When: Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m. 2008
Jay-Z's favorite erudite MC TalibKweli fronts a ten-piece live backing band along with opener MCs David Banner and Little Brother. The classical acoustics of the hoity-toity Grand Ballroom should offer a stellar space on the third night of Hip Hop Live!'s second-annual, ten-stop outing. Kweli and crew are rested from summer touring that included Rock the Bells with old Blackstar partner Mos Def, and should be in rare form. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Grand Ballroom (1290 Sutter St., San Francisco). 8 p.m., $32. RegencyCenterSF.com or 415-673-5716.