While the television writer’s strike continues to deaden the quality of late night talk shows, there’s no shortage of quality musical acts to liven up the insomniac set, as seen recently on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Meanwhile, across the pond, the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland celebrates its 200th episode with guests like Cat Power, Robyn Hitchcock, Feist, and Radiohead. Check out these recent live performances:
Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor [Jimmy Kimmel Live!]
The Whigs – Right Hand On My Heart [Late Show with David Letterman]
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk [Late Show with David Letterman]
Bonus: here’s Vampire Weekend with an impromptu version of “Walcott” courtesy of the fantastic Take-Away series from La Blogotheque:
Radiohead – 15 Step [Later with Jools Holland]
Cat Power – I Lost Someone [Later with Jools Holland]
We’d love to show you more of the incredible videos from the Jools Holland anniversary show, but there’s not enough time or space, so go here instead to see the rest.