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Watch The Weeknd Play Kimmel

Abel Tesfaye, bka the Weeknd, made his U.S. television debut last night on Kimmel. The Toronto singer and his backing band did an airy outdoor performance of "Pretty" from his first proper full-length Kiss Land, which has, reportedly, sold 90k+ in its first week. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 13, 2013 - 10:45 am

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Kimmel

We wrote about the Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! last week in anticipation of their sophomore album Dynamics that was officially released today. Last night, the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to showcase two of their new tracks -- "Okay" and "Changing Of The Guard." Holy Ghost! will embark on a packed two-month tour… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 10, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Watch The National Play Kimmel

If you've been to a few big music festival in the past five or six years, you've probably seen the National play a huge outdoor stage like the one they played on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and you've probably noticed that they tend to sound incredible on those stages. On that stage, the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 10:20 am

Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Play Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel appears to be working on something resembling a beard, so it just makes sense that he'd devote a decent slice of his late-night show to swaggering stoner-rock. On last night's episode, Queens Of The Stone Age got the big outdoor-stage treatment. On the show proper, the played "My God Is The Sun," the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2013 - 9:33 am

Watch Rhye Make Their TV Debut On Kimmel

Not too long ago, the L.A.-based bedroom-R&B duo Rhye kept themselves anonymous, surrounding themselves with a cloak of mystery. But now they're apparently comfortable enough to take the spotlight, as they made their TV debut on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing "The Fall," the soft, searching single from their album Woman. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013 - 10:19 am

Watch Iron And Wine Play Kimmel

Last night, Sam Beam brough Iron And Wine's lush and accessible indie-folk to the big outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. And Beam rolled deep, bringing the biggest and most expansive backing band I've ever seen him use. Beam's supporting players included a string section, a horn section, and a full complement of backup singers,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 10:31 am

Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Kimmel

Sydney natives Empire of the Sun brought their theatrical brand of fantasy synth-pop to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night in Los Angeles. Appearing in support of their sophomore album Ice On The Dunes, the band gave a dynamic performance of the record’s leading single, “Alive” (whose video is as epic and drugged out as one… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / June 19, 2013 - 11:58 am

Watch The Lonely Island & Alanis Morissette Play Kimmel

The Lonely Island started as a video thing, and they've almost never taken their act to a stage -- any stage. Last night, however, they were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed the hashtag-rap grammar-nerd anthem "Semicolon." Solange, who sings on the song's recorded version wasn't there. Instead, Alanis Morissette, of all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 9:20 am

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Punk Hipster Poseurs At Coachella

The day I realized I was on the slow and steady path to becoming an adult was when I stopped feeling shame about not knowing what someone else was talking about. Whether it's a book, or a band, or whatever falls into your wheelhouse of Things You Usually Know About, any conversation you're going to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 23, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Watch Phoenix Play Kimmel

All week long, Jimmy Kimmel Live has been taking advantage of its California location by booking bands on the Coachella bill between Coachella weekend. Last night, the show got its biggest musical guest of the week: Phoenix, who played their single "Entertainment" on the show and then stuck around long enough to play three more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013 - 9:04 am

Watch M83 Play Kimmel

Yesterday, Pitchfork published an interview with M83 main man Anthony Gonzalez in which he talked about scoring the new sci-fi movie Oblivion, saying that he almost quit the project and that the Hollywood experience severely bummed him out. He mentions a few times that his soundtrack for the movie isn't really an M83 album, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2013 - 9:08 am

Watch New Order Play Kimmel

Last weekend, the Manchester synthpop gods New Order, reactivated but without estranged cantankerous-genius bassist Peter Hook, played the first of two Coachella weekend. They'll be back again this weekend, but they used some of the intervening time to show up on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On they show, they trotted out the classic "Bizarre Love Triangle."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 11:04 am

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Play Kimmel

You'd think that the giant outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! was invented for a band like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but apparently not, since the band played the studio's smaller indoor spot when they stopped by the show last night. But the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tend to play every stage like it's a gigantic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 9:27 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Play Kimmel

Months after the release of his confused-young-man masterpiece Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Kendrick Lamar still hasn't yet shown up on every single late-night show. Last night, he checked another one off the list, serving as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kendrick played on Kimmel's massive outdoor stage, which is where he belongs, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 8:57 am

Watch Divine Fits Play Kimmel

I'm not actually doing it here, but I feel like it's time for all of us to stop referring to Divine Fits as "the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown" band and just start calling them "Divine Fits." Their album A Thing Called Divine Fits continues to get better every time I hear it, they're a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2013 - 9:53 am

Watch Dave Grohl, John Fogerty, & Rick Springfield Play Kimmel

The producers of Jimmy Kimmel Live must have deemed this all-star trio too big for an in-studio stage. Dave Grohl, accompanied by John Fogerty and Rick Springfield, led the Sound City Players in a block party performance on Hollywood Boulevard. The trio played CCR's "Fortunate Son" and the Sound City/Springfield collaborative track "The Man That… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 6, 2013 - 11:16 am

Morrissey Responds To Kimmel Diss

There's an old bit of rock apocrypha -- since refuted -- that goes a little something like this: On the eve of the two-and-a-half-year Use Your Illusion tour in 1991, Axl Rose gathered the other members of Guns N' Roses, and threatened to quit the band if they didn't sign over to him all right… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 27, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Morrissey Refuses To Do Kimmel With Duck Dynasty Stars

Seven hours ago, a status update on Morrissey's Facebook page announced the singer's return to live performance following a bout with illness, saying: Morrissey will resume his North American tour with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, February 26 followed by a 27-city tour with newly added cities. This was followed about one hour… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 25, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Watch Big Boi Play Kimmel

Last night, Big Boi was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Joined by Phantogram, he performed "CPU" to a huge outdoor audience instead of the usual intimate Kimmel studio crowd. Watch the video below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 16, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Dan Deacon Brings “True Thrush” And His Smartphone App To Kimmel

Like DIIV, Dan Deacon made his network television debut last night. Unlike DIIV, Dan's been around years, a veritable vet of the eclectic set. So his stop at Kimmel with America's "True Thrush" was momentous and celebratory in that regard, and momentous also in its incorporation of Deacon's smartphone app, which made the crowd's iPhone… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 11:56 am
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