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Watch Hamilton Leithauser Play Conan

Hamilton Leithauser, the golden-voiced frontman of the possibly-defunct Walkmen, is about to go solo on Black Hours, the first album he's recorded on his own, and "Alexandra," the Rotsam Batmanglij-produced first single, has grown on me like nuts since we first posted it. Last night, Leithauser showed up on TV as a solo artist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014

Watch Broken Bells Take “Control” To Conan

Broken Bells are in California and between Coachella weekends, and amazingly enough, Danger Mouse is not using the moment to produce another kinda-flat album for another arena-rock band. Instead, he and James Mercer appeared on last night's episode of Conan, performing "Control," an icy early-'80s-style rocker from their new album After The Disco. Their stage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014

Watch MGMT Take “Cool Song No. 2″ To Conan

We are now in the week between Coachella weekends, and that means Southern California is now crawling with bands with relatively open schedules, and at least a few of them will spend their time showing up on L.A.-based late-night talk shows. Last night, that meant MGMT showed up on Conan to do a relatively straightforward… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014

Watch Eminem & Rihanna Peform, Jack White Cameo With Conan At The MTV Movie Awards

If you missed last night's MTV Movie Awards, you have plenty of valid excuses -- Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Coachella, watching people talk about Coachella on Twitter, literally one million other better things you could've been doing. So here are a couple of the things you missed. 8 Mile star Eminem and Battleship star… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014

Watch Schoolboy Q Play Conan & NPR’s First Listen Live Concert In NYC

Yesterday, the L.A. rapper Schoolboy Q released his long-awaited new album Oxymoron, and it earned our Album Of The Week designation, over the objections of a few St. Vincent fans. And on the night of his release date, he served as musical guest on Conan, enlisting a full live band and the great young… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014

Watch Neko Case And Calexico Play Conan

On Conan last night, Neko Case wore leggings with skeleton bones on them. I don't know what that means, and it's definitely not the most notable thing about her performance on the show, but it's further clear evidence, if we needed it, that this lady gives no fucks whatsoever. On the show, she teamed u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014

Watch Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Play Conan

Last night on Conan, retro-soul wailer Sharon Jones followed up her Fallon appearance and continued her post-cancer return to the stage. Jones is still bald from chemotherapy treatments, but her onstage energy has not dipped at all, and her Dap-Kings still sound as tight as ever. On the show, the band played "Retreat!,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014

Watch Lee Ranaldo And The Dust Play Conan

In the Thurston Moore/Kim Gordon breakup, neither one got custody of Lee Ranaldo or Steve Shelly. Instead, Ranaldo and Shelly, the two former Sonic Youth bandmates, got custody of each other. Shelly plays drums in Ranaldo's new band Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, and they just released Last Night On Earth, their debut album a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 13, 2013

7 Days Of Funk – “Hit Da Pavement” Video + Conan Performance

Today marks the release of 7 Days Of Funk, the album-length collaboration between Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla) and DâM-FunK, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. First of all, the duo released a video for album opener "Hit Da Pavement" by director Henry DeMaio. It's a classic cruising clip for a song that'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

Watch Jessie Ware Play Conan

It can be a real treat to see an artist play a late-night show and do a version of her song that's radically different from the recorded one, especially if you weren't expecting any changes at all. When she sang "Running" on Conan last night, Jessie Ware didn't do an industrial-noise overhaul of the song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013

Watch M.I.A. Play Conan

No one on the corner has swagger like Conan O'Brien. Actually, that's not even remotely true. Everyone on the corner has exponentially more swagger than Conan O'Brien. Have you seen that guy lately? Jesus. Every time I catch a glimpse of that guy onscreen, he looks like an absolutely broken man. It's tragic. But Cona… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Play Conan

He might not have an autobiography out there igniting internet discussion, but former Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr is still out there, bringing gooily moody virtuosic guitar textures to the people. Last night, he was the musical guest on Conan, where he cranked through "The Right Thing Right," one of the songs on hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2013

Watch King Krule Play Conan

Last night, Conan O'Brien welcomed a fellow redhead beanpole to his stage: The mercurial London youngster King Krule. Krule had made his late-night TV debut on Letterman last week, but he did something a bit different for his Conan performance, inviting the horn section from Conan's band for a full collaboration. Performing the space-jazz… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2013

Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Play Conan

Obviously, if you're going to pick any one day to listen to a song called "The Vampyr Of Time And Memory," it's going to be today. So we're all lucky that Queens Of The Stone Age were the musical guests on Conan last night, where they looked surprisingly dapper knocking out the ...Like ClockworkMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013

Watch Okkervil River Play Conan

Conan O'Brien and Will Sheff, frontman for Austin rockers Okkervil River, are two men with New England roots who seem like they've read a few books in their lives. So maybe it was a meeting of the minds when Okkervil River served as musical guests on last night's episode of Conan. Or maybe it wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2013

Watch Moby Play Conan

Moby took to Conan last night to perform "The Perfect Life" off his latest album Innocents, which is out today. While Wayne Coyne doesn't lend a hand like he does in the album version or in the absurd video for the song, the singer is assisted by a decently sized choir. Watch that performance… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2013

Watch Wavves Debut “Nine Is God” On Conan

Historically, the in-game radio stations have always been the best reason to play the Grand Theft Auto games; driving around and blowing stuff up is way more fun if you have a well-curated selection of music and jokey fake ads pushing you on. In the forthcoming rabidly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, Wavves will have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013

Watch Local Natives Play Conan

Local Natives were the musical guest on last night's episode of Conan. The band performed Hummingbird cut "Ceilings" against a starry backdrop. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 11, 2013

Watch The National Play Conan

The night before last, the National played on the big outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live, and one of the two songs they played was "This Is The Last Time," a slow simmer from their new album Trouble Will Find Me. Last night, the band kept their late-night TV streak going, once agai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Conan

Merely typing this takes me back about nine years: Franz Ferdinand were Conan O'Brien's musical guests last night. They played a rough, trebly version of "Right Action," their supremely catchy new single, and they looked elegant and poised doing it. That's the same song that the band played on Letterman last week, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2013
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