- $25 for one ticket to see Public Enemy (up to $32.85 value)
- When: Friday, December 27, at 9 p.m.
- Where: The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Rank on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time": 44
- Why?: "No one has been able to approach the political power that Public Enemy brought to hip-hop... Chuck D grabs you by the collar and makes you listen."—Adam Yauch, Rolling Stone
- Essential albums: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet
- Essential tracks: "Fight the Power," which also became the theme song for Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing; "Bring the Noise;" 911 Is a Joke"
- Essential giant-clock-wearers: the effervescent Flavor Flav, who serves as hype man to MC Chuck D and occasionally conducts
- Recent endeavors: a duo of albums in 2012–The Evil Empire of Everything and Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp
- What AllMusic.com says about Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp: "[the album exposes] an ugly truth: 20-plus years and a black president in the White House later, things still haven't changed all that much in America... this is the sound of true believers who give not a damn about fashion."
Named after its former life as a 1920s era warehouse, Warehouse Live has traded the steady hum of industrial machines for the solid roar of music-crazy crowds. Before even setting foot within, guests can get an idea of the venue's energy by noting the 20-foot marquee towering above the street at the entrance, flashing its vintage neon welcoming. The venue's two spaces cater to groups of all sizes, from 1,500-person concerts to 50-person parties and very awkward, very expensive first dates. Full bars throughout pour a menu of cocktails and beer to keep limbs limber for dancing.