There are some major girl power vibes coming from the late-night schedule this week. Check out our list of must-see (almost entirely female-fronted) bands coming soon to a living room near you.
Tues., May 15 – El-P with guest vocalist Nick Diamonds of Islands on The Late Show With David Letterman
The producer and hip-hop artist will bring “Stay Down” off of his upcoming release, Cancer4Cure, to The Late Show, along with special guest vocalist Nick Diamonds.
Wed., May 16 – Best Coast on The Late Show With David Letterman
Our 2010 cover stars will return to The Late Show in support of their new album, The Only Place, due out on Mexican Summer tomorrow. Last year, the then three-piece band visited the show to play “Each And Every Day” off of its 2010 debut, Crazy For You. This time, we expect to hear the newly expanded live band play the first single and title track off the upcoming album.
Thurs., May 17 – Regina Spektor on The Late Show With David Letterman
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Regina Spektor. The indie songstress will return to The Late Show in support of her upcoming release, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, out May 29 on Sire. You can check out the frenetic video for the “All The Rowboats” below. It’s the first single off the album, and we’re assuming that if she goes for this one, her performance will involve less running/swimming.
Fri., May 18 – Garbage on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
1998 CMJ cover band Garbage releases its new album, Not Your Kind Of People, tomorrow on Stunvolume, marking the band’s first release in seven years. Garbage has done its share of late-night TV in the past, and it should be interesting to see how the group’s live performance has evolved. Check out the video for the first single, “Blood For Poppies,” below.
Fri., May 18 – Beach House on The Late Show With David Letterman
Beach House releases its much-anticipated new album, Bloom, tomorrow on Sub Pop. Back in 2010, the band brought its dreamy sound and patterned blazer/sweater combo to Conan, expanding its audience beyond TV-less indie-music fans. If the band plays either of the two singles released so far off of Bloom, Beach House’s performance Friday will help the band wrangle some more loyal listeners.
More late-night performances:
May 14 – Willie Nelson on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Karmin on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
May 15 – Santana on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
May 16 – Rita Wilson on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
May 17 – Paul Weller on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Rufus Wainwright on Conan
May 18 – Tenacious D on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno