The xx on Jimmy Fallon tonight!!!
thanks for the heads up.
the besnard lakes absolutely killed on fallon tonite. damn, who knew they rocked so hard. even more psyched for their show here now.
someone please post the vid once it shows up on YT.
Swell Season on Letterman (rerun, I think)
She & Him on Jimmy Kimmel
Arctic Monkeys on Carson Daly
Phoenix on Leno
Weezer on Carson Daly
Cypress Hill w/ Tom Morello on Kimmel
"Smashing Pumpkins" on Leno
Devo on Kimmel
If anyone is watching Devo on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, they will see Paul and I on air. Maybe right before Devo play their first song, which is their new single "Fresh," but most definitely right as Jimmy anounces Devo's second song, which is "Whip It." We are right in the shot when he anounces that one.
So yeah, if you watch Devo tonight, you will most likely see Paul and I.
Silversun Pickups on Jimmy Fallon
Rob Zombie on Kimmel (only posting this for paul)
Broken Social Scene on Letterman
HANSON on Letterman (TESSA!)
Gogol Bordello are not a gimmick at all.
Eugene Hutz was 9 years when Chernobyl happened. His family was evacuated, lost everything and had nowhere to go. So his family joined some travelling Roma gypsies. Eugene then group up with this culture and played in a gypsy band until he was 19, then he decided to move to New York City. In New York he developed a love for punk music. He then started DJing clubs in New York, where he would typicaly mix punk music, with some of his favorite Balkan music from back home. He got pretty good reception, and he had the idea of starting a band which fused gypsy music and punk. The result was Gogol Bordello.
The band started up in 1999 and quickly gained a reputation for their theatrical, chaotic, high energy shows. They were in fact banned from CBGB's after a gig in 1999 due to how crazy the show got. The amazing thing about Gogol Bordello is how faithfully they incorporate gypsy, balkan and eastern european music with punk. A number of Gogol's songs are actually based on tradional eastern European folk songs. After this, they speed it up an add electric guitar. Gogol fuses the tradition and history of gypsy music with the passion and energy of punk in a way that is completely authentic and not a gimmick at all.
That's all very nice, but I still despise their music.
So the way Eugene dances when he's not singing doesn't seem "gimmicky" at all to you, as if he's trying to recreate some kind of medieval Ukrainian harvest celebration jig?
No, a singer dancing on stage is not a gimmick. But the way he dances reminds me of something that Conan O'Brien would do, poking fun at a culture.
Yes, I read those paragraphs. That's why I wrote the part about the Ukrainian jig. Why the heck would I know anything about gypsy culture?
He isn't poking fun at culture. He is that culture. He grew up in that culture. What you see on stage is that culture. If you happened to know anything about gypsy culture, you would realize this is an expression of that culture, not a mockery. Sure it is exagerated a bit, but that is also because he is a performer. Many artists exagerate their actions when they get up on stage.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on Fallon
Dr. Dog on Kimmel
RJD2 on Carson Daly