Watch Miguel Kick Ass On SNL

By Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013

Saturday night marked Miguel’s ascendance to SNL musical-guest status, and if this had happened a year ago, he would’ve sung a hook for the Lonely Island, guaranteed. Instead, he rocked a rockabilly-pimp look that very few human beings could pull off, he sang a slickly jazzy version of “Adorn” and an unpredictably Princely psych-rock rendition of “How Many Drinks,” and he generally kicked ass in the way that the further-out SNL musical guests of the late ’70s seasons kicked ass. If you put together a music festival this summer and you did not book this man, you fucked up. Watch both performances below.

Miguel’s great Kaleidoscope Dream is out now on RCA.