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Watch Rae Sremmurd Bring Ridiculous Catchiness, Constant Motion To Conan

This will not be an issue for many other people, but it is hard as hell to get a screengrab of Rae Sremmurd's performance on Conan last night. They just move around too much. They're always jumping, running, squatting, and the pictures always come out so blurry. You have to wait until Conan shows u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015

Watch Belle & Sebastian Bring The Charm On Conan

Back when many of us first fell in love with them, Belle And Sebastian live shows were rare and magical things, like unicorn sightings. And even though it's nothing new, it's still striking to see the band operating as a professional touring live act, the type who hits the late-night TV circuit when their new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015

Watch Sleater-Kinney Blaze Through “Surface Envy” On Conan

Sleater-Kinney haven't yet started their first tour since getting back together, but they've already played two late-night talk shows. Last night, Carrie Brownstein led them through "A New Wave" on Letterman. And last night, the band blasted through "Surface Envy," an early track from the triumphant new album No Cities To Love,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015

Watch Run The Jewels Blaze Through “Lie, Cheat, Steal” On Conan

Goddam, what a great night for music on late-night TV last night was. We already posted the glorious vision that was the reactivated Sleater-Kinney on Letterman. That should be enough! But we also got Run The Jewels, the group who made our favorite album of last year, on Conan. In a casually intense… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Watch King Tuff Rock Ridiculous Winter Clothes On Conan

Conan O'Brien, with his pompadour and his longtime Jack White homeboy status, has always come across as something of a garage rock head. So I imagine he was amped when garage snot-lord King Tuff was the musical guest on his show last night. On the show, King Tuff and his band blazed their way through… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014

Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” On Conan

Still lightly frostbitten from their brief affair with a Buffalo snowstorm, Interpol made an appearance on Conan last night to perform El Pintor track "My Desire." This is their fourth late-night appearance over the past few months after playing Letterman, Seth Meyers, and Jools Holland. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 16, 2014

Watch tUnE-yArDs Kill It On Conan

For tUnE-yArDs, "Water Fountain" isn't just the stickiest song from the 2014 album Nikki Nack. It's also the name of Merrill Garbus' group's new nonprofit fund, which raises money to assist with water shortages around the world. You can learn more about that here. But "Water Fountain" is still a hell of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014

Watch The Decemberists Perform “Make You Better” On Conan

The Decemberists stopped by Conan last night to perform "Make You Better," the lead single from their forthcoming new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. The last time the band appeared on a late-night show was back in 2011 when they performed two The King Is Dead tracks on Kimmel. More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they're off The Bends or even something like "No Surprises." First and foremost of those, of course, is "Creep," from their… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 26, 2014

Watch Real Estate Play A Lovely Version Of “Crime” On Conan

Real Estate's remarkably pleasant album Atlas is something like eight months old now. But that thing has legs, and it makes sense that they're still in the late-night musical-guest roundtable. Last night, the band rolled through Conan playing a lovely and twinkly version of their single "Crime." The band's guitar interplay has alway… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014

Watch Sylvan Esso Light Up Conan With “Coffee” And “Hey Mami”

Sylvan Esso were the musical guest on last night's episode of Conan. The duo's airy and tip-toeing synth arrangements were a good fit for the small Conan stage, backed by a simple but elegant lighting setup. They performed "Coffee" and "Hey Mami" from their recent self-titled debut. You can watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014

Watch First Aid Kit Play “Stay Gold” On Conan

First Aid Kit came all the way from Sweden to bring their brand of blustery folk-pop to Conan last night. They performed the title track from their third studio album, Stay Gold, which was released earlier this year. The drums are a lot lower in the live mix than they are on the album, which… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

Watch The Flaming Lips And Miley Cyrus Perform The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” On Conan

The Flaming Lips are making the late-night rounds for their new Sgt. Pepper's tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends. They did "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" on Kimmel last week, and tonight they performed "A Day In The Life" with Miley Cyru… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

Watch Bleachers Play Conan With Lil’ Bleachers

Bleachers played "Rollercoaster" from their debut album, Strange Desire, on last night's Conan, and they brought out a bunch of little kids (Lil Bleachers!) that were wearing identical clothes to mirror them throughout the whole performance. It's really cute! That's all of them above hanging out backstage at the show. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

Watch The War On Drugs Play Their Beer Commercial Lead Guitar Shit On Conan

Right now, the War On Drugs are embroiled in the bitterest alt-rock blood feud since Pavement/Smashing Pumpkins. (Somehow, though, both the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon are Pavement in this one, albeit in different ways. Does Mark Kozelek really think beer commercial music supervision hasn't advanced in the last 25 years? What's he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014

Watch A Slick-Looking Beck Croon “Waking Light” On Conan

Just a little more than a month ago, Beck was a musical guest on Conan; he'd come through to cover George Harrison's solo song "Wah-Wah" as part of the show's George Harrison Week. Last night, Beck turned up on the show again, and this time he was there to sing one of his ow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014

Watch The New Pornographers Play Conan

The New Pornographers were the musical guests on Conan last night. They performed Brill Bruisers single "Dancehall Dominae," which they recently put out a great video for. This was the band's first TV appearance without founding drummer Kurt Dahle, who left the band last month. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014

Watch Ryan Adams Sing A Stripped-Down, Haunting “My Wrecking Ball” On Conan

Ryan Adams has been touring with a full band lately, and nobody has been complaining. But the man does some of his best work when he's full-on solo acoustic, and that's basically the version of him we got on Conan last night. On the show, Adams sang the softly devastating "My Wrecking Ball," probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014

Watch Tweedy’s Star-Studded “Low Key” Video, Directed By Nick Offerman

Here's an incomplete list of famous people who appear in Tweedy's new video for "Low Key," a song from their new album Sukierae: Michael Shannon, John Hodgman, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples, Steve Albini. That is an extremely random group of people! There are probably other notable Chicagoans i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014
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