Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (19th – 23rd October 2015)

With Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert ALL on holidays last week – it was Jimmy Kimmel’s week for the taking! In a special all-Kimmel edition; click through to see Jimmy return back to Brooklyn for a special week of shows that featured musical performances from Ryan Adams, Big Grams, Nas + Usher, Esperanza Spalding and Public Enemy performing a special Fight The Power medley.

Ryan Adams “Welcome to New York” – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Monday)

For Kimmel’s first show back in his hometown of Brooklyn, Ryan Adams rocked his interpretation of the appropriately titled “Welcome to New York”which off his 1989 track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift’s album of the same name.

Usher feat. NAS and Bibi Bourelly “Chains” – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tuesday)

Jimmy was able to scoop Jay Z for the whole show last-minute after Donald Trump cancelled at 8pm the night before. Across the road that night he was hosting a bunch of pals for the TIDAL X: 1020 Concert at the Barclays Centre and two performances were featured in that nights broadcast.

Big Grams feat. The Brooklyn Express Drum Line “Drum Machine” – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Wednesday)

Big Grams were featured on our list only a few weeks ago when they played Fallon the week of their album dropping… and here they are again! They performed their punchingly energetic track “Drum Machine” with a little help from some locals. They also performed “Goldmine Junkie” in an internet exclusive track.

Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution “One” – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Thursday)

Spalding‘s newest project, Emily’s D+Evolution, is her attempt at “rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement”. Fingers are crossed for a full LP to be announced sometime soon. We’re also crossing our fingers that ‘Hipster of Hasidic?’ – our newest favorite beard guessing game makes its way to our screens for a full series sometime soon.

Public Enemy “Fight The Power” Medley – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Friday)

Even though they have a new album that isn’t even 6 months old yet, the group revisited some of their iconic tracks and here you go: 6 minutes of hip hop greatness!

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
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – starts Tuesday September 29th on The Comedy Channel