Miguel on SNL

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.

Comments (5)
  1. Kevin Aidan Doran  |   Posted on Apr 15th, 2013 +2

    please, take this treasure map to my pants

  2. This post brought to you by the Sony/RCA hype machine. Way to keep it real SG. Nothing worse than a guitar player trying to “rock out” a lead guitar solo when they can barely play chords.

    • I’m not gonna hate on this guitar player, and I’m all for listening to what makes you happy but yeah Miguel is over-hyped as all hell. I’d take a 55 yr old Prince over this dude any day. If Miguel didn’t have a pompadour, he’d be singing hooks on rap songs. Alarm bells were ringing when Pitchfork compared him to Sam Cooke… shameful.

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