Friday, October 3, 2008

The Roots and Gym Class Heroes at Rams Head Live

The Roots and Gym Class Heroes with special guest Estelle Friday, October 3Doors 6:30pm$76 Loft Seating (Limited Availability)General Admission:$38.50 Advance $41 Day of Show ALL AGES.

Though popular success has largely eluded the Roots, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80s by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio.

Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, more intent on building grooves than pushing songs, the Roots' live shows are among the best in the business.Melding elements of rap, rock, R&B, and funk into one cohesive and melodic sound, upstate New York's Gym Class Heroes had diverse appeal based on their impressive musical dexterity.

Often touring with indie rock and pop-punk bands, they didn't fit comfortably into one specific genre; the quartet's music was rooted in traditional hip-hop, but featured live instruments instead of looped samples or beats.$1 from every ticket sold will go to charity