Watch Danny Brown Give A Theatrical Tonight Show Performance

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Danny-BrownLast month, Danny Brown released his excellent new album uknowhatimsayin¿, which he made with executive producer Q-Tip. And last night, Brown was the musical guest on The Tonight Show. The obvious thing for Brown to do would’ve been a performance with the Roots. It would’ve made sense. Brown and the Roots come from … More »

Watch Gucci Mane Perform With The Roots On The Tonight Show

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Gucci-Mane-on-The-Tonight-ShowNothing should surprise us anymore, but the enduring mainstream success of Gucci Mane remains pretty baffling. Just a few years ago, Gucci couldn’t stop arrested. Now he’s a generally-acknowledged national treasure who exchanges banter with Jimmy Fallon and performs with the Roots on The Tonight Show. (The Roots did a song with Project … More »

Watch EarthGang Perform With The Roots On Fallon

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EarthGang-on-FallonBack in September, about an hour after they released their debut album Mirrorland, I watched the Atlanta rap duo EarthGang play a sweaty, energetic set in a converted Raleigh movie theater. While they were up there, something occurred to me: EarthGang are going to be on the lineup of every single big outdoor festival next … More »

Watch FKA twigs’ Incredible Stripper-Pole Fallon Performance

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FKA-twigs-on-FallonEvery once in a long while, we get a late-night TV performance that completely upends, destroys, and remakes our entire idea of what a late-night TV performance can even be. Last night, FKA twigs gave us one of those. Do yourself a favor: Stop reading this introduction and just click play on the video below. More »

Watch Liam Gallagher Perform On Fallon

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Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher released his new solo album Why Me? Why Not last month. And today, the former Oasis singer went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote it, performing early single “Once” supported by a trio of backup singers and an entire string section. Watch the whole performance below. More »

Watch Brockhampton Perform “Sugar,” Freestyle About A Bad Jimmy Fallon Movie On The Tonight Show

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Brockhampton-on-FallonLast night was an action-packed evening in late-night TV. Jimmy Kimmel had a surprise Kanye West appearance, and he also aired a comedy bit with his competitor Jimmy Fallon. As for Fallon, he hosted a whole lot of rappers on his show. Last night’s Tonight Show musical guests were Brockhampton, who recently released … More »

Watch Jenny Lewis Sing “Rabbit Hole” And Be Carried Away By A Giant Bunny On Fallon

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Jenny LewisOne of my favorite parts of this year’s Hopscotch was watching the Jenny Lewis road show in all its splendor. Lewis is a legend, and seeing her in that sparkling disco-ball dress with her hair done up like some glamorous old-timey country singer was like encountering a mythic figure. The setlist was packed … More »

Watch Jim James & The Louisville Orchestra Perform “Back To The End Of The World” On Fallon

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Jim-James-on-FallonMy Morning Jacket leader Jim James has always maintained a healthy side-project life, whether it’s with Monsters Of Folk or with his own various solo endeavors. And on a new album, James joins a different sort of band. Last week, James released The Order Of Nature, an album that he made in collaboration … More »

Watch Angel Olsen Sing A Goosebump-Inducing “All Mirrors” With An Orchestra On Fallon

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Angel-Olsen-on-FallonToday, Angel Olsen releases All Mirrors, her absolute stunner of a new album. It’s one of 2019’s best. Last night, she gave the LP a grand rollout on network television. Olsen was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and she brought a whole orchestra — or at least a giant string section … More »

Watch Robbie Robertson & The Roots Play “Let Love Reign” On Fallon

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Robbie-Robertson-on-FallonBefore last night, Robbie Robertson, longtime frontman of the Band and general all-around rock legend, hadn’t played on a late-night show in about eight years. But last night, Robertson fixed that. These days, the man has a lot going on. He scored the much-anticipated new movie The Irishman, the latest from Robertson’s Last Waltz-era buddy … More »