Click Track: The Roots


Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Adele breaks Billboard record, wins more awards; Howard Theater set to open in D.C.

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Adele, the Roots

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Album reviews: The Roots, Amy Winehouse, T-Pain and the Black Keys

New pop albums reviewed.

By Click Track  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  The Roots, T-Pain, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Fallon apologizes to Bachmann for Roots song choice; Nicki Minaj announces new album

Jimmy Fallon said he feels bad if her feelings were hurt by the not-so-nice serenade.

By David Malitz  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Bob Mould

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/22/2011

The Roots serenade Michele Bachmann with Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass B----”

You’re crazy for this one, Questlove.

By Chris Richards  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Fishbone, The Roots

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Raheem DeVaughn talks arrest; The Roots plan new concept album; Stone Roses, Mazzy Star join reunion fray

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Raheem DeVaughn, The Roots, Stone Roses, Mazzy Star

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Speculation: Predicting the Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup, Vol. 2

Cee Lo? The Roots? Black Keys? Queens of the Stone Age? We wouldn’t be surprised to see these bands at Merriweather Post Pavilion for FreeFest 2011.

By David Malitz  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Cee Lo Green, The Roots, Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Eminem

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Headliners play curator to their own communal festivals

The Roots, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and Wilco are among the bands curating their own summer music festival.

By Chris Richards  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  The Roots, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Dismemberment Plan

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/09/2011

John Legend and the Roots to perform "What's Going On" in D.C.; former Alice in Chains bassist passes away; Merle Haggard returns

John Legend and the Roots tackle Marvin Gaye’s classic at the Kennedy Center.

By David Malitz  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  John Legend, The Roots, Alice in Chains, Merle Haggard

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Colbert-Stewart rally line-up leaked; The Roots, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy and Sheryl Crow scheduled to perform

Saturday offers yet ANOTHER chance to see the Roots on the Mall. Easter Egg roll, next up. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Chris Richards The Christian Science Monitor has obtained a copy of the park permit for Jon Stewart and Steven Stephen...

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, The Roots

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Justin Timberlake, the Roots and Jimmy Fallon give a rap history lesson

By David Malitz Justin Timberlake visited "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night and we know he's not one to ever pass on a funny-musical skit sort of thing. So he and Fallon, backed by house band the Roots,...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Justin Timberlake, The Roots

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Be specific: Chuck Brown on his fans, his city and his late night television debut

Who wouldn't want to take a picture with this man? (John Shore) By Chris Richards At the age of 74, Washington's beloved "Godfather of Go-Go," Chuck Brown, is making his big premiere on late night television. In just a matter...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Chuck Brown, The Roots

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Album review: John Legend and the Roots, "Wake Up"

John Legend steps his vocal game up on his new outing with the Roots. (Nick Kirkpatrick/TWP) By Sean Fennessey "Wake Up!" could have been a very different thing. Initially inspired to remake the Arcade Fire song of the same name,...

By Click Track  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  John Legend, The Roots

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/06/2010

The Roots are coming to town! (again)

The Roots performing at 9:30 Club in December -- one of many, many recent local appearances. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz Even a full-time gig as Jimmy Fallon’s house band hasn’t stopped hip-hop’s most reliable live act from appearing in...

By David Malitz  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  The Roots

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/04/2010

When WaPo typos go meta: Giovanni Ribisi jams with the Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

By Chris Richards It's a flub that has haunted us since April: A photo caption on washingtonpost.com that misidentified Roots bassist Owen Biddle for actor Giovanni Ribisi when the two appeared at an Earth Day concert on the National...

By Chris Richards  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  The Roots

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/19/2010

In concert: The Roots and Mambo Sauce draft "American Playlist" at Kennedy Center

Black Thought (left), meet Black Boo (right). The Roots and Mambo Sauce frontmen collaborated at the Kennedy Center, Sunday night. (All photos by Jahi Chikwendiu/TWP) By Mark Jenkins The Kennedy Center's "An American Playlist'' series promises an eclectic mix, and...

By Click Track  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mambo Sauce, The Roots

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/24/2010

The Roots, Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, Smokey Robinson and Mambo Sauce to perform "An American Playlist" at Kennedy Center

?uestlove will perform alongside D.C. go-go troupe Mambo Sauce at the Kennedy Center. (Jennifer S. Altman/TWP) By Chris Richards Free performances are a daily affair at the Kennedy Center, but rarely come this star-studded. Today, the K.C. announced "An American...

By Chris Richards  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, Smokey Robinson, The Roots

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Album review: The Roots, "How I Got Over"

By Jesse Serwer As deans of the college touring circuit and the house band for Jimmy Fallon, the Roots probably spend more time around indie rockers than rappers these days. It shows on "How I Got Over," the artiest...

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  The Roots

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/21/2010

Week ahead: Wavves crash on Washington; Roots finally drop new album; Eminem and Jay-Z to duet

Nathan Williams of Wavves returns to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday. (Richard A. Lipski/TWP) By Chris Richards In concert: Tis a busy one! Goldfrapp brings the roller skate jams to the 9:30 club tonight before the New...

By Chris Richards  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Dierks Bentley, Drake, Eminem, Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Silversun Pickups, Tabi Bonney, The Roots, Wavves

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/21/2010

Limp Bizkit scratches tour; Roots collab with Dirty Projectors; Sennheiser dies

Limp Bizkit: Not an ampitheatre band. Well, duh. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) By Ally Schweitzer - Limp Bizkit has canned their North American summer tour in favor of a pared-down arena jaunt this fall. One can speculate as to...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Dirty Projectors, Limp Bizkit, The Roots

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Eminem hits No. 1, schedules shows with Jay-Z; New "Twilight" soundtrack is indie-tastic; Roots and John Legend team for covers album

Eminem tops the charts and will play at Yankee Stadium. (Gary Malerba/Associated Press) By David Malitz - Eminem will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with his latest single, "Not Afraid." It is just the...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Band of Horses, Bat For Lashes, Beck, Eminem, Jay-Z, John Legend, The Roots, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Riffs: Know your Roots!

Rapper Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and bassist Owen Biddle of the Roots perform with Adele. The Rev. Al Sharpton watches in the background. KIDDING! (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) By Chris Richards Members of The Roots tweeted about it...

By Chris Richards  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  The Roots

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2010

Earth Day's moment in the sun

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter performs with The Roots at Sunday's Climate Rally. (All photos by Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Chris Richards (Full photo gallery; video recap.) Sting, Mavis Staples, the Roots -- some big stars came to Washington to perform at...

By David Malitz  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  John Legend, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Passion Pit, Patrick Stump, Sting, The Roots

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/05/2010

Local news: Sting, John Legend, Roots to play Earth Day concert on National Mall

Questlove and the Roots will be performing on the National Mall. By Chris Richards Got green? Organizers have announced the line-up for this year's annual Earth Day Climate Rally on the National Mall. The event is scheduled for Sunday, April...

By Chris Richards  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Earth Day, John Legend, Sting, The Roots

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2010

Morning click: Billy Corgan and Jim James each launch new labels, Lil Wayne album really coming out, Roots cling to job security

Jim James: label head. - Perhaps emboldened by the fact that album sales dropped 52% since 2000, Smashing-Pumpkin-in-chief Billy Corgan and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James have each announced plans to launch new record labels. Corgan's yet to...

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Billy Corgan, Cortney Tidwell, Jim James, Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket, Smashing Pumpkins, The Roots

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/31/2009

Morning click: Stereogum goes NSFW, Steeleye Span founder dies

Watching the ... planets. Yeah, that's it. Planets. - If you find yourself alone in your cubicle today, head on over to Stereogum.com. The indie rock blog has a unique end-of-the-year list: The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos of 2009....

By Chris Richards  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Roots, Wale

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/30/2009

In concert: The Roots

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson led The Roots through a dizzying 140-minute set at 9:30 club on Tuesday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Klimek If NBC ever released a compilation of The Roots’ performances as...

By David Malitz  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Roots, Wale