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Dj A-Trak and The Roots in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

2014 is turning out to be another definitive year for Fool’s Gold boss A-Trak. From the release of the funk-heavy Duck Sauce album Quack alongside studio partner Armand Van Helden, the man is more in-demand than ever.

On Sunday, the A-Track turntablist stepped in on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” as guest DJ but suddenly, The Roots, who have had plenty of practice appearing every weeknight as the house band, switched roles and start performing a track from their new LP …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, scratching prowess of A-Trak along with The Metropolis Ensemble for a mesmerizing four minutes. Watch them do “Never” joined by A-Trak and the Metropolis Ensemble..

Via Source inthemix.com.au

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Falls Festival timetable has been unleashed!

One of Australia’s biggest and most anticipated summer gig, The Falls Festival, have just released their timetables online, so all you lucky festies that are attending can plan ahead! This year’s festival doesn’t disappoint with body-swaying headliners including Grizzly Bear, The Rubens, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and The Roots…just to name a few.

The festival will be held over 3 different locations over the late December to early January period which include Byron Bay, Marion Bay and Lorne. So for those still looking for something to do on NYE and NYD, these are the places to be to celebrate! So because it’s the lazy summer break and we’re sure most of you are the beach right now, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the timetable links for you to preview below…consider it an early Christmas present from us 😉 Here are the links below:

Byron Bay timetable

Lorne timetable

Marion Bay timetable

The Falls Festival have also been thoughtful enough to provide an iphone and andriod app for their festies’ to make things more convenient during the festival. You can download the apps for free in their respective app stores.

For those that were lucky enough to get tickets (we’re looking at you Lorne festies!), here’s a preview of what you’re in for!

For more info about the festival, you can visit their official page here. Merry moshing!

Source via pedestrian.tv/news

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The Roots are coming back people!

Band leader and drummer Questlove, released the news on twitter stating that they will be in Australia on the 26th of Dec and are planning on staying for a week in 2013. The Roots were regulars to Australia, starting out at the Vivid Festival in 2003 then coming back in 07 for a Blues and Roots festival. Australian fans were pretty distraught after they canceled on the Good Vibrations festival in 09 and announced they were officially retiring from touring, but hopefully a week in Australia, during the hype of festival season will make up for lost time.

For more info read on at www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/36202/The-Roots-will-tour-Australia-this-year