Despite his early Chicago-based fame alongside the incomparable Derrick Carter and other house jocks, Mark Farina’s current home in San Francisco (and on San Fran’s famed OM Records) seems defined by Mark Farina’s sunny expositions of expertly mixed house and acid jazz/downtempo. Perhaps best known for his “Mushroom Jazz” mixes, Farina returns to Chicago tonight to headline Chicago’s strongest house-centric club night in the ever-venerable Boom Boom Room. Considering the bacchanalian nature of the party, expect bumpin’ classics and the slight techy edge showcased on his contribution to the Fabric mix series from earlier this year. Also appearing alongside Farina is Chicago stalwart and Farris Wheel honcho Gene Farris, whose ample deck acumen dances its way through sunny disco-laced house. (Duke Shin)
Mark Farina and Gene Farris headline Boom Boom Room at Green Dolphin, 2200 North Ashland, (773)395-0066, on September 8, 9pm-4am. Rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.