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Watch Taylor Swift Shut Down Hollywood Boulevard On Kimmel

Every once in a long while, Jimmy Kimmel Live gets a musical guest too big for its outdoor festival stage, and it has to throw up a stage in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard and wreck Los Angeles traffic for the day. That happened last night. Taylor Swift's pop monolith 1989 looms ever closer, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014

Watch Tinashe & Schoolboy Q Perform “2 On” On Kimmel

Earlier this week, the L.A. singer Tinashe released Aquarius, maybe the year's best R&B album. And last night, she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, with guest rapper Schoolboy Q, to perform her breakout single "2 On." That song came out way back at the beginning of the year, but it's had remarkable staying… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014

Watch Weezer Break Out The Dual Guitar Solo On Kimmel

Yesterday, Weezer released their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. I haven't read a single person claiming that the album sucks, and it's been a long time since I've been able to say that about a Weezer album. So that should be cause for a celebration, and last night, the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014

Watch Disclosure & Mary J. Blige Team Up And Kick Ass On Kimmel

The alliance between Disclosure and Mary J. Blige isn't anything anyone could've predicted, but it's been yielding awesome things for the better part of a year now. Blige showed up on a new version of "F For You," a highlight from Disclosure's Settle album, at the beginning of the year. They, in turn,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Watch Mastodon Bring Guitar Faces To Kimmel

People within the metal underground are always worrying that their scene is getting too friendly or commercialized. And to those people, I say: Don't you want to see a bunch of face-tatted swamp-monster-looking motherfuckers ripping through faces on late-night TV? Because that's what we got last night, and it was pretty great. Mastodon, who just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play “Break Me” And “Tarifa” On Kimmel

Sharon Van Etten stopped by Jimmy Kimmel on Friday night to perform two songs from her fantastic new album Are We There. She did emotional and low-key performances of "Tarifa" and "Break Me." You can watch video of both below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014

Watch Bob Mould Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

The former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould is a punk rock legend, and it turns out that he's also really, really great at performing on late-night TV talk shows. Remember when he ripped through "I Don't Know You Anymore" on Conan? Jesus. Ridiculous. Last night, Mould was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he once… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Watch Banks Make Her TV Debut On Kimmel

It's hard to believe that, despite kicking around the blog world for over a year and releasing two EPs, Banks didn't make her TV debut until last night on Kimmel to promote her upcoming debut full-length. The LA-based R&B singer/songwriter graced the late-night show's outdoor stage to play "Beggin For Thread," her poppiest song… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014

Watch Disclosure And Sam Smith Play Jimmy Kimmel

"Latch," Disclosure's first single from debut album Settle, was released in the UK on 10/08/12 -- about 21 months ago. The album itself came out 05/31/13 -- about 14 months ago. And when we named "Latch" one of our favorite songs of 2013 -- more than seven months ago -- we were already noting… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 5, 2014

Watch Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Play Three Hypnotic Eye Tunes On Kimmel

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers just released their new album Hypnotic Eye, and it's about to be their first-ever #1. That's probably not why Jimmy Kimmel Live made a big deal about featuring the band on last night's episode. That probably had something to do with four decades of incredible songs. Rather than playing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014

Self Released A New EP And Played Kimmel Last Night

Hey, remember Self? No. No, you probably don't. You're probably too young. It's OK; I'll fill you in. Self was the project of the Tennessee-based Matt Mahaffey, and he built himself up a serious cult following with his 1995 debut album Subliminal Plastic Motives, a piece of jagged, Beck-esque, bedroom-recorded cut-and-paste power pop. Self eventually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014

Watch Warren G Read Warren G. Harding’s Sex Letters On Kimmel

Recently, a large collection of explicit love letters written by Warren G. Harding was released by the Library Of Congress, and it's become a popular late-night TV talking point. Jimmy Kimmel invited rapper Warren G to deliver smooth recitations of some of the letters, and the results are wonderful. It's a nice follow-up to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 31, 2014

Watch Classixx Play Kimmel With Nancy Whang

Last year, the California production duo Classixx released Hanging Gardens, one of those dance albums that doesn't make a huge impression the first time you hear it but which sticks around, sounding awesome during whatever random moments you happen to throw it on. Someone at Jimmy Kimmel Live must've had that experience with the album,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Learn Sia’s “Chandelier” Dance

Sia's breathtaking video for "Chandelier" was all due to 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler's hypnotic dance routine and the pop singer has been making the talk show rounds since the video was released. First was a straight-forward performance on Ellen, followed by an interpretive dance courtesy of Lena Dunham. Ziegler (sans Sia) taught the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 5, 2014

Watch Röyksopp & Robyn Play Kimmel

Our current favorite Scandinavian collaboration, Röyksopp and Robyn, made their television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with an explosive performance of the title track from their EP, Do It Again, as well as their funky "Monument." The cultural and musical neighbors received an intensely positive reaction to their teaming up this spring, and… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 1, 2014

Watch Spoon Play Two They Want My Soul Songs On Kimmel

After a way-too-long absence, Spoon will return to us later this summer with their new album They Want My Soul, and last night, they played two of the album's skeletal sidewinders on Jimmy Kimmel Live big outdoor festival stage. They were two songs we've already heard in some form: The single "Rent IMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2014

Watch Jungle Play Kimmel

Next month, the British synth-funkateers Jungle will release their self-titled debut album. And last night, they brought their horn section, backing singers, slick harmonies, and studio-style mics to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed their breakout single "Busy Earnin'." As an online bonus, they also did the follow-up track "Time." Watch both performance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014

Watch MØ’s American TV Debut On Kimmel

The Danish pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted, aka MØ, has been gaining more and more attention worldwide, whether due to her original music or her cover of a Spice Girls song. Now she's made her US TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel. You can watch her on the show below, performing "I Don'tMore »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014

Watch Little Dragon Play Kimmel

Little Dragon recently put out Nabuma Rubberband and have been supporting it with some televised performances. Last night they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play the single "Klapp Klapp" and album cut "Killing Me." You can watch both songs below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 23, 2014

Watch Lykke Li Play Kimmel

Lykke Li has presence when she sings live, and that presence has only grown as she's become more mature as a songwriter and stopped covering "Can I Kick It?" Last night, she held down the big outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live to sing a couple of songs. On the show proper, she sang "More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014
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