Video: Beastie Boys – “So What’cha Want” (with The Roots)

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I’ve heard a lot of people dish heaps of negative gripes on the new Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but there’s one thing that nobody can deny — The Roots. Their power as a backing band may not be immediately obvious, but if you watch the show more than once you’ll see that this band is going to carry the show to at least a few seasons or so. I can’t see why anybody wouldn’t like it, actually (unless you totally hate , then I guess it makes sense).

At any rate, played backup for the ’ appearance on Memorial Day, where the band plugged their new album called Hot Sauce Committee and their re-issue of Check Your Head.

Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want ” ft. The Roots [YouTube]

I’m instantly more psyched that they’ll be headlining Bonnaroo right before Phish, as well as headlining one of the nights of Outside Lands, which I’ll inevitably be in attendance for. I’ve seen them plenty of times before but I feel that they’re a bit recharged with some of the enthusiasm that seems to be popular for certain bands these days. I’m also reminded of an old Trey Anastasio quote where he hoped could be the type of band like the , one that could take a break for a few years and then come back completely reinvented. Seems like a cool coincidence that they’ll actually be sharing a stage in two weeks at the ‘Roo.

  • Dan

    I’m really excited about their new album. I won’t get a chance to see them at any of the festivals this summer so hopefully they will do a regular tour to support the album. Definitely one of my favorite groups to see live. I was able to catch them at the Electric Factory in Philly for a special warm up show before the Tibetan Freedom Concert in DC (which I also attended) back in 98.

  • Dan

    I’m really excited about their new album. I won’t get a chance to see them at any of the festivals this summer so hopefully they will do a regular tour to support the album. Definitely one of my favorite groups to see live. I was able to catch them at the Electric Factory in Philly for a special warm up show before the Tibetan Freedom Concert in DC (which I also attended) back in 98.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    @dan – so the last time you saw them was ’98? i saw their show in Chicago on that tour and i was blown away. but they had some off years in between where i saw them and kinda felt like they were going through the motions. after last year’s club dates supporting The Mix Up i was confident again.

    it’s hard to not still love this band. ;)

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    @dan – so the last time you saw them was ’98? i saw their show in Chicago on that tour and i was blown away. but they had some off years in between where i saw them and kinda felt like they were going through the motions. after last year’s club dates supporting The Mix Up i was confident again.

    it’s hard to not still love this band. ;)

  • Dan

    I’ve seen them 2 other times since the 98 show. Both here in Philly. I just mentioned that show specifically because it was a very last minute show. I heard it announced on the radio that they were performing the next day. So my friend and I made it down the Electric Factory and waited in line to get a wristband which was the “ticket” to get in to the show the following night. The opening band was horrible and got booed of the stage and we ended up waiting the B Boys for quite a while, but they made the wait well worth it. That show is still in my top 5 concerts.

  • Dan

    I’ve seen them 2 other times since the 98 show. Both here in Philly. I just mentioned that show specifically because it was a very last minute show. I heard it announced on the radio that they were performing the next day. So my friend and I made it down the Electric Factory and waited in line to get a wristband which was the “ticket” to get in to the show the following night. The opening band was horrible and got booed of the stage and we ended up waiting the B Boys for quite a while, but they made the wait well worth it. That show is still in my top 5 concerts.