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Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL’s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

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SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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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,…
Michael Nelson | May 15, 2014 - 5:57 pm
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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 song…
Scott Lapatine | May 11, 2014 - 9:01 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm
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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 i…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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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
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2014 - 1:03 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 9:30 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2014 - 10:12 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2014 - 12:34 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | March 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm
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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 --…
Michael Nelson | March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2014 - 11:52 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm
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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 hi…
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 hi…
Scott Lapatine | January 19, 2014 - 1:03 am
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