Posted in music on June 11, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Conan O'Brien played Third Man Recs in Nashville (via)
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien & Jack White (via Team Coco)
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien and his band, on their way to Bonnaroo, rolled into Nashville on June 10th for a free show at Jack White's Third Man Records.

Conan blazed through a rocking setlist of stuff from our Legally Prohibited show - as well as a few other jams that we've never done! The energy in the room was incredible: The band lit by a dim red light, the hot Nashville air thick with excitement; the room packed to capacity - it was a scene the likes of which I've never experienced. I could totally see this show being something that happened outside under a tent in the South in the 50's. A very, very cool vibe.

And the crowd - the crowd!! They were giving the energy right back to Conan a hundredfold! They danced their asses off, screamed their lungs out, clapped their hands off - in short, gave a lot of body parts to the floor of Third Man (the post show clean up was a little awkward) But the BEST part of the night was that the whole thing was being recorded on a reel to reel tape! Why reel to reel? Because tonight's performance is going to be pressed into a record that people at the show could buy! Say it with me, party people: HOLY CRAP. What that also meant for the show was that halfway through, Conan & the band had to stop for a few minutes so that the reel could be changed! SO COOL. It's just like Elvis or Buddy Holly or something!! In other words: It was Super Cool Old School. As old and as cool a school as they come, y'all. And just when I was sure that jack White couldn't get any cooler... He proves me wrong once again. ;)

Speaking of Jack, when Conan went off the setlist and starting playing a little "Creep" by Radiohead, Jack jumped onstage and put an old timey chiminysweepesque hat on his head! It was completely unplanned, and made us all crack up. Then, for the last song, Jack jumped up and joined Conan for a blow your brain out of your skull version of 20 Flight Rock...[Team Coco]

Part of the set list was Conan's cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."

Conan's tour, which stopped at Radio City for two nights, is at Bonnaroo this weekend and finishes on June 14th in Atlanta.

The full set list (which lists the last song as Ronnie Hawkins' "40 Days"), a video from the show (and more from the scene outside of it) are below...

Jack White and Conan O'brien at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN

Conan @ Third Man Records in Nashville, June 10, 2010 (via)
Conan O'Brien

line to get in (via)
Conan O'Brien

Conan leaving Third Man Records

Conan shakes my hand :)

Jack White throwing waters at Third Man

Show teaser vid

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Comments (12)

I'm sorry Conan, but you're not a rock star.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:23 AM

I think he's just having fun. He knows he isn't a rock star. That's why he's going back to hosting a late night show in November, when he is contractually allowed to do so again. In the meantime... can't a dude have some fun? Obviously he has legions of fans who enjoy it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:27 AM

I'm disapointed he didnt cover any Enuff Z'Nuff, or Slaughter songs.

Posted by Heavy Street | June 11, 2010 11:28 AM

looks like fun

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:39 AM

Less flapping your gums more playing. Worthless post without video of band performing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 11:43 AM

conan sucks dick constantly

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 12:00 PM

Go away Coco.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 12:17 PM

TEAM LENO WINS. JAY LENO 4 EVAAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by Rupert | June 11, 2010 12:41 PM

What time does George Lopez go on?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 12:45 PM

Sup with all this aggression? Conan is the man and fucking hilarious. Why you all hatin?

I had no idea he played music.

Posted by The Dude | June 11, 2010 1:23 PM

Your just made that Conan got floor seats at the Lakers, see him on the 50-yard line with the Raiders, Conan met Ali and Ali told him Conan was the greatest.

Posted by Big Willy Style | June 11, 2010 1:52 PM

Sounds like a great time was had by all. Jack White always seems to have original and creative things up his sleeve, and it's cool that he got a chance to do that with Conan, since they're such good buddies.

I'm not too worried about the haters here, because we all know that Conan has a bazillion loving fans out there. Where are they all, you might ask? Well, it should be obvious: they're out there scouring the web for blogs about Jay Leno to post their comments on. That's how tha internetz is done, see. ;)

(But no, not really. It's dumb. Post about the artists whose work you do like and appreciate and admire. Only losers waste their time reading and hanging out and posting about who they don't like, and why and how much they don't like them, so that total strangers who don't give a damn about their opinions will read them and disapprove. That's like a real thrill for ya? Seriously? You need to go get a life somewhere.)


Posted by Debra | June 11, 2010 9:29 PM

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