Possibly the most enthralling episode in late night 2010 occurred last week when Bruce Springsteen hit Jimmy Fallon and took the entire hour to chat, impersonate his former self, and perform some previously unreleased tracks with a little help from The Roots. If I were to do a top 5 in late night, this episode would be a major contender for number one, and if you missed it, be washed clean of your sins here. Seriously, though, check it out. Other major notables: Sufjan Stevens did a little “Too Much” on Jimmy Fallon, My Chemical brought two songs off their brand new album to Jimmy Kimmel, and Nicki Minaj got weird on Letterman.
This week, however, is not as promising on paper. Lot of artists that aren’t really CoS kosher: Ke$ha, Train, Jessica Simpson, and Maroon 5. It gets worse still: my somehow arch nemeses Neon Trees will be hitting Conan on their sellout tirade. But there’s always a silver lining here in late night. This week it comes in the form of performances by the smile-y faced Esau Mwamwaya aka The Very Best, the lovely Emily Haines’ project Metric, Robyn, and woman for whom our site is named (sort of): Regina Spektor.
Heres your Late Night Lobotomy.
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Stay tuned, folks!