The San Francisco Mixtape Society has announced the theme of “Foreign vs. Familiar” for its third music mix exchange and contest, to be held at San Francisco’s Make-Out Room on Sunday, July 11, 2010. The party, which is open to the public and free to attend, is dedicated to the art of making and exchanging music mixes. Attendees are invited to assemble a mix according to the theme in any format, whether cassette, CD or USB.
Mixes will be traded over the course of the evening through a spirited raffle. All attendees who bring a music mix will leave the event with a mix made by someone else. Additionally, all attendees will be able to cast votes for the mixes with the best track listings and artwork.
Anyone who brings a mixtape to the party is eligible for the following prize packages: Audience Choice, selected by popular vote, and Best Packaging, selected by judges. Additionally, a Best Mixtape prize winner will be selected by judges from mixtapes submitted in advance to the San Francisco Mixtape Society website. To pre-submit a mixtape for the Best Mixtape award, which is selected on the basis of music, attendees are invited to visit http://sfmixtapesociety.com.
The makers of the winning mixes will be invited onstage to speak about their music selections and receive prize packages valued at up to $50, presented by sponsors including the San Francisco Modern Art Museum ( www.sfmoma.com), Matador Records ( www.matadorrecords.com), Photojojo
( www.photojojo.com) and Black Iris ( www.blackiris.tv).
What: San Francisco Mixtape Society Party. It’s like Secret Santa with music mixes. Assemble and bring a mixtape based on the theme, leave with a themed mixtape assembled by someone else. This month’s theme is: Foreign vs. Familiar.
Who: Open to all, free of charge
When: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 4-6pm
Where: The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street between Valencia and Mission, (415) 647-2888
Added by post on July 7, 2010