Janelle Monáe defended her title of “the hardest working woman in show business” on November 4, moonwalking across the stage on The Arsenio Hall Show. The SPIN profile subject continued her charm offensive on America’s television viewers by delivering a joyous rendition of “Electric Lady,” the almost-title track to the psych-soul singer’s sophomore album, The Electric Lady. Watch the Q.U.E.E.N. of live TV performances match her stunning Saturday Night Live debut by hitting the play button above.
Elsewhere on the late-night circuit, the Dismemberment Plan returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon — where the elder indie statesmen kicked off their 2011 reunion tour — to promote their newly released comeback album, Uncanney Valley, and play LP highlights “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer” and “Invisible.” Over on Conan, King Krule followed his recent TV debut on Late Show With David Letterman by strutting through a sax-enhanced version of “A Lizard State,” a bruiser off of his first full-length, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon.
And Jane’s Addiction celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album, 1988’s landmark Nothing’s Shocking, by taking the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! Weirdly, though, the alt-rock survivors didn’t perform any songs from their first studio record, instead choosing to dust off a pair of tunes from 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual (“Stop” and “Three Days”), and toss in this summer’s less-than-stellar “Another Soulmate.”
Scroll down to watch last night’s TV performances by the Dismemberment Plan, King Krule, and Jane’s Addiction.
The Dismemberment Plan on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon:
King Krule on Conan:
Jane’s Addiction on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: