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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (21st-25th September 2015)

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.

Our own talk show fiend Lachlan scours the masses of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan and now The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and brings us the third list of the top 5 standout music performances from US late night talk shows of last week!

Pearl Jam “Keep On Rockin’ In the Free World”- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Wednesday)

Pearl Jam played their first gig for 2015 on Colbert last week. They were in New York to headline the Global Citizen Festival and aside from closing Colbert with this Neil Young cover that frequently in their sets, the band also played 2013’s “Mind Your Manners”.

Big Grams “Fell In The Sun” - The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (Thursday)

Big Boi and Phantogram are an epically successful pairing. Here, Big Grams played their lead track of their new album which came out last week!

Royal Blood “Figure It Out”– The Late Late Show with James Corden (Wednesday)

Even though their self-titles album dropped last year, Royal Blood dropped by Corden to play their thumping track “Figure It Out” one more time. It was as powerful as ever from the British duo who were last on our shores for Splendour in July and Laneway in February.

Kurt Vile “Pretty Pimpin” – Conan (Thursday)

Ahead of his shows in December and January for Falls and Southbound Festivals, Kurt Vile dropped by Conan to play the lead single off his new album B'lieve I'm Goin Down... which came out last week. Check him out when he’s here in a few months!

The Arcs “Outta My Mind” – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Friday)

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys new group, The Arcs dropped by Colbert in support of their new album Yours, Dreamily that came out September 4th. O, sweet beautiful blues!

Where to watch what Australia receives:
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – weeknights at 11:30pm on Channel Eleven
The Late Late Show with James Corden – weeknights at 12:30am on Channel Eleven (follows Colbert)
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – weeknights at 10:30pm on E!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (Tuesdays to Fridays) at 6:30pm on The Comedy Channel
STARTING THIS WEEK The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – starts Tuesday September 29th on The Comedy Channel