Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Colbert With No Wave Hero James Chance

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Have you seen Franz Ferdinand live lately? It fucking rules. Seriously. Last year, the band played my sleepy Southern college town, and I was not prepared for them to be as good as they were. They were lithe and energetic and had hits for days, hits that you barely even remember until you actually hear … More »

On Colbert, Method Man & Ghostface Killah Fight “Jeff Sessions,” Meet The Real James Comey

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The whole saga of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin gets more complicated all the time. It was weird enough when the Wu-Tang Clan decided to sell the one and only copy of the album for millions. It was weirder still when pharma price-gouging vampire Martin Shkreli bought the one and only copy. And it … More »

Watch John Prine Perform With Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile On Colbert

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Today, John Prine released his first new album of original songs in over 13 years, The Tree Of Forgiveness. It finds him collaborating with the likes of Dan Auerbach, Pat McLaughlin, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires. Last night, Prine took to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform “Summer’s End” from it, alongside Sturgill … More »

Watch Kacey Musgraves’ Stunning “Slow Burn” Performance On Colbert

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Today, the country singer Kacey Musgraves releases her new LP Golden Hour, one of the best albums that 2018 has yet given us. And last night, she was the musical guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. After Musgraves did a really great “Space Cowboy” on The Tonight Show last month, she really raised … More »

Watch David Byrne’s Giant Suit Emporium Commercial And Performance With Stephen Colbert

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Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne just released American Utopia, his first solo album in 14 years and our reigning Album Of The Week. And last night, he went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote it, performing lead single “Everybody’s Coming To My House” backed up by a barefoot band … More »

Watch Donald Glover’s Charmingly Evasive Interview With Stephen Colbert

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Donald Glover is the creator of Atlanta, easily the best new show that’s been on TV in the past few years. But ever since its first season ended, Glover has been playing either Childish Gambino, his musical alter-ego, or Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars prequel Solo. So it is tremendously exciting that … More »

Stephen Colbert Jokes About Those Quincy Jones Interviews

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No one can stop talking about the recent round of illuminating interviews with Quincy Jones, and that includes Stephen Colbert. On The Late Show last night, Colbert cracked some jokes during his monologue about his claims about Ivanka Trump, Michael Jackson, and more. Check out the segment below. [videoembed size=”full_width” alignment=”center”][/videoembed] … More »

Watch Lil Uzi Vert, In A Bad Religion Shirt, Make His Late-Night Debut On Colbert

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Lil Uzi Vert walked out of the Grammys empty-handed last week, but he can console himself with the fact that he’s the biggest young rap star to emerge in quite some time. Somehow, Uzi had never been a late-night musical-guest last night, but now he’s got that particular rite of passage behind him. Last night, … More »

Watch Grammy Winner Chris Stapleton Perform “Drunkard’s Prayer” On Colbert

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Chris Stapleton brought home the Grammy for Best Country Album on Sunday for his 2017 release From A Room Volume 1, and he performed a tribute to Tom Petty alongside Emmylou Harris at the ceremony. Stapleton celebrated a little on The Late Show last night when he played “Drunkard’s Prayer” off of From … More »

Watch Julien Baker’s Heart-Swelling “Turn Out The Lights” Performance On Colbert

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Do you still get it? I still get it. Whenever I listen to “Turn Out The Lights,” the title track from Julien Baker’s astonishing second album, I get that “oh fuck, here it comes” rush when she builds up to the song’s shattering climax. When she plays it live, you feel it even … More »