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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

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get SXSW Attendees To Act Like They’ve Heard Fake Bands

Back in the days of The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla did a bit in which they got people to sign a petition to end women’s suffrage, without explaining that that it’s just a bad-sounding word for the right to vote. Kimmel brought the joke back in a less mean way by interviewingMore »

By: Miles Bowe / March 14, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Watch Damon Albarn Play “Mr. Tembo” & “Lonely Press Play” On Jimmy Kimmel’s SXSW Week

Damon Albarn has been performing a lot during SXSW to promote his upcoming solo album Everyday Robots, including a late-night career-spanning set at NPR’s showcase. Now you can see video of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s show at the AT&T stage, where Albarn performs the new song “Mr. Tembo” and the previously released “Lonely Press Play.” Watch… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Watch Sky Ferreira Play Kimmel

You’re Not The One” was the first single from Sky Ferreira’s ridiculously great debut album Night Time, My Time, even though it was maybe the sixth- or seventh-best song on the record. And somehow, it’s still the one she’s performing on late-night shows. But it’s still a great song, and it’s still awesome to see… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2014 - 8:58 am

Watch Phantogram Play Kimmel

Yesterday the synth pop duo Phantogram released Voices and stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play two of its best tracks. They did lead single “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love,” which recently got a video. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

Silversun Pickups – “Cannibal” Video & Kimmel Performance

The big news in late-night TV last night was Jimmy Fallon’s blockbuster debut as the host of The Tonight Show. But other things were happening in late night, too. Like: Kimmel had Silversun Pickups! The L.A. fuzz-rock band played on Kimmel’s big outdoor stage, and if that’s not quite the same thing as U2 playingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch Broken Bells Play Kimmel

Broken Bells will release their second album, After The Disco, next week, on the heels of two singles, the title track and “Holding On For Life.” James Mercer and Danger Mouse stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to perform those two songs, and you can watch both of them below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 30, 2014 - 11:30 am

Watch Danny Brown Play Kimmel With Purity Ring’s Megan James

Danny Brown is one of rap’s most electric live performers, but somehow he’d never performed on a late-night show before last night. As the musical guest on Kimmel, he knocked out “25 Bucks,” from his insanely good 2013 album Old. That’s the Purity Ring-produced song about how Danny’s mother supported an entire family by braiding… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014 - 8:47 am

Watch Vampire Weekend Play Kimmel

In fall 2012, months before they announced their staggering third album Modern Vampires In The City, Vampire Weekend appeared on one of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s special Brooklyn shows and debuted the eventual album highlight “Unbelievers.” Last night, we got an encore performance of sorts — VW coming through Kimmel’s big outdoor stage in L.A. and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2014 - 9:14 am

Watch Ron Burgundy And Christopher Cross Play Kimmel

On the soundtrack to the new movie Anchorman 2, Will Ferrell, in character as newscasting legend Ron Burgundy, teams up with Robin Thicke, of all people, to cover Christopher Cross’s 1980 yacht-rock nugget “Ride Like The Wind.” And on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ferrell, still in character, emerged from a dry-ice cloud… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2013 - 10:32 am

Watch Haim Play Kimmel

Haim hit Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to unfurl a pair of Days Are Gone jams. “Forever” was recorded for the TV broadcast, and they tacked on “The Wire” as an online extra. You know them, you love them, you will watch them again now. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 19, 2013 - 10:22 am

Watch Poliça Play Kimmel

The great Minneapolis synth-pop group Poliça (can you believe these guys are American and Chvrches are the ones from Scotland?) took to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with a pair of performances. On the broadcast, they breezed through Shulamith single “Spilling Lines,” and they added their cover of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

Watch Jenny Lewis In Jimmy Kimmel’s A Very Megadeth Christmas Sketch

Dave Mustaine, especially in his recent Tea-Party-loon phase, does not strike me as someone bursting with humor. So give the Megadeth frontman credit: Last night, he and his band were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and they were also game enough to make a fake commercial for their fake Christmas album. Indie siren Jenny… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2013 - 8:55 am

Watch R. Kelly Play A Woman Like A Violin, Get Covered By Benedict Cumberbatch On Kimmel

Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly’s new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and last night, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the outdoor festival stage to a louder reaction than most of the bands who show up there. Kelly took… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Wach Toro Y Moi Play Kimmel

The same day he released “Sweet Tea,” the great new psych-pop song he recorded under his Sides Of Chaz alter-ego, Toro Y Moi stepped onstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live to play a couple of songs from his deeply impressive early-2013 album Anything In Return. With his shirt tucked in and his hair blown out, Chaz… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 9:56 am

Watch Pusha T & Pharrell Play Kimmel

Pusha T and Pharrell were making great music together back when Kanye West was competing with Bink! for Roc La Familia production credits, so it was an unexpected treat to see Pusha reunite with his original Clipse patron on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. As the night’s musical guests, Pusha and Pharrell performed “S.N.I.T.C.H.,” their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 9:23 am

Pharrell – “Happy” 24-Hour Music Video

The year of Pharrell is coming to an end, but not without this pretty huge finish. “Happy,” a song from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, has been made into what’s billed as the world’s first 24-hour music video. It’s a huge, happy, dance-y, smile-y adventure of a thing with cameos from Jamie Fox, Steve Carrell,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Watch Chvrches Play Kimmel

Lately, we’ve posted so many videos of big artists playing the big outdoor festival stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live that it’s almost a relief to see that his smaller indoor stage is still operational. That stage, of course, is intended for up-and-comers, and Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches certainly fit the bill. Chvrches were the show’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 9:32 am

Watch The Killers Play Kimmel

The Killers put out their career spanning best-of compilation Direct Hits this week and hit Jimmy Kimmel to perform one of the two new tracks that appear on the album. “Shot At The Night” was produced by M83 (who just dropped a new track this week) and here Flowers and crew play it for a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 13, 2013 - 2:22 pm
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