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Watch St. Vincent’s SNL Promos With Andy Samberg

Last month it was announced that St. Vincent would perform on the season finale of SNL with host (and SNL alum) Andy Samberg, and today, NBC has released the promos shot by Annie Clark, Samberg, and SNL cast member Aidy Bryant. Frankly Clark is probably underused considering the comic chops she’s showcased on Portlandia, among… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 15, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Watch The Black Keys Play SNL With Charlize Theron

The Black Keys’ Turn Blue is out on Tuesday and last night the band returned to Saturday Night Live to play a couple of songs from the album. You can watch their performances of “Fever” and “Bullet In The Brain” below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 11, 2014 - 9:01 am

Watch The Black Keys Goof Around With Charlize Theron In Some SNL Promos

It’s a big day for goofy promo videos featuring the Black Keys! First it was the Turn Blue tour announcement; now it’s the promos for their appearance on SNL this weekend. Below, watch Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach joke around with Charlize Theron and Cecily Strong. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm

SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

St. Vincent Playing SNL Season Finale With Host Andy Samberg

Spring has finally sprung, which means what remains of the traditional network TV season is winding down, and with it the 39th season of Saturday Night Live. As such, the show announced its hosts and musical guests for the final three episodes of the season on Tumblr today. On 5/3 Andrew Garfield aka The AmazingMore »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm

SNL Music Recap: Anna Kendrick Covers Iggy Azalea As The Little Mermaid, Icona Pop Sing About Dongs, And You’ll Never Guess What Pharrell Wears On His Head

Anna Kendrick is a triple threat — she sings and acts and does that thing with cups — so she was a natural in her first time hosting Saturday Night Live. The series is in a transitional season, though, so if you missed last night’s episode, you didn’t miss much. Birthday boy Pharrell Williams (he’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Watch Pharrell’s SNL Promos With Anna Kendrick

If Anna Kendrick and Pharrell are going to get together to work on anything, it should really be a Pitch Perfect sequel where they only cover early Neptunes tracks. As it is, though, the two will converge on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, where Kendrick will host and Pharrell will serve as musical guest. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014 - 9:30 am

Watch Sam Smith Play SNL

UK rising star Sam Smith brought his divinely honeyed vocal cords and charming doofus stage presence to Saturday Night Live last night, and he went the balladeer’s route. Smith performed his recent gospel-tinged single “Stay With Me” during the first musical segment and followed it with “Lay Me Down,” which he released as an acoustic… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2014 - 10:12 am

Sam Smith Can’t Stop Smiling In His SNL Promos

Tomorrow night’s episode of Saturday Night Live is already an automatic DVR because Louis C.K. is hosting the thing. But it’s an added bonus that the British soul singer Sam Smith will serve as musical guest. One of the endearing things about Smith is that he can’t get the hang of the whole encroaching-fame thing,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014 - 9:35 am

SNL Books Sam Smith, Pharrell & Ed Sheeran

Saturday Night Live has announced its next round of hosts and musical guests, and it represents the biggest stateside look yet in the career of Disclosure collaborator and “Money On My Mind” singer Sam Smith. Smith will get to flex his dumpy Rick Astley charisma and estimable blue-eyed soul coo on the show’s 3/29 episode,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Watch The National Play SNL With Lena Dunham

The National made their SNL debut tonight in an episode hosted by Lena Dunham. The show featured cameos from Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred Armisen and parodies of Scandal and Girls (in a trailer for an HBO-style narrative about Adam and Eve). Watch the National perform “Graceless” and “I Need My Girl” along with… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2014 - 12:34 am

Watch Lena Dunham Tickle The National In Their SNL Promos

Lena Dunham and the National star in a Very Brooklyn Episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be a chance to see if the Girls creator’s brand of tragicomic realness translates to a larger audience and maybe also to hear some Crimea jokes. In these promos for the show, the National pose for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

Today, Beck’s Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he’s playing Saturday Night Live — for the seventh time in his career — with host Jim Parsons. (Well, to celebrate and maybe also to promote his brand-new release, Morning Phase.) Check out his SNL performance of Morning Phase tracks “Blue Moon” with vocal… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am

Watch Beck’s SNL Promos

Beck will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday — the exact 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold’s release — and he’s recorded some promos for it with host Jim Parsons and cast member Cecily Strong. Watch below and you’ll learn Beck’s catchphrase. More »

By: James Rettig / February 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm

The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they’ve never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will change on 3/8 when indie’s maudlin masters will be the musical guest alongside host Lena Dunham, also making her SNL debut. Brooklyn! More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Imagine Dragons On SNL

Last night’s Saturday Night Live featured Melissa McCarthy as host and Imagine Dragons as musical guests. The Vegas band recently won a Best Rock Performance Grammy for its hit “Radioactive” and collaborated with Kendrick Lamar for a remix that was debuted at the ceremony. So not a huge surprise that the rapper (who was i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Drag City’s Releasing Some Obscure SNL Songs On 7″

The former SNL cast member and indie-scene lifer Fred Armisen is teaming up with Drag City to release a couple of less-heralded songs from his tenure on the show. Next month, the label will release a split 7″, featuring two fake songs: the Blue Jean Committee’s “Massachusetts Afternoon” and the Fingerlings’ “Embrace Me.” The label… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Watch Drake Host SNL

Drake returned to SNL tonight, this time pulling double duty as host and musical guest. The Degrassi alum and Raptors global ambassador played on his black and Jewish heritage in a Bar Mitzvah-themed monologue; did fine impressions of A-Rod, Katt Williams, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne (as Steve Urkel!); and performed a couple of song… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 19, 2014 - 1:03 am

Watch Drake’s SNL Promos

In what may turn out to be the biggest night of his career to date, Drake will serve as both host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live this weekend — an ambitious move for a musician whose acting days are long behind him. But if Drake’s new SNL promos are anything to go o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014 - 11:06 am

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend’s show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, was not one of the them. Joining Fallon was the dangerously overexposed triple threat Justin Timberlake. It was the highest rated SNL in years, though, and there… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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