Watch Moses Sumney Make One Hell Of A US TV Debut On Colbert

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Mosey-SumneyMoses Sumney is a pretty incredible live performer. I’ve you’ve been to enough music festivals over the past few years, you already knew that. And Sumney is also someone who can fill up a camera frame; his astonishing self-directed video for “Virile” proved that well enough. Last night, Sumney got to combine those … More »

Watch Algiers Perform “Dispossession” On Colbert

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AlgiersExperimental gospel-punks Algiers just released their new album There Is No Year last month. And last night, they made their network television debut, delivering a soulful, powerful performance of lead single “Dispossession” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Watch below. More »

Watch Michael Stipe Tell Stephen Colbert About His Favorite Radiohead Song And The Time He Told Trump To Shut Up At A Patti Smith Concert

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Michael StipeMichael Stipe recently released his first two solo singles, “Your Capricious Soul” and “Drive To The Ocean.” The R.E.M. singer also has a new photo book called Our Interference Times: A Visual Record combining digital and analog imagery. He sat for an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last … More »

Watch Miranda Lambert’s Charming Performance Of “Tequila Does” On Colbert

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Miranda-LambertHave you seen Miranda Lambert live lately? You really should. Late last year, I watched her play a set of end-to-end bangers at my local college-basketball arena, radiating massive big-star charm to every corner of the place and getting the same kind of crowd love that Cardi B got in the same venue a few … More »

Watch Sharon Van Etten & Norah Jones Sing A Transformed “Seventeen” On Colbert

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"Seventeen"Way back in January, Sharon Van Etten released “Seventeen,” a single from her album Remind Me Tomorrow that would go on to rank highly in many year-end roundups (including our very own readers’ poll, the Gummy Awards). In May, Van Etten welcomed Norah Jones onstage to duet … More »

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Blinding Lights” On Colbert

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weekndLast week, the Weeknd released two new songs, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.” Two nights ago, he performed the former on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert while wandering through the studio in one long take. And last night, he performed “Blinding Lights,” the superior new Weeknd song, … More »

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Heartless” While Wandering Through The Colbert Studio

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The-Weeknd-on-ColbertThe Weeknd season has fully arrived. This month, Abel Tesfaye makes his acting debut, playing himself in the Safdie Brothers’ much-anticipated new movie Uncut Gems. Last week, he released two new singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” with a whole Mercedes-Benz electric-car ad campaign built around the latter. More »

Watch Pharrell Perform Netflix Doc Song “Letter To My Godfather” On Colbert

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Earlier this year, Netflix released a new documentary called The Black Godfather about the life and times of music business exec Clarence Avant. Pegged to it was a new song by Pharrell called “Letter To My Godfather,” which found him reuniting with his old Neptunes partner Chad Hugo for a song that was … More »

Lorde Got Pranked On Colbert

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Lorde has been in hibernation for most of this year down in her native New Zealand. But earlier this month she shared a note explaining how the death of her dog Pearl is going to effect the follow-up to Melodrama. And, as Pitchfork points out, she recently hung out … More »

Watch The 1975 Perform “Frail State Of Mind” On Colbert

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The-1975-on-ColbertWe’ll have to check the books to verify this, but Matty Healy is almost certainly the first pop heartthrob ever to show up on a late-night talk show in a voluminous yellow North Face parka, long and flowy white skirt, and some Chucks. Last night, Healy and his band the 1975 were the musical guests … More »