Talk Show Roundup: Chillin’ Out Max And Relaxin’ All Cool

From time to time, I like to check in on recent musical performances on the late night talk shows. Here is are a few new finds from the ol telly.

Who knew Jimmy Fallon did such a spot on impersonation of Neil Young? Who knew the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would make such a great folk ballad? I didn’t, but I’d say this is one of the best comedy bits I’ve seen Fallon do since he debuted on Late Night earlier this year.

Talk Show Roundup: Dirty Projectors Debut New Work

From time to time I like to tune in to the telly to see what bands are making the rounds on the late night talk show circuit on programs like Letterman, Conan, Fallon and the like…

So, last night this happened on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Not content to simply perform a tune from their great album Bitte Orca, Dirty Projectors debuted a new song instead, “When The World Comes To An End.” It’s just great.

Talk Show Music Roundup

Lately, I seem to have gotten back into the routine of watching late night talk shows again. Not sure if it’s because of Conan taking over the Tonight Show, the Roots serving as house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or just a recent string of good musical guests, but there have been some incredible bookings of late.

Here is a quick rundown of a few from just the last week:

The Dead Weather on Conan O’Brien:

Elvis Costello on Conan:

Wilco on Conan:

Sonic Youth on Jimmy Fallon:

St. Vincent on Letterman:

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and even The Roots themselves debuted a new song on Fallon:

Reblogging: Paul Simon, The Roots and Talk Show Team Ups

I have a new post on the All Songs Considered blog about Paul Simon’s recent performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alongside The Roots and Antibalas. Read that post here.

Or just watch the video if you want below: