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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…   Read Story »
Last night, Mikal Cronin served as musical guest on Conan. That means Cronin is now a big enough deal to command late-night airtime, which is good news for the Bay Area garage-pop master and good…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Conan, the twee trad-pop megastars She & Him served as musical guests, bringing a supporting cast that looked nothing like the one they brought to The Tonight Show last…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Conan, the goofy Michigan new wavers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. came through, bringing a set of lit-up letters and a mindboggling top-ponytail situation with them. When they…   Read Story »
The Janus-faced indie-rock juggernaut Divine Fits are a wiry beast in a live setting, largely because they have an abundance of indie rock's most wiry and charismatic frontmen amongst them. That…   Read Story »
When Sam Beam visited Conan as the show's musical guest last night, he brought plenty of help with him. In this case, Beam's Iron And Wine project was a total mob: A string quartet, a trio of…   Read Story »
Last weekend, Brit-rock up-and-comers ALT-J made their Coachella debut. And last night, they came through Conan to do musical-guest duty, playing an especially muttery rendition of the twangy and…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Conan, the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit did musical-guest duty, playing their sad-bastard anthem "The Woodpile" about as hard as a song like that can be played. The band…   Read Story »
Last night, Japandroids, one of our finest rock bands currently working, brought their thunderous simplicity to the stage at Conan, blasting through the Celebration Rock opener "The Nights Of Wine…   Read Story »
Last night on Conan, Dirty Projectors came through to play the fiery Swing Lo Magellan opener "Offspring Are Blank," giving the world a rare opportunity to hear Dave Longstreth when he's maybe just a…   Read Story »