Late-Night TV Music (Good Things Edition) | Jan. 14, 2021

Close out the week with some solid senders from the Foos, Finneas, Rico & more.


Well, well, well. Another Friday. That’s still a good thing, right? And here’s something to make it even better: Not one but two Late-Night TV Music appearances from the one and only Dave Grohl and his mighty Foo Fighters.

The nicest guy in rock and his pals treated Jimmy Kimmel Live to both the propulsive syncopation of No Son Of Mine — and the way-too-timely ballad Waiting On A War. Both will presumably be on their Feb. 5 album Medicine at Midnight, which can’t come soon enough for me. And the Foos weren’t alone in offering some welcome remedies for these dark times. Finneas picked up the guitar and voiced some righteous anger with his rocker Can’t Wait To Be Dead — the edgiest solo cut I’ve heard from him so far — on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Rico Nasty had her cake and smeared it everywhere too with the Marie Antoinette-themed lunacy of OHFR? (spoiler alert: She is) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And finally, boy band Why Don’t We closed out the night with some soothing pop sweetness in the form of their number Lotus Inn, which they shared on The Late Late Show With James Corden. All in all, not bad. And that’s still a good thing too, no?