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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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Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job.
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am
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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
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 4:49 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | February 5, 2012 - 9:13 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am
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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,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 2:45 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 19, 2011 - 10:27 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2011 - 4:35 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2011 - 9:48 am
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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
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 9:22 am
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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…
Corban Goble | October 16, 2011 - 11:32 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2011 - 9:25 am
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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.
Scott Lapatine | August 13, 2011 - 11:13 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am
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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…
jessica | April 11, 2011 - 9:51 am
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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
Scott Lapatine | April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | March 6, 2011 - 11:04 am
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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…
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 thi…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 4:59 pm
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