Also on tap, spend the evening at W Lounge starting with the downtown club's new happy hour. Post-work cocktails start flowing at 5:30 p.m. Stay for headliners The Hood Internet. --- Say the term “mashup” and generally the first name that springs to mind is Girl Talk, but while the artist born Greg Gillis tangoed with the law over his right to remix others’ copyrighted material, The Hood Internet have operated free of legal battles since their inception a few years back. The world of digital sampling is nebulous territory, though popular wisdom dictates if the track isn’t sold for profit it’s probably safe for production. The Hood Internet streams their clever mashups online, and makes free downloads—or “mix tapes”—available to its ever-growing fan base. The Chicago duo has plans to release an album of original material in 2010, a move that could gain them more respect from folks who still don’t grasp the concept of transforming preexisting songs into a new format. It’s interesting to see people’s reactions to the craft. In any event, you can’t argue with the effect The Hood Internet has on the body once you’ve hit the dance floor.
On Saturday, metal-powerhouse Cornered By Zombies takes on Vile Blue Shades at Urban Lounge
For something more refined, head to Park City where Rosanne Cash will perform live material off of her latest album, The List, a collection of 12 tracks culled from 100 songs her father deemed essential listening. The album demonstrates her natural talent as a vocalist who can hold her own and play well with others. Cash recently snagged a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with Bruce Springsteen on The List’s “Sea of Heartbreak,” a classic cover that proves there’s room enough for more than one Boss. Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: EcclesCenter.org