Puffs Bagswelle, Tommy Ruffingers, My Boy Elroy, Duke Shin
Friday November 11 | Bad Advice Inc. presents...
[Ruff Music, DSTRKTKN KRW]
[Cleverpillar, Ruff Music]
My Boy Elroy
[Digital Tape Machine, Liquid Soul]
Live Visuals by Galina Shevchenko
2210 West Chicago
NO COVER before 10pm, $6 after
$3 Goose Island 312, $6 Specialty cocktails
** FREE admit to Smart Bar afterward with Darkroom stamp**
First spawned by goblins in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust 3 million years ago, Puffs Baggswelle was buried beneath the Earth to be sent as a messenger of the new messiah in the future. After spending many centuries locked in the ruins of Babylon with nothing but a turntable and record crates, Puffs arose, encoding messages to the universe through his unique scratch patterns, and booming bass rythms. Set steadfastly with one goal in mind: to awake the rest of the Earth. To this day, none have defeated Baggswelle in turntable combat. Most doubt that anyone ever will... As Ruff Music's newest recording artist this member of the elite DSTRKTKN KRW. Puffs has been on a tear of destruction. Breaking down barriers of the mind, and setting dancefloors on fire throughout the midwest.Puffs has been lighting up the airwaves via Dubstep.fm and P.T.S. radio on 89.3 f.m.. An appearance by this artist is an event that should not be missed.
An expert in the arts of hip-hop, drum 'n bass, funk & soul and almost every other genre, Tommy Ruffingers has traveled the nation and the airwaves via his turntablism skills since 1995. He has made appearances on the legendary Sonic Boom on Q101.1 f.m. as well as frequent college and internet radio spots. He has worked with artists like Die Warsaw, Order Sixty-Six, Soul Foundation's Brian G. and members of Ministry, and he's contributed music to Chicago Bulls commercials and the nationally syndicated Mancow show. Over the last 16 years Tommy has held residencies at a variety of venues and nightclubs honing a distinct undeniable groove that belongs solely to Mr. Ruffingers.
He is a member of Chicago hip-hop/drum 'n bass outfit, Skitzophonic and co-producer of the album "Rhymes With Orange" which has received much critical praise and has been used in several independent films and documentaries. Tommy is also the DJ behind the â€œWelcome to RhymeCityâ€ mixtape as well as numerous other mixes which are readily available online.
As the founder of Ruff Music and Cleverpillar Tommy works tirelessly to build community and support underground artists of all mediums. All of which culminates into the full community participation generated event series known as COMMUNION... for more info visit www.cleverpillar.com
MY BOY ELROY
MY BOY ELROY is the jaw-dropping Chicago-based DJ/Beat-Boxer of the world famous Acid Jazz pioneering group & Grammy nominated live act, Liquid Soul. His passion & dedication to his craft along w/his unique presentation quickly led him to open for a sold out show @The Riviera for the one & only Massive Attack. He's shared the bill w/legendary greats of our times such as B.B. King & Stevie Wonder!
Since early 2000's MY BOY ELROY has been an intricate part of the nation-wide collective, Every Starving Artists Productions (aka ESA), he's currently the only mid-west representative. MY BOY ELROY is also the Music Director & DJ for the amazing Midnight Circus. He's also making serious waves as part of the dynamic tag-team duo Dextrous Roy & as a member of the explosive show Digital Tape Machine, all while remaining the recording & touring DJ for Liquid Soul. Combining performance tactics with DJing his show is nothing to deny and sets a new standard for musical quality and entertainment value.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what is the value of a beat? A rhythm? A melody? Duke Shin doesn't have any of those answers for you, but what he does have is a musical arsenal of the loud and strange, gentle and nuanced, mid tempo slow burns and torrid electronic freak outs-all wrapped up in deep house love, driven with a cybernetic techno heart...