FACE MELT: A BEATS / BASS / HIPHOP Weekly Event
Tuesdays at Tonic Room 2447 N. Halsted St.
10pm, 21+, $5 or FREE b4 11pm or FREE all night w/ RSVP
FACE MELT HAS A NEW HOME! ON A NEW NIGHT! WEEKLY!
When talking about Hip-Hop or any of the countless genres it has influenced, it’s all about the beats. Even after a producer loops ‘Amen Brother’ for the millionth time, it will always be about the beats. They’re the foundation of Hip-Hop, and the defining characteristic of any artist or genre claiming Hip-Hop as inspiration. And at FACE MELT, they’re the only thing that matters.
Presented by Ground Lift Media, FACE MELT is a monthly event series which showcases envelope-pushing artists on a local, national, and international level. The 2011 programming schedule includes Live Bands, Live PA sets, DJs/Turntablists, & Touring Acts spanning genres like Dubstep, Glitch, Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Beat-related. And if that’s not enough, the resident roster boasts some of Chicago’s finest talents – Maker (Galapagos4, Now-Again), TREW (Ground Lift Media), & DJ Intel (The Comeups, Platter Pirates).
As if he’s already plotting to bring an MPC to his cousin’s quinceañera, Maker explains the underlying motivations of FACE MELT as “a gathering of different styles, cultures, and scenes that are all related… It’s like a family reunion but with hard ass drums.” Simple enough concept but reading between the lines, you may want to consider ear plugs!