by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I haven’t watched Last Call With Carson Daly in years. Seems like the last time I watched it, the 1/2-hour program sported a late-night chat show format. The new format is a collection of filmed segments, and is a vast improvement. It looks better, it’s better edited, and it takes the rather lifeless Daly out of embarrassing live interview situations.
All of this is an aside to the fact that Desaparecidos “performed” last night on Last Call, though it was really just a broadcast of the band’s recent gig at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. There they were on stage belting out their new 7-inch single, “MariKKKopa,” and its B-side, “Backsell.” Ol’ Carson didn’t bother to give the backstory behind the single, merely stating that Conor has been heralded as his generation’s Bob Dylan and that Desa was an Omaha “supergroup,” which was both accurate and amusing.
The performance itself, which has yet to be uploaded to Hulu, was your typical Desa frenzy and sounded quite good, though Conor’s voice was shot on “Backsell.”
I don’t remember Desa playing on a nationally televised late night TV show back in the band’s formative years. Again, it helps build the band’s momentum, but toward what, I do not know…
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Speaking of late-night chat show appearances, Morrissey is on Jimmy Fallon tonight.
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Tonight at Slowdown Jr. it’s Brooklyn indie band Hospitality. The band is on the road supporting its self-titled debut release, which came out this past January on Merge Records. Opening is fellow Brooklyn band TEEN. The all-female combo features Teeny Lieberson, formerly of Here We Go Magic. Their debut full length, In Limbo, was released last month by Carpark Records and is a keeper. $10, 9 p.m. See you there.
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