Thursday, May 28, 2009

more Roots!

dates have been extended into NOVEMBER...get em here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ayo / Time Out review

The shoes made it through only one number during a showcase by Ayo (pronounced “EYE-yoh”) at the Highline Ballroom on Sunday night. “I was trying to impress you,” she told her big, stylish audience as she doffed her footwear. “That’s what high heels are for.” The young Nigerian-German singer-songwriter—whose name means “joy” in Yoruba—seemed genuinely impressed by the number of people who turned up to hear her perform songs from her latest album, Gravity at Last. The disc doesn’t come out in the U.S. until July. Yet this crowd knew its tracks already, and even chanted lines from “Girls,” an as-yet-unrecorded song, back at her. (more at

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tofu Takedown

The results are in! photos and results via, and

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tom Morello Brings Street Sweepers To Roots' NYC Jam Session

As a warm-up for their opening slot on the impending Jane’s Addiction/Nine Inch Nails tour — which kicks off Friday in Florida (Rolling Stone will have a full report) — Morello’s new band, Street Sweeper Social Club, played a surprise gig opening for the Roots last night at New York’s Highline Ballroom, engaging a sold-out crowd that was there more to dance than to mosh. Morello and crew — featuring frontman Boots Riley of Oakland hip-hop act the Coup — took the stage in matching black coats with red trim and shades and kicked into the staccato, guitar-heavy “Fight! Smash! Win!,” complete with some shredding from Morello without his trademark effects array. (more at

Rage Against the Machine founding member Tom Morello and Boots Riley of the Oakland hip hop outfit the Coup kicked out the jams with their latest project, the Street Sweeper Social Club, in an after-hours set last night (May 5) during the Roots' weekly party at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. (more at

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


more video via Miss Info here

Interview and footage from MTV

Tuesday, May 5, 2009