In House #1702: Jurassic 5 in Salt Lake City Tonight; New Beck, The Roots
One might say that the Jurassic 5 have been carrying the torch of indie hip-hop since their inception in the late 90's. It's not too many hip-hop acts that play festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, after all, and the J-5 have enjoyed a strong following amongst mostly indie music fans. For this reason their latest album, entitled Feedback, comes as something of a surprise as its unlikely guests and big name producers feel like a play for more mainstream appeal. The obvious example of this is the appearance of the Dave Matthews Band on the album's lead single, "Work It Out," perhaps the direct result of a backstage at Bonnaroo acquaintance. By far the most mainstream pop thing the Jurassic 5 has ever done, the song represents a huge gamble for the group as far as their established fanbase is concerned. Elsewhere, highlights include the Sugar Hill Gang-tinged "In the House," and "Radio," both of which are more along the lines of their earlier, more beginnings of hip-hop based work. The J-5 plays The Depot in Salt Lake City tonight.
In House #1702.
Focus: Jurassic 5 in Salt Lake City tonight, plus new music from Beck, The Roots, Outkast, Citizen Cope, and more.
BONUS MP3s from today's show-
Jurassic 5, from Feedback: "Work It Out" (MP3)
(courtesy Far Too Many Robots)
OutKast, from Idlewild: "Idlewild (Don'tchu Worry 'Bout Me) (MP3)
(courtesy On the Download)
Beck, from The Information: "Nausea" (MP3)
(courtesy a soundtrack for everyone)
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