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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 Nas On Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, Nas served as musical guest. He brought a live band and soul singer Anthony Hamilton with him for the…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2012 - 10:20 am
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Watch JEFF The Brotherhood Play Conan

Last night, Conan played host to Nashville's fired-up fraternal fuzz-rock duo JEFF The Brotherhood. The band bashed their way through "Staring At The Wall," a…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 9:24 am
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Watch Cat Power On Conan

Though some health and financial woes may keep Cat Power from continuing her tour, that didn't stop Chan Marshall from hitting Conan last night. She…
Corban Goble | November 8, 2012 - 9:07 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 9:04 am
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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 a…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2012 - 9:27 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2012 - 9:08 am

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…
Corban Goble | October 17, 2012 - 9:16 am

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…
Corban Goble | October 11, 2012 - 3:17 pm
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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 i…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2012 - 9:07 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 10:09 am

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 withi…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2012 - 10:23 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2012 - 9:33 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2012 - 10:27 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2012 - 9:01 am
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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…
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…
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.
Corban Goble | July 25, 2012 - 9:03 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 9:06 am
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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."…
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.
Corban Goble | May 25, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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