“[Bootie] reclaims pop music by turning it into a kind of weird folk art reminiscent of fan fiction’s unlimited and uncanny “what if?” scenarios. Much like the dual faces projected on the screen, the mashups are reminiscent of drag turned into an inhabitable experience, where two binary opposites are combined to create an entirely different category.”
Thanks to Vincent Giorgetti of Facing Halo Films, we now have another new promo video! Bootie Mashup creators and DJs A Plus D are seen in action at both Bootie SF at DNA Lounge and Bootie LA at Echoplex, along with Bootie house band Smash-Up Derby. This really captures the energy and insanity of a typical Bootie party! Shot in February 2012.
In the frenzy leading up to this past Saturday’s Bootie party, we totally forgot to post all the club info! Now here it is — the Monday after the party — so instead, we would like to present something else …
It’s all the audio from July’s Bootie party! The great thing about doing our club at the DNA Lounge is that not only do they webcast everything live, but they also archive all the audio for two weeks after the party.
So whether you want to relive the night, hear a few mashups you really liked again, or listen in on what you missed out on, you can!
It’s six hours worth of mashups, with sets by Dada, Adrian, Mysterious D, and our special guest DJ from Seattle — Victor Menegaux. There’s also live Bootie house band Smash-Up Derby — although the way the audio is recorded for the webcasts, the band never sounds very good. The vocals and keyboards are always too loud and on top – but trust us, it always sounds great in the club!
Also, you can listen in on the midnight mashup show, which featured Patty O’Furniture and Steven Satyricon in a goth dance-off! Adrian gives running commentary throughout.
It was a fantastic night last Saturday … about 950 people getting their mash on, and a really diverse crowd … straight, gay, mainstream, alternative, everyone getting along and having a great time! Thanks to everyone who came out to Bootie and made it such a fun evening!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the DNA Lounge on Memorial Day weekend, decked out in their “pirate formal” finest for our first-ever Bootie Pirate Prom! It was one of our most memorable evenings ever, and our photographer Libby was there to capture it all – including the crowning of the Pirate Prom King & Queen! To relive the night – or to see what you missed – click on over to the photo gallery.
Aaaargh! Ahoy, maties! We know you scurvy lads and lasses have been waiting for this one! We’ve noticed it seems everyone’s doing a pirate theme these days – but as you people know, Bootie is the original pirate party! Only this time we’re going ‘pirate formal’ for the first-ever Bootie Pirate Prom!
This is also a special Sunday night Memorial Day party – an “extra Bootie” if you will – since we know many of you don’t have to work Monday. So get decked out in your finest and most formal pirate attire, and be ready to dance to the best pirated mashups on the seven seas!
This SUNDAY MAY 27th – Memorial Day Weekend BOOTIE PIRATE PROM DNA LOUNGE, 375 11th Street, San Francisco 9 pm – after-hours —————————————————————- Featuring showcase sets from your resident DJs: ADRIAN & the MYSTERIOUS D PARTY BEN DADA —————————————————————- Your prom band: SMASH-UP DERBY —————————————————————- Upstairs: ’80s Mashup Room EARWORM DJ TRIPP DAVID X —————————————————————- Who will be crowned Bootie Pirate Prom King and Queen? Dress “pirate formal” and enter to win at midnight! “Best Couple” wins a dinner cruise around the Bay on a yacht!
Best individual pirate prom girl and boy will win a free haircut and color from the just opened Mission art gallery and hair salon – GINGER RUBIO. Winners and runners up will win Bootie CD goodie bags & more!
—————————————————————- Free take-home prom photos by NATHAN K. He’ll be taking photos on the spot and handing them to you for free! —————————————————————- Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 75 people through the door! 21+ w/ID, $12 cover, 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm
Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend, you probably don’t have to work on Monday. So we decided to do a special Bootie party on Sunday … it’s our first-ever Pirate Prom!
Come with a date, or go stag – we don’t care! Just come decked out in your finest pirate attire – we call it “pirate formal.”
And of course, it wouldn’t be a prom without crowning a Prom King and Queen, and at midnight, you will decide who wins! We’ve got fabulous prizes for those who enter, and the “Best Couple” will win a dinner cruise around the Bay on Hornblower Cruises! We’ll have other prizes as well – “Best Pirate Lad” and “Best Pirate Lass”will each win free haircut and color, courtesy of the newly opened and uber-fabulous Ginger Rubio salon.
And we’ll have Bootie CD goodie bags to give away as prizes as well!
Capture the night – free! Photographer NATHAN K. will be there to take prom pictures, which he will print out for you right there, so you can take one home!
And in the upstairs room, it’s all ’80s mashups, all night! We’ve got three of California’s best mashup DJs to give you only ’80s mashups: EARWORM (San Francisco),DJ TRIPP(Santa Cruz), and DAVID X(Sacramento).
And of course, what would a prom be without … the PROM BAND! Bootie house band SMASH-UP DERBY will be fulfilling this time-honored duty with a crowd-pleasing set of – yup, you guessed it – ’80s mashups. What is it about prom that makes us think of the ’80s? Maybe it was all those John Hughes movies….
As always, we’ve got free Bootie CDs to the first 75 people through the door, and it’s still 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm.
THANK YOU from Bootie!
And last – we want to THANK YOU for voting Bootie as “Best Dance Club,” and Smash-Up Derby as “Best Cover Band” in the SF Weekly Best of San Francisco Readers Polllast week. Bootie loves YOU too!
We hope to see you this Sunday!
Live webcast! Click here to listen and watch! West Coast: 9pm-3am East Coast: 12mid-6am UK: 5am-11am Monday!
Have we got something special for you this Saturday! Live on stage, it’s the world premiere of DJ WiiJ – DJing with hacked Nintendo Wiimote controllers – starring DJ ! (Shift-1) and VJ Funktified, from the Silence Xperiment.
BOOTIE this SATURDAY MAY 12th DNA LOUNGE, 375 11th Street, San Francisco 9 pm – after-hours —————————————————————- The world premiere of DJ WiiJ Live on stage, DJing with hacked Nintendo Wiimote controllers: DJ ! (Shift-1) rockin’ the Wii, with video by VJ Funktified performing together as The Silence Xperiment —————————————————————- At 10:30 PM SHARP – a special acoustic set from Bootie house band SMASH-UP DERBYUNPLUGGED —————————————————————- In the upstairs room: FRINGE DJs – spinning bootleg breaks with DJs MOTION POTION, BIG DOLLA, and TIM DIETZ —————————————————————- Midnight mashup show starring: RENTTECCA and COCO CANAL —————————————————————- And Bootie DJs: ADRIAN, MYSTERIOUS D, PARTY BEN, and FABBRI —————————————————————- Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 100 people through the door! 21+ w/ID, $12 cover, 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm For more info: www.BootieSF.com
World premiere of DJ WiiJ – DJ set using hacking Nintendo Wiimote controllers – starring the Silence Xperiment
This month, live on stage, we are proud to present the world premiere of a new way of DJing – it’s called WiiJing! Created by DJ ! (pronounced Shift-1), this revolutionary new DJ style uses two hacked Nintendo Wiimotes – the controller from Nintendo’s new videogame system, Wii – to manipulate and control the music in a whole new way!
By hacking into two Nintendo Wiimotes, he was able to map controls on a PC DJing program that would allow him to DJ using the Wiimotes. He’s calling the technological mashup “WiiJing” and says it will change the way DJing is performed in the future. This new DJ style will have it’s world premiere on stage at club Bootie. To see how this works, check out this video on YouTube:
Yes, this is for real!!
Also performing will be DJ Funktified, who will be VJing alongside the WiiJing. The two together make up the Turlock-based group The Silence Xperiment, the mashup team responsible for last year’s infamous bootleg album, Q-Unit, which mashed up Queen vs. 50 Cent. This is one show you do not want to miss!
At 10:30 PM SHARP: SMASH-UP DERBY UNPLUGGED – a special acoustic set from the Bootie house band
It’s practically a rite of passage for a rock band to eventually perform an “unplugged” acoustic set – and this month, Bootie house band SMASH-UP DERBY fulfills this time-honored rock tradition. They’ll be performing their biggest mashup hits … UNPLUGGED! It’s looking to be a “very special” set – Jason is even trading in his guitar for the conga!
Upstairs: FRINGE DJs Motion Potion, Big Dolla, and Tim Dietz spin bootleg breaks
Taking over the upstairs room this month are three resident DJs from THE FRINGE, the arts collective known in San Francisco and Burning Man circles for hosting a wild variety of live music and art-infused events like the Icebreakers Ball, Freaksgiving, and FreQ-o de Mayo. DJs Motion Potion, Big Dolla, and Tim Dietz play out an entire spectrum of music with genre-bending sets. They regularly bust out the freakish talents to rock a mixed house of indie rockheads, breakdancers, jam banders, and freaky underground clubers at the same time. Don’t miss this unique, mashed-up bootleg-only set from these freaks!
Midnight mashup show starring RENTTECCA and COCO CANAL
In the San Francisco drag scene, RENTTECCA is known as the “filthiest person alive” … and that’s why we love her! You might have seen her at her clubs Bearacudda and Trans Am, but tonight, we are happy to have her back at Bootie for the midnight mashup show, joined on stage by local drag superstar COCO CANAL. They’ll be performing to Oli Clifford‘s fantastic Destiny’s Child vs. Arctic Monkeys bootleg.
Of course, resident Bootie DJs ADRIAN, MYSTERIOUS D, and PARTY BEN, will be in the main room, spinning all your favorite mashups throughout the night. And filling in for the vacationing DJ DADA will be the Bootie debut of DJ FABBRI, who will be spinning for the first hour from 9-10 PM. Come out early and show him some love!
We’ve got free Bootie CDs to the first 50 people, and it’s 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm, so getting to Bootie early is a good thing!
It’s been five weeks since our last Bootie mashup party, and we’ve missed you guys! So we’ve got a great Saturday night in store for you this weekend!
BOOTIE this SATURDAY APRIL 14th DNA LOUNGE, 375 11th Street, San Francisco 9 pm – after-hours —————————————————————- From Los Angeles, special guest DJ AXEL Celebrating the release of his new mashup bootleg album, Breakin’ The Law —————————————————————- In the upstairs room:DJ TRIPP‘s BIRTHDAY BASH with guest DJs DAVID X (91X Sacramento) and MATT HITE Special birthday giveaways and other goodies! —————————————————————- At 11 PM … live Bootie house band SMASH-UP DERBY —————————————————————- Midnight mashup show starring: STARR MUNRO & STEVEN SATYRICON —————————————————————- And of course, your resident Bootie DJs: ADRIAN, MYSTERIOUS D, PARTY BEN, and DADA —————————————————————- Photography by NATHAN K. and DrunkRockers.com —————————————————————- Free 10-track Bootie mashup CD to the first 50 people through the door! 21+ w/ID, $12 cover, 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm For more info: www.BootieSF.com
From Los Angeles, it’s an album release party for DJ AXEL – CD giveaways!
This month, it’s the return of DJ AXEL! This Los Angeles-based producer and DJ has spun a couple times – back in Bootie’s early days at Cherry Bar – but this will be his first time rockin’ the dance floor at DNA Lounge. And this time, he’ll be celebrating the release of his debut bootleg CD, Breakin’ The Law. This brand-new full-length album features many of Axel’s crowd-pleasing favorites, as well several new mashups, previously unavailable anywhere! And he’s bringing a bunch to give away at midnight!
Upstairs: DJ TRIPP’S BIRTHDAY BASH with guest DJs DAVID X and MATT HITE
Every April, DJ TRIPP – Santa Cruz’s favorite mashup DJ – celebrates his birthday at Bootie. And this year, he’s going all out and bringing the party to YOU – by taking over the upstairs room at the DNA Lounge! Go on up there and toast him happy b-day! DJs DAVID X from Sacramento’s 91X and MATT HITE from Beatmixed.com will be joining TRIPP on the decks, and making sure that everyone parties like it’s their birthday! And they’ve got some birthday giveaways and goodies too!
Bootie house band SMASH-UP DERBY at 11 PM
SMASH-UP DERBY – the world’s only mashup rock band – will hit the stage promptly at 11 PM … and they’ve got a few new surprises in store, including a new-and-improved rendition of one of the biggest “hits” from the Best of Bootie 2006 CD.We’ll give you one hint: it’s kind of a “tricky” metal song … so be ready to rock out!
Midnight mashup show with STARR MUNRO & STEVEN SATYRICON
STARR MUNRO and STEVEN SATYRICON have both graced the stage for the midnight mashup show, but never like this! This month, these two performers will be doing a sexy mashup duet produced by A plus D!
And of course, resident Bootie DJs PARTY BEN, ADRIAN, MYSTERIOUS D, and DADA will be in the main room, spinning all your favorite mashups throughout the night, as well as a bunch of new tunes for your dancing pleasure!
We’ll have a couple photographers in the house – JOE from DrunkRockers.com is coming back from LA to snap more pics of all the insanity – check out his photos from last month here.
NATHAN K. will be there as well, perched upstairs with his camera and printer, snapping party portraits that you’ll be able to take home with you!
As usual, we’ve got free Bootie CDs to the first 50 people, and it’s 2 for 1 before 10:30 pm, so get there early! We hope to see you Saturday!
DrunkRockers.com is a web site based in Los Angeles that posts photos from nightclubs. Its creator, Joe – that’s him below in the ‘die hipster scum’ shirt – has become a regular at Bootie LA, and when he said he wanted to come up to see how we party here in San Francisco, we knew you guys would show him a good time! And the amount of photos he took proves it – he shot over 600 photos! Click on the pics above to get to the galleries, or click here.
This coming Saturday, Mini-BOOTIE happens in the upstairs lounge at Pop Roxx at the DNA Lounge, and this month, resident DJs Adrian and Mysterious D are back, joining Party Ben on the decks to spin mashups and bootlegs to dance to all night. As always, we’ve got free Bootie mashup CDs to give away. If you want one, just come up and ask!
DJs Audrock (Loaded), Chan Chan (Beauty Bar), Tollef (Future), and Meikee Magnetic (Protection) spin downstairs, Michael Sparkle is your host, and Monsters Are Waiting play live at midnight. The DNA Lounge is at 375 11th Street at Harrison, San Francisco. 9 pm – 3 am. $7 cover. More info here. This month’s color is green … play along!