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Late-Night TV Music (Slow Start Edition) | March 25, 2019

Gunna, Parquet Courts & The Roots kick off a slow Spring Break week.

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Late-night hosts are people too. And like many of us, they have kids and spouses. So when spring break rolls around, they take off for some family time. Which is a slightly roundabout way of saying it’s going to be a slow week for live music on the tube, judging by the listings. And by Monday night’s initial offerings. The biggest name on the scene was low-key rapper Gunna, who didn’t exactly come out with guns blazing for his predictably titled number Big Shot for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Truth be told, I preferred seeing Tonight Show house band The Roots get some well-deserved star time with a jazzed-up rendition of More Today Than Yesterday that was taped live at Django in New York’s Roxy Hotel. During the same episode (which was entirely shot on a phone for some reason), host Jimmy Fallon — who can carry a decent tune when he isn’t fawning over everyone in sight — also joined a few of his bandmembers by the Brooklyn Bridge to sing some doo-wop. Yep, doo-wop. Did I mention it was going to be a slow week? But just so you have something to watch, I tossed in two more songs from Parquet Courts’ latest appearance on Last Call With Carson Daly. Enjoy Tenderness and Freebird II. Or save them for later this week; after all, it’s not like your late-night playlist is going to be very full.