Archive: Live Last Night, On TV

Jawbox reunites on "Jimmy Fallon"

For the early-to-bed crowd who missed it, Washington post-punk heroes Jawbox reunited on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night, delivering a jerking, jangling version of their 1994 single "Savory." Celebrating the reissue of its masterstroke album "For Your Own Special Sweetheart," the band also played an extended soundcheck...

By Chris Richards | December 9, 2009; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

St. Vincent vs. Wilco: Live Last Night, On TV

I actually found myself at home at 12:30 last night and was faced with a late-night-TV musical guest dilemma -- Wilco on Conan or St. Vincent on Dave? In a true changing-of-the-guard moment, I watched Annie Clark live and DVR'd Jeff Tweedy. It was the right choice. An act on...

By David Malitz | June 25, 2009; 03:46 PM ET | Comments (4)

The Boss at the Super Bowl

Now the Cards have drawn a rough hand. . . (Associated Press) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the Super Bowl half-time show, and Malitz and I watched because, well, Liz Clarke just wasn't gonna report on it for us. The 12-minute set featured shortened versions of four...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 1, 2009; 08:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

With (Darlene) Love, Another Christmas Gift For You

Last December, with the striking TV writers keeping Darlene Love from making her annual appearance on Letterman to sing the great "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," I posted a link to Love's knockout 2004 performance of said song on said show. As I noted last year, the song is a...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 25, 2008; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

American Music Awards: The Good, the Bland and the Ugly

Beyonce, in a league of her own. I watched the American Music Awards last night. Well, not really. I DVRd it and watched the performances. Devoting three hours to the full telecast was just not something I was prepared to do. Because if we're handing out awards, there's only one...

By David Malitz | November 24, 2008; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 6

Two-Minute Man was a much easier series. But the Globe isn't even the Globe anymore, so... 1. Beck - "Gamma Ray" (Letterman, Thursday) This is my favorite Beck song in a few albums. It's a taut garage rocker that also grooves. It just so happens that Jay Reatard covered it...

By David Malitz | October 15, 2008; 06:42 PM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 5

Well, at least there was Nick Cave. 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!" (Conan, Friday) There should have been a disclaimer before this performance: "These are professionals. Do not attempt this at home." This was just a small taste; Sunday night was a bigger helping...

By David Malitz | October 6, 2008; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 4

I'm glad I restarted this feature. Not because it's easy -- DVRing, watching and blurbing 20 or so performances is a much bigger pain than you think. But it's becoming increasingly possible to surround yourself only with music you like, or would be inclined to like, so this exercise is...

By David Malitz | September 30, 2008; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 3

1. Robin Thicke, "Magic" (Leno, Thursday) The dude makes it work. He completely goes for it and his absolute commitment to being The Man on stage pays off. The dance moves, the obvious come-ons - it could be a disaster, but it's as smooth as can be. He owns his...

By David Malitz | August 1, 2008; 04:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night, On TV - Episode 2

Man, this turned out to be a much bigger undertaking than I anticipated. At least I'm getting to use my DVR a lot. For the record, I'll only be watching new episodes, so no complaining about me missing Thrice on Conan. And it's a Friday through Thursday thing. 1. Ricky...

By David Malitz | July 25, 2008; 05:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night, On TV

Time for a new Friday feature to replace the dearly departed Two-Minute Man. This concept is similarly simple, just using TV instead of radio. We've made it to the 1950s! There's certainly more variety than the 200 or so songs that populate 94.7's playlist as we get everything from the...

By David Malitz | July 18, 2008; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (10)

 

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