As consolation for Rock the Bells skipping our city, that hip-hop festival's collaborating headliners branch off to play First Avenue, something they've both done before, and well, but never together. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's bracing street music of international black protest is expansive enough to include Nas rapping over an Ella Fitzgerald sample (singing an Irving Berlin tune) on "Road to Zion," from 2005's... More >>>