Three very distinct themes emerge from this week’s musical lineup. First, several of these acts are still recording and touring, but you probably assumed they were dead…or at least their careers were. Second, we might never be able to forgive Carson Daly for his TRL days, but the man knows how to book solid acts (The XX, Paolo Nutini). And finally, you have to recognize momentous occasions when they occur, and that’s why I have to savor the fact that this week was the first time I ever wrote the phrase, “Andrea Bocelli featuring The Muppets.” If Santa exists, he’ll grant my wish and make sure it’s not the last time I write those words.
Here’s your Late Night Lobotomy.
Stay tuned, folks!