Questlove & The Beatards Live @ Central in Santa Monica !

By June 9, 2011In The News

?uestlove of The Roots Returns to CENTRAL S.A.P.C. for Highly Anticipated DJ Set Saturday, June 11, 2011 at

Also featuring The Beatards

(SANTA MONICA, CA; June 11, 2011) –  CENTRAL Social Aid & Pleasure Club, welcomes famed The Roots drummer, DJ, journalist and record producer ?uestlove for a highly anticipated DJ set on Saturday, June 11. Electric hip-hop group The Beatards will be opening the show. Doors open at 8PM, show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 day of the show. More information at CENTRAL is located at 1348 14th Street in Santa Monica, CA. This event is 21+.

Hailing from Philadelphia, ?uestlove (pronounced “Questlove”) or Ahmir Khalib Thompson is most famed as the drummer in the hip-hop sensation The Roots. Critics consider ?uestlove’s work to be some of the most innovative in Urban Music history. He began his stage performances at age 7, by 13 became a musical director and by high school graduation founded the group The Square Roots, better known today as The Roots. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, “You Got Me” by The Roots earned ?uestlove a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. He has also produced for artists such as Common and D’Angelo and member of the production teams Grand Negaz and The Grand Wizzards.

Aside from Urban Music, ?uestlove has made a name for himself through drumming for an instrumental jazz album, “The Philadelphia Experiment”. He was also executive producer for D’Angelo’s 2000 album “Voodoo”, Slum Village’s album “Fantastic, Vol. 2” and Common’s albums “Like Water for Chocolate” and “Electric Circus”. He has also produced or showed off his drumming skills in N.E.R.D.’s “Fly Or Die”, Joshua Redman’s “Momentum”, Zap Mama’s “Ancestry In Progress”, Fiona Apple’s Extraordinary Machine, Christina Aguilera’s song “Loving Me 4 Me” for her 2002 album “Stripped” and Joss Stone’s cover of the White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Boy”. Among his many profound musical accomplishments, ?uestlove also received Esquire magazine’s 2006 Esky Music Award in the April issue. It is no doubt that he has become one of the most prominent names in not only Urban Music, but also the music industry in general.

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The Beatards originally hail from New York City, but currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. The three eclectic innovators: DJO, Chuck Wild, and UTK the INC, started the successful MIXTAPE RIOT! party in 2005. Santigold, Spank Rock, Trouble Andrew, Kudu and over 60 other artists performed and shared the stage with them. Consisting of 2 emcees and 1 DJ, The Beatards embody the new, eclectic hip-hop model shared by artists like LMFAO, Travie McCoy, Kid Cudi and B.o.B. Entirely self-produced, the group blends a popular variety of hip-hop, electronic, punk, and international sounds that mirror the bands’ diverse individual backgrounds and collective global experience. As performers, The Beatards have shared the stage with Public Enemy, Shwayze, Taoi Cruz, Far East Movement, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Lady Sovereign, ?uestlove, Drake, Mike Posner, and MGMT, to name a few. The group has also licensed songs to many television shows including Keeping up with the Kardashians, The City, Parental Control, Road Rules, Real World Cancun, Real World Brooklyn, Real World DC, Troop, Buried Life, Taking the Stage, Styl’D, Squatters and more. They are working with independent and major brands such as: PUMA, Red Bull, Sparks, AMP, N Brown Clothing, and 10 Deep.

The group’s fan base is growing every day and their live show is so energy packed it leaves bodies sweaty on the dance floor. The Beatards make music for the NEW generation.

CENTRAL, Social Aid & Pleasure Club is an organic meeting center for progressive culture, social activism and globally conscious organizations to hold community meetings, benefits, and rallies, in addition to programming amazing indie music & cultivating the electronic scene on the Westside of LA.   Their mission is to provide tasteful live music, booze and community while creating a hub for special events and hosting the most credible in live music acts and world-renowned DJs.

CENTRAL is located at 1348 14th Street. Santa Monica, CA 90404. Hours of operation are 4pm-2am daily with free cover charge in the lounge. Happy Hour is M-F from 4pm-8pm. Phone number is 310-451-5040. For more information and an up-to-the-minute calendar of events, go to