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ECC Nominated for Kooba Radio's Band Of Year

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General ECC News

Saturday, 17 December 2011 14:22

Kooba Radio logoBack in April 2011 the delightfully odd chaps over at London-based Kooba Radio selected The Evolution Control Committee as their Band Of The Month. Thanks guys!  In a year where we'd expected a lot more action & interest for us and our new album, we gotta be grateful for those who did appreciate it.  Big thanks to Kooba and especially the Jonny and Alex Show for sharing ECC with their audience!

Kooba's bands-of-the-month all compete in a year-end vote to select Kooba's Band Of The Year, which means we need your vote!  It's super quick, click one button, no registration or login needed, no fuss or muss.

To vote, go to:

...and just click the Vote button near the bottom of the page.  Done!

Voting closes December 31st.  Thanks for supporting us!


Thanksgiving Radio: Songs about Johnny + Turntable Turkey Throwdown

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General ECC News

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 05:48

Sound Of Plaid logoDuring last week's episode of The Sound Of Plaid TradeMark G. thought that a good future show theme might be all the songs about Johnny: Johnny B. Goode, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Johnny Are You Queer... very complex fellow, Johnny.  And then we thought we'd ask for help.  And we got it: nearly one hundred replies and comments came from listeners with requests and suggestions -- wow!  Johnny Got A Boom Boom, Johnny B. Rotten, The Ballad Of Johnny Cool, John E. Smoke, Johnny Behind The Deuce... that Johnny has done it all.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in.  We've collected most of them together and we're ready to play them for you tomorrow (2011.11.24) on The Sound Of Plaid as we honor the everyman legend of lyrics, Johnny.  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.


Thursday on DFM and 
Radio Valencia:

9a-11a PST
noon-2p EST
1700-1900 GMT
  ...and DFM & Radio Valencia's Tuesday repeat: 8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
0400-0600 GMT
  Sunday on KAOS Radio Austin: 11a-1p PST
  1p-3p CST
1900-2100 GMT

Turntable Turkey Throwdown graphicBONUS!  Big City Orchestra's uBradio Salon (or something like it) is joining Radio Valencia's programming, and to say thanks (it is Thanksgiving Day, after all) they'll broadcast a marathon all-nighter Turntable Turkey Throwdown.  Since we're no strangers to uBradio, we'll join in for some of the fun along with guests Ferrara Brain Pan and hopefully Univac.  But since we're now on east coast time, we'll only make a few of the beginning hours of the 8p-4a PST broadcast.


Thursday/Friday on
Radio Valencia:

8p-4a PST
11p-7a EST
0400-1200 GMT




ECC show April 1st Blowout @ Thee Parkside (SF)

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Concert and Performance Dates

Monday, 31 March 2008 23:27

You with Stupid?

April 1st brings the St. Stupid's Day Parade... dare to be stupid!  For those that dare -- or those too chicken but still wanna crash the post-event party -- we've got just the thing for you at Thee Parkside!  Come down to see The ECC's Thimbletron (first appearance for 2008!) along the new band from Lloyd Mongoloid, a John Law slideshow, and more!  Show ENDS at midnight, ECC is the headliner (so figure 11pm for ECC).

Read on for details...


- TradeMark G.

What: after Saint Stupid's Day parade, after party; tent revival and swap meet
When: Tuesday, April 1st 2008
Where: Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, SF, CA
Why: Because we LIKE you!
For more info: contact Annie Krist: 415 922-5966
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It's after the Saint Stupid's Day parade, are you still feeling a bit peckish and looking to sate your need to be silly, but, don't know what to do?  Might we suggest a bit more merriment and ribaldry to aid in your recovery?   Well then, come on down to the 6th annual after Saint Stupid's Day parade, after party; tent revival and swap meet at Thee Parkside!  It's just what the Bishop ordered!  If you are unfamiliar with The First Church of the Last Laugh and its contributions, checkout: But, be sure to come to Thee Parkside afterwards for a celebration of all that is held dear by Saint Stupid, food, drinks and lots of fun!

Our fabulous guest MC will be none other than the illustrious Michael Peppe.  Michael will regale all with his wizardry of the spoken word and weave a tapestry of trance inducing poetry.  Plenty of musical interludes will be provided by the likes of some of San Francisco's most intriguing acts.  Los Banos kicks off the night with their brand of wacky, mariachi inspired, clown entrenched, lyrical interpretations and will have you panting for more.  Just like the prison camp they are named after, Abu Ghraib will hold you hostage with their heavy metal style of music and leave you wishing water boarding was still on the menu...America; fuck yeah!  Next up, those Minstrels of Mayhem, Fluffgrrl, will thrill, delight and assault all the senses as they play their version of post-punk, pre-apocalyptic, art-fag rock.  Rounding out the night is none other than Evolution Control Committee.  ECC has been assailing the land with illegal music since 1986.   Those of you unfamiliar with their
shenanigans shall be forewarned; this ain't your mama's electronic music!  John Law will be on hand with some slide excerpts from his foray on the road with the Dogminican Trio.   Manny, Moe and Jack will be present!

All this and more packed into Thee Parkside, located at 1600 17th Street, SF, CA, 94107.  $6 cover, $5 if in costume, $2 PBR's and $2 tacos available all night... doors open at over by Midnight (we know, it's a school night) all kids 21 and over welcome to join in!   Don't be fooled by cheap imitations, this is the place to be after the Saint Stupid's Day parade!   So, set aside some time from your hectic and busy schedule to have a little fun for one night...$5 gets you in to see some great bands, hear Michael Peppe ramble on and see some other wacky and wild stuff.  All that and $2 will get you a scrummy taco and another $2 will buy you a PBR...yummo!...So, we hope to see you all there!


ECC's Stairway To Britney makes Bootie's Top 15

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Friday, 18 November 2011 17:45

Bootie iconIf you're not familiar with mashup mothership Bootie, get familiar.  In San Francisco they're somewhat ubiquitous, what with their weekly sold-out mashup nights at the DNA Lounge... not to mention the dozen+ other party cities on their roster too.  But for those (like us, now) who aren't in any of those cities, cast your gaze upon their online presence: their website hosts free downloads of annual CDs, webcasts, monthly Top 10s and more.  It's that last one which caught our attention... or should we say, caught theirs:

The ECC's "Stairway To Britney" made November 2011's Top 15 list!

Download that and much more from them.  enjoy.


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