New Late Night TV Battles a Boon For Music Lovers
The Late Show, Tonight Show and Late Night all have impressive music acts this next week
First, let me just get it out there: I watch a bunch of TV. I love it, and though I know it deadens my intellectual abilities, I'm not quitting. So, take it from a junkie, late night TV -- with the recent addition of Conan O'Brien to the Tonight Show -- has been kicking a ton of ass lately. His taking over for Leno has prompted time slot-sharer David Letterman to up his game all while Late Night incumbent Jimmy Fallon has gone slowly from awkwardly laughing at his own jokes to stumbling into some pretty hilarious bits (see: Saved By The Bell reunion). Musically, the shows have been booking some pretty solid acts as of late, and next week's selection is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
This was all brought to my attention by noticing The Late Show with David Letterman's lineup next week. His acts include The Brighton Port Authority (aka Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim) with Iggy Pop, MSTRKRFT with John Legend (!), St. Vincent and Regina Spektor. For all intents and purposes, that is an incredibly solid week of music, even if Thursday's show has no music guest (thanks, Megan Fox).
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