Forté Productions is pleased to announce the launch of Hardt & Soul Fridays on November 14, 2008. Hardt & Soul Fridays will occur on the second Friday of each month. The concept of Hardt & Soul Fridays is to create a unique, intimate and unforgettable experience for our audience, emphasizing and utilizing proper alternative venues. Hardt & Soul Fridays is dedicated to bringing cutting-edge innovative musical performance, uniting the best local and international talent with our passion for music and art – and sharing it with you. The first Hardt & Soul Friday will be held at The Viaduct Theater, located at 3111 N. Western Ave. Gianna Hardt will be the monthly Hardt & Soul Fridays resident DJ. For the first Hardt & Soul Friday, we are excited to announce that Mike Shannon (Berlin) will be headlining. Supporting line-up also includes: Frankie Vega, Popkan vs. Marcus Watkins and Adam Jensen. We hope you will be a part of Hardt & Soul Fridays.
Mike Shannon has a number of releases on international record labels such as: Plus 8, Cynosure, M_NUS, Wagon Repair, Get Physical, Force Inc, Dumb Unit, Revolver Recordings, Musique Risquee, Fabric, Mutek, Dialogo Beat, Static Discos, Mule Electronic, Kemuri Productions Ltd., Clockwise Recordings, Sinedin Music, New Kanada, Boogizm, Clever Music, Tigerbeat6, Soma Quality Recordings, Frankie Rec, Discos De Lata, 20:20 Vision, Highgrade Records, Channels Records, Loudeast Records, Airtight, Kuji, Was Not Was and Force Lab.
As you may gather, we are very excited about bringing Mike Shannon due to his past, present and future in the electronic music scene. Also on the bill will be Chicago’s own: Frankie Vega (In Your System, Majestic Nightlife, Blueline), Popkan tag-teaming with Marcus Watkins (Textone, Clever Music, Intoxic, Exposed Audio, RAR), Adam Jensen (Silent Corp) and Hardt & Soul Fridays resident DJ Gianna Hardt (Forté).