Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon Channels Eddie Vedder With Linsanity Infused "Jeremy"

Jimmy Fallon once again brought the thunder in his pop culture cover song while impersonating a legendary artist bit, this time focusing on everyone's favorite Harvard basketball player Jeremy Lin. The wonderful cover choice was none other than Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", a not so subtle nod to the fact that if the media doesn't stop talking about Lin like he's Tony Danza, Jimmy Fallon is going to go all high school shooting on our asses. Thankfully he gets the message across in the poignant nod, going so far as to call the New York Knicks latest overhyped sensation a Harvard nerd. Your move Louis Skolnick.

As an aside it's still worth pointing out, even after the years of proof we now have, that Jimmy Fallon has the best talk show on television. Jimmy Fallon, for reals. 

Okkervil River Bring A New Song And Album To Fallon

This is a fun one, and a good idea. Last night Okkervil River appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they revealed the release date and title of their upcoming album. It's a great marketing point if it is indeed one and certainly fun for the fans. That being said playing a new song is still the most exciting part, especially since Will Shelf and company were joined by ?uestlove and A.C. Newman for "Wake and Be Fine" from the not very far away I Am Very Far which will be released on May 10th.  [via consequence of sound]

Springsteen Invades Fallon, Helps Neil Young Cover Whip My Hair

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon The Boss brought the thunder like only he can. We get three musical performances, one in costume joining Fallon's Neil Young for a cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", as well as an interview that spans a commercial break. Lest you not forget two of those performances feature the American treasure with his E Street Bandmates Steven Van Zandt and Professor Roy Bittan joining forces with the Roots. All in all the entire episode was a fitting tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time. The appearance is of course in support of the awesome new release The Promise, a reissue of Darkness On The Edge Of Town featuring an entire album's worth of previously unreleased b-sides, which is now available in standard form or the very fancy box set. The Young/Springsteen cover of "Whip My Hair" is above, while the interview and the rest of The Boss' killer performances are available after the jump.   [via the audio perv]

Jeff Goldblum Leads Biz Markie & The Roots Through Just A Friend On Fallon

Super group alert! Even with the launch of that new show that airs before Lopez Tonight, the team over at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon are stealing some thunder once again as the week's definitive musical performance took place last night, and it wasn't on TBS. You knew you were in for something special once you saw Jeff Goldblum's goofy face sitting at a piano, and then the awesome starts to flow for serious as the artist formerly known as The Fly starts playing the familiar opening of Biz Markie's legendary "Just A Friend".  Next thing you know he's doing his best Shatner spoken word vocals, when all of the sudden Biz Markie and The Roots join the party. As if it was any question good times ensue.   [via consequence of sound]

Ben Folds Brings A Rocking Saskia Hamilton To Fallon

Accompanied by author/lyricist/buddy Nick Hornby, the awesome that is Ben Folds made an appearance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they performed the single "Saskia Hamilton" off of the collaborations incredibly awesome new album Lonely Avenue. Definitely the most rocking of the new tunes, Folds and his band blast through the number before some serious noise making that features the keyword "baseball". Good times.

For those that are unaware, the piano jedi's got a pretty serious photography habit. Recently National Geographic posted some of his shots as part of their Music On Photography series, which you can check out over at their website. The picture above is probably my favorite of the ten included and they all come with a little description by the man himself for those that are interested.

"This is Tori Amos' daughter at about 6 years old. She was bumming because her mommy was going to have to go to work playing for her 5,000 or so closest friends and wouldn't be back for a couple of hours. She'd been the center of attention in her princess outfit for most of the day and wasn't ready to leave the stage, so she threw herself in despair onto a nasty road case. She was just fine about two minutes later!"

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Brad Bring Low And Every Whisper To Fallon

Shawn Smith on late night television? Yes please. Once again Late Night with Jimmy Fallon takes the musical guest booking crown as last night featured what I'm pretty sure was the late night debut of SHA favorites Brad. The regular viewers were treated to the rocking first single "Low" off of the band's awesome new album Best Friends?, while the web exclusive got a bit of the tender side of Brad with a performance of the great "Every Whisper". Shawn's vocals sound pretty great throughout, but really shine on the latter. The band will be premiering a video for "Believe In Yourself" tomorrow so there's that to look forward to. Good times.


"Every Whisper"

Blitzen Trapper Bring Dragon's Song To Fallon

Continuing its dominance in the late night musical guest field, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon had Portland's finest Blitzen Trapper pay a visit to the studios last night where they performed "Dragon's Song" off of their awesome new album Destroyer of the Void.  Frontman Eric Earley and company have a busy summer ahead of them including stops at High Sierra and Lollapalooza. Tour dates are after the jump with tickets coming from the usual suspects [via the audio perv]


  • 06/18/10 Fri - Lancaster PA @ Chameleon Club *
  • 06/19/10 Sat - Pittsburgh PA @ Diesel *
  • 06/20/10 Sun - Newport KY @ Southgate House *
  • 06/21/10 Mon - St Louis MO @ Off Broadway *
  • 06/22/10 Tue - Kansas City MO @ Record Bar *
  • 06/24/10 Thu - Aspen CO @ Belly Up *
  • 06/26/10 Sat - Telluride CO @ Telluride Wine Festival *
  • 06/28/10 Mon - Phoenix AZ @ The Clubhouse *
  • 06/29/10 Tue - Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theatre *
  • 07/01/10 Thu - Quincy CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
  • 07/02/10 Fri - Quincy CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
  • 07/23/10 Fri - Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
  • 07/27/10 Tue - Minneapolis MN @ First Ave #
  • 07/28/10 Wed - Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall #
  • 07/29/10 Thu - Cleveland OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 07/31/10 Sat - Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival
  • 08/04/10 Wed - Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre #
  • 08/05/10 Thu - Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue #
  • 08/06/10 Fri - Chicago IL @ Lollapalooza
  • 08/07/10 Sat - Chicago IL @ Lollapalooza
  • 08/08/10 Sun - Chicago IL @ Lollapalooza
  • 08/10/10 Tue - Iowa City IA @ Gabe's
  • 08/12/10 Thu - Denver CO @ Ogden Theate

* w/ The Moondoggies # w/ Avi Buffalo

Broken Social Scene Bring Their Texico Bitches To Fallon

All the members of Broken Social Scene managed to once again squeeze onto a late night television stage, this time of the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon variety where the group performed "Texico Bitches". Certainly not a crappy performance of a definitely not crappy tune, if you fancy a half empty glass. Others might simply go with the fact that it is pretty damn fun and rocking in the fun rock way.  If you stick around for the end you might even catch some Cedric The Entertainer air guitar, although I wish Fred Willard would have added his own air instrument, ideally an accordion.  [via stereogum]

Phish Bring Kill Devil Falls To Fallon, Summer Tour Starts Friday

Last night Phish returned to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time to perform one of their own tunes, "Kill Devil Falls" off of last year's Joy. This specific appearance comes as the band are preparing to start their summer tour this Friday in Chicago. In honor of the occasion the incredibly awesome folks over at YEMBlog have been bringing the thunder in the form of uncirculated tapes and various bits of wonder so head on over there to get yourself ready for the good times ahead. I'd also recommend doing the follow/fan whatever bit over there as it's a fantastic source for all things Phish. Oh, then come back over here and say hi or something.  

Also tickets for many shows are still available, and there's a little Phish ticketmaster thing on the bottom of the site with all the dates and respective links so use that if you're feeling saucy.  Hooray summer tour!  [via the audio perv]

Mumford And Sons Bring The Cave To Fallon

It was back in late February when we went on Mumford and Sons overload here at SHA with appearances on Letterman, Craig Ferguson and even a Vampire Weekend cover. The fellas are back in the states again, this time playing venues twice the size with packed crowds. Last night they made a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a rocking version of The Cave. 

The band has an extremely busy summer ahead including stops at Bonnaroo and Sasquatch.  Tickets for most shows are available through Ticketmaster.   [via the audio perv]