February 10, 2012
It’s never too soon for another SF Mixtape Society gathering. Fortunately, the wait ends this Sunday, February 12th, when the eighth installment goes down at the Make-Out Room (4-6pm, free) featuring the Valentine’s-appropriate theme of “Under The Covers.”
New to this? Here’s how it works… Gather what you think to be the most appropriate collection of tunes representing your interpretation of Under The Covers (any format is accepted: USB, CDR, cassette, etc). Submit the track listing to SFMTS and bring a copy of the mix with you to the event. Each mix is then raffled off to a different participant. If you show up with a mix, you get to leave with someone else’s (and, in this case, perhaps some insight into their sensual thought process).
This month’s sponsor, and generous supplier of prizes, is White Iris Records. A few of you lucky mixers will walk away with 7” records from Oberhofer, Superhumanoids, and more. Check out previous SF Mixtape events and themes here and, although it’s not required, you can RSVP on Facebook here.
Photos: ‘Buried Treasures’ Popup Concert with San Francisco Mixtape Society, Melted Toys, Chucha Santamaria y Usted, Elephant and Castle
October 11, 2011
On behalf of The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Mixtape Society and Treasure Island Music Festival, we would like to extend a thank you to the bands and attendees involved in Friday’s Buried Treasure TIMF Popup Concert. No sailors clad in uniforms or North Beach slices of pizza could compare to the fun that was had inside San Franpsycho‘s store that evening! Enjoy some photos of the event, including shots of the live sets from Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria y Usted, and DJ Elephant and Castle.
Stay tuned for more exciting coverage of this weekend’s Treasure Island festival on our website all week!
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October 6, 2011
Please join us tomorrow, Friday October 7th, at 6pm for our free Treasure Island Music Festival-themed “Buried Treasure” happy hour party (RSVP on Facebook) at San Franpsycho’s flagship store (1314 Grant Avenue, San Francisco) in North Beach. We’ll have performances by Melted Toys and ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, as well as a DJ set by Elephant and Castle. Be sure to bring a mixtape with the theme “Buried Treasure”: we’ve partnered with the San Francisco Mixtape Society and will be awarding the best mixtape curator a pair of passes to the Treasure Island Music Festival!
And . . . . FREE TACOS! While supplies last, of course. Supplied by:
The Bay Bridged Presents: A Treasure Island Music Festival Happy Hour with Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, Elephant and Castle (DJ set)
September 28, 2011
If you are like us, you probably enjoy the following things: local bands, free shows, mixtapes, and the Treasure Island Music Festival. On Friday, October 7th, we’re throwing a party combining all of these elements as something we’re calling “Buried Treasure,” a free Treasure Island Music Festival pop-up concert and mixtape exchange taking place at San Franpsycho’s flagship store (1314 Grant Avenue, San Francisco) in North Beach.
On the music front, we’re psyched to have performances by locals Melted Toys and ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, as well as a DJ set by Elephant and Castle. On the mixtape front, we’ve partnered with the San Francisco Mixtape Society to throw the event. Bring a mixtape around the theme “Buried Treasure” to exchange with other attendees. The person with the best mixtape will win a pair of passes to the Treasure Island Music Festival!
This free happy hour event should be a great way to kick off your weekend and get psyched for Treasure Island (and maybe even win a couple of TIMF passes!). Weâ€™ll see you there!
A Treasure Island Music Festival Popup Concert and Mixtape Exchange
Bring a mixtape to exchange for a chance to win passes to the Treasure Island Music Festival!
June 7, 2011
This Sunday at the Makeout Room, the SF Mixtape Society throws its sixth mixtape exchange party, with a unique contest this time around. In addition to winning prizes from SFMOMA, Photojojo, and Matador, Save KUSF has offered up a slot to a lucky winner to share their mix KUSF (for early submissions only and guest time slot is TBD, read details on SFMTS).
More fun: guest celebrity mixes will be available to purchase in support of SAVE KUSF. As usual, submissions can come as a cassette, CD or USB. All mix-makers are eligible for the prizes, and the exchange is done “secret Santa” style, from 4 to 6pm.
The theme for this installment is “Lemonade Stand,” suggested by one of SFMTS’ own, out of many summer-y theme suggestions, such as “School’s Out,” etc. Excited by the prospect of listening to a “Lemonade Stand”-themed mix on a hot San Francisco day, I can’t help but start postulating a potential playlist. Mine would definitely have to include this fun remix of who other, but Lemonade:
And also, a classic from The Sandwitches, in case we ever see some sunny weather:
April 1, 2010
The recently-opened branch of the SF Mixtape Society is returning for round two. This time, it’s Easter Sunday, and the theme is not what you’d think: in lieu of the obvious (i.e. annual religious feasts and egg hunts), Mixtape Society attendees are asked to follow the theme of “Fools Rush In.”
A mixtape following the theme is not required for admission, but highly encouraged. In fact, you won’t be able to participate in the exchange if you don’t bring one of your own to contribute. The mixes may be created and presented in any format – CD, USB stick, cassette, etc.
Photos from the first edition of the SF Mixtape Society after the jump: [More...]
January 28, 2010
The beloved mixtape is so seldom embraced in an open forum — surprising in a community so keen on music discovery, no? I’ve only once seen a mixtape trading event in San Francisco, at Diary (emo night at Pop’s), acting as a holiday gift exchange. But it’s safe to say that ’90s post-punk and emo aren’t what everybody likes to jumble on a tape to say how they feel.
Opening the gates to all mix-making styles is the first annual event by SF Mixtape Society, brought to you by veterans of Brooklyn’s similar meetups, recently transplanted to the City. “Back in Brooklyn, the mixtape clubs were a great way to meet people and make friends,” SFMS co-founder Annie Lin explained an email, “so our hope is to recreate this as well as inject a very SF contest component as well.”
The theme of Sunday’s exchange is “Cities vs. Towns,” and although hands leaving with a mixtape must bring one to trade, the event is free and a mix is not required for admission. Any medium is welcome (CD, tape, USB) and there will be contests for the best track listings and packaging. More information about the Mixtape Society and Sunday’s first event can be found on their website. Look for my report next week, as I will venture out to participate in the event.