This past week, it was announced that Seth Meyers’ show will only feature two musical performances a week. This makes some sense, as Fallon’s show is very music heavy, and Letterman routinely freaks out over certain musical performances as well. It doesn’t make a ton of sense though, seeing as music has always been an essential part of late night television. Hopefully the show will find other ways to make up for its musical void. Here’s what’s going on on late night TV this week.
Monday, March 24 – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on Kimmel
The soulful Daptone queen and recent cancer survivor is back on the stage after the release of January’s “Give The People What They Want.” It’s a good thing late night shows only have one musical guest because there’s pretty much no act out there that could follow up a Sharon Jones performance.
Monday, March 24 – Karmin on Seth Meyers
Love ’em or hate ’em, pop duo Karmin got its start right here in Boston at Berklee School of music. The twosome is releasing its first full-length, “Pulses” on Tuesday, and will hit the stage on Seth Meyers’ show the night before.
Tuesday, March 25 – Lucius on Conan
Lucius stopped by our office not long ago and pretty much blew everyone away, as you can see above. Vocally, the band is on another level, with the one-two punch of lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. The band’s debut, 2013’s “Wildewoman,” was a standout, but the band can truly deliver on stage as well.
Thursday, March 27 – The National on Fallon
When the National played “Saturday Night Live” a few weeks ago, some people were glued to the screen and others likely fell asleep. Such seems to be the nature of this band, which has a loyal crop of fans who completely buy into the band’s slow-cooking balladry. As for the other half, well, maybe you’ll give them another try on their Fallon appearance?
Monday, March 24 – Jimmy Carter on Letterman
The former President says that Obama rarely calls him for advice. Oh well. Carter will be on Letterman tonight in case you’re looking for a history lesson or want to talk to your dad about something. He’ll also be a guest on “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 25 – Emma Watson and Nick Offerman on Letterman
Hermoine Granger and Ron Swanson on the same show? This is stuff that dreams are made of. Hopefully old man Letterman can keep up with the youthful vigor of Watson and the deadpan delivery of Offerman. If all goes well, this could be one of the more entertaining late night shows of the week.
Tuesday, March 25 – Gibby Haynes on “The Daily Show”
Artist, punk personality, and Butthole Surfers lead singer Gibby Haynes is famous for being awesome and equally notorious for stirring shit up. He should pair nicely with the sarcastic suit-and-tie’d Colbert.
Wednesday, March 26 – Hannibal Buress on Conan
Anyone who is well versed in the comedy scene should familiar with the cerebral quips of Hannibal Buress, or if you have been tuning into Comedy Central’s “Broad City,” you may also know him as the awkward hopeless romantic dentist, Lincoln. Bottom line: he’s hilarious.
Friday, March 28 – TerRio on Arsenio Hall
Vine’s hottest young sensation, Lil’ Cousin TerRio has turned a few nifty dance moves, as well as the phrase “ooh, kill ’em,” into something of a craze. Now, 7 year old TerRio has been featured on stage at countless rap shows and will take his talents to Arsenio.