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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 always been a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014 - 9:36 am

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 - 8:29 am

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 - 11:46 am

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 Cyrus o… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 8:32 pm

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 - 6:34 pm

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 - 9:23 am

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 own songs. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014 - 9:15 am

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 - 9:13 am

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 the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 9:32 am

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) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

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 in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014 - 11:56 am

Watch Norah Jones Cover George Harrison On Conan

George Harrison Week on Conan is coming to an end today, and all week, people like Beck and Paul Simon have stopped by the show to cover songs from the late Beatle. Last night, Norah Jones was the show’s musical guest, and she did a tasteful and pretty version of “Behind That Locked Door,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014 - 10:51 am

Watch Paul Simon Cover “Here Comes The Sun” And Remember George Harrison On Conan

After Beck’s performance of “Wah-Wah” last night, Conan continued the George Harrison tribute week with Paul Simon doing “Here Comes The Sun.” Simon performed the same song with Harrison on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1976. In an interview segment, Simon reminisces about that SNL appearance, Harrison’s ukelele collection, and pranking Ringo Starr. More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 10:34 pm

Watch Beck Kick Off Conan‘s George Harrison Week

Conan‘s George Harrison tribute week kicked off tonight and the first musical guest was Beck, who performed “Wah-Wah” from Harrison’s 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. This rest of the week will feature performances from Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison. Watch Beck’s performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Watch Tegan And Sara Play Conan With An Adorable Kids’ Choir

Tegan And Sara’s ascent to genuine pop stardom has been one of the most feelgood stories in music in the past few years, partly because they’re great and partly because they seem like lovely human beings. Case in point: When they sang their heartbreak ballad “I Was A Fool” on Conan last night, they brought… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 10:51 am

Watch Conan Spoof Apple’s U2 Removal Service

People are still mad about the way Apple handled the delivery of U2’s surprise new album Songs Of Innoncence, which makes it ripe for parody. Conan did just that last night in the form of a commercial in Apple’s characteristically minimal style. An Apple exec sings the praises of the Irish band while two innocent… More »

By: James Rettig / September 19, 2014 - 9:08 am

Conan Plans George Harrison Tribute Week With Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison

It seems September has become the month of George Harrison. In the next couple weeks we’ll witness the release of a massive retrospective box set of Harrison’s post-Beatles solo work, along with a star-studded concert in his honor, and now Conan O’Brien has announced further festivities on his show next week. Starting 9/22 Conan will… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 15, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Watch Awesome Performances From The Simpsons Take The Bowl By Weird Al, Conan O’Brien, & The Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus

The Simpsons took over the Hollywood Bowl last night to celebrate their 25th anniversary and highlight some of the show’s best musical moments. Weird Al was there to perform a song about Homer and Marge set to the tune of John Mellencamp’s “Jack And Diane,” Conan O’Brien did “The Monorail Song” from the famous SimpsonsMore »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014 - 11:43 am

Watch Sturgill Simpson Make A Fan Out Of Conan O’Brien

One of 2014’s great under-the-radar critical favorites has been Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, a collection of beautifully weathered old-school country from the Kentucky singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. And it’s been fun watching Simpson get more shine as more and more people hear the record. Last night, he and his band were on Conan, where they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Alt-J Work Up A Serious Groove On Conan

When British trio Alt-J played “Left Hand Free,” the blooz-rocking half-joke from their new album This Is All Yours on Letterman last week, they looked bored and listless. But doing the layered, intricate “Every Other Freckle” on Conan last night, they brought a sense of presence and energy that they didn’t have last time around,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014 - 10:53 am
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