Watch some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit.
Father John Misty on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Known for theatrical and clever late-night performances, Father John Misty’s recent stop by Jimmy Fallon’s studio is fairly straightforward in comparison. Performing recent single “Mr. Tillman,” he invited the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus to add gorgeous harmonies to the infectious tune. It’s another stellar performance from one of the best songwriters of our time.
Childish Gambino on Saturday Night Live
Donald Glover hosted SNL and performed as Childish Gambino as the musical act. He performed two new songs, the more relaxed “Saturday” and the intensely political “This Is America.” With the first literally performed around a group of actors portraying a house party, Glover’s smooth vocals make the funky song work. The latter is a political song built on a denser beat and rap vocals, and a brilliant single. Versatile and talented as ever, Glover’s done it again.
Parquet Courts on Ellen
As New York post-punk revivalists Parquet Courts gear up for their new record, the band has been slowly releasing singles along the way. The highlight of these so far is the title track, “Wide Awake,” a song built on a funky, party-ready vibe that the band has never attempted in the past. Perhaps thanks to working with Danger Mouse on the record, the band lets their punk roots go for this stunning, bass-driven composition that will stick with you for days.
Steep Canyon Rangers on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
One of the most talented bluegrass bands around were acknowledged by late-night television this week as the Steep Canyon Rangers performed on Fallon's show. The frequent Steve Martin collaborators performed the title track from their newest album, Out In The Open, which features ample soloing from fiddle, harmonica and guitar, reminding us exactly what bluegrass is all about.
Lake Street Dive on CBS Saturday Sessions
CBS's Saturday Sessions continue to amaze us with fantastic and underrated musical acts, with the most recent being Lake Street Dive. The band brought three soulful singles to the show, each leaning on infectious melodies and a powerful instrumental backing.
Ben Gibbard on Conan
A recent compilation from MGM Resorts reworked classic wedding songs for the LGBT community, and included a lot of big names, one of which was Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. Gibbard rewrote the Beatles' classic "And I Love Her" as "And I Love Him," and performed the song solo and acoustic on Conan recently.
Lord Huron on Late Night with Seth Myers
Accessible folk-rock band Lord Huron are back with a new album, and got mighty dressed up for a recent performance on Late Night with Seth Myers. The band performs "Wait By The River," a ballad driven by a deep bass line and featuring a string section.