Nappy Roots

I didn't have a lot of space to opine on Nappy Roots' "The Pursuit of Nappyness" in my preview of tonight's concert at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. One of the things I wanted to mention is that although the album is generally enjoyable, lead single "Ride" initially rubbed me the wrong way mostly due to a guitar part that makes it sound like a bad remix of Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way". Too harsh? Listen for yourself. I'm warming up to it a little bit, but even when I'm feeling positive about it I still wish I was listening to this instead.

Stretch Lefty opens tonight's show. Tickets cost $15 and doors open at 8 p.m.