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11 Lesser-Known Songs That Showed Adam Schlesinger Was A Power-Pop Master

If Adam Schlesinger had only been in Fountains Of Wayne -- even if he'd only penned the title song from Tom Hanks' directorial debut That
Annie Zaleski | April 2, 2020 - 10:49 am

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Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

"Hey young people - you're getting older every second. It's what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you'll be all…
Chris DeVille | June 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm

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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…
Stereogum | February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

More Stephen Colbert stories

Nick Hakim Gives A Surreal Performance Of A Heavy Song On Colbert

Late-night TV performances in the quarantine era are basically low-budget music videos now. Although plenty of them are still equivalent to an artist going live…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2020 - 8:16 pm

Watch Mac DeMarco Debut New Song “Fooled By Love” With Jon Batiste On Colbert

Mac DeMarco has carved out quite the career for himself, hasn't he? One of the secrets of his enduring success is his knack for balladry.
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2020 - 3:32 pm

Michael Bolton Sang Excerpts From John Bolton’s Book

Adult contemporary singer Michael Bolton has really leaned into the self-aware comedy lane in recent years -- collabing with the Lonely Island, making a ridiculous
Peter Helman | June 24, 2020 - 8:24 pm

Watch Bright Eyes Give Their First Performance In Nine Years On Colbert

The last Bright Eyes show was at Honolulu's Hawaii Theatre, and it was in November of 2011. Since then, Conor Oberst's longtime project has been…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2020 - 9:05 am

Watch Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Remotely Rock Colbert

Reunions, the latest album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, is as great as you'd hope it would be. We ranked it highly on…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2020 - 9:42 am

Livestream The John Prine Tribute Concert With Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Kurt Vile, & Many More

John Prine passed away a few months ago following complications with COVID-19. He's been honored with a good deal of cover songs and tributes since…
James Rettig | June 11, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Watch The Flaming Lips Play “Race For The Prize” In Quarantine-Ready Plastic Bubbles On Colbert

The problem of quarantine-era live shows is a tough one to figure out, but the Flaming Lips might've figured out the answer years ago. For…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2020 - 9:01 am

Watch Brian Wilson Perform “Love And Mercy” On Colbert

Stephen Colbert, like the rest of the late-night talk show hosts, has been getting musicians to perform from home during the pandemic. On Thursday night's…
James Rettig | June 4, 2020 - 11:33 pm

Watch TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Perform A Solo Loop-Pedal “Love Dog” On Colbert

It's been a while since we've heard from TV On The Radio. Seeds, the band's most recent album, came out way back in 2014. Many…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2020 - 9:10 am

Wilco – “Tell Your Friends”

Wilco have entered the contribution to the canon of 2020 quarantine songs. "Tell Your Friends," a bleary and majestic new ballad from the Chicago legends,…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2020 - 9:33 am

Ben Gibbard Brought His Quarantine Ballad To Colbert And It Remained Charming As Hell

Ben Gibbard has been one of the bright lights of our new livestreamed global music scene. The Death Cab For Cutie singer-guitarist was an early…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2020 - 9:27 am

Watch Three Different Kevin Parkers Play Tame Impala’s “Is It True” On Colbert

Tame Impala has long had a kind of Nine Inch Nails thing going on. We all know that the band is really just one guy,…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2020 - 8:59 am

Watch Laura Marling Perform “Held Down” On Colbert

The British folk singer Laura Marling released a new album, Song For Our Daughter, in April -- it was our Album Of The Week when…
James Rettig | May 10, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Watch Haim Elaborately Reconstruct “I Know Alone” Remotely On Colbert

Yesterday, Haim announced the delated release date of their much-anticipated new album Women In Music Pt.III, which is now set to come out in summer,…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2020 - 9:08 am

Watch Willie Nelson & His Sons Play “Hello Walls” On Colbert

It seems fair to say that Willie Nelson is currently adjusting to the whole livestream era better than most of his fellow 86-year-old entertainers. Yesterday,…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2020 - 10:32 am
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