP


What a great little run we just did! Crazy routing and travel with very little sleep but who cares... the shows rocked!

*Window Rock AZ - Big thanx to the Navajo Nation for welcoming Powerman into the tribe!
*Phoenix AZ - As usual the KUPD festival was HUGE and we killed it! Hope to do it again next year!
*Lubbuck TX - Powerman loves Lubbuck! Good times with 10 years, Blue October and Three Days Grace!
*Belton TX - Awesome night of Robot Rock! Joined by Fly Leaf on this one!
*Las Vegas NV - Vegas represented hard! Also won a nice bit of $$ at the poker table!
*Sparks NV - What a fun night. Good times hanging with the locals!
*Boise ID - Love the Knitting Factory. Big rock show!
*Bend OR - Oh shit, that's tonight! Let ya know how it goes!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

BLAST OFF TO NOWHERE...


Saying goodbye to friends and family as we board the spaceship> destination, ROCK!!

MY FEET.


I recently underwent surgery to have my feet enlarged. What do you think?

WE MADE A NEW FAN!!!!!

Converting and corrupting America one person at a time! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

LATEST BATCH OF LIVE DATES!!


POWERMAN 5ooo LIVE!!!

04/23/10

Window Rock AZ

The Nakai Hall


04/24/10

Phoenix AZ

Phoenix Event Complex


04/27/10

Lubbock TX

Lonestar Amp


04/28/10

Belton TX

Expo Center


04/30/10

Las Vegas NV

Cheyenne Saloon


05/01/10

Sparks NV

New Oasis


05/02/10

Boise ID

Knitting Factory


05/30/10

El Paso TX

Waterworld


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



To two rockin' dudes!

Monday, March 29, 2010

THE 10 RULES


After 20 years in the music biz, I have compiled the 10 rules you need to follow if you want to be in a band. ENJOY!!

1. RESPECT YOUR FANS

You might be a genius but without your fans you are alone, and make no mistake, they know better than you!

2. CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE AMAZING

Considering how miniscule the odds are at achieving any sort of success, you need to be convinced that you are awesome (even if you're not). If you have any doubt that you are not the next Beatles, you will quit as soon as your read a review that says you are worthless!

3. REALIZE THAT YOU SUCK

This FACT will keep you working hard.

4. PLEASE BE INTERESTING

Image is important. There is NO great artist that didn't have a strong image. Go ahead, name one. I dare you.

5. IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

If you think it happens over night, fuck off!

6. LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE (to a point)

Other people's opinions are important. You don't know it all. But at the end of the day it's your band and your career so you have to make the call and live with the consequences.

7. DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT STEALING

We all do it. We steal when we write. It is an essential part of popular music and vital to it's survival. Just be creative when you do it.

8. DON'T BE A DICK

If you are fortunate enough to get some fans, make a few records and go on tour, please realize that you are still the same person that you where when you started. Treat people right (even the super fucking annoying ones!).

9. DON'T HAVE A PLAN B

If you do, you will use it.

10. HAVE FUN

Chasing a dream can be painful, try to enjoy it.

THE ORIGINAL GA GA

Sunday, March 28, 2010

JAPAN!




This is my favorite version, by far! ENJOY!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

WTF! NO CRASH!!

WILLIAM SHATNER IS 79!

Well, not is this picture. HAPPY B DAY CAPTAIN KIRK!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

THE TRUTH COMES OUT!!!

OK, after years of denial, I will finally admit that POWERMAN 5000 got everything from these guys!!!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TEA BAGGERS DEMAND APOLOGY FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA!


Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."

An outraged Sarah Palin commented that the "Captain should be ashamed of himself and apologize to the American people." Advisors to the former governor of Alaska later explained to her that the comic hero was not real.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SAW THIS MOVIE...


But I'm legally bound to not have an opinion on it until it hits theaters! I never realized that my review could have so much power!! Do you think I liked it?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

GAME CHANGERS.

You find things in life that instantly set you on a path. Sometimes these things are serious and sometimes they are not.

Let's focus on the not so serious things.

I've heard a lot of people say Star Wars changed their lives. On the surface it sounds crazy, but I totally get it. JJ Abrams has said this and last I checked he was doing pretty good.

I think I've had a few things in life that have changed my path and made me a person that I would not have been otherwise. Star Wars is on that list, as is Marvel Comics.

Though when I think of music, I can still remember specifically a particular song and video that changed me forever. It made me realize that there was more to music than what the radio played me and it made me curious about what else was out there. Because of this weird little song I went on to find The Clash, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols. Which led to Minor Threat, Black Flag, the Misfits. Which led to Funkadelic, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys. Which led to Nick Cave and the Birthday Party, DEVO and so on and so on... til eventually I said, "hey, I want my own band!"

Funny, I wonder where I would be and what I would be doing had I not turned on the TV and saw this!

ONE FROM THE VAULTS!


Offering some rare and exclusive stuff in the coming months!! Exciting!

Monday, February 1, 2010

WATCH THIS.

Another home run from Drew Daywalt!

HERE'S WHAT IS WRONG WITH MUSIC.


OK, It's no secret that the Grammys were never on the cutting edge and generally only honor the most commercial and safe music (yes, kids, Lady GAGA is pretty safe). That's fine, no big deal, that doesn't bug me.

What does bug me is that everyone cloaks their performance in shit that isn't even relevant to their music. Look, I love artists with strong images and even gimmicks. I love Kiss, DEVO, David Bowie, Daft Punk. Shit, I'm the guy with a band that wears Robot helmets. Though to me all the theatrics of these bands make sense, all part of a larger statement. It worked in harmony with their lyrics, sonics and life style.

So, please someone tell me what relevance there is to Pink swinging around upside down like she is in cirque du soleil or Green Day turning into a Broadway musical (I could just feel Joe Strummer turning over in his grave) or The Black Eyed Peas trying to represent some vision of the future. Nothing felt the least bit authentic. It all just seemed like a distraction.

I'm not going to pass judgement and tell you that you shouldn't listen to any of that music or claim that it is crap. I'm a firm believer in liking what you like and that's it. It's not a matter of something being popular or commercial, I love tons of commercial music, in fact most stuff that I do listen to would be considered pop.

I'm no elitist. I'm no hater. I just want to hear, see and feel something real.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

WHAT YEAR IS IT AGAIN?


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance 2010

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

Bob Dylan

Track from: Together Through Life

[Columbia]

Change In The Weather

John Fogerty

Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again

[Verve Forecast]

Dreamer

Prince

Track from: LotusFlow3r

[NPG Records]

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen

Track from: Working On A Dream

[Columbia]

Fork In The Road

Neil Young

Track from: Fork In The Road

[Reprise]