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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

Watch Cut Copy Play Kimmel

The floppy-haired Australian dance-rockers Cut Copy are the sort of band who practically seem genetically engineered to play festival stages, and Jimmy Kimmel Live put them on one last night. Or, actually, Jimmy Kimmel Live put them on one several weeks ago. For reasons that I can’t imagine, the band taped their appearance at the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Watch Beck Play Kimmel

Now that his lovely singer-songwriterly album Morning Phase is out and his two Coachella sets are done, the Beck comeback is officially in full swing. Last night, he brought his single “Blue Moon” to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel had Beck perform on the show’s outdoor festival stage, which was smart, since California twilight is probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 11:57 am

Watch Chromeo Do “Come Alive” & “Jealous” On Kimmel

Synth-funk duo Chromeo are getting ready to put out their new album, White Women, next month. Last week they shared a new song featuring Ezra Koenig, and before that they did one with Toro Y Moi. This week they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to perform the aforementioned Toro-collab “Come Alive” and “Jealous” to a big… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am

Watch Sam Smith Play Kimmel

The London soul man Sam Smith served as musical guest on Saturday Night Live a couple of weeks ago, but we should probably regard that as just the beginning of his American promotional push. Last night, he was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, singing the great dance-pop jam “Money On My Mind” — easily Smith’s biggest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 11:07 am

Watch Drake In Disguise Interview Pedestrians About Drake On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Two days ago, we learned that Drake would host this year’s edition of the ESPYs, ESPN’s sports awards show. And last night, Drake himself showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to take part in a recurring bit called “Lie Witness News.” In this one, Drake donned a thoroughly unconvincing disguise and went out on Hollywood… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 9:59 am

Watch Schoolboy Q Play Kimmel

Schoolboy Q already scored a Billboard #1 album with his new Oxymoron, but somehow the greatest indication I’ve seen of his rising star is the fact that Jimmy Kimmel Live booked him on its outdoor festival stage and that the hometown crowd gave him more of an ovation than you usually see on shows like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 9:57 am

Watch London Grammar Play Kimmel

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the smoky British trio London Grammar showed up to play “Strong,” the same lovely ballad that they memorably played on Fallon earlier this year. If that song’s Sade-style atmosphere can work in the relatively rowdy and corporate-logo-dotted Kimmel environment, it can probably work just about everywhere you can put… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2014 - 8:47 am

Watch YG Play Kimmel With Jeezy & DJ Mustard

YG just released My Krazy Life, easily the best rap album of 2014 thus far, and he exists at the forefront of the West Coast’s ratchet movement sound. He is a fully-formed new rap star, but he’s not yet a great live show. I saw that for myself at SXSW last week, and he showed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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