Late-Night Roundup | The War On Drugs, Arcade Fire, Bilal & The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Benjamin Booker

Watch some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite bands hit the promotional late-night television circuit.

The Arcade Fire perform “Everything Now” and “Creature Comfort” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Still heavily promoting the recently released Everything Now, The Arcade Fire stopped by Colbert’s show to perform the two lead singles. Even on late-night television, the band’s live energy comes through perfectly, their on-stage presence demanding your attention.

The War On Drugs Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live

In preparation for the much-anticipated A Deeper Understanding, The War On Drugs have been promoting new songs constantly. This week, they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel for a performance of “Pain.” The smooth psychedelic jam features dense layers of guitars and keyboards, slowly building to a massive solo.

Bilal and The Roots Perform On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Easily the most exciting and eclectic of this week’s late-night performances, New York neo-soul singer Bilal joined the Roots and a massive orchestra for “It Ain’t Fair.” Needless to say, the sound is simply massive, moving from emotional, spacious soul to bombastic hip-hop in a second’s time.

Trombone Shorty and Jon Batiste Perform On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Having just released a collection of Allen Toussaint songs to commemorate the late New Orleans songwriter, Trombone Shorty stopped by Colbert’s show for a funky performance of “Here Come The Girls.” With Batiste on piano, a dancing horn section and multiple guitars, the artist brings the fun of Bourbon Street to late night with this one.

Benjamin Booker performs “Right On You” on Conan

Benjamin Booker plays a soulful style of aggressive rock ‘n roll, making him an excellent live act. On Conan, his voice shines in true uniqueness, while his band keeps energy high. It’s a hard performance to watch and not love.

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