Vampire Weekend Performs "Cousins" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien


Last night, the guys of Vampire Weekend performed “Cousins” on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. I’m posting this video clip for two reasons. 1. “Cousins” is a really fun & upbeat song and 2. It very well could be the last time that they ever perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

Now I’m not too crazy about the weird effects on Ezra’s mic (when I first heard it, I thought there was a technical problem) but it’s still a good performance nonetheless. Conan seems to get a kick out of it.

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Grizzly Bear & Victoria Legrand Perform "Two Weeks" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

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Currently on their North American tour, Grizzly Bear made an appearance last night on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. They played their hit song from Veckatimest, “Two Weeks,” with Beach House member Victoria Legrand. Legrand is also featured with Grizzly Bear on the song “Slow Life,” which is part of the upcoming soundtrack for Twilight: New Moon. Check it out.

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Monsters of Folk Perform on Conan 9/22, the Same Day as Album Release

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What to you get when you take Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James and Mike Mogis?

Oh for Christ’s sake, you must be living under a rock if you didn’t know that the answer is Monsters of Folk!

How to describe this collaboration… Monsters of Folk is a glorified sort of hillbilly rock that leaves room for a little class and a lot bite (I mean, they are monsters after all). Since Tuesday, the debut of their self-titled album, I’ve been listening to this collection of 15 tracks on repeat to get a good, firm grasp on my opinions. They don’t seem to mess around with the music, so I won’t mess around with the review. But so far, I’m really liking it. The songs take you to other worlds. On my way back from Coolidge Corner last night, I pumped up ‘The Right Place’ in my earphones, and when I closed my eyes I saw people ho-downing in the grass at sundown.

A more formal review to follow, I promise.

But anyways, if you missed it last night or want to watch it again, check out their performance on Conan O’Brien:

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Phoenix Performs "1901" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

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Last night, French alt rock band Phoenix made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and performed their hit song “1901.” I was glad they finally stopped by The Tonight Show to play for Conan and Andy, because lately it seems like they’ve been popping up everywhere else.

Earlier in the summer, the group was seen touting Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix on shows like Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and even Saturday Night Live. And just the other day I saw that they’ve been featured in a Cadillac commercial. Have they sold out? Maybe. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that “1901” is an awesome song. Besides, if Santogold (aka Santigold) can be featured in a crappy light beer commercial and still retain her credibility, then Phoenix has nothing to worry about.

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The 6 Best Musical Performances from Late Night with Conan O'Brien

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I can’t belive that it’s already been three weeks since Late Night with Conan O’Brien ended. Like millions of others across the country and around the world (Finland, I’m looking at you), I was not nearly ready for the 6’4” funnyman to go off the air. It’s not that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon isn’t funny or entertaining, it’s just that it’s not Conan. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s definitely going to take some time to get used to Jimmy and his style of comedy. So in my state of drunken-nostalgia, I put together a list of videos depicting some of the greatest musical acts that have ever appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Take a look at the list after the jump.

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