The Roots play the historic Howard Theatre in DC
The Roots photographed by Keith Estep, courtesy of SB

As promised, the historic (and newly-restored) Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. was turnt out recently by a string of great acts including okayplayers The Roots, Yasiin Bey and Alice Smith. Both the Roots and Yasiin events have resulted in some pretty epic pictures which we felt we ought to share with y’all–and if you have epic photos from Ms. Smith’s performance, shout us! Without further ado, please find flicks of the Legendary (after the jump, shot by Keith Estep) and the Mighty (following page, shot by the homey Terrence Jennings). Best of all, the fun continues as the Howard’s sSpring season rolls on–these images are about the most effective enticement to check out the upcoming Bilal (May 19) and Amel Larrieux (May 25) shows we can think of. Enjoy and get full event details here.

The Roots play the historic Howard Theatre in DCThe Roots play the historic Howard Theatre in DC

The Roots play the historic Howard Theatre in DC



  • http://www.tropikalo.blogspot.com Kalo de 78

    yasiin got the loafers game on lock.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/brianbrian Brian

    Nice ! Wish I would have gone.
    Here is the photoset I did at the Fillmore Silver Spring back in December –

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  • humphrey musami

    damn man this shit is off the son…………..heavy