DJ Mixmaster Mike Cancels Shows

Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ MixMaster Mike (born Mike Schwartz), fresh off a tour DJing for the punk-rap trio the Beastie Boys, canceled a string of California dates this week with no explanation. Although reported to be missing at first, Mike simply did not show for a Wednesday night show at Palookaville in Santa Cruz, Calif., according to a spokesperson for his label, Asphodel Records. The DJ also canceled shows in San Francisco (Thursday), Santa Barbara (Friday, Oct. 16) and Hollywood (Saturday) because, according to the spokesperson, Mike was "unable to make the West Coast."