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Manic Focus returns to Carbondale on Friday

By Jose Perez, Daily Egyptian

Electronic music producer John McCarten, known professionally as Manic Focus, will perform Friday at Hangar 9.

After four shows in four nights in Colorado, McCarten returns to Carbondale with Denver native and producer Late Night Radio as his opening act for the first show of the midwestern leg of his tour. 

Their music can best be described as a style rather than a genre. The two are heavily influenced by hip-hop, soul and funk music, resonating those influences by fusing heavy-hitting bass with funky grooves and beat samples to create a sound completely their own.

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Jay Goldberg Entertainment and Events contacted Hangar 9 to book Manic Focus, said Caylan Hill, the bar’s event manager.

Manic Focus visited Hangar 9 in 2013, making one of his first appearances as an opening act for the band Future Rock.

“[Hangar 9] has no preference on genre,” Hill said. “We host everything from hip-hop and electronic music to bluegrass and rock bands.”

The show starts at 10 p.m. and bar-goers can expect to pay $15 at the door or $12 online for tickets.

Jose Perez can be reached at @JosePerezDE_ or 618-536-3325.

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