Mon Jul 02 2012

On July 2nd, musicians from all over the Windy City musical map will gather to pay tribute to the life and music of Adam “MCA” Yauch and the Beastie Boys. With a poster for sale designed by Scott Williams (renowned for his work for Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and the Chicago Soul Summit) in addition to a raffle, proceeds will benefit an organization that will further Mr. Yauch's humanitarian efforts.

A one-time-only multi-media extravaganza, “Time For Livin’” will feature inspired takes on songs from throughout the Beastie Boys legendary career, from the party anthems of License to Ill, the b-boy kaleidoscope of Paul’s Boutique, to the exhilarating smash-up of live funk, hardcore, and hip-hop of Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and beyond. The event will also celebrate MCA’s wider impact through his humanitarian work to free Tibet, expose underground film with Oscilloscope Laboratories, and popularize the term “mullet” via Grand Royal Magazine, while turning everyone on to the funky jams that fueled the dreams of three MC’s from NYC.

Event organizers Ben Taylor and James Johnston met while attending Connecticut College in the 1990s, bonding over the music of the Beastie Boys while discovering the classic jazz and funk the group used as sample sources. They reconnected years later as colleagues in Chicago, Johnston as leader of perennial funk outfit, Bumpus and Taylor as bassist for the explosive JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.


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