Posts Tagged ‘the Roots’

CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival 2015 Lineup Announced Featuring Zedd, The Roots, and Knife Party

January 16th, 2015
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CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival has just announced their line up for the Memorial Day weekend event. Headliners range from Zedd to Kygo, to Dillon Francis. Read more…

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Bono Says His Bike Injuries Might Prevent Him from Playing Guitar Ever Again

January 5th, 2015
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The U2 singer states that injuries he sustained during a bicycling injury may prevent him from ever playing guitar moving forward. He has also cancelled all of the band’s public appearances in order to focus on recuperating and preparing for the band’s upcoming tour. Read more…

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The Roots, Perry Farrell And Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Will Play A Tribute Show For Talking Heads’ David Byrne

December 16th, 2014
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Michael Dorf’s latest Carnegie Hall charity tribute concert at will honor David Byrne and Talking Heads. Read more…

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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Fill In For U2 And Cover “Desire”

November 18th, 2014
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While U2 front man Bono recovers from bike accident injuries, the Tonight Show crew came up with their own solution in place of the band’s scheduled residency. Read more…

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The Roots @ Best Buy Theater 08/07

July 28th, 2014
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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Kamal Gray, F. “Knuckles” Walker, Captain Kirk Douglas, Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson, James Poyser and Mark Kelley make up the hip hop group The Roots. The band is perhaps best know for their role as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The song “Here I Come” has been the show’s theme since they joined in 2009. They left for The Tonight Show when Fallon took over as host in 2014. The band has also released over a dozen albums, collecting numerous Grammys as well as other awards.

Tickets will be handed out at the Union Square, Brooklyn, Queens, Paramus, North Paramus, Yonkers, Carle Place and Totowa locations as well as the Guitar Center at Time Square on August 5th at 12PM. Details here.

The Roots at the Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway, New York, NY

Time: 8:00 PM

All Ages

Tickets: Free

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WATCH: The Roots Release New Video For “Never”

June 12th, 2014
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Ubiquitous neo-soul act The Roots have released an artful video for “Never,” the second music video from their new conceptual rap album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.

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The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

May 30th, 2014
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The Roots Are On Fire

The Roots are one of those bands that doesn’t really need an introduction. Even if hip hop isn’t your cup of tea, there’s a good chance you know who Questlove is. Not only are The Roots an award-winning hip hop act, they also moonlight as Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show band. On their 11th album, …And Then You Shoot your Cousin, the band continues their legacy of creating great tracks. Read more…

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WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Roots Perform Funkadelic’s “Standing on the Verge of Getting It On”

May 24th, 2014
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently hit the stage of The Tonight Show alongside The Roots. The groups collaborated to play Funkadelic’s “Standing on the Verge of Getting It On” as well as “Give It Away.”

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The Roots, Live at the Public Theater

May 19th, 2014
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…and then you shoot your cousin is the prolific Roots’ eleventh album, coming quick on the heels of their 2013 collaboration with Elvis Costello, Wise Up Ghost, and their 2011 Grammy-winning album, Undun. Despite the short time between these releases, The Roots somehow manage to maintain the high bar they set for themselves with the thoughtful and thought-provoking cousin. Read more…

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Essence Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Including Prince, Janelle Monae and The Roots

May 6th, 2014
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The classic New Orleans Essence Festival continues to take shape. A wave of headliners has been announced. Superstars like Prince, The Roots, and Mary J. Blige are all slated to appear. Check below for a complete list.

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