Known for his classic Mushroom Jazz albums throughout the ’90s, the San Francisco DJ Mark Farina
combines beats in a fluid, mellow style—the aural equivalent of a lava lamp. Farina’s aesthetic is decidedly pre–Aphex Twin, fertilized in an acid-jazz era before electronic music splintered into a thousand scattered subgenres. Call it all-purpose beatmaking: music that’s perfect for driving, reading and, this Thursday, dancing. Farina returns to the Juke Joint in an epic two-hour set showcasing his signature style of hip-hop, downtempo and jazz breaks on Thursday, March 17, at Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9:30pm. $15. 707.829.7300.