Concert and Performance Dates

ECC @ Maker Faire 2010

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Concert and Performance Dates

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 09:50

Maker FaireT'is the season to be geeky
Fa-la
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Yes it's that time of year again... spring is in the air... probably fired from some crazy spring-shooting canon.  And that kind of thing would perfectly embody the aesthetic of Make Magazine's Maker Faire, a juggernaut of an annual event blazing a path somewhere between Burning Man and a really, really cool science fair.

Actually, it's a bit like Burning Man in one other way -- I've been telling friends for years to go.  Too many just shrug it off and say "eh, maybe next year".  The ones that actually come walk around dragging their jaws on the ground, like wide-eyed kids trying to take in all the crazy amazements that fill building after building, not to mention all the outdoor space between them.

Geeks, nerds, mad scientists -- Make Magazine has unified that whole motley DIY crew under the flag of "makers", and the Maker Faire is your chance to watch them emerge from basements everywhere with new inventions, and in spite of the duct tape and zip ties holding it together, one of them might completely revolutionize the world of energy... or computing... or music, or light, or textiles, or... getting the point?  The Faire is packed with a huge variety of the greatest, weirdest tinkerings from every hue of the smarty-pants spectrum.

And The ECC has been part of it from the beginning, the literal poster boy showing off our Thimbletron to thousands.  We'll be there with our amazing  VidiMasher 3000 and The Wheel Of Mashup, performing both Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm on the Tesla Theatre stageBe there, or be quadrilateral!

WHAT: The ECC's Wheel Of Mashup & VidiMasher 3000 at Make Magazine's Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 22 & 23 May 2010 / ECC: 4:30pm Sat & Sun @ Tesla Theatre
WHERE: San Mateo County Expo Center (i.e., Fairgrounds)
HOW MUCH: Day pass $25 / student etc. discounts available

LINKS:

MAKER FAIRE:
http://www.makerfaire.com/

TESLA STAGE SCHEDULE:
http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2010/schedule/location/?mfl=183

 

 

2010 Pop Conference (Seattle)

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Concert and Performance Dates

Monday, 12 April 2010 21:48

2010 Pop Conference

2010 Pop Conference at EMP|SFM

The Pop Machine: Music and Technology
April 15-18, 2010
Seattle, Washington

The ECC's TradeMark G. joins Bernardo Attias and Fred Church in Seattle for a very unique panel talk: A discussion of remix culture, which gets remixed live:

The phonograph's cut-and-paste aesthetic, from Dada in the 1920s to '70s avant-gardists and"controllerists" today, will be the focus of this session, in which scholars and participants in electronic music culture will see their commentary integrated into an audio-visual performance manipulated primarily by a DJ controller dubbed the VidiMasher. Discussion to follow.
Featuring:
Bernardo Alexander Attias, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"
Fred Church, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"
Mark Gunderson, "Plagiarhythm Nation: The New "Menace of Mechanical Music"

 

   

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

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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:
  

   

Post X-Mass Xtravaganza (The Place To Be)

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Thursday, 07 January 2010 22:03

Post X-Mass XtravaganzaOur first live performance of 2010!  Although we'll be generally lying low over the next few months to work on our album, we invite you to spin the Wheel Of Mashup and get your year started off right.  Spin the wheel, make a mashup!  This line-up offers a range of musical variety we usually only see at European shows, which give us an opportunity to take a few chances too.  Along with our giveaways of free ECC All-Access Mash lanyards and CDs to everyone who spins our wheel, there's free gifts for the first 50 fans and more... see you there!

WHAT: Post X-Mass Xtravaganza (The Place To Be)
WHEN: THIS Saturday 01/07/2010 9pm-?? (ECC headlines at 1am)
WHERE: 5lowershop 992 Peralta Ave, San Francisco, 94110
HOW MUCH:  Dunno, but I'm expecting cheap-ish
 


APE CON MYTH Presents

A POST X MASS XTRAVAGANZA (THE PLACE TO BE)

Free gifts to the 1st 50+ entrants wondrous decorative left overs and De-constructive dance party

with

The masters of copyright infringement
"EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE"

17 years on and still Beyond the realm of comprehension
"KREAMY 'LECTRIC SANTA"

Spastic classico no wave blitzkrieg
"STRIP MALL SEIZURES"

Electronic mavens
"CHEN SANTAMARIA"

Kyle H. Mabsons
"GARDEN STATE"

kidney displacement surgery
"SNAGGLETOOTH"

On a hole different galaxy
"FAUX PSUDO FAKE FAKE"

MC'd by "PLAYING"
DJS - TURBO, KYLE H. MABSON, BROCK

THE 5LOWERSHOP-9pm Sharp All AGES-

 

5lowershop 992 Peralta Ave, San Francisco, 94110

 

   

ECC on KALX Radio 10/19 (tonight!)

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Monday, 19 October 2009 14:03

Last-minute, but:

TradeMark G. of The ECC returns to KALX 90.7 FM Berkeley Radio to visit Tumble Weed's show Monday 10/19/09 (tonight!) from 7p to 9:30p PST.  Start out the week right with TradeMark G. as he excavates the ECC archives for rarities both new and old, sharing ECC tunes from the past 20 years!

Not in Berkeley? No problem -- listen online:

       MP3 128k Stereo stream
       MP3 56k Stereo stream
       MP3 24k Mono stream

Best of all, during the show you can call in requests or questions!

DJ Studio Phone: (510) 642-KALX

   

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