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Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “These Walls” For The First Time On Ellen

Kendrick Lamar rarely performs on TV, but he dropped by The Ellen Degeneres Show to do “These Walls” off his new album To Pimp A Butterfly and talk briefly with the gregarious host. She could barely contain her enthusiasm and adoration for Kendrick; she called him brilliant several times and cited his recent honors, from… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket Play “Big Decisions” On Ellen

Up until a few months ago, the only thing I could’ve only told you one thing about Ellen DeGeneres’ musical tastes: She knows all the words to “Shoop.” Lately, though, DeGeneres has been bringing a ton of indie-rock heavy hitters — artists she really seems to love — to her show: Sharon Van Etten, CourtneyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 11:57 am

Watch The War On Drugs Play “Red Eyes” And “Under The Pressure” On Ellen

Earlier this month, the War On Drugs played Coachella and proved that their music makes a lovely soundtrack for the sight of the sun setting over the desert mountains. And yesterday, they also proved that they sound great when you’re watching TV in the middle of the day. In recent months, Ellen has given a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 10:55 am

Watch Mark Ronson And Mystikal Bring “Feel Right” To Ellen

Even though “Uptown Funk” shows no signs of slowing down on the charts, Mark Ronson has been gradually prepping his next Uptown Special single “Feel Right,” which is a collaboration with New Orleans rapper Mystikal (who, you should be reminded, was convicted of sexual assault and is a registered sex offender). The two of them… More »

By: James Rettig / April 8, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett Play “Depreston” On Ellen

Courtney Barnett made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier today for a performance of “Depreston,” the moody centerpiece to her upcoming new record, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Backed by her typical band of Australian pros, the singer-songwriter sounds particularly good. You can watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)

UPDATE: The full “Only One” video is now up; watch below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play Surprise New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On Ellen

Sharon Van Etten had a huge year last year, with her album Are We There establishing her as one of our greatest rootsy indie rockers. It doesn’t look like she’s going to let up anytime soon. Yesterday, Van Etten was a musical guest on Ellen, and rather than playing any of the songs from AreMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 8:18 am

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Funk Up Ellen’s Studio Audience

Tom already masterfully described the appeal of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” in today’s Album Of The Week column on Ronson’s Uptown Special, and James demonstrated that not just anybody can pump that song full of boundless charisma. As if to bring that train of thought home, Ronson, Mars, and their associates were… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj On Ellen

In his review of Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, Tom talked about how the album’s pre-release singles were transformed in the context of the album’s breakup narrative. One song he didn’t mention was “Bed Of Lies,” a syrupy-sweet Skylar Grey collaboration that functions as a climactic kiss-off near the end of the project. That song, which… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Watch First Aid Kit Play “My Silver Lining” On Ellen

In June, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit once again asserted their country’s musical dominance by releasing Stay Gold, a pitch-perfect album-length interpretation of rootsy Americana. This past Friday, they stopped by Ellen to perform lead single “My Silver Lining” with their lovely vocal harmonies backed by a full band and a folk string quartet. Watch… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Play Ellen

Foo Fighters stopped by The Ellen Show today to perform “In The Clear” from their new record Sonic Highways. The performance was as polished as you would expect from the veteran rockers, and Dave Grohl got pretty into it with some intense headbanging. You can watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 19, 2014 - 6:31 pm

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes — the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens — made their television debut earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon, and they showed up on Ellen today to perform another track from their new record LostMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Watch Jack White Perform On Ellen & Talk About Injuries & Video Games

Jack White has long been a regular on late-night TV, and now it looks like he’s branching out into daytime as well. Earlier today, White was a guest on Ellen, and it sadly appears that he did not do the dancing-through the audience thing. He did, however, perform the Lazaretto tracks “Would You Fight For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Rock The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ryan Adams has been making the talk show rounds — he’s already done Fallon and Letterman, and today he stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show. He wore a tight Black Flag t-shirt and played “Gimme Something Good” off of his new self-titled album. Watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Watch Dave Grohl, 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, & Others Send Off Chelsea Handler In An Epic “We Are The World” Parody

It’s a big deal when a talk show says goodbye to its host, but it’s an even bigger deal when the host is so integral that the entire thing just has to come to an end. Chelsea Lately had its final episode last night, and a massive amount of celebrities came together for a huge… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Watch Coldplay Perform On The Voice, Ellen

To promote their new Ghost Stories, Coldplay did two very different TV performances in the last day. They played the Avicii-produced “A Sky Full Of Stars” on last night’s season finale of The Voice (which featured extravagant lighting and stage design that used a few screens to create copies of the band playing different instruments)… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014 - 11:50 am

Watch Sia & Maddie Ziegler Recreate The “Chandelier” Video On Ellen

When Sia’s “Chandelier” hit the internet back in March, I called it a candidate for chorus of the year, staggeringly triumphant ascendance to the heavens that it is. Since then the song’s official music video, starring 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms doing a wild modern dance routine, has racked up more than 10 millio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Watch Pharrell Sing On Ellen, Cry On Oprah

Pharrell Williams is, of course, having a titanic year, and he’s spent the past 24 hours being all over daytime TV. On Sunday, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her Oprah Prime tour, he went into a full-on sobbing fit after Oprah showed him videos of people around the world dancing to his song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Watch Beck Play Ellen

Beck has been making the rounds on TV to promote his new album, Morning Phase. In addition to stopping by Fallon and SNL, he’s now made his day timetelevision debut on Ellen. Watch him play “Blue Moon” below and be sure to check out our Premature Evaluation of the album. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 1, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Watch Band Of Horses Play Ellen

Band Of Horses recently put out Acoustic At The Ryman, a live album recorded at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and today they stopped by Ellen for their daytime television debut. You can watch the band’s performances of “No One’s Gonna Love You” and “Funeral” below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 14, 2014 - 12:36 pm
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