Red Bull Soundclash is a unique clash of sounds, style, and creativity, where two bands with different music backgrounds collaborate to create an innovative live music performance.

On Sunday, November 14 at Atlanta’s iconic concert venue, The Tabernacle, legendary hip-hop crew The Roots and indie rock band Shiny Toy Guns will be positioned on opposite stages giving the crowd the best seat in the house – smack-dab in the middle.In a series of four rounds, the bands perform various tasks—some rehearsed, some improvised—to showcase the range of their musical abilities.

The Cover - This round will feature each band playing their own take on the same cover song
The Takeover - A collaborative round where one band will start to play one of their original tunes and the other band will have to take over the second half on cue and finish it in their own style, and vice versa
The Clash - This will challenge the band’s versatility as they’ll have to adapt their songs to the music genre the DJ is spinning
The Wild Card - Each band will pick an artist of their choice to join them on stage and be a part of the performance

The Roots

The Roots is as fluid and amorphous as the hip-hop culture that spawned it, ever-shifting and ever-changing. The influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based septet has won numerous accolades for its jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammys and a 2007 NAACP Image Award, and its audiences are as diverse as its music, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza to the Montreux Jazz Festival, from Lincoln Center to The Apollo Theater. The group is known for its complex and politically aware lyrical content ranging from violence and its consequences to the crime, poverty, guns and drug culture plaguing its hometown of Philadelphia.

The Roots - "How I Got Over" (LIVE) from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Shiny Toy Guns

Shiny Toy Guns are a Grammy-nominated American rock band. Their work is reminiscent of 80’s new wave crossed with strong vocals, loud guitar hooks, frequent background synthesizers and the occasional “Emo” rock reference.


The Tabernacle
152 Luckie Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303


Sunday, November 14, 2010
Doors open: 7:00 PM
Show starts: 8:00 PM
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