Concerts

The Roots, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 3/23/13


The Roots @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Margret T. Hance Park|3/23/13
About an hour into their dominating set, the legendary Roots crew pulled out a trick few other bands could get away with: Drummer Questlove and percussionist Frank Knuckles did a drum solo. An extended one. It's always been my opinion that nothing kills the mood of a live show quicker than a drum solo (no offense to you "Moby Dick" fans out there), but The Roots mostly got away with it.

See also:

-The Roots, Fayuca, and More: McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 2, 3/23/13 [Photo Slideshow] -Questlove of The Roots Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.