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Yim Yames Joins The Roots On Fallon

On Friday, the Roots posted up a full album stream of their 11th LP, How I Got Over. The LP credits ought to have a special mention of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's music booker: many of its Stereogum-friendly collaborators/sample sources (Amber from Dirty Projectors, a page from Joanna Newsom's "Book Of Right On," etc.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 21, 2010

The Roots – “Right On” (Feat. Joanna Newsom & STS)

Over the past year, the Roots have stretched mightily on Late Night, home of TV's most adventurous music programming. It was hardly a surprise to learn folky folks like MMJ, Joanna Newsom, and (especially) the gals from Dirty Projectors would cameo on the hip-hop crew's "positive"-minded How I Got Over. It's out officially… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 18, 2010

The Roots – “Dear God 2.0″ (Feat. Monsters Of Folk)

"Dear God 2.0" obviously remakes Monsters Of Folk's “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" and is maybe referencing "The Seed (2.0)," Internet 2.0, and (by default) XTC, but once Black Thought gets going, it reminds me of Common's "Retrospect For Life." The mellow, globally-minded letter to the big guy, which finds Jim James reprising… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010

Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

UPDATE: And the winner is... Ron Artest. Tyler Coffin. Congrats Tyler! Thanks everyone who participated. // We've already established that Kristen Wiig is a champion. Now Stereogum has teamed up with MacGruber to host a remix contest of Kristen's (as Vicki St. Elmo) "Champion" (originally written by Nate Heller out of Leilo… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 21, 2010

Roots Recruit Joanna Newsom, Jim James

The Roots' forthcoming How I Got Over will feature John Legend and Jim James, as well as a sample of The Milk-Eyed Mender's "Book OF Right-On." Newsom didn't re-record it -- she appears in sampled form. For his part, Jim James re-made Monsters Of Folk's "Dear God" without his fellow Monsters. There's still no release… More »

By: brandon / April 23, 2010

Suzanne Vega & The Roots Do “Tom’s Diner,” AKA The First MP3

Last night, Ms. Vega popped over to 30 Rock with "Caramel," the The Truth About Cats & Dogs hit reworked on her new record Suzanne Vega Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs. However for this web-only clip, the Fallon gang coaxed her to join the Roots and dust off those "doo-doo"s and offer a take the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 8, 2010

Liquid Liquid Make TV Debut (!) On Jimmy Fallon

Seminal but (initially) short-lived early-'80s Downtown NYC post-disco crew Liquid Liquid became the name to drop in Brooklyn in 2001, got a bump from DFA in 2004, and started playing together again in 2008. Last night they made their television debut on Jimmy Fallon, performing 1983's "Cavern" with the Roots. The song, initially released o… More »

By: brandon / April 5, 2010

Hope For Haiti Now, Buy “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”

A misleading post title, because of course we are all hoping for Haiti, and have been, day and night since a catastrophic earthquake decimated an already destitute society. We know our place in the order of things -- you should be going to your legit news site of choice regularly these days; Stereogum's here for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010

The RZA Auditions For Parks & Recreation, Son

Questlove compared the cast of NBC's most-improved sitcom to the Wu-Tang clan on Twitter, then went into detail, then the internet magically made this happen. Good job, internet! More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 13, 2010

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2009

Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, And Two Dirty Projectors Did Fallon

This Black Star reunion from the night before Thanksgiving features DP's Amber and Haley along with the Roots on "History" from Mos's The Ecstatic LP. A(nother) hat tip to the Fallon show for doing awesome things on the somewhat regular. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2009

The Roots Jam With Dirty Projectors. Finally.

Months after giving Questlove a twitter conniption at Late Night, Dirty Projectors had "Stillness Is The Move"'s beats thoroughly beefed up when Ahmir, Captain Kirk, and bassist Owen Biddle sat in with the band at Bowery on Sunday night. That song's got legs. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Elvis Costello Jams With The Roots, Colbert

The Roots and Elvis Costello are two tireless acts who are so in love with collaborating. These days you see Elvis join in jams on his Spectacle interview/performance show. Questo et al do it all the time at their Late Night digs, and if you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Dirty Projectors'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009

Monsters Of Folk Do “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” With The Roots On Fallon

Your local triple-A format radio station's favorite of this year's supergroup explosion stopped by 30 Rock last night. That's M. Ward, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Yim Yames, singing "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)," the minor key harp and soul track from Monsters Of Folk's self-titled debut. As has been the case on tour, Centro-matic's Will… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 5, 2009

Yacht Rock Heroes Join The Roots On Fallon

These days Michael McDonald has been very Wu-Tang in his indie scene appropriation, working with Holy Ghost!, covering Grizzly Bear, owning fantastic facial hair, etc. But last night Jimmy Fallon made it easy for the honey-piped icon to get a little latter-day internet attention while still staying lodged in his wheelhouse with LateMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009

Dirty Projectors Bring Mount Wittenberg Orca To Fallon

You may remember earlier this year when Brandon put together a little show at a little bookstore in SoHo for which Dirty Projectors performed the little feat of composing a six-song suite for Björk in a week, after recording their best record to date, and then proceeded to blow everyone's minds with it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2009

Diesel:U:Music Feat. Clipse, Kanye, Lykke Li, Roots, Passion Pit @ Webster Hall, NYC 7/30/09

Last fall Diesel celebrated its 30th birthday in Brooklyn with a concert by N.E.R.D., Franz Ferdinand, T.I., and a very pregnant M.I.A. So expectations for last night's Diesel:U:Music event and its promise of very special guests were high (like planes) (sorry). Jay-Z would probably show up and spit with the Roots? He isMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 31, 2009

Jarvis Cocker Visits Jimmy Fallon, Escapes Wrath Of Questo

Last night Jarvis Cocker gave a spirited and loose-limbed performance of his Further Complications title track. He clearly enjoyed himself (and his magic hands). To further complicate things, though, there was a certain Roots drummer on site who was less than thrilled with the Pulp man's presence. As Questo Tweeted during the evening'… More »

By: brandon / July 31, 2009

New Roots – “How I Got Over” (Live On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)

Yes it's Fallon's show in name, but really we should be calling this thing Late Night With The Roots And Jimmy Fallon's Shrewdly Assembled Writing Staff. Whatever it is GE is paying Questo and Black Thought to anchor Late Night, it's a steal. One of the major perks they can offer the Philly hip ho… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2009

Zack Morris Plays With The Roots

Jimmy Fallon's Saved By The Bell reunion campaign got a boost when Mark-Paul Gosselaar did the show last night as Zack Morris, and covered Zack Attack classic "Friends Forever" with Questo and crew. Watch at Videogum. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2009
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