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Questlove Wants Your Protest Songs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Every generation has its protest songs. The Roots bandleader wonders, in this politically charged time, where are ours?
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Kings County

EXTRA: ?uestlove Backs Reggie Watts

Friday, July 13, 2012

At the second installment of Kings County, the Bell House audience received two mystery guests for the price of one. Host Kurt Andersen surprised the crowd by bringing out musical comedian Reggie Watts mid-show. Then, drummer ?uestlove surprised everyone by joining Watts onstage and jumping behind Chairlift's drum kit for a reggae jam. Hear their impromptu, first-ever collaboration in this Kings County web exclusive.

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Kings County

Kings County: Episode Two

Friday, July 13, 2012

Performance artist Lucy Sexton joins Kurt Andersen to co-host the second installment of Kings County. Comedian Wyatt Cenac of the Daily Show performs stand-up, and faces-off against an audience member in a quiz about foodie culture. The electro-pop band Chairlift performs, and Reggie Watts of the IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang! improvises over loops and beats. And: the whole cast joins Kurt for a story about modern day life in Brooklyn. Plus: this week's tagline contest. Listen here!

Kings County: Episode Two airs Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM; Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. on AM 820 and New Jersey Public Radio; and Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM. Or, stream or download the show

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Questlove on ‘Shuffle Culture'

Friday, April 13, 2012

The shuffle setting on iPods and digital music players has changed how we experience recorded music. Drummer Questlove of The Roots and friends are emulating the juxtaposition and freedom of the shuffle setting in live concerts at BAM this week. He joins us to talk about shuffle and take calls. 

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Battle of the Late Night Bands

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Why The Roots are the best thing on the late night talk shows.

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