San Francisco Bay Area, California

[:] p l u g [:] san francisco's first annual global headphone festival and the u.s. west coast's debut transmission as part of the 8th annual le placard international headphone festival : non-stop streaming headphone concerts from cities around the world to headphone people around the world. this event can only be heard through headphones, so B.Y.O. HEADPHONES !!

[artists include]

beth custer [clubfoot orchestra, clarinet thing]
n.Ln [n.lannon, film school]
scot gresham-lancaster
neighborhood bass coalition
slidecamp [ryan gilbert]
EDD [subarachnoid space]
skullcaster [le flange du mal, earwicker]
jeff ray [extraordinary forest, radius]
toshio hirano
justino [ruidbello]
halcyon high
borful tang
atman the sibling
sharkiface [tarantism, 16 bitch pile up]
if rebecca horn played guitar
parts of speech
dragons of draco [sky]
technische recherche
joe donohoe:dj balderdash
stephen ruiz [zygote]
poolabomb [l.a.]
useless unknown facts
eats tapes
the deletist
+ more special guests TBA !

[admission is free - donations gladly accepted]
[the warehouse is wheelchair accessible]
[all ages are welcome]

DATE: sat-sun aug 27-28
TIME: stream begins at 2:00 pm sharp
LOCATION: the 5lowershop collective warehouse
992 peralta ave san francisco
PERFORMANCES: every 30 minutes for 24 hours non-stop
TRANSPORTATION: the[:] p l u g [:]bus will provide
shuttle rides from 24th st. bart [call for times]
MERCHANDISE: b.y.o. table for self-governed distribution
CONCESSIONS: various beverages and food or b.y.o.
CONTACT PHONE: 415.200.6976 or 415.642.4330
[:] p l u g [:] SITE:

[how to listen]
at the venue, listeners plug into 80 -100 headphone jacks.
a pirate radio broadcast can be heard at 104.1 fm
online streaming to a global network of le placard listening stations

[about le placard]
le placard is a nomadic "festival within a festival" that functions under a mode of open program, open for headphone rooms to create performance spaces where performers are welcomed to perform, using the inscription site to self organize the global program. there is no format to the festival, it is constantly mutating, often described as "an experiment in erasing the line between public and private audio enjoyment." this year, the stream occurs for 97 days non-stop, and includes transmissions from berlin, bratislava, bologna, montreal, sweden, bordeaux, toulouse, paris, finland, tokyo, leipzig, london, amsterdam, brussels, rotterdam, zurich, and of course, san francisco.

Added by deletist on August 18, 2005