The Roots, a progressive hip hop group from the 1990s, will be performing tonight on the BET Awards.
The governor of Minnesota officially proclaimed June 7, 2016 as “Prince Day.”
The Roots’ drummer/co-frontman Questlove served as the executive music producer for the Roots remake also featuring music from Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd.
Luckily John Travolta did not introduce them.
Bill Cosby still has it. I’d love to see him have his own show with The Roots. Just them playing cool music and him not understanding. It’ll be great.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
There’s been no official announcement from the Coachella camp, but this lineup is being circulated as an early leak. Big names too: Radiohead, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, The Roots, Wilco, Florence and The Machine, Underworld, Beirut, M83 and Justice are a few of the acts listed for the three-day festival in Indio, CA.
This Week: The Back Keys finally cross over; all that Amy Winehouse left behind; The Roots tell the story of a child who grows into a drug-dealer; Poland’s Jacaszek combines classical and electronic; Auto-crooner T-Pain is back with club jams and guests.
Stream complete albums from The Beastie Boys, Friendly Fires, Danger Mouse’s new project, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Antlers, and Atari Teenage Riot.
After last week’s over-the-top cheesefest, the record industry has seen fit to smile upon us with some actually good releases. Of course, there’s some garbage music for Moms in there too, but we can’t have everything.