Jan 232012

The Avett Brothers are never ones to shy away from a cover or two. So it makes perfect sense that they’re contributing to the much-anticipated (and cumbersomely named) Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. The collection of 75 (75!) Bob Dylan covers on four discs will be released tomorrow, so the Avetts stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week to promote the collection with their contribution, a cover of “One Too Many Mornings.” Continue reading »

Nov 142011

We’ve seen him impersonate Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and the Boss with uncanny accuracy. On his show Friday night, Jimmy Fallon debuted his latest classic-rock icon: Jim Morrison. He fronted a Doors tribute band through, as always, a brilliant novelty cover: the theme from Reading Rainbow. Continue reading »

Nov 082011

Last month we saw St. Vincent cover the Pop Group’s “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” at a New York concert. The song has made regular appearances in her live sets ever since and last night she gave it its biggest airing yet on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It’s of course the same basic performance, but it’s great to see it in such good quality. Continue reading »

Oct 312011

Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon over the weekend. As it has twice before (here and here), the occasion necessitated a look at the “History of Rap.” The duo once more busted a move dropping lines from classic hip-hip tracks with the Roots backing. Continue reading »

Sep 302011

After the Shins, Foo Fighters (with Roger Waters), and MGMT rocked out Pink Floyd covers on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week, Dierks Bentley brought the country to last night’s Pink Floyd Week installment. He appeared on the show for a fiddle-and-steel “Wish You Were Here.” Continue reading »