**UPDATE** Tickets on sale now here.
Anyone who was simultaneously stoked but inwardly groaning (theme park shows, ugh) to see the Roots were booked at Universal as part of their Mardi Gras concert series, you may have an alternative option on May 17 to skip the theme park and instead attend a Questlove DJ set at the Social, thanks to the folks of Lazy Afternoon Sundays, who made it all happen. It seems that directly after the band finishes up their 9 p.m. set at the park, Questlove will journey to the Social for an after-party that may even best the much-discussed recent Talib Kweli DJ nights at Bullitt Bar.
It's not on the Social's calendar yet, but I've been assured this is confirmed. I've also been told that DJ Nigel is among the local DJs who will be supporting Questlove - a challenge, since the Roots DJ typically has his openers directed not to play hip-hop. Luckily, those who have experienced DJ Nigel - or spotted him digging through record crates around town - know that his DJ nights present a variety of musical whimsies and often obscure, underground sounds most folks have yet to discover. Bonus: his remixes are killer.