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The Roots

Tonight @ Miller Lite Oasis, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

Jun. 30, 2012
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Fans worried that The Roots' job as the house band for Jimmy Fallon's incarnation of “Late Night” would slow hip-hop's most celebrated live act can breathe easy. Even with their TV commitments, The Roots have continued to tour at a steady clip, and they've released three albums since joining NBC in 2009, including 2010's How I Got Over, which found the band branching out to incorporate some of the indie-rock sounds they had been exposed to through Fallon's show. Better yet was last year's dense and demanding Undun, a cross-genre song cycle thick with racial and existential themes.

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