One of the best things about living in the SF Bay Area--as opposed to say, Bumfu*k, Idaho--is that it's recognized as a cultural center and tastemaking place. Case in point: the Beat Machine tour, a Scion/Turntable Lab-sponsored jaunt through six major cities (including the Sucka-Free, natch) in support of the recent Beat Machine album. The SF edition features three of the hottest urban music producers around: Wajeed (of Platinum Pied Pipers), Blujemz (of Da Hardy Boyz) and Ge-Ology (Blackstar). It's goin' down tonight at 330 Ritch's "PST," which continues to be one of the more interesting Tuesday night weeklies in the whole entire universe! No, seriously. Quote me on that, if you must.