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LCD Soundsystem Say “Fuck You Scalpers” And Play Colbert Tonight

Here’s hoping this comes up during their Colbert Report appearance tonight: By now you’ve probably heard about or experienced firsthand the frustrations of trying to purchase tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s last show ever at Madison Square Garden in April. There was a pre-sale and in-person sale, both left out many fans looking to get a… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011 - 1:08 pm

Vampire Weekend & The Black Keys Hit Colbert For A “Sell-Out-Off”

Last night’s Report featured Stephen’s analysis of the Grammys (he’s a voting member of NARAS since he won a gramophone last year). It centered mostly on the Best Alternative Album category, which served as a good setup — and netted a couple of Colbert one-liners on Arcade Fire, Band Of Horses, and Broken Bells –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2011 - 10:27 am

Cee Lo’s “Fuck You” Becomes “Fox News” For Colbert

Cee Lo’s you-can’t-say-that-on-television hit “Fuck You” has propelled the man into the thicket of promotional consideration, a place he’s been before, though usually with less salaciously titled tracks. It’s not really a big problem — there are ways to scrub up a song, just ask Kanye about his Beautiful Dark Censored Fantasy — but it’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Video Of Elvis Costello On Colbert & Fallon, Video Of Elvis Costello’s Dad Singing In ’64

Elvis is busy in NYC right now, no surprise, the man tends toward a brisk pace of performance and productivity and NYC is the perfect foil. To wit: On Tuesday he performed at the Celeste Bartos Forum in the New York Public Library, and on 11/15 he’ll return to Fallon, to do “Stations Of The… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 5, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and friends (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Father Guido Sarducci) take on (in Stewart’s words) “the country’s 24-hour politico-pundit-perpetual-panic conflictinator,” and basically give the middle finger to Glenn Beck. Reasonableness was at the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Week In Tweedy: Colbert, Letterman, Farm Aid 25

Busy last few days for Jeff Tweedy. Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary show took place Saturday, with Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and Jeff Tweedy joining Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the annual awareness-raising concert. Tweedy performed solo, and dedicated “I’m The Man Who Loves You” from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to his wife.

Earlier… More »

By: jessica / October 7, 2010 - 10:08 am

Pavement Play Colbert, Stephen Grills Stephen

“Gold Soundz” was not the best song of the ’90s. It wasn’t even Pavement’s best song of the ’90s. (I’ll make that claim without leaving the confines of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, let alone their larger output from the decade.) Whatever the final score, the reunited group chose the track for their performance on ColbertMore »

By: brandon / September 21, 2010 - 10:47 am

Vampire Weekend On Colbert

Vampire Weekend made to The Colbert Report last night, sharing a stage for the second time this week with Colbert (both were at O’Brien’s Radio City Music Hall show earlier this week). As with the Hold Steady, Colbert did a quick interview with the band before they performed. Unlike his interview with the Hold Steady,… More »

By: jessica / June 4, 2010 - 11:02 am

Vampire Weekend & Conan O’Brien Do “Walcott” @ Radio City Music Hall

The last time Scott and I went to Radio City Music Hall, we saw Peter Gabriel harness a spotlight with a mirrored power glove and bathe the crowd in its reflected light beam, backed by an orchestra, just days after this whole thing. So the first NYC stop of Conan’s Legally Prohibited From Being OnMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2010 - 11:03 am

Hold Steady Bring “Hurricane J,” Catholicism To Colbert

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Tad Kubler sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert, who asked them about the title of their latest album, Heaven Is Whenever, and about Catholicism and spirituality in their music. Interestingly, Finn says he was raised Catholic and goes to church, but doesn’t view Catholicism in a way… More »

By: jessica / May 14, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Gorillaz Bring “Stylo” To The Colbert Report

Damon managed to bring the better part of the expansive crew that lined the Coachella stage for Gorillaz’ headlining set to Colbert’s tiny Comedy Central studio in Manhattan, here working through the buoyantly demented disco of “Stylo,” armed as in Indio with Bobby Womack and the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (and again le… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2010 - 12:11 pm

Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys

The two performed a very special rendition of “Empire State Of Mind (Part II)” on last night’s Report. As Videogum pointed out, being white is hard, sure, but it can be so beautiful, too! Watch at ColbertNation.com starting 1m40 in. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2009 - 4:28 pm

Elvis Costello Jams With The Roots, Colbert

The Roots and Elvis Costello are two tireless acts who are so in love with collaborating. These days you see Elvis join in jams on his Spectacle interview/performance show. Questo et al do it all the time at their Late Night digs, and if you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Dirty Projectors’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009 - 9:54 am

The Mountain Goats Perform “Psalms 40:2,” Discuss Suicidal Mountain Goats On Colbert

The Mountain Goats’ Heretic Pride/Satanic Messiah followup The Life Of The World To Come came out yesterday. So far we’ve listened to the downcast, homeless nostalgia of “Matthew 25:21.” Out there spreading more verses, John Darnielle just performed the more upbeat, apocalyptic “Psalms 40:2″ on The Colbert Report. (The… More »

By: brandon / October 7, 2009 - 9:57 am

Flaming Lips & Deerhunter Lock Horns Backstage (Plus Pictures From The Lips’ Naked Bicyclist Video Set)

Not one to hold his tongue, a new video finds Wayne Coyne backstage calling Bradford Cox (aka “Brad Fox,” aka “Benny The Cocks”) a dick. Cox returns the favor by explaining how “a magician guy” and “a guy in a giant clam costume” invaded his private space and terrorized him with a confetti gun at… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Flaming Lips Take Embryonic To Colbert Nation

This past weekend we spent a few days in Wayne’s world, Coyne and his fellow Flamers curating what was easily the most surreal, if not simply the best, US festival of 2009. With all due respect to the Lips, that has more to do with ATP’s egalitarian and immersive experience than anything else, but still… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2009 - 3:54 pm

The Decemberists Return To The Colbert Report

Picking up on the good vibes left by 2006’s Guitarmageddon showdown, Stephen invited back Chris Funk along with the rest of the Decemberists for an interview (Colin defends his 19th century fixation) and a performance of “The Wanting Comes in Waves” with Shara Worden last night. Watch at VideogumMore »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2009 - 1:04 pm

Stephen Colbert Strokes Kyp Malone’s Beard

Stephen fulfilled the wish of many-a-Williamsburg-coffee-shop-hipster while interviewing TV On The Radio last night, calling Kyp’s face-fro “like a vacation in a faraway forest” and seeming to get himself a “Colbert bump” in the process. After a cutely awkward interview, TVOTR rip through “Dancing Choose,” making up for their slightly off SNL stop. Enjoy it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2009 - 12:05 pm

Stephen Colbert And Paul McCartney Trade Unpleasantries

In the first of his new four-part series “Better Know A Beatle,” Stephen sits down with Liverpudlian knight Paul McCartney. The interview does not go smoothly it is all very antagonistic (wink) but by the end we know who is Paul’s favorite Beatle and that the Dalai Lama might be a cannibal. Watch. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2009 - 10:05 am

New Stephen Colbert – “Interview With Lawrence Lessig (Remix)”

In a recent interview with the IP guru, Stephen very seriously warned his audience to abstain from remixing the components of his conversation with Lawrence Lessig into a dance tune. So of course this happened. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2009 - 5:10 pm