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Grizzly Bear, Flaming Lips Set For StePhest Colbchella ‘012

By acting fast, Stephen Colbert is beating Coachella to the festival-on-a-boat thing. In just over a week, he’ll have a seriously impressive lineup of artists playing on the World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. The show’s lineup: The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and Fun. That’s pretty good! Watch the video of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012 - 10:09 am

Watch Nas On The Colbert Report

In nearly 20 years of rap stardom, Nas has never displayed anything much in the way of a sense of humor. But credit the man for being game enough to show up on The Colbert Report and squirm while Colbert said stuff like this: “Your ex-wife was Kelis. Was there any problem with the fact… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012 - 10:09 am

Watch Regina Spektor Play Colbert

Last night, Regina Spektor became the latest entry in an ever-growing list of musicians who have shown up on The Colbert Report. During her quick interview with Cobert, Spektor came off as being absolutely giddy, and it was pretty charming. And afterwards, she played “Small Town Moon,” one of the songs from her new album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012 - 9:14 am

Watch Jack White Return To Colbert Report

If the interviews on The Colbert Report have suffered a bit in the last couple of years, it’s because the guests, too often, attempt to smirk their way through their interviews, matching Stephen Colbert joke-for-joke. It never works, and it loses the show’s early electricity, in which everyone would talk to Colbert with a sense… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012 - 8:54 am

Watch Andrew Bird On Colbert

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert played host to handsome whistling man Stephen Colbert, receiving the coveted Colbert Bump in the process. Bird, you will be unsurprised to learn, came across very charming and aw-shucksish. He also performed the Break It Yourself single “Eyeoneye” and, in the web-only bonus round, the album track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2012 - 2:03 pm

The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

On the heels of Jack White’s new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss’s first single “Love Interruption,” we thought it was time to revisit the hits — not the literal ones, unfortunately — of White’s wide-reaching, strange and prolific career so far. So, here’s 13 of Jack White’s most memorable collaborations. Sorry… More »

By: Stereogum / February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Björk Visits Colbert

If you’re going to walk into The Colbert Report with a giant red Brillo-pad wig on, you should expect to become a target. When Björk stopped by the show last night, Colbert could’ve justifiably given her a treatment only slightly more humane than the one she got in Dancer In The Dark. But surprisingly, Colbert… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2012 - 8:51 am

Björk To Appear On The Colbert Report Tonight

DVR alert! As previously reported, Björk will bring her Biophilia live show, which blew Scott and Amrit’s minds in Iceland last year, to New York for a 10-show run that starts Friday. And now Pitchfork reports that she’ll appear on The Colbert Report tonight to perform “Cosmogony” and talk about the whole multimedia experience of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Mike D Joins The Illin’ Hip-Hop Crossword Debate

For the past week, the internet has been a party to an entertainingly dumb debate about the exact definition of the archaic hip-hop term “illin’,” which was an answer in Saturday’s New York Times crossword. While the crossword clue indicated that the term meant “wack,” others disagreed, leading to a semantic blood-feud between Times crossword… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 11:01 am

Watch The Black Keys On Colbert

The Black Keys should already feel comfortable on the Colbert Report stage; they were there earlier this year to clown themselves for having so many damn songs in TV commercials. Last night, they were there for a marginally more dignified reason: To sit for an interview with Colbert and to play a couple of song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2011 - 9:26 am

Tinariwen Bring TVOTR Members To Colbert

Last night’s guest on The Colbert Report was Tinariwen, “from a North African nomadic tribe, which means they’re always on tour.” (Also: “Our guests tonight are a North African refugee band, so their living conditions are slightly better than most American bands.”) Joining them for the interview and performance of “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” were TV… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2011 - 10:33 am

Watch Brian Eno On The Colbert Report

The musical guest on last night’s Colbert Report was art-rock genius and production mastermind Brian Eno. During his interview with Colbert, he laughed a lot and did the Montgomery Burns finger-tent when he was discussing big concepts, so he acted basically exactly the way you’d want Brian Eno to act during a Colbert Report interview. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 9:59 am

Watch Coldplay On Colbert, Today

Last night, Coldplay were guests on The Colbert Report. Chris Martin, wearing some absurd sneakers and a weird splash of paint on his wrist, sat down with Colbert himself, mostly laughing at Colbert’s jokes but also getting in a pretty funny line about Radiohead: “We are not as good musically, but much more attractive.” (It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011 - 8:54 am

Black Star’s Mos Def And Talib Kweli Do The Colbert Report

Way the hell back in 1998, underground-rap leading lights Mos Def and Talib Kweli teamed up to record the collaborative album Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star. They’ve both stayed plenty busy in the years since, but beyond the odd one-off collab or show, Black Star haven’t returned as a duo since that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2011 - 9:24 am

Watch Radiohead On The Colbert Report

Last night, Stephen Colbert dedicated an entire hour-long episode of his television program to Radiohead, his guests. He interviewed them a couple of times, he built his comedy bits loosely around their presence, and he gave them enough stage time to play four songs, plus one more as an online exclusive.

Radiohead brought… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2011 - 9:11 am

Radiohead Playing 2 Shows At Roseland Ballroom, 1 Hour Colbert Report Next Week

UPDATE: Radiohead’s New York week just got a little bigger! The band will also play two headlining shows at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, a venue way too small for them, September 28 and 29. Those tickets go on sale 9/26 at 10AM at ticketmaster, and they will go about as quickly as tickets can possibly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 10:03 am

Jack White & Stephen Colbert In NYC: Photos, Video

Third Man Records and its label boss Jack White rolled into NYC’s High Line this morning for the first public performance of Stephen Colbert & The Black Belles’ imminent hit single “Charlene II (I’m Over You).” The 7″ also went on sale at the site and Jack and Stephen signed copies for lucky fans. Check… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 24, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Watch All The Stephen Colbert x Jack White Videos, “Charlene II (I’m Over You)”

Jack White, who we last saw celebrating his divorce, invited Stephen Colbert to Nashville’s Third Man Records for a three part interview that began during last night’s show. You may remember Stephen gave Jon Stewart a hard time after the White Stripes played The Daily Show back in ’05. Stephen’s since come around because he… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 22, 2011 - 10:15 am

Bon Iver Visits Colbert

Last night The Colbert Report started the week-long concert series “Dr Pepper Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘011: Rock You Like a Thirst-icane” with Bon Iver. Justin Vernon spoke/joked with Colbert about “the Bon Iver legend,” the downward bird, and his reasoning for Minoring in Women’s Studies before performing Bon Iver’s “Calgary.” There’s also a web exclusive… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2011 - 9:50 am

LCD Soundsystem On Colbert

LCD Soundsystem stopped by The Colbert Report last night to play “I Can Change,” and James Murphy sat down with Colbert to talk about retirement and ending LCD Soundsystem. (His beef with ticket scalpers didn’t come up.) He confirmed that the show was their very last TV appearance. Murphy also said he was 41 so… More »

By: jessica / February 15, 2011 - 9:41 am