Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, drummer for Grammy winning Philadelphia hip-hop outfit the Roots, sought after producer, and musical director for NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (where the Roots serve as house band), will be at Re:Public (314 N. College St.) Saturday, July 16. ?uestlove, who reportedly owns 50,000 albums, will put his vast musical collection to use during a DJ set beginning at 10 p.m.
Anyone who's watched "Fallon" since it debuted in 2009 knows ?uestlove is an encyclopedia of music choosing well thought out celebrity entrance music (and rarely going for the most obvious choice). He'll bring that knowledge and eclectic taste to the dancefloor. Tickets are $15 at www.thesolkitchen.com and www.etix.com. 704-375-0733. For table reservations call 980-322-9859 or email Tami@republicofcharlotte.com