There I was, chilling out with some circa 1984 live Smiths videos, when the blogosphere’s go-to late night TV blog, the Audio Perv, dropped a clip of Jimmy Kimmel’s musical guest tonight: Slayer. Drastic change of pace. Literally. Minutes later, She and Him’s performance of “Black Hole” on Last Call with Carson Daly was like chamomile to Tom Araya and co.’s espresso shot. Whereto next? The Hold Steady brought a welcome balance (a Diet Mountain Dew, if you will) between these poles.
Craig Finn donned his favorite blue, button-down TV t-shirt for a rock-solid rendition of Heaven Is Whenever‘s “Rock Problems” on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Now you could watch Sarah McLaughlin sing “Loving You Is Easy” on Leno, but let’s hit the hay sans night terrors, n’est-ce pas? Sweet dreams: