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“These Guys Rocked The House”: 10 Surreal Moments When ’90s Rock Met Mainstream TV

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
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Watch Cults Play Leno

Last month, the New York indie-not-indie pop duo Cults released Static, their sophomore album. And last night, they were Jay Leno's musical guests on The
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 9:34 am

Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Leno

Empire Of The Sun have made a name for themselves with their absurdly theatrical live shows. They brought that huge performance by The Tonight Show
Miles Bowe | November 4, 2013 - 10:35 am

Watch She & Him Play Leno

She & Him write some pretty simple songs, but when they rolled through The Tonight Show last night, they had a whole lot of help…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2013 - 11:19 am

Watch Shout Out Louds Play Leno

Sweden's Shout Out Louds performed on last night's Leno to promote their album Optica. Following interviews with guests Tyler Perry and Isla Fischer, the band…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 24, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Watch The-Dream & Kelly Rowland Play Leno

The-Dream's new album IV Play is now a week away from release, and on its latest single, the slippery but heartfelt "Where Have You Been,"
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 11:08 am

Watch Tegan And Sara Play Leno

On last night's Tonight Show, Tegan And Sara showed up to give a spirited rendition of "Closer," the dance-pop hit from their very good new…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Watch Father John Misty Play Leno

Last night, The Tonight Show had a rather unlikely musical guest: The debonair and dark-hearted self-made singer-songwriter Father John Misty, who should probably never appear…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2013 - 11:01 am

Watch Diamond Rings On Leno

Last night, Canadian synth-glam sprite Diamond Rings followed up his appearance on Letterman by visiting The Tonight Show, once again playing recent single "I'm Just
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2012 - 11:37 am

Watch Grizzly Bear Play The Tonight Show

Jay Leno isn't especially known for his support of ornately composed indie-folk, so it was a bit weird to see him hosting Grizzly Bear on…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2012 - 8:52 am

Watch The Gaslight Anthem Play Leno

On last night's episode of The Tonight Show, a particularly rumpled-looking Gaslight Anthem invaded Jay Leno's bright neon-pastel set to growl out "Here Comes My…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2012 - 10:17 am

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Play Leno

Last night on The Tonight Show, the Smashing Pumpkins came through and played "The Celestials," the stately and slow-building alt-rock ballad from their new album…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2012 - 9:23 am

Watch Beirut On The Tonight Show

If anyone tuned in early to see Barack Obama on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, they got a nice little surprise: Beirut ending…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 10:13 am

Watch Feist Play Leno

Feist stopped by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night to play Metals cut "The Bad In Each Other." Watch it below. …
Corban Goble | April 13, 2012 - 11:16 am

Watch Tennis Play Leno

Last night, Denver indie duo Tennis played Young & Old standout "Origins" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Watch the performance below. …
Corban Goble | March 22, 2012 - 9:26 am

Watch Iron & Wine On The Tonight Show

Last night, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam brought his voluminous beard and his expansive backing band to the stage of The Tonight Show to perform…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 5:14 pm

She & Him Do “Christmas Waltz” For Leno

Desperate to one-up Das Racist -- just kidding, though I would love to work on a She & Him/Das Racist post for Where's The Beef
Corban Goble | November 29, 2011 - 9:45 am

Fountains Of Wayne Hit The Tonight Show

Yesterday, we premiered the video for "Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart," the new single from power-pop lifers Fountains Of Wayne. And last night, the band…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2011 - 10:43 am

TVOTR Bring “Second Song” To Leno

Always-torchbearing Brooklyn rockers TVOTR returned to TV to hit up "Second Song" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. This is where about a year…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Lykke Li Does “Youth Knows No Pain” On Leno

Tomorrow night she's in Chicago for Li-lapalooza (tried to resist that and failed), last night Lykke did Leno. Here's her take on Wounded Rhymes' "Youth…
Amrit Singh | August 5, 2011 - 1:35 pm
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