On a night when the excellent psych-rock outfit Dr. Dog will grace Jimmy Fallon’s stage and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Chris Isaak Hour performance gets another airing (in case you missed it), why am I recommending Taylor Swift on Jay Leno? Because, well, I think she’s pretty great. She may not have the most powerful or distinctive voice on the block, but she’s a talented songwriter who sings about things she knows and has experienced. (The mere fact she writes her own songs — and they are that catchy — deserves praise.) We can at least agree it will be interesting to watch her career and see if she has staying power.
Also scheduled for tonight:
The Fray on The Late Show with David Letterman
Dr. Dog on Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
Eli Young Band on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Nico Stai on Last Call with Carson Daly
Smashing Pumpkins (repeat) on The Chris Isaak Hour