Root Shock, Tropidelic Reboot Rook's Live Music Scene
Live music season kicks off with soulful and uplifting selections, along with reggae-funk fusion favorites
Friday, Sept. 6
Regular live music is back at the King's Rook Club (KRC). With summer coming to an end, the KRC will continue to "bring the heat" starting out with back-to-back shows with Root Shock and Tropidelic
"Everyone is excited for the live music season to start again as the summer is winding down," expresses Brady O'Neill, who has been working security at the KRC since 2015. "Plus, the outdoor area will still be open, weather and schedule permitting."
Root Shock will officially reboot the live music season with their first ever appearance at the KRC. The quintet from Syracuse, N.Y. has been performing together since 2012 and fills the air with positive messages and danceable tunes. The group blends genres like reggae, soul, and dub for a sound they tout as "conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing." Audiences will hear vocalist Jessica Brown sing about standing against injustice, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and finding unity and equality through music.
The following evening, Tropidelic (one of the KRC's most popular visitors) will headline. "Everyone is always excited when they are in town. I have heard people plan months in advance to make sure they don't miss the show," says O'Neill.
After completing a busy summer tour and co-hosting their third annual Freakstomp Music Festival in August, the Cleveland band is ready to pack the house at the KRC once more with their fusion of funk, reggae, rock, and hip-hop. Expect to hear selections from their new album Here in the Height, which was released in June on Ineffable Records.
Regular Friday and Saturday performances will continue throughout the year, with shows scheduled through the end of November at the time of this writing. Come see what the KRC is all about. — Symoné Crockett
Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. // King's Rook Club, 1921 Peach St. // Tropidelic: $15 for current members, $20 for non-current members // facebook.com/kingsrookclub