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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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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

Band Of Horses Hit Conan

Infinite Arms, Band Of Horses’ last album, came out about 16 months ago. But maybe they should’ve called it Infinite Promotional Cycle, since they’re still out there working the thing. Last night, they showed up on Conan to perform the title track. Watch it below, and respect Ben Bridwell’s onstage whistling game. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 11:31 am

Lindsey Buckingham Does Conan

Last night, Fleetwood Mac figurehead and general all-around smooth-rock king Lindsey Buckingham stopped by Conan to perform “In Our Time,” a song from his new album Seeds We Sow, and to do some serious acoustic shredding. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2011 - 10:55 am

Conan & Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Cover “Creep”

Just like when Conan did it solo last year, except with professional cameras and Edward Sharpe’s Magnetic Zeros as a backing band. Click on for O’Brien doing Yorke in the voice of a chimney sweep, and America still loving to applaud when people say the word “fucking”:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2011 - 2:12 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic Gives Lyrics To Conan’s Theme Song

When life champions collide:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2011 - 10:18 am

Death Cab @ El Rey Theater & Conan Video

Death Cab spent some time in Los Angeles this week, bringing “You Are A Tourist” to Conan and before that, wrapping up their tour of smaller venues to promote their new album Codes and Keys. See Conan below, check the pics above. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 9, 2011 - 11:20 am

Yeasayer Debut “Devil And The Deed” On Conan

Last night Yeasayer returned to television with the new song “Devil And The Deed,” an anxious cut of backbeat new wave with Anand Wilder out front, fog by their ankles, and synths and falsetto through the hook. The band’s on tour right now still supporting Odd Blood, so while it’s not quite time to get… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 24, 2011 - 11:14 am

The Strokes Play “Games” On Conan

The Strokes visited Conan last night and put in this subdued performance of the Casablancas/Valensi-penned “Games.” They sounded and looked great, even though Casablancas appeared to be on the run from the law or the sun. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2011 - 11:55 am

Peter Bjorn & John “Dig A Little Deeper” For Conan

Peter, Bjorn & John stopped by Conan last night to do their newest single, “Second Chance.” The trio also did “Dig A Little Deeper” for the backstage crowd, who helped John Eriksson with the hand clap percussion. Eriksson also helped himself to some backstage furniture, using a Conan end table to stand in for some… More »

By: jessica / February 2, 2011 - 10:10 am

Beach House Bring “10 Mile Stereo” To Conan

It’s a good winter solstice for Teen Dream, and Beach House is celebrating/capitalizing/saying thanks in little ways like releasing free seasonal tracks, and dominating most every year-end list (including ours), and having Conan O’Brien make reference to how they are dominating most every year-end list (not including ours) in his intro to the band’s performance… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2010 - 10:59 am

She & Him & Conan Do “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

She & Him stopped by Conan to do their cover of “I Put A Spell On You.” But they also did a web-only performance in O’Brien’s dressing room, singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with Conan and M. Ward on guitar. There were some people in the room to watch, so it’s got a… More »

By: jessica / December 10, 2010 - 5:55 pm

Deerhunter Make Their National TV Debut On Conan

Bradford Cox and co. were on an awkward episode, one that featured all three Kardashian sisters sniping at each other, and host Conan O’Brien wearing ladies’ jeggings. (He had joked about wearing jeggings for an entire show on Wednesday’s episode, and he followed through the next night.) Deerhunter did “Helicopter,” the big single from HalcyonMore »

By: jessica / December 3, 2010 - 10:03 am

Decemberists Bring Gillian Welch And “Down By The Water” To Conan

Colin Meloy’s nasality is leavened here by the sweet tones of Gillian Welch, backed by the Decemberists and performing the “The One I Love”-reminiscent “Down By The Water” on Conan last night. Watch it here, via proprietary TBS embed video player:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2010 - 3:42 pm

Soundgarden On Conan: “Black Rain” And “Hunted Down”

Night two of the Legally Allowed To Be Funny On Television Again show chased the premiere episode’s Jack White with the reunited Soundgarden. A histrionic Chris Cornell and Co. brought Coco the “new” single/1991 Badmotorfinger-sessions outtake “Black Rain” for telecast. That track appears on Telephnatism, the band’s newish greatest hits comp; as a web-exclusive, Soundgarde… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2010 - 12:27 pm
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