Entries tagged with: Conan OBrien

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Lightspeed OBrienLightspeed OBrien

Lightspeed Champion was on American TV last night. The We Are Scientists guy was on guitar again. Catch them at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (June 7) (all dates). Check out the video from Conan below...

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Mates of State

Mates of State play Mercury Lounge tonight (May 21). Were you able to get tickets? Last night they played on TV. Video below... .

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Devotchka @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)

Devotchka are on tour and are playing everyone's favorite NYC venue Terminal 5 tonight (May 20). On Friday they played the 9:30 Club in DC and NPR is streaming the whole thing. Last night they were on TV.....

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Black Keys on Conan

Tickets are still on sale the Black Keys show at McCarren Pool this summer. Ticket's for tonight's show at Terminal 5 are sold out. Last night The Black Keys played 'Strange Times' on Conan. Video below....

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Feist @ Hammerstein - April 30, 2008
Feist @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Feist (in white) played her second of two shows at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom last night (April 30, 2008). She also appeared (in red) on Conan O'Brien the same night. Pictures from night one of Hammerstein HERE. More pics from night two @ Dese'Rae L. Stage's Flickr. Video from Conan below....

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The KillsThe Kills

The Kills kick off their tour with Telepathe in Boston tonight (April 30). Thursday night they play Webster Hall in NYC. Last night they played Conan O'Brien and that video is below....

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another picture of Santogold & M.I.A. (and Rose)
Santogold and MIA

Santogold's NYC Virgin in-store is today (April 29, 2008). Today is also the day her new album is out. Over the weekend she played Coachella. Last night she played Conan O'Brien. Video from that, and all tour dates below.....

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Zooey Deschanel lost her voice @ Webster Hall, NYC (doll sneerpiece)
Hello New York

She & Him played a show at Webster Hall in NYC yesterday. Earlier in the day they recorded a performance for Conan O'Brien which aired later that night. Yo La Tengo sat in as their backing band.....

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Radiohead - Creep

One of the biggest bands in the world, Radiohead, will make an exclusive appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Wednesday April 23 (12:35-1:35am ET).

The band - who made their network television debut on "Late Night" and were O'Brien's first-ever musical guest in 1993 - has recorded an exclusive live performance from their critically acclaimed and record-industry-paradigm-shifting release "In Rainbows" to air on O'Brien's contribution to NBC's "Green Week" of environmentally conscious programming.

Recorded live in London, Radiohead's performance of "House of Cards," represents an ongoing effort by the socially conscious band to act in the greenest manner possible. By opting to record this exclusive performance rather than fly over for a one-off appearance, the band - as frontman Thom Yorke notes in the introduction to their performance - avoided leaving a carbon footprint equivalent to driving one's car for a solid year.

Other guests on "Late Night's" "Green" show are a bit more literal - "Robot Chicken" creator and actor Seth GREEN and "Today" show travel editor Peter GREENberg.

Grizzly Bear plays Conan tonight (April 21). She & Him on Tuesday. Video of that 1993 Radiohead performance below....

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here's part 1 (Thursday) of this 'week in dance'. Part 2 (Friday and Saturday) coming soon....

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Spring is finally (maybe?) here in New York - up to a whopping 65 degrees on Tuesday! Warm weather makes me want to do nothing more than go out and get down. This week there is no shortage of opportunities to do so:

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Jaymay's debut album Autumn Fallin' just came out on Blue Note. It seems like forever ago that this was all supposed to happen for her, so all the more reason to help her celebrate at the record release party tonight (March 19) at Mercury Lounge in NYC. A few more random tour dates, and a video of her recent appearance on Conan O'Brien, below.....

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AA (big A big A)
AA Bondy

Last time AA Bondy played NYC was also the first time I ever saw him play live. It was late on a Friday night, the sold out Mercury Lounge was fully packed with drinking patrons, and the Felice Brothers were coming on next - not the best conditions for a solitary man on stage by himself with just a microphone and his acoustic guitar.

As was to be expected, there was lots of talking and it made it hard to pay attention at first. His wife Claire Felice (who also took the above photo of him) joined him on keyboards, and that helped a little, but not enough. Then in walked a drummer, and not just any drummer - it was Russell Simmins of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (and Tiny Masters of Today) fame - and that was just the magic ingredient the music needed to turn things into a proper Friday night rock show. The drums helped bring the beautiful songs off "American Hearts" (which is being re-released by Fat Possum) alive, and kept all eyes focused on the front of the room while simultaneously keeping mouths shut (or at least drowning them out).

AA plays again this Wednesday night (March 12) at the BrooklynVegan official showcase at Club De Ville in Austin. I can't wait to see him again, and I'm equally stoked that The Weakerthans chose him to accompany them and Christine Fellows on tour this spring. Tickets are still on sale for the April 11th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the same night AA plays Conan O'Brien). All tour dates below.....

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Super Furry Animals @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Feb 25, 2008 (Bryan Bruchman)
Super Furry Animals say thanks NYC

Super Furry Animals ended their North American tour at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (Feb 25, 2008). It was their 2nd night in a row in the same venue, and their 4th NYC-area show on the tour. They were also on Conan last night. Video below....

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Super Furry guitar @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Feb 24, 2008 (urockrock)
Super Furry Animals @ Bowery Ballroom

Super Furry Animals played Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (Feb 24). They can be found playing again, in two places, tonight .... 1) playing Bowery Ballroom again.....with Times New Viking again. 2) performing "Neo-Consumer" on Conan O'Brien - the same song they played last month on Letterman....

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DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer - 2080 (MP3)


Hello Everyone.

YEASAYER's first US tour w/ MGMT is finally winding down with one last sold out show in NYC and another sold out show in Philly. Thanks for all the support across the land and expect to see Yeasayer possibly in your area in April/May when they head out w/ Man Man. Promises to be a ball of thunder!

We do have another exciting announcement. YEASAYER will be performing on CONAN O'BRIEN this Friday, March February 15th! So make sure you are tuned in at around 1am for the one song set!

Again, thank you so much for the support and love. It fuels our mission.

Sir James Winnie

Last night's show at Bowery Ballroom (Feb 13, 2008) confirmed what I already thought: I don't like MGMT, but Yeasayer are amazing/awesome/insert-one-word-that-means-I-think-they-are-really-great-live-here. The synced-up, psychedelic visuals Yeasayer were projecting on to the wall behind them were done really well too. Overall you could tell the band had just been playing every night for a month. They were better/tighter than ever, there was a lot to look at, and Bowery Ballroom was a great fit for their big sound.

Violens (playing their 7th-ever live show....as "Violens" anyway) were good too - especially a few of the songs. MGMT & Yeasayer do it again at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (except tonight Yeasayer play last). Man Man and Yeasayer dates, and a fan made video for "2080" (the song they'll be playing on Conan), below...

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Tim Harrington and Syd singing "I'm fukin' Conan O'Brien". Well, not really, but how awesome is Les Savy Fav on Conan O'Brien (well, except maybe for the strike part).....

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Kimya is the new Feist, @ Europa, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (CRED)
Kimya Dawson @ Europa

If you were wondering why Kimya Dawson and Adam Green never ended up reuniting on the Conan O'Brien show....

Well, we said yes initially because I didn't realize what the situation still was with the strike. Then John Darnielle emailed me and told me what the deal was with Conan being forced back on and when I realized that no agreement had been reached with the writers, I cancelled. [Kimya Dawson to Gothamist]
Kimya played Europa last night, and Southpaw and Sound Fix right before that. More dates TBA, and at her MySpace.

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Ed Droste, Casey Spooner, Antony Hegarty
Ed Droste, Casey Spooner, Antony Hegarty

You probably heard: some writers are on strike. That means no new late night TV right now. That means Band of Horses didn't get to play Conan last night, Kanye West didn't get to play Letterman, and it means that Grizzly Bear don't get to play Conan tonight (Nov 6, 2007). They'll probably reschedule the performances, but Grizzly Bear misses out on a TV appearance that was going to synchronize perfectly with the release of their new EP. Friend (the latest addition to the 8.0 club) is out now. Order it from Insound to get a free limited edition silkscreen poster.

Grizzly Bear FriendsSpeaking of Grizzly Bear, they performed at the Society of Ethical Culture in NYC on Saturday night (Nov 3, 2007) - part of the Wordless Music Series - to an audience that included Paul Simon (an artist that Grizzly Bear is known to cover, and who they did cover also that night). It was the same night that GB's "friend" Feist was playing right across town on Saturday Night Live. And speaking of SNL, that's another TV show that might not air this week if the writers don't get what they want. That means Amy Winehouse won't get to play it....or maybe she's not playing it already....I'm confused (she is definitely not playing the Woodies though - for "visa issues" related to the drug stuff).

Sigur Ros also has a new CD out today, and Sigur Ros also played the Wordless Music Series recently (October 5th to be exact). .

Grizzly Bear @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - NOV 3, 2007 (CRED)
Grizzly Bear @ Wordless Music Series

As Ed pointed out early in the set, this show was an unofficial end of tour celebration of sorts, as the band had been on the road for most of the past year and a half. Usually when this is the case, the performance can go one of two ways. One option is that the band is so drained and sick and tired of playing the same songs that they launch into a sort of auto-pilot self parody (see the Strokes at the end of their "Room on Fire" tour). The preferable option, however, is that the combination of having become so technically in control of one's material coupled with the euphoria of playing a hometown show with the finish line in sight will make for something altogether different and spectacular. [read the rest @ Ear Farm]
Sigur Ros @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - Oct 5, 2007 (CRED)
Sigur Ros @ Wordless Music Series
Secondly, beautiful show not just the sigur ros part. And yes Sufjan was there. I was sitting right in back of him along with 2 of the guys from The National. They were all impatient and left right before Sigur Ros came on. Poor Sufjan was complaining he had to get out of there. Hard to blame him cause it was a sauna in there. Also there was Superwolf Matt or Chavez Matt however you like supporting his buddy Will. Great show and got to see Sigur Ros play the same amount of songs they are playing tomorrow night for umm lets see 35 dollars less. [Anonymous]
But wait, what is that photo on the top of this post you ask? Oh yeah, Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear has been named one of this year's Out 100 ("the men and women who made 2007 a year to remember") - a list that also includes James St. James, Beth Ditto (The Gossip), Bianca Casady (Cocorosie), Marc Almond, Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Nico Muhly, Casey Spooner (Fischerspooner), and Antony. That's Casey and Antony in the picture with Ed (some new "friends"?). Nico isn't pictured on the Out site yet, but he did recently play the same Wordless Music Series show that Sigur Ros played (the "not just the sigur ros part")....

Nico Muhly @ Wordless Music Series, NYC - OCT 5, 2007 (CRED)
Sigur Ros @ Wordless Music Series

Grizzly Bear are playing one more NYC (mini) show before taking a break for a long time - it's tomorrow (Nov 7th) @ the Virgin Union Square Megastore in NYC (7pm, free).

And in case you missed it, the friends that appear on Grizzly Bear's new EP are Beirut, Dirty Projectors, CSS, Band of Horses, CSS and Deerhunter. Will Oldham is not one of Grizzly Bear's friends, but Will ("his buddy Will" in the review above) did also perform at that now-legendary "Wordless" show in October too...

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