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Watch Tears For Fears & Reggie Watts’ “Bomb Song” Video For Comedy Bang! Bang!

Later this month, the comedian and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Reggie Watts will take over bandleader duties on new host James Corden's version of The Late Late Show. For now, he's still holding down bandleader duties on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!. And in a new sketch he teams up with '80s synthpop kings Tears For Fear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2015

Watch Lorde, Disclosure, Alt-J, Skrillex, & More In A Very Austalian Year-End Sketch For Triple J

The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It's pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014

Watch The Lonely Island Perform “I’m A Hustler” On Comedy Bang! Bang!

The Lonely Island will be on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! on Friday, and a clip of their appearance debuted early today on Entertainment Weekly. The comedy hip-hop trio don top hats and sunglasses to perform "I'm A Hustler," a short interlude from their 2013 record The Wack Album. Host Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watt… More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014

Reggie Watts Named The Late Late Show Bandleader

With the news about David Letterman leaving The Late Show and Stephen Colbert stepping in for him next year, you might have missed that Craig Ferguson's run as host of The Late Late Show is ending too. British comedian James Corden will take over the show, and today Reggie Watts was announced as his bandleader. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014

Watch Wayne Coyne Tell A Halloween Story On Comedy! Bang! Bang!

Wayne Coyne makes an appearance on the next episode of IFC's podcast-turned-TV-show Comedy! Bang! Bang!. He's (badly) dressed as a bloody Carrie (from the movie Carrie, of course) and tells a whole Halloween story using only the names of candy bars (and a few other food items that sneak in towards the end). He also… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis' captivatingly bizarre video for "What The Fox Say?" won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to hand off the award were Stephen Malkmus and Reggie Watts, who both appeared to have trouble reading the teleprompter, which led to the already stiff dialogue taking on a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 20, 2014

Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars‘ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the Mos Eisley Cantina Band. The sketch sees artists assuming Star Wars alter egos like BF-1138 (Ben Folds), Liz Ph'Air (Liz Phair), and Weird Al'Attacka'Duwacca (Weird Al). Reggie Watts, Rick Springfield,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2014

Cibo Matto – “MFN” (Feat. Reggie Watts) Video

In that lost halcyon era known as the '90s, Cibo Matto were two Japanese women living in New York (plus, sometimes, Sean Lennon) who made songs, frequently about food, that borrowed from kitschy '60s pop and clubby rap. It's weird to think about this now, but they once seemed like the coolest band on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2013

Watch Josh Homme & Reggie Watts Sing A Taxidermy Love Song

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts co-hosts the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!, and he's used that platform to perform absurd impromptu duets with a number of celebrities along the lines of what he did with Jason Schwartzman at the YouTube Music Awards. And now we can add Josh Homme to that number. The Queens Of The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 27, 2013

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – “Bad Dancer” Video

Yoko Ono's video for "Bad Dancer," a track off her recent album Take Me To The Land Of Hell, might be the most diversely star-studded video of the year. Reggie Watts, Heems, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Ad Rock and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Ira Glass, Questlove (slow dancing with Ono above), it just… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013

The 10 Best Moments From The 2013 YouTube Music Awards

After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live from a warehouse in New York, attempted to capture the madcap spirit of early MTV and only occasionally succeeded -- and if success means a lot of eyeballs o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013

Watch The YouTube Music Awards Feat. Performances By Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, & More

Grab some popcorn (but don't dare smear butter on that keyboard) and cozy up in front of your laptop screen because the inaugural YouTube Music Awards are going down this evening live from New York's Pier 36. Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman will host (crossing my fingers for an original-lineup Phantom Planet reunion), and Spike… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013

Shit Robot – “We Got A Love” Video

Shit Robot aka Marcus Lambkin makes very nice Detroit-worshipping techno, and has a great knack for picking collaborators. As his track "We Got A Love" opens it sounds like the nephew to Derrick May's "Strings Of Life" (done under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm, and a Detroit techno classic) at least until Reggie Watt… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 12, 2013

Photos From Afro-punk Fest 2012: TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, And More

This past weekend, Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park hosted the eighth annual Afro-punk Festival, a two-day event offering gourmet food trucks, street art, skating and BMX competitions, and an incredible musical lineup featuring TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, and dozens more. Photographer Greg Cristma… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 27, 2012

Hot Chip – “Night And Day” Video

The first music video that British comedian Pe­ter Ser­afi­now­icz ever directed was the amazing, hallucinatory one for Hot Chip's "I Feel Better." And now the director and band have teamed up once again, making a similarly batshit clip for Hot Chip's new single "Night And Day." It would be an act of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012

ATP NJ 2011 Friday: Jeff Mangum Makes People Cry

Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey's Asbury Park boardwalk. Though nothing can match the vibe and quarters of Kutsher's -- it was like the set of a B-movie horror flick where all festival attendees and participants boarded together --… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2011

DEVO/Reggie Watts @ The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 11/3/09

After kicking things off with the "Secret Agent Man" video, the men of DEVO launched into their debut LP Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 3-D glasses in place. They didn't stop until the album was done -- tonight it's Freedom Of Choice, as both LPs are getting a re-release -- over… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2009

CMJ ’08: It’s A Photo Wrap

The crapshoot buffet of 25 minute sets from overextended bands is now closed, thanks. When you're out all day and all night, you encounter lots -- some undercooked and unpalatable flller, some that's ripe and right, lots never intended for consumption (CMJ set delays, so hott right now). We've posted some More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2008

Bonnaroo: Photos Of Funny People (Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney)

It's Economics 101: During hard times and increasing competition, secure your viability by diversifying your brand. Maybe? If I had ever taken Econ I'd know. That sounds good anyway, so I'm going with it. And so is Bonnaroo: Music festivals are in full glut swing and there just aren't enough good bands to go around… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 14, 2008

The Forms/Free Blood/Reggie Watts/Apes & Androids @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/30/08

After Apes & Androids' recent Hiro-ics, I recognized their live show was "going-on-legendary." You know what? Friday night's legend comes without qualification. There's lots to love about these glam men, but what impresses me most about the Apes & Androids audio/visual experience is the patience and intelligence with which it's been conceived. Either that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2008