Conan O’Brien

Watch Tame Impala Play The Epic “Let It Happen” On Conan

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker still seems to be getting used to the idea that he's the man behind one of the world's most exciting bands.
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2015 - 8:57 am
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Watch Sturgill Simpson Bring Out The Big Guns For Conan

Sturgill Simpson brought out the big guns for his performance on Conan last night -- in addition to his usual band members, he also added…
James Rettig | April 14, 2015 - 8:57 am
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Watch Tinashe Dance Hard In Her Conan Performance

Aquarius, the great major-label debut that Tinashe released last year, was almost entirely droning, spaced-out, fugue-state R&B. There were two big exceptions: The club hit…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Calexico Perform “Falling From The Sky” On Conan

Calexico's new album Edge Of The Sun came out this week, and to mark the occasion the Arizona band played the lead track on Conan.
Caitlin White | April 3, 2015 - 10:52 am
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Watch WATERS Make Their Energetic Late-Night TV Debut On Conan

The former Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski now leads the California power-pop band WATERS, and their new album What's Real is set to drop next…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Breeze Through “Let Her Go” On Conan

Mac DeMarco brought his goofy antics and trademark toothy grin to last night's episode of Conan. He performed a high-energy rendition of his breezy Salad
James Rettig | March 31, 2015 - 8:24 am
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Watch Tweedy Knock Out “World Away” On Conan

Tweedy started out looking like a sweet little lark of a side project, a veteran easygoing rock star starting a band with his son. But…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 9:35 am
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Watch Purity Ring And Their Glowing Crystals Play Conan

A couple of weeks ago, Purity Ring played Late Night With Seth Meyers and gave the world a glimpse of their new blinky-lights setup, which…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 8:56 am
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Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Play Conan With A Huge String Section & Danielle Haim

The Vancouver singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. drops his debut album Goon today, and his big Cinderella story marched on last night. A couple of weeks…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 9:06 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 8:55 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 8:50 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 7:20 am
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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
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 8:36 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 9:01 am
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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…
James Rettig | December 16, 2014 - 9:22 am

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…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
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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
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:31 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 9:36 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 8:29 am
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