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 Wilco Play “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” On Seth Meyers

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Wilco-on-Seth-MeyersThere’s something almost anti-glamorous about the way Wilco handle late-night TV performances. Other artists treat televised performances as make-or-break events, and they do everything they can to make an impression. Wilco roll up, rumpled and bedraggled, play some pretty music, and bounce This isn’t new for them. 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 »

Watch DaBaby Put On A Hell Of A Fallon Performance With The Roots

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DaBaby-on-FallonA couple of weeks ago, the currently-exploding Charlotte rap star DaBaby made the absolute most of a few seconds of screen time on The Tonight Show. Megan Thee Stallion, another of rap’s most exciting new stars, was the show’s musical guest, and she was doing a medley of her own songs. DaBaby, there … More »

Watch Mark Ronson Join Forces With Yebba & The Roots, Participate In A Comedy Bit On Fallon

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Mark RonsonMark Ronson has been doing another round of promo for Late Night Feelings, the great breakup album he released earlier this year. He’s been bringing the rising Arkansas soul singer YEBBA along with him for these gigs, which makes sense because YEBBA gets a three-song stretch on the album all to herself. More »

Watch Senator Kamala Harris Slow Jam The News With The Roots & Jimmy Fallon

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Kamala-Harris-Slow-Jam-the-NewsHey, remember when politicians and candidates could engage in sketch-comedy hijinks on TV talk shows? When the world didn’t feel like it was constantly at war, and it was just fun to see the charming people we’d elected be charming on TV? Yeah, me neither. Any politicians’ attempt to use mass media to seem friendly … More »

Watch Iggy Pop Perform “James Bond” On Fallon With The Roots, Noveller, & Leron Thomas

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Iggy-Pop-on-FallonThree years ago, leathery immortal Iggy Pop reaffirmed his rock-god bona fides, teaming up with Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme to release the tense, sweaty comeback Post Pop Depression. But last week, Pop released Free, a new album that veers off into a completely different direction. Pop recorded Free with … More »

Watch Post Malone Play Beer Pong, Sing Irish Folk Music With Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy-Fallon-and-Post-MaloneEarlier this week, at a Bud Lite-sponsored New York show, lovable punching bag Post Malone debuted a new single called “Circles” and announced that he’d have a new album out next month. He also covered “Santeria” with Sublime With Rome backing him up, which is maybe the most Post Malone thing that ever … More »