(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 coincidentally 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 Ill 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 also be Binkis Recs’ first show since Jax passed away in November of 2008.
The door price is $10. Advance tickets are available online at www.ticketalternative.com
for $8. All proceeds will be donated to Jax’s family.
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.