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Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell performed “The Problem” on `The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ this past Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

“The Problem,” featuring Isbell, was released last year to critical praise on International Safe Abortion Day, with proceeds benefitting The Yellowhammer Fund in Alabama. The Tonight Show performance coincided with two important events: The release of a new version of “Our Problem” featuring a variety of world-renowned female artists including Cyndi Lauper, Angie Stone, K.Flay, Lilly Hiatt, Linda Perry, Morgane Stapleton, Nona Hendryx, Peaches and Valerie June. Sheryl Crow is on bass, Isbell is on guitar, with Peter Levin on keys and Chris Powell on drums.

“I’m very grateful to have so many of my sisters joining me for ‘Our Problem.’ The issue of women’s rights and reproductive health affects us all. ‘Our Problem’ represents women of all generations, musical genres, and communities. Music has the power to bridge gaps and bring people together and I hope that ‘Our Problem’ reminds you that we are all in this world together and that we can be there for one another no matter what. You are never alone and I’m on your side.”

The other event was the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision which gives women in America the right to legal abortion. To help mark this special collaboration, Shires has created an “I’m On Your Side” filter accessible on her Instagram page. She is inviting fans to send in videos of themselves singing or lip syncing “Our Problem,” which she will cut together into a full video.

Gena Johnson: background vocals Jennifer Decilveo: additional production (vocals and synth) Musicians: Sheryl Crow – Bass Jason Isbell – Guitar Peter Levin – Keys Chris Powell – Drums

Written by: Amanda Shires

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With all the talk about Fontaines D.C. the Dublin band’s debut, album “Dogrel” pretty great reviews, the Dublin city themes and the PR narratives, The band keep on rolling right into the larger consciousness.

Some radio presenters, papers and publications are hailing the release of the group’s debut LP Dogrel as akin to a new chapter for Irish music. Paul McCloone labelled it the best debut in years . That’s a lot of expectation to put on any group and yet, the Fontaines D.C have found many champions internationally, with KEXP, NME, DIY Mag and lots more heaping praise on the group and album.

Last night, the band made their American TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon which used to be a crucial rite of passage in the life-cycle of any hyped-up young band. performing Dogrel standout track ‘Boys in the Better Land’.

Fontaines D.C. played two songs on Fallon: “Boys In The Better Land” on the broadcast and “Liberty Belle” as an online bonus. And they ripped both of them, riffing hard and looking intense and generally seeming like they were too cool to breathe , The Music guest Fontaines D.C. gives a bonus performance of “Liberty Belle” for the Tonight Show studio audience.

Dogrel is out now on Partisan Records.

Even today, The Who are one of the most prolific rock bands in the history of rock n’ roll. From Roger Daltry’s dazzling vocals, to Pete Townshend’s iconic windmill guitar playing style, The Who have managed to remain relevant decades after their debut.  The Who delivered performed two classic tracks the rock outfit opened with “I Can See for Miles” from 1967’s The Who Sell Outtreading deftly through the track’s simmering verses and building to each bombastic chorus. Before the final refrain, guitarist Pete Townshend even pulled out his best trick, unleashing a nifty triple windmill.

Check out their amazing performance Music guest The Who performs “I Can See for Miles” for the Tonight Show audience.

Recently, The Who made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallonand proved they’ve still got it with an electrifying performance of their smash hit “I Can See For Miles.” The band sounds as tight as ever, with Daltrey’s voice sounding as great as it did in 1981, and Pete even busts out his signature windmill. Fallon’s “Tonight” crowd is mesmerized throughout the entire set, and although The Who don’t smash their instruments and destroy the stage like they used to, they still managed to bring a hell of a lot of energy!

The Who then jumped forward a few decades for a performance of “You Better You Bet” off 1981’s Face Dances. Amidst the steady guitars and twinkling synths of the pop rock tune, singer Roger Daltrey delivered mighty vocals.

Music guest The Who performs “You Better You Bet” in this exclusive Tonight Show performance extra.