The Roots have long been a favorite in progressive music circles because they are a live hip hop band that's not afraid to take on the issues of the day. And it's cool to see them doing what live musicians have been doing for years: Regular jam sessions at the Highline Ballroom (hardly a stretch since their show are exactly that: extended jam sessions).
I've never been to one, but I figure next Monday is as good a time as any, especially since it will feature Living Colour as special guests. Both Vernon and Corey have performed separately in the past. Here's some video of Vernon:
And here's Corey in effect:
The other thing to note is that these regularly sell out, so here are the deets so you can get your tix in advance and not be mad at me:
The Roots presents The Jam
Monday, August 10
The Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street (bet 9/10 Avenues)
Tix: $10 (advance)/$12 (day of show)
Get your tickets in advance! and choose the PDF, printable option!