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Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

“All About That Bass” is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor’s breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is –… More »

Questlove remembers the exact moment when the Roots became passé. In Mo’ Meta Blues, the memoir he published last year, the renowned drummer, bandleader, producer, DJ, and all-around music geek flashes back to the filming of Michel Gondry’s concert film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2004:… More »

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Watch Sky Ferreira Play The Tonight Show With Lasers

Sky Ferreira made her late night television debut on Late Night early last year, and last night she visited Jimmy Fallon's new home at The
Scott Lapatine | April 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm
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Watch The National Play The Tonight Show

Nearly a year after releasing their last album Trouble Will Find Me, the National are still showing up on late-night shows, partly because their new…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2014 - 9:20 am
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Watch Vampire Weekend Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Vampire Weekend already performed "Unbelievers" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- twice -- and they gave it a spin on SNL last spring. So it would…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2014 - 8:52 am

Watch Beck Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Beck brought his Morning Phase to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night. Whereas he busted out "Blue Moon" and "Wave" on SNL, this time it…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Broken Bells Play Fallon

James Mercer and Danger Mouse stopped by Fallon last night to perform a shimmering, low-key version of "Holding On For Life," the lead single their…
James Rettig | March 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Watch Rick Ross Play The Tonight Show With The Roots

"The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross's new Jay Z collab, is a harder and more anthemic song than either Ross or Jay has any…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Watch Arcade Fire On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight Show has been stacked with stars of the rock (U2), pop (Lady Gaga), and country (Tim…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2014 - 7:43 am
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Watch U2 Play Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show

Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am
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U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Booked For Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s First Week

We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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Watch Justin Vernon & The Roots Play “Holocene” On Fallon

On Friday night, Justin Vernon sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, doing a short and funkily reworked version of Bo…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm
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Watch Justin Vernon Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

On Friday night, the guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were David Beckham, Inside Comedy host David Steinberg, Busta Rhymes, and a whole me…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 10:46 am
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Watch ScHoolboy Q Play Fallon

ScHoolboy Q landed on our latest Best Songs Of The Week with "Break The Bank," but it was another Oxymoron cut, the Chromatics-sampling "Man Of…
Scott Lapatine | January 25, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Watch Disclosure Play Fallon With Sam Smith

Last night, the groups behind two of last year's best albums showed up on American late-night TV. First, there was Vampire Weekend on Kimmel. Then,…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2014 - 9:26 am
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Watch Drake Play Beer Hockey On Fallon

Last night, Drake was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but he wasn't the musical guest. (That was Neon Trees, which yergh.) He was there…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2014 - 9:31 am
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Sing “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” And Talk Horse-Sized Ducks On Fallon

At this point, the best reason to look forward to a new Bruce Springsteen album might be the Springsteen-themed episodes of Late Night With Jimmy
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

Watch London Grammar Play Fallon

The silky, restrained British trio London Grammar walks a line between synthpop and R&B that suggests, say, the xx if they spent a year straight…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 8:47 am
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Watch Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Play Fallon

Just like in last week's video for "Stranger To Happiness," Sharon Jones, in the wake of beating cancer, delivered a fantastic performance on Fallon last…
Miles Bowe | January 13, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch Parquet Courts Play Fallon

More than a year ago, the New York-via-Texas DIY band Parquet Courts self-released Light Up Gold, their excellent debut album. It's a long way from…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2014 - 9:02 am
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Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Play Fallon

Today, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks release Wig Out At Jagbag's, the first big, important indie rock album of the new years. And last night,…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2014 - 9:28 am
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