Sly & Robbie

Photograph: Courtesy Live Nation
Sly Dunbar
BAM at MetroTech Commons , Brooklyn Thursday July 11 2013 12:00

The reigning riddim kings of Jamaican music since 1975, when they teamed up with Jimmy Cliff in a hit-making combination, drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare have had an inestimable effect on reggae, dub and dancehall music as a limber rhythm section and an imaginative, space-wise production team. Catch a free earful over lunch in downtown Brooklyn, then head to Irving Plaza for the main event.

Venue name: BAM at MetroTech Commons
Address: Flatbush Ave at Myrtle Ave

Transport: Subway: A, C, F to Jay St–Borough Hall; B, Q, N, R to DeKalb Ave; 2, 3 to Hoyt St
Price: Noon: free; 7pm: $25