Every once in a while, Jimmy Kimmel Live decamps from its usual Los Angeles studio and tapes a week of shows somewhere else. Right now, the show is in Brooklyn for the week. Last night was the show’s first Brooklyn episode of this particular trip. And alongside cultural hero Bill Murray, Kimmel played host to Ryan Adams, still riding high on his Taylor Swift cover album 1989. And given the setting, it makes sense that Adams played his full-band cover of Swift’s divisive album opener “Welcome To New York.” (He also wore an Agnostic Front shirt, in what I assume was a local shoutout.) Below, watch Adams and his band knock out their assured dad-rocking version of the song.
Adams’ version of 1989 is out now on Pax-Am. Later this week, Kimmel will feature Big Grams, the team of Big Boi and Phantogram, on Wednesday, and Public Enemy on Friday. Tonight, they’ll have Jay Z and music from the big TIDAL customer-appreciation show at the Barclays Center.