Less than two months in, and it looks like 2011 will be another banner year for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They scored a landmark ruling in favor of your right to re-sell promo CDs in January. This month they convinced a copyright troll to drop a bogus lawsuit against hundreds of alleged downloaders. And just this week they contributed to the successful outcry against fast-track reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Join us as nerdcore and chiptune artists Dual Core, Crashfaster, Trash80, and Doctor Popular sling dope rhymes and bangin’ bleeps for EFF’s 21st birthday at the future-focused BAMM.tv studio in San Francisco.
Dual Core became the first nerdcore group to play both the main stages at Las Vegas’s DEFCON, the world’s largest hacker convention, and the CCC Camp hacker conference in Germany. Crashfaster is a chip musician, retro remixer, and low-bit concert promoter whose outreach has galvanized the Bay Area’s vibrant chiptune community. Trash80 is the eminent chip musician behind ArduinoBoy — software that helps integrate the Nintendo Game Boy into any existing electronic music arsenal. Doctor Popular is the ironic nickname of professional yo-yoer, nerdcore artist, and innovator Brian C. Roberts. His name is ironic because he is neither a Doctor nor popular.
Concert host Bricks and Mortar Media (BAMM.tv) uses slick technology and a breakthrough business model to help artists capture performances and distribute their music and video online. BAMM.tv Studios will be live-streaming the concert for anyone not in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
The suggested donation for this event is $30, which gets you access to the show, drinks at an open bar (while supplies last), and the opportunity to hob-nob with some of the legal and tech geniuses that are on the forefront of the fight for your free speech, privacy and other rights in the digital world!
EFF’s 21st Birthday
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, 8pm
43 Norfolk Street
You can donate at the door or buy your tickets now!