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Late-Night TV Music (Big Finish Edition) | Sept. 30, 2019

Wilco, Avril, DaBaby, Gary Clark and Pete Yorn wrap up September in a major way.


Go big. If you had to sum up Monday’s month-ending slate of televised music appearances in two words, those would do as well as any. The roster of familiar faces and major-label names began with Wilco, returning to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to unveil the tensely jaunty Everyone Hides from their upcoming album Ode to Joy. It’s worth it just for the Nels Cline solo, IMHO. Meanwhile, over on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, rapper du jour DaBaby made the most of his moment in the spotlight, gleefully bouncing through a triple-shot with Intro/Really/Bop from his new album Kirk. He was clearly having more fun than the eternally humourless Avril Lavigne, slogging through her latest in a seemingly endless series of power ballads, the waltz Tell Me It’s Over, on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Speaking of endless, Texas bluesman Gary Clark Jr. continued his latest late-night assault with yet another performance of Pearl Cadillac, this time on The Late Late Show With Stephen Colbert. By the time his Austin City Limits episode airs this weekend, I’m pretty sure I’ll have completely lost interest in seeing him. Finally, let’s wrap up September with a bonus track from earlier in the day, starring somebody we don’t see often enough: Singer-guitarist Pete Yorn, singing Calm Down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. All in all, not a bad way to end the month.