Late-Night TV Music (Happy Friday Edition) | April 8, 2021

Cheap Trick and Wallflowers help wrap up another busy week on a high note.

New Music Friday is always a busy day here at Tinnitist HQ. And naturally, some Fridays are better than others. Today seems like it might be OK, based on the Late-Night TV Music submissions from Thursday.

After all, any day that starts with Cheap Trick cranking out a new number called Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert can’t be all bad, right? Even better: It also features Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers, unveiling Roots & Wings from their upcoming Exit Wounds album on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s their first album in nearly 10 years, which reminds me: I interviewed Jake about their last one. And that also reminds me: About the same time, I interviewed Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen to advance a Canadian tour that ended up being cancelled, so I never wrote the story. I think the interview is still on my digital recorder. I’ll have to dig up both those stories. But anyway, back to more pressing fare. For those who prefer their music a little less rockin’, well, first off, I wonder why you’re here. But I aim to please at least occasionally, so I am also including London Grammar’s performance of How Does It Feel on The Late Late Show With James Corden, and Kali Uchis’s renditon of Telepatia on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Happy Friday.