Mark Farina, Malarkey

Mark Farina



Friday, November 24, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Mark Farina
Mark Farina
Modern day record minstrel, Mark Farina, has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining
over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music,
Farina's known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House
Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic
productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats.
Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included being a trumpet player in marching
band, a drummer in a nu wave cover band and a guest DJ, Friday nights on WNUR
(Chicago), Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and
nightclubs. At 16, Farina began his DJ career as a resident at Chicago's underage
mecca, Medusa's. At the same time Mark joined forces with emerging DJs Derrick
Carter and Chris Nazuka then moved into a loft space called Rednail.
Rednail became infamous not only for raucous parties but also as the home to the
trio's first productions under the moniker, Symbols & Instruments. Their
release,"MOOD," sold 35,000 copies in the US & UK and is credited as "the first
ambient house track."
Farina relocated to San Francisco in 1992. Fans embraced Mark's downtempo style
and he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in ʻ93. In 3 short
years, Farina established a fanatical, cult-like following for his Mushroom Jazz sound
and in 1996, OM Records released the first mixed comp CD, simply
titled, Mushroom Jazz. Since then, Mark has released 7 volumes of Mushroom Jazz
with 2013 marking the 20th anniversary of the series. Other notable releases include
OMʼs Seasons, San Francisco Sessions Vol. 1, Connect, House of Om, Live in
Tokyo, and Fabric 40.
When Mark's not touring the world, headlining festivals including Harbourlife
(Sydney), Southport Weekender (UK), DEMF (Detroit), Coachella (CA) and T in
the Park (Scotland), you're likely to find him in his studio working on new releases
or podcasts for his label, Great Lakes Audio. On days off he'll be cruising his '68
Toronado with his son, Dylan (aka "little peanut"), and his Yorkie, Pumpkin.
Voted as one of the top DJ's in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark
Farina's taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music
veterans as well as newcomers to the scene.
MALARKEY: Ma-lar-key: me-lar-ke'

(juke joint, skinny kitty tea house, decadance)

1. irish slang: exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.

2. meaningless talk or nonsense

Don't be fooled by imitators... the ORIGINAL Malarkey... 20+ years from vinyl to digital... whether it's dusty electro swing or mashed up ghetto funk... expect a mid tempo glitchy bass line.

Born, raised and still residing in Sebastopol CA (wine country north of SF), his 6 year weekly (jUkE jOiNt) club event pioneered dance music in the area having hosted some of the worlds most renowned electronic music producers... all while weaving variety shows & burlesque soirées along the way.

Having opened for the likes of Les Claypool, Beats Antique, Bonobo, Mark Farnia, PantyRaid, and many more.

From DJ to club promoter, venue talent buyer, audio engineer, event producer, stage designer to fine whiskey drinker... the banter is endless.

gig history highlights:
Lighting in a Bottle
Northern Nights
Harmony Festival
Techno Tribal dance
Burning man
Sea Of Dreams
Les Claypools NYE Mad Hatters ball
Fabric London, UK

- voted best DJ in Sonoma County 2011 by readers of Bohemian
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472