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Big Boi Does “Shutterbugg” On Leno

Antwan Patton’s on something of a goodwill kick, maybe just paying forward the positivity he’s garnering at every turn on the back of the heavily rotated rhyme-freak summer opus Sir Luscious Lef Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty LP. (You’d know he’s doing well if you followed Big Boi on Twitter, where he’s quite literally… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2010 - 10:12 am

Kanye Apology Tour Hits Jay Leno

Drunkenly blind-siding America’s country-pop sweetheart was not cool, but can we forgive Kanye now? Saying inappropriate things on live TV is his shtick. Just like Jay Leno’s shtick is being absolutely awful. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009 - 11:49 am

The Decemberists Bring “The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid” To Leno

Like they did at The Colbert Report, the Decemberists brought Shara Worden and their mythical prog jam “The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid” to Leno last night (Shara plays the “jealous forest queen” obvs). The difference between the two shows being Colbert’s featured a somewhat amusing interview with the band while Leno’s featured none. (As i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 15, 2009 - 1:44 pm

TV On The Radio “Crying” On Leno, Remixed By Gang Gang Dance

The critically-acclaimed NY indie acts gave each other shout outs in Indio on Saturday and today we’re sharing the product of their recent collaboration. As reported last week, Gang Gang Dance deconstructed and lengthened “Stork & Owl” for TVOTR’s new remix EP Read Silence. What was one of Dear Science’s chillest cuts becomes more haunting… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 1:32 am

Prince Premieres “Ol’ Skool Company” On Leno

The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince may need lessons in graphic and web design, but when it comes to showmanship we are all his bitches. The little man is in Los Angeles to play three shows (all on Saturday) and three nights on Leno (this week) to promote a trilogy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2009 - 2:43 pm

PJ Harvey & John Parish Offer Leno Their “Black Hearted Love”

They did A Woman A Man Walked By’s dark, guitar-heavy single “Black Hearted Love” and Harvey forgot her shoes. See for yourself at Hulu. New Yorkers: They’re at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza tomorrow, 3/26. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Neko Case Brings “People Got A Lotta Nerve” To Leno

Judging from your comments, folks are indeed enjoying Neko Case’s brand new Middle Cyclone. Last night she brought the collection’s flagship track “People Got A Lotta Nerve” to Leno. We’ve heard the album and… More »

By: brandon / March 5, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Lily Allen Brings “The Fear” to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

As noted after Lily’s stop at Bowery Ballroom last week, a good chunk of It’s Not Me, It’s You is given over to directly textual, emotional confessionals wrapped in melancholic (and occasionally drab) electro-pop garb. If she wasn’t so charming, those stretches in the show would have drowned in a sorry sea of boring/sad. But… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2009 - 1:57 pm

Eagles Of Death Metal Tell Leno They Really “Wannabe In LA”

The Eagles guys are getting a lot of mileage out of this mediocre song. They passed along two video versions — one starring pin art and one a pinhead — and then a couple months ago brought the song to Jimmy Kimmel. In case you missed it those times, the most recent performance came via… More »

By: brandon / January 12, 2009 - 9:58 am

Iron & Wine Offers Jay Leno His “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”

Last January we saw Sam Beam perform “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by his lonesome. A year later, he’s reprising The Shepherd’s Dog closer on Leno with band in tow. If you haven’t seen Twilight it might seem strange that he’s making the Late Night rounds for an album that came out in the Fall of… More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2009 - 10:11 am

TV On The Radio Visit Jay Leno

On a Friday off between Cali gigs, TV On The Radio and their horn players stopped by The Tonight Show. They played “Dancing Choose,” the song they brought to Letterman’s fire escape in September, but Jay Leno doesn’t have a fire escape. I understand “Dancing” is the current single, but the celebratory “Golden Age” would’ve… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 10, 2008 - 12:35 am

Death Cab Bring Lame Costumes To Tonight Show

While you were out dressed like Ashley Todd or Barack Obama as a Mac Genius, Death Cab donned some lower-key disguises for their Friday night appearance on the Leno show — Nick Harmer as Zack Galifianakis, Ben Gibbard as a man with a 31″ waist and cheekbones, etc. Oh right, that’s just what they look… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2008 - 8:16 am

Juliana Hatfield Brings “This Lonely Love” To Leno

The official “This Lonely Love” video found Juliana Hatfield walking around Cambridge with her old-school Discman, an iPod, a boombox, etc. Richard Butler shares vocals on the studio version, but fittingly, Juliana hiked solo in the clip. She performed the track on Leno this past Monday and wore a dress that shows up somewhere i… More »

By: brandon / August 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Chris Cornell Brings “Long Gone” To Leno

We all had a good time streaming the new sadness that is Chris Cornell’s (Feat. Timbaland) track “Long Gone,” so why not do it again this morning in video form. Cornell’s nosedive crashed him into The Tonight Show studios on Friday. In doing it without Timbo, the cut has a little less of those instantly-dated… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2008 - 9:33 am

Steve Earle Gets “Way Down In The Hole” On Leno

We applauded David Simon’s decision to cast Steve Earle as Bubbles’ grizzled-but-loving sponsor, Waylon, because Steve’s own experiences with substance abuse lent his performance an inimitable air of authenticity. And maybe also a little bit because having a great musician on the show further enabled our deep stretches to post about The Wire as frequently… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2008 - 12:56 pm

Late Night TV Returns With Beards, Conan On Guitar

Night owls looking for freshly written jokes received a semi-infusion of comedic relief last night when the late night funny men finally returned for duty (Letterman, Conan, Kimmel, Leno — Carson did a little while back but we clearly said ‘funny men’) — as long as your idea of comedic relief is watching O’Brien beat… More »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2008 - 9:50 am

Britney Spears Loses Custody Of The Kids, We Brace For Terrible Monologue Jokes (And Hear New Song “Piece Of Me”)

Another banner day for Brit. Via CNN:A court has ordered pop singer Britney Spears to give up custody of her children effective Wednesday at noon.

Spears’ former husband, Kevin Federline, is to retain custody of their two sons “until further order of the court,” according to a ruling by Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon. More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2007 - 6:20 pm

New Feist – “Sea Lion Woman (Chromeo Remix)”

The “Fancy Footwork“ing duo sic their synths into Feist’s interpretation of the traditional “Sea Lion Woman” (or “See-Line Woman,” if you’re asking Nina), giving it a rub down in the OTT keyboard and four-to-the-floor kick beat Chromeo lives for. Have a listen at MySpace, but take the jump to see lovely Leslie do “1234” o… More »

By: Stereogum / May 9, 2007 - 4:57 pm
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