Posts Tagged ‘the Roots’

The Roots Announce New Album…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin for May 2014 Release and Release New Track “When the People Cheer”

April 8th, 2014
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The ineffable and almighty Roots are at it again, announcing a new album release as well as a brand new single!
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By Cristina Perruccio Posted in News , , , ,

7th Annual Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier 5/31

March 6th, 2014
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This week Questlove announced the 7th Annual Roots Picnic. Happening again at Festival Pier, this year’s picnic will here just in time for the start of summer, May 31st of Memorial Day weekend. Shawn Gee, producer of the Roots Picnic said, “We are excited about the lineup we are able to put together this year. The Picnic is one of the highlights of the year for us and its a great way to start off the summer.” The lineup for this year’s Picnic is quite possibly the best one yet. With a diverse group of artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to The War on Drugs, there is definitely something for everyone. Gee says, “Our idea was always to present an eclectic mix of talent that reflects the diversity that exists in fans music preferences.”

Other big names at this year’s fest include Janelle Monáe and Action Bronson. You can also catch up-and-comer Jhené Aiko and local Philly favorite Chill Moody. The Roots themselves will be making at least two appearances at the upcoming Picnic. They will be performing their own set as well as a supporting set for Snoop Dogg. Questlove announced the lineup via a cue-card video you can check out here.

The Roots Picnic is just another addition to an already busy year for The Roots. The have just begun their new residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. They are also at work on their 11th studio album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Black Thought has stated that the album is almost finished. “It coming soon,” he said. “Hopefully sometime this spring.” The album is a concept album in the same vein as their critically acclaimed undun.

Tickets for the Roots Picnic go on sale Friday, March 7th at noon.

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic

Saturday, May 31

Show @ 1:00 PM

Tickets $40

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Philadelphia , , ,

Roots Picnic 2014 Lineup Announced Featuring Janelle Monae, Snoop Dogg and More

March 3rd, 2014
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Philadelphia will be buzzing this May with the seventh annual Roots Picnic, organized by hometown boys The Roots, and its lineup featuring Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae and many more.
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The Roots Almost Done With New Concept Album

March 2nd, 2014
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Amazing they’ve found the time, but the Roots are almost set to release their new concept album. Black Thought recently had some things to say about the new album, titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which is tentatively due out this Spring.

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WATCH: U2 Perform on The Tonight Show

February 18th, 2014
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Jimmy Fallon recently took over The Tonight Show, and has so far had impressive guests and a great show.
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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & The Muppets Cover The Band’s “The Weight”

February 10th, 2014
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Next week will see the beginning of a new era for The Tonight Show, as Jimmy Fallon begins his reign as host, thus marking the end of Jay Leno’s 22 year run.
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Elvis Costello & The Roots Announce Spring 2014 Tour Dates

January 31st, 2014
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Elvis Costello & The Roots are hitting the road together this March in a continuation of their collaboration for the recent Wise Up Ghost.
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WATCH: Elvis Costello and The Roots Perform “Walk Us Uptown” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

September 19th, 2013
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Costello and most-potent-backup-band-on-earth The Roots recently performed “Walk Us Uptown” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – watch below for funk grooves, belted vocals, and Elvis Costello showing that no one can rock a fedora quite like he can. Well, Harrison Ford, but that’s an awfully hard star to catch.

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Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost

September 18th, 2013
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This Year’s Model

On Wise Up Ghost, two musical icons team up and birth a musical prodigy that’s a fine infusion of both parents’ DNA.  Equal parts British troubadour and Philadelphian jam band, Wise Up Ghost is a perfect culmination of two long careers intersecting and showing each other what they learned along the way. Elvis Costello brings his usually insightful lyricism and versatile vocals to the table, while The Roots use this as an excuse to show their full range of musical talents, shuffling through genres like a blackjack dealer.
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WATCH: Robin Thicke, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots Perform G-Rated Version of “Blurred Lines”

August 4th, 2013

There is absolutely no doubt that the video for Robin Thicke’s chart-topper “Blurred Lines” is not meant for children’s eyes. With that in mind, Jimmy Fallon has teamed up with Thicke and The Roots to grace the world’s children with a G-rated version of the video. Read more…

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