Over the years I have seen the Root play in many diverse places including A.J. Palumbo Center, Chevrolet Amphitheater, Jack’s on 13th, Star Lake, Conneaut Lake Park, PPG Plaza and Three Rivers Stadium. The Mall at Robinson may be the strangest. They were doing an in-store at the FYE but I assume that they wanted to have enough room for a crowd and set up at the food court (which, unfortunately, wasn’t neccessary). I thought that they sounded surprisingly good with this line-up and the new songs weren’t bad at all. They are playing Hartwood to close out the Allegheny County Summer Concert season on September 6 which sounds like a good time to me.