In stranger than fiction news, The Roots has been slated to become the house band when Jimmy Fallon hits the air on March 2nd. First, stated in an online video which was quickly taken off the air, ?uestlove remarked on his old age and their band’s desire to find a steady gig. The announcement was further confirmed by Jimmy Fallon on his blog. The band – most in their late 30s – are looking forward to living like “normal men,” as ?uestlove says. Although not a complete announcement of retirement, The Roots, known for their extensive touring, will definitely be putting their road show on hiatus.
Backed by Pharrell, a new online community is born which caters to artists of all trades. Artst is a social networking site where users can share, view, and discuss art of all mediums. Anything from architecture, writing, videos, music and much much more, artists can put their work up on display. This is your one stop shop for all things in fashion, art, culture and music. Wish to share your passion for art with others or just like to view and comment on others original works of art, check out this growing community.
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What better way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend then to see all your favorite bands over a three day period. This year’s festival promises to be it’s biggest featuring the likes of Janes Addiction, NIN, Grizzly Bear, The Animal Collective, The Walkmen, TV on the Radio among countless others. Located at the Gorge in Quincy, WA, this all out party spans from Saturday to Monday. For up to date news, visit the official site. Stay tuned after the jump for the extensive yet unfinalized lineup and info.
It’s not some sexually ambigous symbol or some weird spelling, but Santogold has changed her name to simply Santigold. Born Santi White, the artist took on the name Santogold which happened to be shared with an actor/infomercial character who has made a living selling gold chains and making obscure songs since ’83. The gold chain wearing, infomercial making extraordinaire subsequently sued the artist formerly known as Santogold last year. Here’s Santigold’s official press release:
“Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end list- Santogold is now Santigold. She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that.”
Kid Cudi was involved in an altercation this past NBA All-Star weekend which subsequently led to him being tasered by police. Apparently, things were escalated in an argument with some Reebok associates. Some reports suggested the incident was initiated when Cudi refused to wear Reeboks in favor of some Air Jordans. Or you can hear his side of the story here.
The cure for AIDS might still be a ways away, but you can still make a difference by checking out this latest album put out by the Red Hot Organization. Featuring artists such as Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, and Iron and Wine, Feist and Ben Gibbard, the album will be released next Tuesday the 17th. Show your support, check it out early and stream it here or preorder from Amazon or Beggars Group.