Method Man and Clan to perform

Heather Riedel and Heather Riedel

Method Man, a.k.a. Iron Lung, Tical, Wu Brother #1 and Johnny Blaze, will rock out N. Main Street with a performance Monday at Howard’s Club H with Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa.

Method Man is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and is “one of the most recognizable, unpredictable MCs in the [Wu-Tang] group,” according to VH1’s Web site.

He was born Clifford Smith and grew up in Long Island and Staten Island, N.Y., where he met his future Clansmen.

The Wu-Tang Clan entered the mainstream music industry in 1993 with their record, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” In ’94, Meth signed with recording label Def Jam and began his solo career.

Even though many members of The Clan had solo projects, Meth was the first one to release an album.

After his album, “Tical,” went platinum, he left a mark in the hip-hop music world and has become the most well known member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Since his breakout into mainstream music, he has released other albums such as “Tical 2000: Judgment Day,” which also went platinum and “Blackout,” which he collaborated with Redman, fellow hip-hop artist, according to, a hip-hop news Web site.

Method Man’s newest album titled, “4:21 ” The Day After,” was released Aug. 29, 2006.

BG’s in for a big show on Monday and Jim Gavarone, owner of Howard’s Club H, expects a good size crowd.

“Method Man is big,” Gavarone said. “This is one of my highest ticket priced shows, so I guess that would make it one of the biggest shows.”

Gavarone has owned Howard’s for eight years and said that it’s a “well-respected club for music between Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago.”

In past years, Howard’s has hosted bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fall Out Boy and the White Stripes, all who have made their name known in mainstream music.

Ben Wilcox has worked at Howard’s for two years and said that this will “definitely be considered a huge show.”

“We’ll be taking out the pool tables and picnic tables to make room for as many people as possible,” Wilcox said.

Gavarone expects a “full house” but isn’t overly worried about any problems during the show.

“Obviously, this is a bigger than average band, so it’s going to be a bigger than averagshow,” Gavarone said. “There will be more staff all around [because] the bigger the show, the bigger the stakes across the board.”

Gavarone added that he’s “nervously anticipating the show” and that it isn’t confirmed how many people will be performing.

Method Man, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa are the main performers and MC Habitat is the opening act, but he’s “not sure how many other people will come along with their crew. I just know that there’s no pyrotechnics.”

The show will begin at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance and can be found at, and at Howard’s. Tickets are $30 at the door Monday.

The show is 18 and over. More information can be found at