Articles tagged the roots, the leaves

The Roots: ...and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

It may surprise someone who has never listened to the Roots before, but for anyone else this will be slightly troubling.

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Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost

For all the collaborations both Costello and the Roots have enjoyed, this has to be among the most exciting, imaginative collection either party has experienced.

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The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.

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tUnE-yArDs Performs with the Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Just a couple weeks after their acclaimed performance at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs made their national television debut (Monday, August 1) on Late Night

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French ‘roots’ the inspiration for ‘Philly-Paris Lockdown’

PHILADELPHIA — For Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, the roots of “Philly-Paris Lockdown,” the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts classical-pop mashup that he and Parisian chanteuse Keren

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Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America”

“Momma Miss America” is another instrumental track on the McCartney album, as the only voice heard is that of an engineer announcing that this is

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The Roots Picnic: 5 June 2010 - Philadelphia

The music at the Roots Picnic was loud, crisp, engaging and diverse. With the inclement weather holding off, all the elements successfully blended to create a great outing. The wide range of musicians demonstrated why the Roots are more than a crew but rather Philadelphia’s finest musical family.

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Last week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured the first ever television appearance of Liquid Liquid, who performed their classic 1981 deep cuts “Optimo” (non-televised and

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The Roots joined Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis on stage Wednesday night to kick out the jams, as they say. The

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Mos Def joined up with the Roots for a live version of “Casa Bey” on Jimmy Fallon’s show this week. Andrew Martin says of

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Nat King Cole, Re: Generations

Nat Cole is given the posthumous remix treatment—and it works better than you might think.

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As Jimmy Fallon’s TV house band, the Roots adapt to a new way to work

NEW YORK - It’s 10 minutes to show time backstage at “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson is wondering what the Roots

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Various Artists: Yo Gabba Gabba!

The Roots, the Ting Tings, the Aquabats, and Mark Kozelek are just a few of the indie-luminaries that contribute new songs to this ... Nick Jr. kids show soundtrack?

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Various Artists: Dillanthology Vol. 1

Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.

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As you probably already know, SNL alum Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday night as a late-night talk show host in an attempt to fill

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2008

A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!

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