It's The Evolution Control Committee
's official CD release party for "All Rights Reserved,"
the band's first album in seven years! Since 1991 - long before computers made it easy to be a copyright criminal - The ECC has been challenging copyright laws the hard way, with releases like their "Whipped Cream Mixes" (often cited as the first musical mashup) and "Rocked By Rape", which sampled CBS anchorman Dan Rather and earned the band a legal cease & desist order.
Now The ECC goes even further with their post-mashup album "All Rights Reserved,"
which, with its Listener Licence Agreement (similar to those required to install software) you are legally forbidden to even hear it! Even with that legal safeguard though, both the pressing plant and distributor initially refused to handle the album, due to copyright worries! The ECC celebrates its long-awaited release with a special show live on stage at 11 PM.
In the upstairs room, it's the return of Bootie Seattle resident DJ Freddy, King of Pants
, who will be teaming up with SF's DJ Fox
for some hot mashup action! And for the Midnight Mashup Show, drag queen Virginia Suicide
takes the stage ... not to lip-sync, but to sing an A Plus D
Launched in 2003 in San Francisco by DJs Adrian & Mysterious D, Bootie was the first club night in the United States dedicated solely to the burgeoning artform of the bootleg mashup -- and is now the biggest mashup event in the world, with regular parties in several cities on four continents. Keeping your brain guessing and body dancing with creative song combinations, Bootie mixes and matches every conceivable musical genre, era, and style into one big dance party where everyone feels welcome, providing the soundtrack for the A.D.D. generation ... and free mashup CDs, given away like candy!