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Sleigh Bells To Play SNL

Sleigh Bells’ camp has confirmed that the duo will be the musical guest on the 2/18 episode of Saturday Night Live, where they’ll play Reign Of Terror cuts “End Of The Line” and “Comeback Kid.” Former SNL castmember and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph hosts, which is also pretty awesome. More looks for Sleigh Bells forthcoming… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 8, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Watch Bon Iver (And Kristen Wiig’s Lana Del Rey Impersonation) On SNL

With one week to go before the Grammys (at which Justin Vernon may win some big awards, but will not perform, thankyouverymuch) Bon Iver hit Studio 8H as musical guests for SNL’s Channing Tatum-hosted episode. The band played “Holocene” and my favorite song of last year “Beth/Rest,” plus Colin Stetson wore a Liturgy shirt. During… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 5, 2012 - 9:13 am

Watch Lana Del Rey On SNL

Lana Del Rey’s tidal wave of international buzz (see gallery above) has gotten even taller lately as the release of her insanely anticipated (for better or worse) Born To Die approaches. In just the ten days since we checked in with her latest leaks, the controversial singer signed with a modeling agency, nabbed a BRIT… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television’s best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon’s music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those Studio 6B HD-cameras at our tag cloud: Bang the Fallon gong (btw, there should be a Fallon gong), a full 70% of this list come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Lana Del Rey To Perform On SNL, Two Weeks Before Her Debut LP Release

Well, this is a pretty good sign that something has transcended all our little blog arguments and moved toward mass acceptance: Lana Del Rey will be the musical guest on the first episode of Saturday Night Live of 2012. She’ll show up on the 1/14 episode, which Harry Potter (or, fine, “Daniel Radcliffe”) will host. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011 - 2:45 pm

SNL Sends Up Thom Yorke, M.I.A., Kanye In “Bublé Duets”

SNL’s writers and former champions made this weekend’s holiday episode a must see. Between Jimmy Fallon hosting, and the consequent cameo-returns of Weekend Updaters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ever-absurd Tracy Morgan, and some charitable outreach for the less fortunate (Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, and Chris Kattan) — and the fact that it wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 19, 2011 - 10:27 am

Check Out Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein’s iTunes Celebrity Playlists

It’s poetic that after roasting everyone’s DJ nights, the Portlandia stars sorta DJ for us. Well, for iTunes. I hope nobody is surprised that they are very good at this. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Watch Florence + The Machine On SNL

Florence & The Machine returned to SNL last night in what turned out to be a pretty decent episode of music-related content. Host Jason Segel sang with the Muppets in the monologue (Statler to Waldorf: “I hope Florence brought a time machine … so we can go back to before we heard that song!”). Later,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 20, 2011 - 9:48 am

Coldplay Return To SNL

Coldplay made their inevitable return to Saturday Night Live on this weekend’s Emma Stone-hosted episode, playing their Mylo Xyloto singles “Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” on a stage covered, for some reason, in multicolored pinwheels. Chris Martin’s dancing, it bears mentioning, gets tougher to figure out as time goes on. And in related… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 9:22 am

Watch Drake’s SNL Performance & Digital Short

Drake had an extremely busy Saturday Night Live, performing two songs — “Make Me Proud” and “Headlines” — as well as showing off some of those television chops honed during his time on Degrassi. The Digital Short doesn’t disappoint. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 16, 2011 - 11:32 am

Watch Radiohead On Saturday Night Live

Last night, Radiohead showed up on the season premiere of SNL, their first appearance on that particular television institution since 2000. Alec Baldwin hosted for a record setting 16th time, which meant Steve Martin showed up too. Radiohead sadly didn’t appear in any Lonely Island sketches, but they did perform the King Of Limbs single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2011 - 9:25 am

Radiohead Playing SNL 9/24, Streaming TKOL RMX Vol. 4 Now

Radiohead return to Studio 8H for their second ever performance (their first was in 2000) on Saturday Night Live when the 37th season begins 9/24. Alec Baldwin will host for a record-setting 16th time. It might be his last SNL appearance before he leaves 30 Rock or runs for mayor or something. Should be special,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 13, 2011 - 11:13 am

Watch SNL “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga

Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake revived their funky fresh new jack swing duo on tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live, which JT hosted for the fourth time. Musical guest Lady Gaga joins the pair in this digital short, a raunchy ’90s R&B-inspired throwback a la Emmy-winning holiday carol “Dick In A Box” and “Motherlover”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am

Foo Fighters Play SNL

Foo Fighters visited SNL this weekend, and Dave Grohl appeared in two sketches. One was the SNL Digital Short where Grohl lived inside Mirren’s magical rack, and another had Grohl taking over Jason Sudeikis’s job as a strip club DJ. They also did “Rope” and “Walk” on the show. Check out their performances and Grohl’… More »

By: jessica / April 11, 2011 - 9:51 am

The Lonely Island – “We’re Back” Video & Turtleneck & Chain Info

The Lonely Island are back with (drumroll) “We’re Back,” the first taste of their forthcoming second album Turtleneck & Chain. The SNL trio’s 2009 Incredibad boasted guest spots from T-Pain, Norah Jones, and Julian Casablancas. This time they’ve got Akon, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. Does that mean this album will include “I Just… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am

The Strokes Hit SNL

I have rarely looked forward to Gabe Videogum’s SNL recap with more anticipation than this week’s because what the hell was that last night? I mean aside from having a script that with sketches both pitched and punched up by Miley Cyrus’s publicist, it is very cool how SNL gave Miley a chance to show… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2011 - 11:04 am

Saturday Night Live: With Host Paul McCartney & Comedic Guest Paul Rudd!

It sorta felt like Macca’s show, anyway. In addition to performing four songs, McCartney appeared in the opening monologue, the Digital Short, Weekend Update, and etc. “Fair enough. Dude was a Beatle.”… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Florence & The Machine Visit SNL Where Horses Play Baseball

Florence Welsh brought her breakout single “Dog Days Are Over” and her cover of The Source’s “You’ve Got The Love” to Saturday Night Live this weekend. The microphone in her hands could have been a prop — her voice is huge. “Dog Days Are Over” is the second single from Lungs, but it didn’t get… More »

By: jessica / November 22, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Arcade Fire Return To SNL

It’s late Saturday night, so can we group liveblog this? The ScarJo/Arcade Fire combo bodes well. I’m told we should expect “We Used To Wait” and “Sprawl II.” Don’t hold me to that, “wait for it…”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Kanye Updates “Power” For SNL, Drops “Denim Flow”

Having promised to cancel G.O.O.D. Friday after a hacker (?) leaked the apparently unfinished Bon Iver-sampling “Lost In The World,” this morning Yeezy forgave the Internet and tweeted a new song anyway. Thanks Kanye! I’ll toast to your non-douchiness. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 2, 2010 - 5:24 pm
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