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The Roots chronicle a death, but also have some fun at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.
The Roots
The Roots chronicle a death, but also have some fun at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.

(Dec. 29-30) The hardest working band in show business
The holidays don’t mean much when you’re “The hardest working band in show business.” The Roots are taking advantage of a week of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon repeats to tour in support of its latest effort undun. The concept album dwells on death – chronicling the downfall of its narrator, but the band promises to balance things out with lighter material from throughout its almost quarter-century career tonight and tomorrow at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.

(Dec. 31) Velvet Underground and Nico
The National Gallery of Art closes out a season of Andy Warhol celebrations on Monday. Before the pop art fun ends the gallery screens The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony of Sound Saturday at noon. The 1966 Warhol-directed documentary depicts the band rehearsing at The Factory in New York until the police show up and provide an ending.

Music: “Make My” by The Roots

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