To kickoff the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, The Roots are playing Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn this week! Supported by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, whose recent performance on Jimmy Fallon in support of the new “Regions of Light and Sound of God” LP was worthy of a full concert-length collaboration. For your chance to win free tickets to the show, just email your name to email@example.com with “Celebrate Brooklyn!” as the subject. For those of you who live in New York and don’t win tickets to the show tuesday, they are still available via Ticketmaster.
Hip-hop iconoclast Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson is the subject of the latest episode of Morgan Spurlock’s “A Day In The Life.” The Supersize Me director followed the drummer and bandleader throughout a full day in New York City, from his early morning workout to a late-night DJ gig at his weekly Bowl Train party. In between, Questo rehearses for Jimmy Fallon, takes on David Chang of Momofuku in a friend chicken cook off and waxes philosophical about topics such as health, his parents and Soul Train.
There’s plenty of love for Bruce Springsteen at URB HQ (except for the time I tried to play the entire three-CD Live 1975-85 boxset in the office. That got ugly). The problem is, The Boss doesn’t exactly fit into the whole emerging underground independent techno/hip-hop/indie thing we like to slang around here. So call it a nice crossover that The Roots, fronted by John Legend, performed Springsteen’s mega-hit “Dancing In The Dark” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. There’s really nothing these guys could cover that wouldn’t sound great.
As the release of School of Seven Bells’ third album sneaks nearer, the elusive duo are edging more into the spotlight – bandmates Alley Deheza and Benjamin Curtis made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night on Friday. They performed their single The Night from upcoming album Ghostory which will be released on the 28th of February. If you pre-order the album you can get two bonus tracks, and click here to check out SVIIB’s upcoming tour dates as well as hear another track from the album called Lafaye.
(I’m having video problems with NBC’s video code so click the link above to watch)
Whoever said Fallon “better step it up” earlier this week can officially bow their head down because Fallon has the Yo Gabba Gabba and the legendary, Roots performing “We’re Going To Party Today!”