Friday To-Do: Mix Master Mike | Rock Candy

Friday To-Do: Mix Master Mike



8:30 p.m., The Village. $20 adv., $25 door.

As much as Rick Rubin (or maybe even MCA, Ad Rock, or Mike D individually), Mix Master Mike is the man responsible for a bulk of the defining aesthetics of the Beastie Boys. As their resident DJ since “Hello Nasty” in 1998, he's effectively acted as the Billy Preston to their Beatles. More broadly, he's the Jimi Hendrix of turntablism. A godfather of the “turntable as instrument” movement, not only is he the inventor of a handful of scratches that are now commonplace, he's still, at 40 years old, not only a man to be respected, but a force to be reckoned with. Of the times I've seen the Beasties, the MCs wowed, but M.M. Mike straight up put people in awe. If he can set Madison Square Garden alight on a regular basis, imagine what he's going to do to the old Cinema 150.

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