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This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.
Masks are strongly encouraged.
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The Roots have consistently elevated music and culture as one of the most influential and impactful hip-hop collectives of all time. Founded by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum group went from rapping on Philadelphia corners all the way to gigs at The White House, a longtime stint as the “house band” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and billing atop their own annual festival The Roots Picnic. Among numerous classics, they changed hip-hop forever with 1999’s platinum Things Fall Apart—which Rolling Stone named one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and Pitchfork graded “9.4-out-of-10.” Their GRAMMY® Awards include “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “You Got Me,” “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang On in There,” and “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up. As a live phenomenon, The Roots made history as the “first hip-hop group to perform at Lincoln Center,” and Rolling Stone lauded them as one of the “Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World.” Black Thought and Questlove served as executive producers of the acclaimed AMC documentary series, Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America and also launched their own film and television production company Two One Five Entertainment and locked down a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal Television. With their twelfth full-length album on the horizon, The Roots level up again and bring the whole culture with them.
Phat A$tronaut is an organically grown, experimental soul ensemble from New Haven, CT.
The band formed shortly after singer/songwriter, chad browne-springer, and guitarist/musical director, Mark Lyon, met on a D'Angelo tribute gig.
Their sound consists of experimental yet undeniably danceable - head nodder rhythms and meticulously crafted arrangements with pop sensible songwriting at the forefront.
In just three years, Phat A$tronaut has performed at some of the north east's top venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Toad's Place, The Warehouse (FTC), Space Ballroom, Rockwood Music Hall, and many more.
Phat A$tronaut has shared bills with such notable acts as OSHUN, Roots of Creation, Five Alarm Funk, Becca Stevens, Rituals of Mine, Jakubi, Underground System, Lyrics Born, Con Brio, Underground System, and Combo Chimbita.
They have also played on numerous festivals including Hip To The Hops (VT), Trinity Hip. Hop Festival, Hygienic Hip Hop Festival, and more.
The band has kept busy through the pandemic with socially distant rehearsals, numerous solo projects, and live streams presented by The Shubert Theatre, UMass, CT Folk Fest, Celebrate Shelton, Travelers Insurance, etc.
To date, Phat A$tronaut has a full length record, 'The Fifth Dimension' (2018), a live album, 'Live at Brooklyn Bowl' (2019), and a single 'Rare Fruit' (2020). Phat A$tronaut is currently in the process of recording another full length album, along with collaborations with Ceschi. Stay tuned!