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Watch HAIM Perform On 'Saturday Night Live'

HAIM Saturday Night LiveIt wasn’t that long ago that we were announcing HAIM‘s 2014 North American tour dates. But for the Los Angeles based trio, this past weekend provided another landmark event ” their debut on Saturday Night Live. The episode saw the band performing “The Wire” before kicking it up a notch with “Don’t Save Me” and finally appearing in a clever, albeit slightly odd sketch featuring The Outfield’s “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight,” with Hunger Games star and SNL host, Josh Hutcherson. Check out both performances along with the sketch right here.

 

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HAIM Announce 2014 North American Tour

For the ladies of HAIM, 2013 has been a pretty wild ride. Exploding onto the scene earlier in the year with their debut release, Days Are Gone, the trio has just announced a North American tour that runs from April to May of 2014. The 17-city tour will see stops in San Francisco, Nashville, Boston, and Minneapolis, before finishing up in Vancouver on May 24. Tickets go on sale November 22 but you can catch the band this weekend on Saturday Night Live, hosted by Josh Hutcherson. Check out dates below. (more…)

Daft Punk Tease Pharrell Collaboration

Electronica legends Daft Punk continued their unique marketing approach this weekend by teasing yet another new song in the commercials during Saturday Night Live.

Marking at least the third time such an event has happened in the last two months, the latest commercial from Daft Punk teases a collaborative track with music superstar Pharrell. The song, titled “Get Lucky,” has a high-gloss 70’s funk feel, and the visual match with a flat black background and overly shiny outfits. You can view the clip below.

Of all the new music to be teased by Daft Punk thus far, “Get Lucky” is without a doubt the most intriguing to surface as of yet. The hook is instantly catchy, the music makes you want to dance, and it seems safe to assume a full video already exists. The only question is, when will it be released in full? (more…)

In Case You Missed It: Watch Justin Timberlake's SNL Performances

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake to the promotional efforts for his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience to the stage of Saturday Night Live over the weekend and this morning we have the performances streaming right here on OurStage!

Filling in as both host and musical guest, Timberlake performed “Suit & Tie” and new song “Mirrors” on the historical New York soundstage. Both renditions went off without a hitch, and if you ask us Timberlake once again proved why he’s the best in the business. You can view his performances below. (more…)

The Lumineers Perform On Saturday Night Live

Between the recent success of Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and now Denver-based act, The Lumineers, folk music has been making some pretty big waves lately. And with reason – after all, there’s something undeniably catchy and perhaps even endearing about tracks like The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey.”

Performing last weekend on the Saturday Night Live stage at NBC’s famed studio 8H, The Lumineers performed “Ho Hey,” along with a new track called, “Stubborn Love.” As catchy as their previous hit (dare we say more so?), it’s just a matter of time before you’ll hear “Stubborn Love” circulating radio stations across the nation. You can check out both performances right here.

If you like The Lumineers check out OurStage artist Darlingside.

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fun. Perform "Some Nights" & "Carry On" For SNL

From all we’ve seen and heard of fun., their live performances kill it. When it was announced they’d be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for Nov. 3, we couldn’t wait. Their song choices? You guessed it: Radio success Some Nights, along with the newly released music video track, Carry On.

Although fun. kept the energy high with both performances, vocals on Some Nights, fell flat in sections and those used to chanting along with the recorded sound might be in for a bit of a shock. Carry On faired much better, with strong vocals and stellar performances by the entire band, ending their SNL debut on a high note.

You can check out both performances right here.

If you like fun. check out OurStage artist Matt Springfield.

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Live Wired [Review]: Jack's Mannequin And Guster

Last Friday was a perfect summer night and thus the best evening atmosphere anyone could imagine for a concert. The Bank of America Pavilion was packed with people of all ages who were treated to a night of great music while watching the sun go down over the water. It was the end of the first week of the Guster and Jack’s Mannequin co-headlining tour and this show was certainly full of special moments and surprises.

Ra Ra Riot kicked off the show as concertgoers were filing into the venue, many intrigued and entertained by the opening act. An indie pop band hailing from New York, the group set the tone for the rest of the show, putting everyone in a good mood with their laid-back but fun music. One of the highlights of their set was their performance of “Too Dramatic”, which showed off the band’s use of violin and cello in their songs.

By the time Jack’s Mannequin took the stage, the crowd was full and on their feet in anticipation. Exactly a year after front man Andrew McMahon was in town playing a Something Corporate reunion show, he was back with his current band, on the verge of releasing their third album. They started off by getting everyone dancing and singing along to their biggest hit to date, “The Mixed Tape”. The band treated the crowd to three new songs from their upcoming album People & Things, including one called “Amelia Jean” which they had never played before. Their performance of “Bruised” kept the crowd going halfway through the set and emphasized the great dynamic between Andrew and the backup vocals of guitar player Bobby Anderson who provides beautiful harmonies. Ending the set after getting to play for over an hour, they chose to play their catchy sing-a-long tune, “La La Lie”. McMahon showed off his harmonica playing skills to the delight of the audience, and jumped off of his piano onto the stage like a rock star.

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