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Watch Father John Misty on Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, the former Fleet Foxes percussionist J. Tillman, in his Father John Misty guise, acted as musical guest. In singing his Fear Fun single "Nancy From Now On," Tillman took his whole debauched '70s California studio-rock steez to its logical conclusion, enlisting a small army of backup musicians and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012

Watch Bob Mould On Conan

Last month, we saw former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman and general all-around indie-punk deity Bob Mould utterly wrecking shit on Letterman. Last night, we got an encore of sorts, and Mould once again laid waste to a late-night TV stage. This time, he was on Conan, just blazing his way through "Keep Believing," a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2012

Watch Kendrick Lamar On Conan

This is Kendrick Lamar's coronation week, with his simply staggering new album Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City on a fast train into the public consciousness. And last night -- the night after the album hit online retailers -- Kendrick appeared as the musical guest on Conan, performing the single "Swimming Pools (Drank)." He had a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2012

Watch Ty Segall Play Conan

Last night Ty Segall took to Conan to shred through Twins cut "Thank God For Sinners" for his late night television debut (he's already mastered the local morning news circuit). Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 17, 2012

M. Ward – “Me And My Shadow” Video

M. Ward's new video for "Me And My Shadow" features a poisonous relationship between a manager and a teen star, which in turn paves the way for a rogue rescue operation from a (braces-adorning) fan. Conan O'Brien also stops by to play himself, which he has done in the past. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012

Watch Tegan & Sara Play Conan

Last night, Tegan & Sara went on Conan to air out their latest single, the dance-y jam "Closer." They last played on Conan's program in 2009; some things have changed since then! Watch their performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012

Watch The Shins On Conan

The Shins served as musical guests on last's night's episode of Conan, turning in a sparkling rendition of the percussive Port Of Morrow album track "No Way Down." And as an online bonus, they also did "The Rifle's Spiral." One nice thing about Conan: The sound in the studio is always so… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012

Watch Band Of Horses On Conan

Band Of Horses aren't exactly the type of band to play different songs when they show up on different late-night TV shows, even ones within a week of each other. Last week, they were on Letterman, playing "Knock Knock," the pretty good first single from their new LP Mirage Rock. And last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2012

Watch Animal Collective Play Conan

Last night, Animal Collective, who don't exactly spend a ton of time on the late-night talk-show rounds, came through Conan and played their frantically dubby Centipede Hz single "Today's Supernatural." They brought their trademark total lack of stage presence and performed in what looked like a series of glowing shark mouths, presumably inspired… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2012

Watch The Walkmen On Conan

Last night on Conan, the Walkmen served as musical guests, playing "Love Is Luck," one of the many highlights from their excellent early-summer album Heaven. And as an online bonus, they also trotted out another Heaven song, "We Can't Be Beat." They sounded great, but that's not much of a surprise; sounding great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012

Watch Best Coast On Conan

Last night, Best Coast came through Conan to play "Do You Love Me Like You Used To," one of the more tender songs from her new album The Only Place. One notable thing about Bethany Cosentino: Every time she shows up on a late-night show, her voice somehow sounds better than it does o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2012

Watch Silversun Pickups On Conan

Last night, moody California fuzz-rockers Silversun Pickups appeared on Conan. On the show, they trotted out "The Pit," a restless track from their new album Neck Of The Woods. Watch them take it to the stage below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012

Watch Tennis On Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, Denver indie-poppers Tennis reported for musical-guest duty. On the show itself, they played the Young & Old track "High Road." And as a web bonus, they also trotted out the single "My Better Self." They're already starting to look like old pros, and you can watch both performance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012

Watch The xx Play Conan

While in L.A., the xx swung by Conan to perform their new single "Angels." Not surprisingly, they turn the lights down low for this one. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012

Watch El-P & Zola Jesus Do Conan

El-P is a man who knows how to seize his moment. So when he rolled through Conan last night to promote his album of the year contender Cancer For Cure, he didn't just bark out a song with a couple of hypemen beside him. Instead, he performed with a gloriously be-hoodied Zola Jesus, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012

Watch Big K.R.I.T. On Conan

Last night, Big K.R.I.T. brought his vast reserves of energy to Conan, smashing his way through the Live From The Underground single "I Got This." It's a weird match of show and performer, but say this for K.R.I.T.: He is very good at acting excited on TV. Also: When was the last time you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2012

Watch White Rabbits On Conan

White Rabbits took their Milk Famous cut "The Day You Won The War" to Conan last night, getting a little help from Conan's house band. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 25, 2012

Watch Girls On Conan

Last night, Girls were the musical guests on Conan, playing "Love Like A River," one of many standouts from Stereogum's favorite album of last year, while wearing their finest thrift-store clothes. (Shout out to JR White's varsity Niners jacket.) Their whole setup, complete with female backup singers and flower bouquets on mic stands, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012

Watch Arctic Monkeys Bring “R U Mine?” To Conan

Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21, and Arctic Monkeys are waving the RSD flag with this performance of "R U Mine?" for Conan last night. The track is available on the vinyl holiday, Alex Turner's look is available via pop culture circa Grease. Enjoy it all:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012

Watch M. Ward On Conan

Last night on Conan, M. Ward served as musical guest. Ward performed "Primitive Girl," the single from his new album A Wasteland Companion. He and his band dressed up nice for the occasion, which is always nice to see. Some slick soloing in there, too. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2012
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