“Jax Lives” on March 19 at the Earl

ATLANTA – March 9, 2009) “Everybody Loves Chris – Jax Lives” on March 19 at The Earl is a tribute to the life of Chris “Jax” Thurston. Jax, a member of Atlanta Hip-Hop Mainstay Binkis Recs, passed away suddenly late last year, leaving an irreplaceable void in the city.

The Show was originally intended to be a Binkis Recs’ 10-year anniversary celebration which concidentally coincides with Jax’s birthday on March 15. The event will now commemorate Jax’s life and legacy.

Jax always wanted to see local Hip-Hop groups Mars Illa and Minamina Goodsong perform once again together on the same stage. After several years on tour, both groups parted ways and left the scene to pursue other interests. For one night only, Mars Ill (emcee Manchild and Dj Dust) and Minamina Goodsong (emcees Pgnut, A.D., Twain and Dj T Challa) will reunite and perform on the same stage like it is still 2003.

The event will aso be Binkis Rec’s (emcees Flux, Killa Kalm and Dj Mafioso) first show since Jax passed way in November of 2008.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Arrive early for the premiere of “Jax Forever,” a collection of interviews with friends remembering Jax. The short film is directed by Eljay Williams, who also produces Comcast’s The Stand On Demand, a mini-documentary series on independent hip-hop, and was produced after Jax passed.

The door price is $10. Advance tickets are available online atwww.ticketalternative.com for $8. All proceeds will be donated to Jax’s family.

For more information on Jax or the show, visit www.myspace.com/binkis or email Flux at binkis1@comcast.net.


Here’s The Skinny:

Date: Thursday March 19th, 2009
Location: The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Ave. (East Atlanta Village)
Atlanta, GA 30316
Live Performances: Binkis Recs, Minamina Goodsong, Mars Ill + Special Surprise Guests
Music By: Dj’s Rasta Root and Mafioso
Hosted By: Señor Kaos

Advance tickets are $8 – $10 at the door 
All proceeds go to Jax’s family.