I'm a fan of Jimmy Fallon. I watch a handful of shows pretty religiously and his is one. After the show, when people drift off to sleep, is "Last Call" with Carson Daly. Daly is an old MTV personality and host of "The Voice" on NBC. If you can, stay up one entire week until 1 a.m. and watch a week's worth of Daly shows (if you like music.)
He's an Independent rock guy who grew up on '80s punk rock and '90s grunge in California, so his features and guests reflect his taste. He knows, however, that it is important to highlight new, up-and-coming artists. It's what makes his show different, and we all know that's the key to success. This week, he's airing his shows from Austin, TX, where the South-by-Southwest festival is held each year. Do yourself a favor and go to his Web site and watch some if you haven't been staying up to watch. Click here to go to the site.
Among his guests this week are Kindra, a New Zealand pop-rocker, Gary Clark, Jr., one of my favorite new-ish Blues rockers, and the director of one of SXSW's featured documentaries which features the Re:Generation Music Project.
The documentary follows five huge DJs as they work across musical genres in a wonderful alteration to music we all know and love. That's all I'll say about it, but it's worth your time to take a look. Click here to find out more. You can download tracks for free at the site and watch videos. Check it out.
Here's a trailer. Watch it: