Late Night Roundup | Ben Harper, Kacey Musgraves, The Breeders & More

Watch some of Tomorrow’s Verse’s favorite bands hit the promotional, late-night television circuit.

By: Alex Wood

1. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite on The Late Late Show with James Corden

After releasing another excellent set of blues songs, No Mercy In This Land, guitarist Ben Harper and harmonica expert Charlie Musselwhite performed a track on The Late Late Show. The band chose the crunchy, electric “The Bottle Wins Again,” an energetic track led by Harper on slide guitar and Musselwhite’s exceptional soloing.

2. Kacey Musgraves on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves appears to be setting herself up for stardom with her new record, Golden Hour, trading her traditional Nashville style for a more pop-oriented direction. Amongst the record’s highlights is the fittingly leisurely “Slow Burn,” an acoustic ballad with typically inventive lyrics from Musgraves. Her performance on Colbert is nothing short of gorgeous.

3. The Breeders on Conan

Pixies offshoot The Breeders are back with a new set of skuzzy alternative tracks, All Nerve. The band returned to Conan’s show 25 years after their first appearance to perform the kooky but hard-rocking “Wait In The Car.”

4. Courtney Marie Andrews on CBS This Morning

For whatever reason, CBS This Morning has a knack for pulling young, talented musicians to their show to debut new music. The show recently hosted country and Americana songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews for her television debut, where she performs three songs from her beautiful new record, May Your Kindness Remain. Dressed in white amongst a band dressed in black, her performance captures the masterful simplicity that made the record so great.

The Voidz on The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas recently released another album with his band The Voidz, and it’s a rather confused mash up of electronic and auto-tuned vocals, jagged guitar lines and chugging bass and drums. It’s the sign of an influential musician trying to avoid being eternally pegged for a single style, and, if not his best work, is interesting to watch performed live.

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