Wednesday July 18 @ Monarch
w/ Mark Farina, Kimme Le Funk, Colossus
Mark Farina is doing his special Mushroom Jazz signature down tempo set tonight at Monarch. In 1992, Mark Farina found a welcome place for his collection of downtempo tunes accompanied by a small run of mix tapes entitled "Mushroom Jazz". Originally launched as a cassette series, the Mushroom Jazz tapes grew from the first Chicago run of 50 copies each…on to the next stage, where 500 copies of several volumes were easily distributed and sought after. As the Acid Jazz boom began, he perfected his sound and fused the newest tracks from the West Coast's jazzy, organic producers with the more urban sounds he had championed in Chicago. While the predominant musical force in SF was still dark, dubby House and Wicked-style Breaks, the city embraced the downtempo movement with a healthy bunch of live bands and DJs generating the tunes. Join Farina and Colossus on a journey into Mushroom Jazz. More info and tickets.