Bob Mould, Chrissie Hynde, Afghan Whigs Storm Late-Night TV
Alt-rock royals rule on 'Conan,' 'Fallon,' 'Letterman'
It was an evening for left-of-center rock icons on TV last night. Bob Mould, the trailblazing singer and guitarist from Hüsker Dü and Sugar, performed the power-pop kiss-off “I Don’t Know You Anymore,” off of new album Beauty & Ruin, on Conan (watch that above). Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde did the breezy, Peter Bjorn & John-informed “You or No One,” from her June 10 Stockholm, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (below). And the Afghan Whigs visited Late Show With David Letterman to tear out the jagged, nervy “Matamoros,” from the R&B punks’ first album in 16 years, Do to the Beast (scroll down). After the Whigs’ ferocious performance, it’s worth revisiting their mid-’90s Letterman take on “Going to Town.”