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Tomorrow, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his first-ever solo album Former Lives. And on Friday night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Gibbard rolled through, performing…   Read Story »
Red House Painters' first album, Down Colorful Hill, came out 20 years ago last month, and over the last two decades, the band's mastermind, Mark Kozelek, has produced a catalog of staggering power…   Read Story »
Kendrick Lamar might be the most electric live rapper currently working, and he got a chance to display that on last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Kendrick teamed up with the Roots…   Read Story »
In April, Questlove performed a medley of Beastie Boys tracks at this year's annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in celebration of the life of Adam Yauch. Recently, Questlove let…   Read Story »
Since forming in Philadelphia 25 years ago (yes, it really has been that long), the Roots have become one of the most innovative, progressive, and influential acts in the history of hip-hop.…   Read Story »
Last night, around the same time many of us were frantically downloading Channel Orange, Frank Ocean showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to sing "Bad Religion," the song that had journalists…   Read Story »
Bruce Springsteen and the Roots were two lynchpins of this past weekend's Roskilde Festival in Denmark, so, naturally, they ended up on stage together for a rendition of "E Street Shuffle" on…   Read Story »
During the infamous 1999 Roseland show where Fiona Apple melted down onstage, her two opening acts were Jimmy Fallon and Jurassic 5, which is a weird thing to think about. And on last night's episode…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Norah Jones came through to perform the lounge-noir title track to her new Danger Mouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. It's the sort of…   Read Story »
Merrill Garbus's unhinged yawp turns out to be just about ideal for Afrobeat. The Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative are currently teaming up to release (RED) Hot + Fela, a new fundraising…   Read Story »