Posts Tagged ‘Roots’

Sasquatch Music Festival Announces Lineup

The Sasquatch! Festival has announced its 2012 lineup. Bon Iver, The Shins, Jack White and Beirut will headline the Pac Northwest’s most beloved music and comedy festival, which takes place May 25th-28th (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.

More (but not all!) of the absurdly packed lineup:

Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, The Head & The Heart, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Explosions In The Sky, The Joy Formidable, Mogwai, M. Ward, John Reilly & Friends, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, Little Dragon, tUnE-yArDs, Wild Flag, Blind Pilot, Wolfgang Gartner, Beats Antique, Apparat, The Walkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Spiritualized, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Shabazz Palaces, Fun., Grouplove, Tycho, SBTRKT, STRFKR, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Deer Tick, Alabama Shakes, Dum Dum Girls, The Helio Sequence, Kurt Vile, Cloud Cult, We Are Augustines, Here…

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Michelle BachmannSeems that The Roots don’t like Michelle Bachmann too much. The other morning on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann was on the show to be interviewed. The most talked about thing after the show was not her interview though, it was what The Roots decided to play as she walked out. As Bachmann walked out from behind the curtain The Roots distinctly broke into the classic Fishbone song, “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.”

The Roots often make sly, witty, and often pretty obscure song choices for the guests of the show. “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” is not a political song and is really about a bad relationship, but I think that this one has to be one of their best song choices yet.