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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 »

On the heels of Jack White’s new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss’s first single “Love Interruption,” we thought it was time to revisit the hits — not the literal ones, unfortunately — of White’s wide-reaching, strange and prolific career so far. So, here’s 13 of Jack White’s most memorable collaborations. Sorry… More »

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

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Watch The Both Play Conan

Earlier this year, the longtime smart-rock friends Aimee Mann and Ted Leo teamed up to form a duo called the Both and to release a…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 1:31 pm
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Watch Jack White Talk “Seven Nation Army” And Cell Phones, Perform Lazaretto Songs On Conan

I've been lucky enough to see Jack White and Conan O'Brien in the same room together (I was basically an extra in this video), and…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Watch Bob Mould Play “I Don’t Know You Anymore” On Conan

My favorite song on Bob Mould's excellent new Beauty & Ruin is "I Don't Know You Anymore," which just got a humorous video starring Colin
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
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Watch Twin Shadow Take “To The Top” To Conan

A few weeks ago, Twin Shadow shared an absolutely incredible new song called "To The Top," a towering mass of triumphant early-'80s-style pop craftsmanship, and…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 8:47 am
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Watch The Reunited Veruca Salt Play Conan

After a 17-year absence, the short-lived '90s alt-rock greats Veruca Salt got the original lineup back together earlier this year and released the shockingly kicka…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 8:57 am
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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,…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 8:50 am
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Watch Kelis Play Conan

Kelis has come a long way since her milkshake was bringing all the boys to the yard. Her new album, Food, is less hip-hop tha…
Sam Behrens | May 2, 2014 - 11:23 am

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…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 8:49 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 8:53 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 8:28 am

Watch Warpaint Play Conan

Warpaint soundtracked the beginning of 2014 for many with their self-titled album and its lead single "Love Is To Die." That single was strong enough…
Miles Bowe | March 11, 2014 - 11:55 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 11:37 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2014 - 12:19 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2013 - 9:24 am
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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 way…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2013 - 9:56 am

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 tha…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2013 - 8:48 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2013 - 8:37 am
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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
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2013 - 9:02 am
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