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On the heels of the release of his sophomore album Apocalypse this summer, Thundercat stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week to sit in with the Roots. He also performed a web exclusive…   Read Story »
One nice thing about being the house band on a TV show: When you've got some new shit out, you get to do a nice amount of promotion for it. The Roots, who have a plum day job at Late Night With Jimmy…   Read Story »
The first thing to understand about Wise Up Ghost is that it isn't a vanity project. Yes, the new LP, released yesterday on Blue Note, is a full-length collaboration between Elvis Costello and the…   Read Story »
Elvis Costello and the Roots first worked together on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage, and now they've teamed up to make the surprisingly seamless collaborative album Wise Up Ghost, on which…   Read Story »
Last night Elvis Costello and the Roots celebrated the release of their robust collaborative LP Wise Up Ghost with a one-off, sold out concert at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. Along with funky cuts…   Read Story »
Kanye made a surprise appearance on last night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. In town after New York Fashion Week, where he hung out with Terry Richardson at Alexander Wang, the rapper stopped by 6B…   Read Story »
This week in unexpected matchups: Elvis Costello and the Roots -- who would seem to have nothing in common beyond historic excellence, omnivorous taste, and late-night TV presence -- have gone and…   Read Story »
Atlanta rap greats, one of the greatest groups in the genre's history, are back together and getting ready to release a new album called Age Against The Machine. Earlier this week, they released…   Read Story »
A pair of prolific lifechampions joined forces last night, when J and Questo and the rest of the Roots jammed on a series of bumpers, walk-on songs, and covers (Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Black…   Read Story »
New Order weren't the only musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon's fellow SNL alums the Lonely Island were also on the show, and they did an elaborately choreographed…   Read Story »