Bootie SF Among Kesha's Army of Supporters Amidst Artist's Prolonged Legal Woes

Posted by Billyjam, May 7, 2016 07:59pm | Post a Comment

Legal differences between musical artists and their labels or management companies, ones that place their recording and/or performing careers in limbo, are nothing new but they must count among the most frustrating for both artists and their fans. Particularly frustrating are instances in which an artist's creative output is placed on hold, no matter how temporarily. Among pop history's many examples of this is the ongoing nasty legal battle between Kesha Rose Sebert, aka the artist Kesha formerly spelled as Ke$ha, and her former producer Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke).

The female vocalist has accused her former longtime producer of  a decade of sexual and verbal abuse. She also filed a lawsuit with Sony to be freed from her exclusive recording agreement. In the ongoing legal proceedings Kesha's lawyer, Mark Gregaros, argued that the artist was forced into a position whereby she cannot work with music producers, publishers, or record labels to release new music. That consequently had spun her career into frozen mode. This in turn led to the formation of the fan-based supportive #FreeKesha movement.

Regardless of who is legally right or wrong, for fans of the pop singer/sometime rapper the legal limbo meant nothing new from their favorite pop star whose releases include Animal, Warrior and Cannibal. But all of that changed recently with a surprise appearance at Coachella last month in which she joined superstar electronic producer/DJ/musician Zedd onstage to perform the title track from his 2015 album True Colors. That was followed two weeks ago with the release of the single of their studio collaboration of "True Colors."

Her first music release in over three years, the warmly embraced single rapidly rose to the number one spot on the Billboard Pop charts this week.  Also announced this week was her addition to this summer's Diplo founded Mad Decent Block Party festival that travels to thirteen cities including the October 9th closing day event in Los Angeles, one of at least three dates for the artist. Even sooner Kesha is reported to part-take in Bob Dylan's 75th birthday all-star celebration. That honorary concert is scheduled for May 23rd/24th at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

And tonight in San Francisco the artist, whose many high profile supporters include Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen, Ariana Grande, and Adele who publicly spoke out on her behalf during her acceptance speech at the 2016 Brit Awards, is being saluted by club Bootie SF. Tonight at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, the longtime popular weekly mashup club will present Kesha Mashup Night. "Bootie has always supported the underdog, and right now no-one in music is more underdog then Kesha. That's why we're celebrating the warrior she is and the music she's made," said club co-producer/DJ Adrian in a press statement.

Throughout the night in the main room of the 11th Street club DJs Tripp and Tyme will be playing the numerous mashups incorporating Kesha's music including most likely. More info here as well as flyer left, and below is the audio of the new Zedd/Kesha collaboration track "True Colors" which is an  updated version of Zedd's 2015 album title track that originally featured the (uncredited) vocals of Tim James.

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