Red Bull Soundclash: The Roots x Miniature Tigers
Nov. 20 at American Junkie in Scottsdale


I’m still not sure I’ll believe this until I actually see it, which I guess is probably the reaction Red Bull is hoping for with Soundclash, a series of shows that the energy-drink maker calls “the ultimate live music conversation.”

On Nov. 20 at some place called American Junkie in Scottsdale, Miniature Tigers are not only returning home, they’re bringing the legendary Roots crew with them. That’s right: Charlie Brand and Co., who just two short years ago played a show I put together at Yucca Tap Room, will collaborate for a one-off show with Black Thought, ?uestlove and the Roots, a group whose fame was cemented long before making Jimmy Fallon watchable. I have confirmed this is actually happening and both bands will be in New York to rehearse together for a few days.

In a nutshell, Soundclash works thusly, according to the official press release: “Two bands will collaborate like never before, with the audience standing between the two stages for the best seat in the house.” Really hoping for a drum-off between Rick Schaier and ?uestlove … or perhaps the groups will cover each other? This should be interesting, to say the least.

Boston emcee Akrobatik, a member of the Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One) will host the event along with local DJ Senbad and DJR. Tickets are $10 and the show is 18-and-over.

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