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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… More »

By: jessica / December 3, 2010

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2010

Jack White Plays Conan Premiere, With Conan

Yesterday afternoon I enjoyed this John Roderick column about the insidious, pernicious effects of drug-taking on artists, and the flawed myth that they create a sustained, heightened state of creativity either because of their consciousness altering, or because they give said artists the "persecuted feeling they crave," a "sense of exclusivity and resistance to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2010

Jack White Playing Conan Premiere, Rare 7″ Sells For $18k

You've probably seen the many promos for Conan O'Brien's upcoming TBS show. Now a few announcements have come out leading up to the November 8 premiere: As reported, Max Weinberg won't be joining O'Brien, but Jimmy Vivino has been promoted to band leader for the new Basic Cable Band. And yesterday the show… More »

By: jessica / October 22, 2010

Conan O’Brien – “And They Call Me Mad?”

We knew Conan O'Brien and Jack White jammed when O'Brien visited Third Man Records's performance space in Nashville. Turns out O'Brien also recorded a 7-inch, with a spoken word piece on one side, and an interview with White (White asked the questions) on the other. "And They Call Me Mad?" is an improvised riff… More »

By: jessica / August 19, 2010

The Dead Weather – “Blue Blood Blues” Video

The Conan O'Brien and Jack White lovefest continues: White's band The Dead Weather premiered their latest clip, for "Blue Blood Blues," on O'Brien's Team Coco website. "Blue Blood Blues" is a live video of the band performing at Third Man Records in Nashville. I'm not sure how they got the high-contrast look to… More »

By: jessica / June 25, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at Here's the best of Saturday... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010: Friday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at Here's the best of Friday... More »

By: Erika / June 12, 2010

Conan Plays Third Man Nashville, Records Live Vinyl

When this video popped up on YouTube, it was hard to tell what Jack White and Conan O'Brien had in mind (a show, a video, a Ustream chat, etc.). According to 24Bit, the pair were really working on a live record, with O'Brien backed by his Legally Prohibited band and White. They… More »

By: jessica / June 11, 2010

Vampire Weekend & Conan O’Brien Do “Walcott” @ Radio City Music Hall

The last time Scott and I went to Radio City Music Hall, we saw Peter Gabriel harness a spotlight with a mirrored power glove and bathe the crowd in its reflected light beam, backed by an orchestra, just days after this whole thing. So the first NYC stop of Conan's Legally Prohibited From BeingMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2010

Who Should Be Conan O’Brien’s New Band Leader?

Max Weinberg is out but a fresh, young face could help Conan keep his fresh, young audience, someone like Justin Bieber, or (why not?) Betty White. Cast your mental votes at Videogum. More »

By: jessica / April 30, 2010

Conan Covers “Creep”

Conan O'Brien sound-checked for the kick-off date of his "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour" with a stumbling, cockney version of Radiohead's "Creep." The tour began in Eugene, Oregon, and both he and his sound-checking audience are in good spirits during his "Creep" attempt:… More »

By: jessica / April 14, 2010

Neil Young, Will Ferrell Play Conan’s Final Tonight Show, “Freebird”

It seems like just seven months ago we were blogging about Pearl Jam playing "Get Some" on the very first Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien. Now the deals have been brokered, the lawyers have been lawyered, and the good times, which is to say the Not Jay Leno times, come to an end. Coco'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010

Spoon Bring “Written In Reverse” To Conan

Spoon self-produced Transference and while there's some studio trickery at the heart of some of its arrangements, "Written In Reverse" (and maybe "Mystery Zone") came out of the gates as an example of Spoon being Spoon, knocking out a taut and rhythmic rocker, uncluttered production in service of a swaggering hook. A logical… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2010

Ted Leo Stumps For TEAM CONAN

"This is a mushy story about how a big and famous late night TV host helped a scrappy cynical punk guy who WANTED to believe, learn to believe (a little bit)." Ted recounts how the RX got their only late night gigs (to date), for those needing more reasons to love Coco. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 13, 2010

Vampire Weekend Play Conan, KCRW

Thank god Vampire Weekend played Conan last night, that guy hasn't been in the headlines for ages now. Just kidding, shit is bananas over there. It's interesting how moving Leno to 10PM didn't kill NBC's drama programming so much as shift it to late night, where it don't belong. But, you know, old habits. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2010

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2009

Pixies Bring “Here Comes Your Man” To Conan

The reunited Pixes kicked off their nine city US tour -- the one where they play Doolittle cover to cover -- in Los Angeles earlier this week. The band's celebrating a lot, from the 20th anniversary of that classic LP to the release of the physically massive Minotaur boxed set (not so much a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2009

Tegan & Sara Give Conan “Hell”

The Quin sisters brought the non-spiritual song "Hell," the lead single from the non-spiritual LP Sainthood, to Conan last night. Take it to the end not so much for Coco's response to their performance but how he's at least two times as tall as they are. I would have made that the thumbnail associated with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009
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