Last night, Mahogs and I had a chance to go to one of the much talked-about jam sessions with The Roots, courtesy of the nice folks at CoolHunter Mgmt , here in Brooklyn. Since they are Jimmy Fallon’s new house band aka semi-NY residents, they have expanded their tradition of performing with new and undiscovered acts, which makes for a some sweet surprises. The lineup was cool: Roots, Mayer Hawthorne, Ursula Rucker, Bajah + Dry Eye Crew from Sierra Leone, and Talib Kweli, which was a like an anti-climatic surprise.Â Outside of having the surreal opportunity to bowl, see friends, drink, eat, watch soft-porn and have great music play all at the same timeâ€”we also met another Philly crew that we love: Pattern Is Movement.
Consider them the Costello Tagliapietra of music. Two bears who you would mistake for the guys who may be putting the stage together rather than rocking itâ€”but like the fashion duo, their product is something soft, melodic, warm, and soulful. After Chris Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux hit the stage it was a cool, melodic trip with enough hints of pop & hip-hop to hold our attention, and then all r&b hell broke loose.
After totally rocking Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love,” they were joined by The Roots for probably the best cover of D’Angelo’s ‘How Does It Feel’ that we’ve heard. It was awesome. They are awesome. Check their music and thank us later, or send us cookies…or do both. Pics to come soon.
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