Rich Medina has been likened to the Library of Congress in terms of his music knowledge. His sets stretch across time and place, moving seamless between A Tribe Called Quest, Fela Kuti and Tom Scott. There are DJs and then there are cats like Rich Median, who with each sublime transition and juxtaposition elevates the craft to the level of art.

Medina's Lil' Ricky's Rib Shack party uptown to the Harlem Stage this Friday. The Rib Shack parties have been downtown institutions for years now, and Medina is excited to spin in a new setting.

Lil' Ricky's Rib Shack with Rich Medina
Friday, April 15
9 p.m.
Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue, New York
Tickets $15