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But I know they're not Lost in the Trees
September 12, 2011 7:00 PM   Subscribe

I heard this band I really liked when I was at work around 11pm central standard time, on Jimmy Fallon, two Fridays ago. They were a mostly African American band playing rock. I had my husband check the cable guide when he got home and he says that they were a band called Lost in the Trees. I looked them up and they are a white blue grass band. My google-fu has failed me. Who was this band I liked so much?
posted by Issithe to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Are you sure you're not thinking of the house band, The Roots?
posted by Rewind at 7:01 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


(Who by the way, have an extensive catalog dating back to well before their start on Jimmy Fallon's show.)
posted by Rewind at 7:03 PM on September 12, 2011


Yes, my guess would be The Roots as well. This is assuming that you've only seen Fallon's show once, and that one time was the one you mentioned. This is understandable.
posted by jabberjaw at 7:06 PM on September 12, 2011


Indubitably, you saw the The Roots.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 7:08 PM on September 12, 2011


Now that this is answered, here's my Jimmy Fallon Insider Tip: At the beginning of the show as the Roots close out the theme song, Questlove yells out a number (and sometimes a city or other random phrase). This is in fact the episode number, and the city he says has that number as an area code.

The more you know.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:12 PM on September 12, 2011 [9 favorites]


Was it TV on the Radio?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:12 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


If not the Roots, was it TV on the Radio? It would've been a re-run of the Jimmy Fallon show, but they're an amazing, mostly African-American rock band!
posted by Juicy Avenger at 7:13 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, and as far as the TV guide, Lost in the Trees would have been playing a song at the end of the show as that night's musical guest.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:14 PM on September 12, 2011


TV on the Radio has a new album out that they are promoting, and I believe most of its musicians are black.
posted by thinkingwoman at 7:28 PM on September 12, 2011


The Roots. (Philly represent! We're very proud, even while being somewhat puzzled that they're Jimmy Fallon's house band.)
posted by desuetude at 9:46 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's probably worth commenting (given all the mention of rock), that The Roots are really a hip-hop outfit, which is why Fallon & Timberlake's History of Rap and History of Rap 2 are so damn in the pocket. You can't go wrong with ?uestlove behind you...
posted by benzo8 at 12:26 AM on September 13, 2011


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