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 »

Watch Margo Price Sing The Hell Out Of “A Little Pain” On Colbert

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Late last year, the old-school country shitkicker Margo Price released a very good album called All American Made. And last night, she was on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to sing the rollicking single “A Little Pain.” Price had her great touring band and a string quartet with her, and she knew how to … More »

Watch Run The Jewels & Stephen Colbert Perform A Christmas Song

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Last year, Run The Jewels showed up on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to do “The Halloween Wiggle,” ruining Colbert’s family friendly Halloween song with their sexually suggestive lyrics. Last night, they showed up again, and this time, they ruined Colbert’s family friendly Christmas song with politically charged lyrics. Oh, and they kidnapped … More »

Watch Bleachers Play “I Miss Those Days” On Colbert

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In 2017, Jack Antonoff obviously had a huge year as a producer, working with Lorde, St. Vincent, Pink, and, as an encore, Taylor Swift. But somewhere in there, his band Bleachers somehow found the time to release the album Gone Now, touring behind it and promoting it wherever possible. Antonoff and his band have already … More »

Watch Justin Timberlake Answer Deep Questions With Stephen Colbert

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Do you think Jimmy Fallon gets upset when Justin Timberlake shows up on competing late-night shows? Timberlake is warming up for his whole music thing to start again. He’s doing next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, and he’s apparently worked with Timbaland on a new album that’s already done. But Timberlake is also … More »

Watch Vic Mensa Play Colbert With A String Section

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This past summer, the Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released The Autobiography, his thoughtful and ambitious official full-length debut. And last night, Mensa was a musical guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. Mensa made the most of his moment, singing the Autobiography song “We Could Be Free” while a string quartet, a pianist, and a … More »

Watch Elton John Talk His Early Career, Sing “I’m Still Standing” On Colbert

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Elton John has so many hits that he actually just put out a triple-disc greatest-hits box set, which is absolutely ridiculous. And last night, to promote that set, John was a guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, which gave Colbert a chance to dork out on John. Colbert told John that he’d been in an … More »

Watch Mavis Staples Perform With Jeff Tweedy On Colbert

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For the past few years, the Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples has been working with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, and she’ll release her newest Tweedy-produced album If All I Was Was Black next week. Last night on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, Staples was the musical guest. She sang her single “Build AMore »

Watch Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Play A Couple Of Songs On Colbert

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Last month, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile got together to release the dazed, casual, delightful collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. Barnett and Vile are touring together now, and last night, they were musical guests on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. For a lot of us, this is the first time we get to see Barnett … More »

Watch Thundercat Perform In A Dragon Ball-Z Costume On Colbert

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Thundercat was the musical guest on last night’s Halloween edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and he got in the holiday spirit by dressing up as a character from Dragon Ball-Z. He performed “Them Changes,” which appears on his latest album Drunk, alongside Colbert’s house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Thundercat … More »