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Hot Luck Review: Questlove
Roots polymath demonstrates DJ prowess
"...A rare jack-of-all-trades and master-of-many, Roots founder Questlove unceasingly expands his resume: tackling music journalism via Okayplayer,..."

May 28, 2018 Music Post by Clara Wang

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Comedy collective The Lonely Island writes, directs, and stars in music biz comedy
"...(Enough to attract a gaggle of A-list cameos, from Questlove, Nas, Usher, Seal, and Ringo Starr.) You really can’t..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Music Churns Out 8th Artist List
Ho99o9, Questlove, Nothing, and Get Up Kids join the action
"...return to South by Southwest, as does Roots drummer Questlove, heavy shoegazers Nothing, and Midwestern emo vets the Get..."

Feb. 14, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Bass Drum Heard 'Round the World
How the Roland TR-808 drum machine revolutionized music
"...learn more about the film and the instrument that Questlove called the most futuristic thing he'd ever heard...."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Dan Gentile

Leave No Stones Unturned
Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf on vinyl, hip-hop's roots, and record labels
"...a few of the biggest names in rap like Questlove, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg, who recently teamed with..."

March 7, 2014 Screens Feature by Dan Gentile

Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Roots drummer digs deep into his LP crate
"...Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questloveby Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Ben Greenman Grand Central Publishing,..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

SXSW Music: The Roots at Brazos Hall
"...Questlove of the Roots..."

March 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast
Almost exclusively white faces, as fine as they are
"...accompaniment on “Wild World” and “Peace Train.” Roots bedrock Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) very nearly makes a case for..."

June 6, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: Zorch Paaarties
Zorch for hire, Ancient VVisdom on loan to Satan, and Charlie Faye updates her relationship status
"...rapper spent an evening on a 30-foot tower with Questlove, who DJ'd while he MC'd. "I'd been super nervous..."

July 26, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?
"...Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Roots drummer Questlove headlined an ACLU party down on Red River...."

March 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Music Is on the Menu Web Series Kicks Off With Ramen Tatsu-ya Chef and DJ Jester
Kid Koala and DJ Jester play premiere show at North Door on March 9
"...asked about his bucket list interviews, Sheffield says that “Questlove and Gary Clark Jr. would definitely be highlights.”..."

March 5, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Hot Luck Food & Music Festival 2018
"...Questlove (of the Roots) at Mohawk..."

May 29, 2018 Photo Gallery

Food and Music Strike a Chord With These Austin Chefs
We explore the link between the culinary and musical in anticipation of Hot Luck
"...Peaks, Paul Cauthen, Joshua Hedley, Okkervil River, Blackillac, DJ Questlove, and Peanut Butter Wolf. For more info see –..."

May 25, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Hot Luck Announces Unofficial Opening Event, Brunch Lineup
Get ready for barbecue and other tasty surprises
"...stars like Top Chef winner Kristen Kish and DJ Questlove and a Hot Snakes tribute by Olympia Provisions' Elias..."

May 3, 2018 Food Post by Acacia Coronado

Calling All Queso Enthusiasts: Quesoff and Hot Luck Fest
Celebrate melted cheese and compete to win Best Queso in Austin
"...the fest announced this morning that they’ve added DJ Questlove, Blackillac (emcees Zeale and Phranchyze), Girlpool, Los Coast, and..."

April 10, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Bomb Threat Cancels Roots Show at Fair Market
Annual jam shuttered while APD investigates venue
"...Roots drummer Questlove confirmed news of the cancellation via a tweet around..."

March 17, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Roots & Friends Return to SXSW
Collab bonanza includes Ludacris and Jessie Reyez
"...appears Monday at Rodeo Austin, performs with Black Thought, Questlove, and company. So will outspoken R&B breakout Jessie Reyez,..."

March 8, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback – SXSW Recap: Love, Hate, Garth & Trump
Final love / hate SXSW listicles
"...tan and thin; and Shakey Graves got backed by Questlove and company at the annual Roots & Friends Jam..."

March 24, 2017 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Live: The Roots & Friends
“This is the best shit of the whole South By!”
"...a face-melting psychedelic solo from guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas. Questlove backboned all of it, keeping time on an elevated..."

March 19, 2017 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

SXSW Music 2017: Saturday

March 19, 2017 Photo Gallery

Playback: Starf**king SXSW
SXSW’s bubble burst? Sure, okay – if you say so. Leave the starfucking to us, then.
"...Prodigiously Afro'd Roots maestro Questlove threw down an immaculate three-hour mix at Empire on..."

March 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Free Week Live Shots
Mohawk, Jan. 2
"...synth-hop existentialist Botany utilized Chown as his own personal Questlove, running down the voodoo by creating a cacophonous live..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

2016 Formula 1 Music: Usher, Roots, Taylor Swift
"...Roots drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) performs a DJ set at Empire Control..."

Oct. 24, 2016 Photo Gallery

Playback: Post Pop Depression: After SXSW
Still wearing your SXSW badge or wristband? We don't blame you.
"...Saturday. The three-hour show at Brazos Hall began with Questlove, Black Thought, and the gang warming up the crowd..."

March 25, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Live From Cowboy Portland
Showtime premieres an Austin-based stand-up show, SXSW Comedy With W. Kamau Bell
"...mistaken by white people for other African-Americans (Cornel West, Questlove) gets us all too happy, too...."

July 24, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tyler, the Creator Returns to Austin
Odd Futurist on his Austin arrest, a new app, and ice cream
"...and get all the players I like. I’d get Questlove on drums, this kid I know, Austin, on guitar,..."

June 3, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Live Shot: Okayplayer
Questlove and Wu-Tang forever
"...Founded by Questlove, Okayplayer has long served as a curator of cool..."

March 22, 2015 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

SXSW Music Keynote: Snoop Dogg
Doggfather becomes first rapper to address conference
"...of the position. Jay Z, perhaps. Kanye West, maybe. Questlove?..."

March 10, 2015 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Black Messiah: D’Angelo & the Vanguard
Politics and prose covered in cosmic slop
"...message to the medium with the help of Amir “Questlove” Thompson, Kendra Foster (Parliament Funkadelic), and Welsh bass extraordinaire..."

Dec. 23, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW blurbs
"...Tune-Yards meets Michael Kiwanuka and explains why Sumney's a Questlove co-sign. Thomas Fawcett Cloud Boat..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

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