?uestlove recently stopped by NYC’s Boiler Room for an hour-long live DJ set, during which he paid homage to Soulquarians bandmate J Dilla. The Philadelphia percussionist and his Legendary Roots Crew celebrated the 10th anniversary of their album Phrenology this past Sunday. As reported by The New Yorker in its November 12th edition, The Roots’ next album is tentatively titled …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin and is expected to drop next fall. Watch the recorded stream below or listen to the podcast of ?uestlove’s Boiler Room session here.
The Roots have opened up another chance for Philadelphians to grab a paintbrush and help put their mark on the cityscape. This Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM, the ongoing Roots MuralArts project at the World Communications Charter School (512 S. Broad Street) will be unveiled for the first time for the public to view. The mural, which is expected to be completed and dedicated sometime in 2013, has been called MuralArts’ “most ambitious” endeavor yet, so it’s an exciting opportunity for city-dwellers to become part of one of the city’s three thousand murals. As an added bonus, participants will be treated to performances from Chill Moody and Dice Raw; ?uestlove and Black Thought will also make appearances at the unveiling. Don’t miss this chance to let your color-by-number skills become part of Philadelphia’s history!
The lineup continues to grow for this year’s POPPED! Music Festival, taking place September 23rd-24th at Philadelphia’s FDR Park. This morning, it was announced that ?uestlove, Yuck, Tennis, Joy Formidable, Miniature Tigers, and Dead Confederate will all be making appearances. The artists will join headliners such as The Shins, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, and Cage The Elephant at the two-day, three-stage outdoor event.
Single-day tickets for the festival are set to go on sale this Friday, July 8th at 10 a.m. They are $59.50 per day (plus fees), and are available at PoppedPhiladelphia.com, Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Electric Factory Box Office located at 421 N. 7th Street (no fees for cash purchases). Two-day passes are also available for $110 (plus fees) at all of the above locations.