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Late-Night TV Music (Menagerie Edition) | March 26, 2019

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tom Walker, Snail Mail get to play while the big cats are away.

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When the cat’s away, the mice will play flamenco. Which is to say: With many of the talk shows and big stars out of the picture due to spring break, other artists have a chance to get some time in the spotlight. Like Mexican guitar heroes Rodrigo y Gabriela, who aggressively strummed the title track from their upcoming album Mettavolution on Jimmy Kimmel Live — though it’s beyond me why somebody decided to surround them with dancers on chairs, scatter their vocalists in the audience and hang up enough guitars to make it look like they were playing in a music store showroom. For a look at a more successful production, check out the behind-the-scenes documentary of Karen O and Danger Mouse‘s recent Late Show with Stephen Colbert appearance, which was directed by Spike Jonze. On the other hand, if you prefer things simple and direct, you could take in scruffy British troubadour Tom Walker, offering up his easily palatable Just You and I on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Or perhaps you would rather enjoy indie-rock singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan — a.k.a. Snail Mail — treating the night owls to her enjoyably strummy songs Pristine and Golden Dream on Last Call With Carson Daly. Cats and mice, snails and owls — this place is really turning into a zoo.