Matisyahu is already the biggest selling Hasidic-Jewish Reggae-Dub artist going, but that's admittedly a pretty limited umbrella. With his third and latest release, Light, Matisyahu is poised for a bigger audience, even surpassing his last album, Youth -- which buoyed by the hit "King Without a Crown," made it to #4 on the Billboard charts.
The joyously optimistic Light sees release tomorrow, and in support of the release, the former Phish follower will be performing the lead single "One Day" Thursday, on Conan. Perhaps all that positivity can overcome the sound issues that The Tonight Show soundstage has presented so far since Conan took over.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn husband and wife duo Matt & Kim (Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino) will take their high-charged and lo-fi dance rock to the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night. I expect it to be quite a performance, even if not nearly as revealing as the buzz-y video they shot for the single "Lessons Learned," which found the couple stripping off their clothes while running through Times Square. Freed of clothing, the couple elude the cops but Kim ends up with a common TV series fate (think George on Grey's Anatomy):
Playlist: Picks for the week
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*As always with PBS, kids, be safe and check your local listings.