EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE - Friday, June 17th @ 6PM
Since 1986, the Evolution Control Committee has steadily built a worldwide reputation as one of the most influential mash-up bands by assembling samples and sounds into cut-and-paste masterpieces. And the ECC once again breaks new ground with the the Wheel Of Mashup! Two wheels actually: the outer one chooses the music and the inner one chooses the vocals. The ECC's incredible Vidimasher 3000 mashes them together instantly. It's illegal music and long before computers made it easy to be a copyright criminal, the ECC was violating copyright laws the hard way. Join us for what is sure to be one of the most memorable and unusual in-store events we've ever hosted. Evolution Control Committee will also be performing at The End on Saturday night, along with stAllio!, Quiet Entertainer, DJ Empirical and Pimpdaddysupreme.
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Dammit, did Bread & Butter go under?
Dubstep is the New New Jack Swing... is the new Grunge... is the new Crunk/Snap-Hop. Perfectly acceptable music that's been over-hyped, co-opted, mass produced and youth marketed; that is (and will be) beaten like a dead horse and drug with a rope all the way to (wait for it) Superbowl Commercials. The upcoming Justin Bieber & Korn dubstep albums are no different than the desperate Joey Lawrence & Corey Feldman New Jack Swing Albums and the 50+ cheap Nirvana clones that signaled the demise of their respective genres. We'll all be talking about the paint parties and LARGE DAYGLOW FONT ONLY SHIRTS in 5 years the same way we talked about Polka Dots, Flannel and White T's.
ARTICLE: You can buy Lil' Jon's actual "Crunk Ain't Dead" necklace at auction.
That being said, I'm not mad at dubstep. Like all new music styles, the ripples of dubstep will be present in music henceforth. I accept that pop music eats itself and that's how we move forward. The disgust comes from the perfected corporate marketing system that is in charge of cash-bleeding a culture until the original natives are left wondering why they're broke and "out of style". To Quote Bill Hicks, "If you are in marketing, or advertising and in the audience tonight, kill yourself."
Whatever their target they leave the genres, once idyllic tourist spots now turned landfill, with the refuse and scraps of their "product" (which is technically illegal to recycle) and posters for the NEW tourist spot.
ARTICLE: Look how Bali is dealing with tourist garbage that's killing tourism.
Despite the legal ramifications, musical scientists will continue to experiment and concoct new styles, genres and formulas out of the remnants of old culture in a sort of Portmentau-dio. (That is, until SOPA and PROTECT-IP pass and sites like Youtube and Soundcloud are shut down to protect corporate profit. But that's another rant)
In the betrayal sentiment, I agree with Sean, in that the notion that we (or anyone) owns culture or ideas is completely fucking stupid and juvenile. The Gimme Gimme Gimme Mine Mine Mine jealousy is egocentric and unfortunately a very base human trait. It's all based on fear of keeping what's MINE; whether that be "Intellectual Property" or the idea that a culture "belongs" to us. Culture is just a ride.
That being said, I'm wary of his quote "Every generation deserves the right to define its own culture". Having lived through all the previous aforementioned musical "fads", I doubt highly that any generation is fully in charge of the definitions.
Presale started today at 10am. Probably sold out, but you can try anyway. http://tickets.weirdal.com
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