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Author Archives: Tyler

5 O’Clock Shadow May 7

Shadow

Looking to burn a little time at work? Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This group of noble men had the first hit with this song, so in most people’s minds this is the original. This song got the group investigated by the FBI over its…

Today In Music May 6

Late Night Tunes on the Tube James Blake – Letterman Steve Marti & Edie Brickell – Fallon Gold Fields – Carson Daly Today In Music In 1965, In a Clearwater, Florida, hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards began collaborating on what would become one of rock’s biggest songs ever. Richards awoke from a late-night…

5 O’Clock Shadow May 2

Shadow

Well today’s Shadow will be a three-peat but this beautiful day needs what’s coming to you later this afternoon. Original Performer and Song Title: This song should be the tip of the iceberg for any cross country road trip playlist that begins in the east. A pastoral number from a heavy group. Cover Band: The…

Today In Music May 2

Late Night Tunes on the Tube Atlas Genius – Letterman The Airborne Toxic Event – Kimmel Foals – Carson Daly Today In Music 1980, Joy Division played what would be their last gig with singer Ian Curtis when they appeared at Birmingham University, England. Curtis died two weeks later. 2003, Kings Of Leon played their…

5 O’Clock Shadow May 1

Shadow

We’ve got an all American Shadow for you today. Original Performer and Song Title: Single number six from a native album. It almost didn’t make it on to the album actually but narrowly beat out one of those cars your get for selling a lot of make-up. Cover Band: This band is comfortable with their…

Today In Music May 1

Late Night Tunes on the Tube Tom O’Dell – Letterman Cheap Trick – Leno Johnny Marr – Fallon Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes – Carson Daly Today In Music In 1955, Chess Records signed Chuck Berry 1967, The F.B.I. arrested The Beach Boys’ Carl Wilson on charges of avoiding the military draft and refusing…

5 O’Clock Shadow April 30

Shadow

Going down the hole for today’s Shadow. Original Performer and Song Title: You’re mother’s little helpers won’t do as much damage as all the other stuff in this song from these high flyers. Cover Band: These hippies from Vermont probably never thought they’d have so many fingers in so many different pies. Rock, jam band,…

Today In Music April 30

Late Night Tunes on the Tube Phoenix – Letterman Band of Horses – Kimmel Today In Music 1976, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon paid nine cab drivers to block-off both ends of a New York street so he could throw the contents of his hotel room out of the window. 1983, American Blues legend Muddy…

5 O’Clock Shadow April 29

Shadow

Both of the songs in today’s Shadow feature some serious guitar firepower. Original Performer and Song Title: We’re taking this song from the second release of a group that a former Yardbird put together. Not a very inventive band name but quite a line up. This song is also a torture device from the land…

Today In Music April 29

Late Night Tunes on the Tube Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite –Letterman Iggy & the Stooges – Colbert Report Old Crow Medicine Show – Conan Today In Music In 1976, Following a gig in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen leapt over the fence at Graceland in an effort to see his idol Elvis Presley. Security detained him,…

5 O’Clock Shadow April 26

Shadow

This is the last Shadow of the week. Hope it’s a nice start to your weekend. Original Performer and Song Title: This group served a meal at their final performance. This song is probably what every person at this show was thinking. Cover Band: Swim with the Cactus and his band away from the catch…

Today In Music April 26

Late Night Tunes on the Tube The So So Glos – Letterman Iron & Wine – Fallon ZZ Ward – Carson Daly Today In Music In 1977, New York’s legendary disco and party central, Studio 54, opened up for business. In 1982, Rod Stewart was mugged in Los Angeles in broad daylight and relieved of…

5 O’Clock Shadow April 25

Shadow

Today’s Shadow may be a tricky one to solve so pay close attention to the details. Original Performer and Song Title: Although this song was sung by two very important R&B groups and made famous by a sexually healed musician, those vintages did not suit the man in charge at Hitsville USA. However in 1967,…

Today In Music April 25

Late Night Tunes on the Tube The National, Aaron and Bryce Dessner – Fallon Today In Music In 1974, Due in part to the attention generated by Ray Stevens’ hit, “The Streak,” streaking was popular in the mid ’70s. Streakers struck concerts by Yes, Gregg Allman and The Beach Boys. The latter were victimized by…

Today In Music April 24

Late Night Tunes on the Tube Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Leno Depeche Mode – Kimmel Royal Teeth – Carson Daly Lisa Loeb – Conan Today In Music In 1970, Tricia Nixon, daughter of the president, had invited the Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick to a party at the White House. Slick arrived escorted by Abbie…

5 O’Clock Shadow April 24

Shadow

We’re hitting the rails for the Shadow today. All aboard! Original Performer and Song Title: This song has been at the top of the U.S. charts three different times in three consecutive decades. Carole King had a hand in this hit. Cover Band: Staying with the train theme we couldn’t help but play this version….