Posted in music | tour dates on October 28, 2010

The Roots at Prospect Park (more by David Andrako)
The Roots

For a while there you could ring in the new week with The Roots at Highline Ballroom. You can currently ring in the weekend with Questlove who is on the tables at Brooklyn Bowl every Thursday night, and now you can ring in the new YEAR with the "organic hip hop jazz" crew. The Roots will play three sets at the Williamsburg venue on New Year's Eve starting at 10PM. $85 tickets go on sale 10/29 at noon.

The Roots recently released a collaborative LP with John Legend entitled Wake Up and played a big show Terminal 5, and a whole bunch of other smaller NYC venues together (lots of private and surprise promotional shows).

Guided By Voices, Sharon Jones, Patti Smith, Passion Pit, Phish, and Drive-By Truckers, and Gov't Mule are all also playing New Years Eve shows in the NYC-area.

Last night, 10/27, Gary Wilson sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. School of Seven Bells were the musical guest (Gwar is tonight), but Gary Wilson was on there too. School of Seven Bells recently announced that Claudia Deheza left the band, leaving just her twin sister Alejandra and Benjamin Curtis as the core members.

Video of School of Seven Bells playing Fallon (with a drummer which actually made them a trio), and video of the whole episode (Jimmy introduces Gary Wilson right after the intro), below...

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Whole episode

School of Seven Bells - "I L U" 10/27 Fallon

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Comments (13)

gay wilson?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 10:29 AM

I've made some legendary typos. that was one of them. fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 28, 2010 10:32 AM

I lol'd.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 10:38 AM

85 bucks. And you're pretty much garaunteed to spend at least $50 on drinks at Brooklyn Bowl. Happy New Year, indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 10:54 AM

wouh that's steep $$

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 11:06 AM

I was there, Gary Wilson was great with The Roots. 'Electric Endicott' is a great album too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 11:24 AM

Gay wilson??? I'll fuck your stupid ass up. You lame.

Posted by Daniel | October 28, 2010 1:10 PM

Let's all overreact to a typo.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:19 PM

yeah, does $85 bones include anything? or just the show??

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:25 PM

That would be a fun NYE show with Roots. I first heard of them on a kids program called Yo Gabba Gabba.

Posted by DeMaurice Smith | October 29, 2010 1:27 PM

This sounds great! Want to travel to this concert from DC use the only Washington, DC to Brooklyn connection bus line Theknowitexpress. $40 roundtrip each weekend between Brooklyn and DC.

Posted by Hunter | December 2, 2010 1:57 PM

This sounds great! Want to travel to this concert from DC use the only Washington, DC to Brooklyn connection bus line Theknowitexpress. $40 roundtrip each weekend between Brooklyn and DC.

Posted by Hunter | December 2, 2010 1:59 PM

That drummer for School of Seven Bells is Zachary Saginaw - a.k.a. Shigeto! who has his own amazing stuff - check out his music here: http://www.iamshigeto.com


Posted by Caylin | December 2, 2010 2:14 PM

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