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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 - 9:20 am

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 performances below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 10:03 am

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 - 9:03 am

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, an full… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

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 saw… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2012 - 9:36 am

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 - 12:21 pm

Watch Rufus Wainwright Play Conan

Rufus Wainwright dropped by Conan last night to play “Out Of The Game,” the title track to his latest. What those shoes, Margiela? Watch the performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012 - 9:46 am

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, is just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 8:46 am

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 - 12:30 pm

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 - 9:12 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Do “Leonard” On Conan

In January, SVE made her TV debut on Fallon; three months later she’s laid down a confident, winning take on latest Tramp single “Leonard” for the benefit of Conan O’Brien. See her below with her harmonium-quartet on CoCo’s tiny music stage:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 21, 2012 - 8:56 am

The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

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 »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. On Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, twisty indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. came though to make their late-night TV debut. Dressed in nattily matching prom-night tuxes and Chucks, the band played a fun, intricate version of “Simple Girl” while an honest-to-god string quartet backed them up. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 8:58 am

They Might Be Giants Do Conan

Fans of dorkily comedic things, take note: Nerd-rock veterans They Might Be Giants were on Conan last night, and it’s hard to imagine a more generally simpatico host. On the show, they played the recent track “When Will You Die.” And as a web exclusive, they also pulled out a noisy version of the 1988… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Wilco Play Conan, Release iTunes Session

Sometimes it’s hard for bands to stay in the spotlight mere months after their album drops, but Wilco seems to be having no problem with that lately, especially if you take into accord the Popeye comics-reading population and the late night TV audience. On the latter note, Wilco dropped by Conan to play “Whole Love“… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 24, 2012 - 12:18 pm

St. Vincent Does “Cheerleader” For Conan

Last night, St. Vincent took Strange Mercy cut “Cheerleader” to Conan, starting the performance out with a nice homage to a certain famous Elvis Costello moment. Watch the video down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 17, 2012 - 9:24 am

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Visit Conan

Last night, Noel Gallagher brought his High Flying Birds to Conan to perform “AKA… What A Life!” My favorite High Flying Bird, at this point, is unquestionably the drummer, who always wears Clockwork Orange clothes for some reason. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 13, 2011 - 1:02 pm

Watch Morrissey On Conan

Stephen Patrick Morrissey doesn’t make a whole hell of a lot of TV appearances, so each time he appears on the glowing flat thing in your living room, it feels like an event. Last night, the man was in fine dramatic form on Conan, singing the newish song “People Are The Same Everywhere.” Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011 - 9:04 am

Watch Das Racist Make Their TV Debut On Conan

Last night, New York rap group Das Racist appeared on late-night TV for the first time ever, doing “Michael Jackson” on Conan, and their performance involved the following things: An inexplicable podium, voice-warping effects, presumably-intentionally under-the-breath mumbled rap verses, two cute girls who just sort of flailed at cymbals for no reason, instrument-switching, self-bleeping, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 29, 2011 - 9:05 am

Paul Simon Does “Love Is Eternal Sacred Light” On Conan

Paul Simon took So Beautiful Or So What cut “Love Is Eternal Sacred Light” to Conan last night, which was a little more special than the usual late night show circuit drop-in since Conan’s been hosting at NYC’s the Beacon Theatre all week. Check out the clip after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 3, 2011 - 1:06 pm
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