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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

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 authority."… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2010 - 8:29 am

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 announced that… More »

By: jessica / October 22, 2010 - 9:48 am

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 o… More »

By: jessica / August 19, 2010 - 1:30 pm

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 this (maybe… More »

By: jessica / June 25, 2010 - 2:37 pm

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 - 3:53 pm

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 - 7:09 pm

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 did a bunch… More »

By: jessica / June 11, 2010 - 9:32 am

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 Being OnMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2010 - 11:03 am

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 - 5:49 pm

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 - 4:42 pm

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's last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010 - 2:58 pm

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 choice the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2010 - 10:27 am
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