The Sound Of Plaid with Eric Kleptone / Reels Of Steel concert
Subject: The Sound Of Plaid with Eric Kleptone / Reels Of Steel concert
Send date: 2010-03-28 15:15:04
Issue #: 40
Content:

 ECC URL du jour:  Wheel Of Mashup video playlist (7 videos!):
 http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2485FC5EF8EF80A7


 

This week's guest: ERIC KLEPTONE

General ECC News
Sunday, 28 March 2010 18:04

The special guest of our next episode: from the UK, the Bootie mashup night'sEric Klepton / The Kleptones recent headliner Eric Kleptone, aka The Kleptones

His hefty oeuvre of mashups easily trumps others in one important category: concept.  From the Kleptones bio on last.fm:

Later that year [2004] they released what has now become their landmark release, A Night At The Hip-Hopera”. Again using hip-hop vocals, this time The Kleptones mixed them with the music of Queen, and peppered the combination with a mix of film and spoken-word samples, critiquing the current state of the music industry. The album won the band legions of fans, a flurry of press activity and a legal threat from Disney, who, through Hollywood Records, own Queen’s catalogue in the USA.

The band entered 2005 by releasing From Detroit To J.A.”, an album length mix created for James Hyman’s “The Rinse” show on XFM in London. Soon after, it was announced they were to be awarded the 2005 Webby Award as “Artist of the Year”, by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, who declared the band to have “achieved new critical heights” and to be “true internet renegades”.

Many chances to hear the show, and if you can't make the times below, you can hear it at The Sound Of Plaid Archives (new & improved!) later in the week.

 

 

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  Thursday repeat: 9a-11a PST
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  ...also Thursdays on Shouting Fire:

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Free of FCC Free; DFM Double-Duty

General ECC News
Friday, 26 March 2010 17:31

Regular listeners of our radio show, take note:  The Sound Of Plaid no longer airs on FCC Free Radio!  Instead, tune in to DFM Radio International every Tuesday night for our LIVE broadcast of bizarre records, frequent guests, fun show themes, and many rare ECC tracks too!  DFM will still air their Thursday repeat of our show, and you can also hear our show (at least for now) on Shouting Fire... the only schedule change is our Tuesday show moving from FCC Free to DFM.

 

 

LIVE Tuesdays on DFM Radio:

8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
0500-0700 GMT

 
  Thursday repeat: 9a-11a PST
noon-3p EST
1800-2000 GMT
 
  ...also Thursdays on Shouting Fire:

6p-8p PST
9p-11p EST
0300-0500 GMT

 

And don't forget our fast-growing Sound Of Plaid Archives...


 

Finally -- REELS OF STEEL show in San Francisco! (Sat 04/03/10)

Concert and Performance Dates
Saturday, 27 March 2010 09:42

This one's been a long time coming...!

Back in 2004, The ECC performed in the Avant Garage festival around Halloween.  The festival features musicians performing live soundtracks to silent movies, and The ECC had previously appeared in a few.  To up the ante, we tried out a fun idea: A live soundtrack DJ'd with soundtracks from other movies.

It was a hit.  Bigtime.  The idea worked beautifully, the audience loved it, and it was one of the most talked about ECC shows of that time.  (Take a look for yourself!)

And it was never performed again.

For years we've wanted to do it again.  It wasn't long after that show that The ECC relocated to San Francisco, and we figured a chance would come.  But the silent movie for that show was the silent horror classic Nosferatu, which is a tough booking when it's not Halloween.  So year after year passed without a chance to restage the success of our Reels Of Steel show on the west coast... or anywhere.

UNTIL NOW.

Finally, it's happening: Reels Of Steel will be performed next Saturday April 3rd at Other Cinema, the weekly experimental cinema night of mashup movie madman Craig Baldwin.  The night's theme is Remix Masters and also features Kembrew McLeod's excellent new documentary Copyright Criminals and shorts by Negativland and others.

Don't miss this show!  It's been six years since the last... who knows when the next chance will come!

WHAT: Reels Of Steel (live DJ soundtrack for the silent film Nosferatu)
WHEN: Saturday April 3rd / show @ 8pm / ECC @ 9pm
WHERE: Other Cinema, The ATA / 992 Valencia (@ 21st) / San Francisco
HOW MUCH: only $7 !
LINKS:
Other Cinema: http://othercinema.com/calendar/index.html
Reels Of Steel teaser video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jnmNBAmZ1U


!! VIDEO !
!    Here's a little teaser video to give you a taste:

 


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