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Fleet Foxes @ Grand Ballroom in NYC (more by Chris Owyoung)
Fleet Foxes

October 1, 2005 Steve Carell & Kanye West
October 22, 2005 Catherine Zeta-Jones & Franz Ferdinand
January 14, 2006 Scarlett Johansson & Death Cab for Cutie
January 21, 2006 Peter Sarsgaard & The Strokes
March 11, 2006 Matt Dillon & Arctic Monkeys
January 13, 2007 Jake Gyllenhaal & The Shins
February 3, 2007 Drew Barrymore & Lily Allen
February 24, 2007 Rainn Wilson & Arcade Fire
April 21, 2007 Scarlett Johansson & Björk
September 29, 2007 LeBron James & Kanye West
October 6, 2007 Seth Rogen & Spoon
November 3, 2007 Brian Williams & Feist
March 1, 2008 Ellen Page & Wilco
March 8, 2008 Amy Adams & Vampire Weekend
April 12, 2008 Ashton Kutcher & Gnarls Barkley
May 10, 2008 Shia LaBeouf & My Morning Jacket
September 20, 2008 James Franco & Kings of Leon
September 27, 2008 Anna Faris & Duffy
October 18, 2008 Josh Brolin & Adele
December 13, 2008 Hugh Laurie & Kanye West
The above is a list of some of the musical guests Saturday Night Live has had on in the past 3-4 years. It's not super surprising then that next week's musical guest is going to be one of 2008's biggest indie success stories. The Sub Pop-signed Fleet Foxes will join host Rosario Dawson on the NBC TV show on January 17th.

This week (January 10)'s SNL guests are Neil Patrick Harris and Taylor Swift. Watch it with your pants off.

Taylor Swift is actually on an indie label, and if you count Arctic Monkeys (along with Arcade Fire, Spoon, the Shins, and Vampire Weekend), Fleet Foxes will actually be the 7th indie indie-label band ever to play the show (for what it's worth).

Who do you think they'll pick next? Bon Iver? Animal Collective?

Many SNL members regularly play live in shows at NYC's UCB Theatre (the home of indie comedy).

Fred Armisen recently performed with Yo La Tengo, appeared in a Beardo sketch, played some shows with Aimee Mann, and helped raise money for NY Cares at the now-extinct Knitting Factory.

Video of Fleet Foxes performing "White Winter Hymnal" for one of La Blogoteque's Take Away Shows, below...


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Comments (21)

secret show while in town?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 8:31 PM

is it really that strange that a band that has a Platnium record in the U.K. playing SNL? They're really not so obscure...

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 9:14 PM

taylor swift is a goddess

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 9:31 PM

I would hardly call SNL's musical track record 'bold' choices. They could get away with a lot more interesting stuff than they do. Thank Marcy Klein for the conservatism that pervades those choices. AC would indeed be a bolder move, and one that would make total sense considering it's the most talked about new record thus far this year.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 10:45 PM

Too bad AC suck live...

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 11:35 PM

"AC" is terrible live. I saw about 50 bands this year and they rank in the bottom 5.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2009 11:56 PM

Kanye X 3?!?

lame

Wish Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear would get the slot other than snooze foxes

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 1:06 AM

My Girls, SNL, please?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 1:30 AM

I for one would be thrilled if Animal Collective played SNL. It really matters so little in the grand scheme of things, but I was so excited to hear that Fleet Foxes would be making their SNL appearance next week; I had kind of privately predicted they would at some point. I don't know if SNL is necessarily being bold with some of their recent choices for musical guests so much as they are merely exposing good music to a wider audience, which is all that matters. Whether or not the people accept it is all on them, but at least they would've been made aware.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 4:02 AM

i think SNL are starting to realize that the audience that listens to the popular hip hop acts and R & B just dont watch their show. now they are starting to cater to their true target audience.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 4:14 AM

Love Animal Collective's music, but there are boring live. It's not completely their fault, since the music doesn't translate to a rock show, but they need to add more live elements and not be just some guys behind keyboards.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 9:21 AM

a video projector showing expirimental film just doesn't cut it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 9:47 AM

AC sucked bad at APW.

Posted by Deb | January 10, 2009 10:37 AM

Your blog sucked bad at always.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 12:00 PM

SNL music guests have sucked this year. Horribly. I have yet to sit through an entire performance. Tive FTW.

Posted by lalala | January 10, 2009 1:08 PM

i have a feeling the 2/7 musical guests will not suck

Posted by bozaksRnutz | January 10, 2009 3:10 PM

"Who do you think they'll pick next? Bon Iver? Animal Collective?"

Dan Deacon

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 3:16 PM

Fleet Foxes suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2009 3:26 PM

When AC played '#1' on Conan, I thought they sounded pretty good. That's actually one of the songs that got me really into them. But it's true, some bands just don't translate well live, let alone live on TV.

I wouldn't mind seeing the following bands on SNL: Glasvegas, The Raveonettes, Beach House, TV On The Radio, The National, The Walkmen or Beirut.

Enough with Kanye West already.

Posted by Joseph | January 10, 2009 6:32 PM

"I wouldn't mind seeing the following bands on SNL: Glasvegas, The Raveonettes, Beach House, TV On The Radio, The National, The Walkmen or Beirut"

be patient. feb 7th..one of the bands mentioned will be there

Posted by bozaksRnutz | January 10, 2009 7:12 PM

It was posted 2 days ago, maybe you could spend the weekend having a life?

Posted by Bristol Gigs | January 12, 2009 8:30 AM

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