Musical performances on late-night shows are always a crapshoot, but San Francisco's Girls sounded great in their TV debut on Tuesday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band played two songs from its new (out this week!) album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost -- "Honey Bunny" for the main broadcast, and "My Ma" as a web exclusive.
Apparently, NBC producers wouldn't let Girls' bassist/producer J.R. White drape a rainbow flag over his bass amp in a show of gay pride solidarity (sigh). But they did let the band have three backup singers, which was kinda cool. We loved watching the middle singer smile and touch her long locks as she sang the line, "they don't like my dirty hair," from "Honey Bunny."
In what the band's label, Matador, is calling the "first-ever nationwide in-store," Girls will play a show at Grimey's in Nashville this Friday that will be live-streamed to the websites and Facebook pages of numerous independent record stores around the country, including Amoeba and Rasputin.