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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 agai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 9:57 am

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 yet,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014 - 8:54 am

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 how… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 5, 2014 - 10:06 am

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm

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 - 3:04 pm

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 Spin'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 31, 2014 - 11:40 am

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 - 11:24 am

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 dance to Jimmy… More »

By: James Rettig / July 5, 2014 - 2:08 pm

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 - 12:41 pm

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 I Pay" o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2014 - 9:03 am

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 performances below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014 - 11:46 am

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't Wanna Dance" and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014 - 4:24 pm

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 - 1:15 pm

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 "NoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 10:53 am

Viral Jam Session Guys Joined By Trey Songz, Juicy J, Aloe Blacc On Jimmy Kimmel Reenactment

The reigning viral video of the week is this clip of an impromptu jam session that broke out among three strangers in front of a grocery store in Irving, Texas. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014 - 10:44 am

Watch Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX Play Kimmel

Earlier this year, Charli XCX linked up with the Atlanta-via-Australia rapper Iggy Azalea to sing the hook on Iggy's song "Fancy," which has since gone on to become Charli's first real American hit. ("I Love It" doesn't count, since Charli wrote but didn't sing it.) Last night, Charli joined Iggy to perform the song o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Watch Pharrell Perform “Get Lucky” On Kimmel

Pharrell stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live (again) last night and did his thing. In fact, he did his thing three times over, performing a three-song set on Kimmel's enormous (by late-night standards) outdoor stage. Sporting a yellow sweatshirt and a slightly tamer hat than usual, he played "Hunter," "Come Get It Bae," and "Get Lucky."… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 9, 2014 - 11:02 am

Watch Kimmel Vs. Pharrell’s Twofie Shootout

After his past 12 months of absolute dominance, Pharrell is now the type of pop star who gets to appear on late-night talk shows and do things other than perform his new single. Last night, Pharrell was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he hit the trifecta: Interview, performance, goofy comedy bit. In the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 11:22 am

Watch Future Islands Play Kimmel

The last time Baltimore synthpop expressionists Future Islands did musical-guest duties on a late-night TV program, it was the Letterman performance that made them, more or less, famous. I don't know if the band's performance on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live will have the same effect on their overall career arc, but it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Kimmel

Way back in November, Franz Ferdinand released the video for their track "Bullet." The video features stylized footage of the band performing the song -- and now we've got some non-stylized footage of the band performing the song. The latest stop on their on the promotional circuit was a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 1, 2014 - 12:12 pm
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