With the volume of tweets that ?uestlove sends out on a daily basis, it’s not surprising to find out that he has channeled some that energy into something that can be consumed at more then 140 characters at a time as yesterday it was announced that he will be publishing his memoirs this spring. The book, entitled Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, will chronicle the drummer’s life from growing up in West Philadelphia in the 1970′s to founding The Roots to his various collaborations in the world of music. According to a press release for the book, which will hit retailers on June 18, the tome will touch on music criticism, the state of hip hop and “also questions the nature of memory and the idea of a post modern Black man saddled with some post-modern Blues.”
- List Time: 18 Songs About Being On Government Assistance
- Carlos Santana is reuniting the original Santana band for his new album
- Cover Alert: First Aid Kit tackle Simon & Garfunkel
- JT & Marcus Mumford collaborating on the soundtrack for the new Cohen Brother movie
- Download This: Coventry Music MIX – Steve McQueen, Bitch!
- Japandroids’ The House That Heaven Built was voted the Canucks’ new entrance music
Finally, while it took nearly two days for the full lineup of Wilco’s third installment of their Solid Sound Festival to be announced, we’re thankful that organizers decided to avoid that drawn out approach when it came to revealing the daily breakdown of when each of the acts will play. Now a three-day affair, the fest will see host band Wilco headline on both Friday and Saturday night, with support from a mix of eclectic acts including alt.county singer Neko Case to indie-rockers Yo La Tengo to jam-prog-rock act White Denim to psychedelic-gospel band The Relatives. Early bird single-day tickets and three-day passes are currently on-sale now.
Here’s the breakdown of what to expect over the course of the weekend…
Friday, June 21:
Wilco / The Relatives / White Denim / Yo La Tengo playing live to the film “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”
Saturday, June 22:
Wilco / Neko Case / Low / Yo La Tengo / Foxygen / The Dream Syndicate / Lucius / Mark Mulcahy / Sam Amidon / John Hodgman’s Comedy Cabaret featuring Reggie Watts, Al Madrigal, Jen Kirkman,
Sunday, June 23:
The Blisters / Mikael Jorgensen and Greg O’Keeffe / Nels Cline and Julian Lage / Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore backing a live performance of the public radio show Radiolab / The Autumn Defense / Border Music featuring Mark Ribot and David Hidalgo / Os Mutantes / Medeski, Martin & Wood and special guests