St. Vincent Gave Memorable Performance on SNL Season Finale

The season finale of Saturday Night Live brought back several former cast favorites including host Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Seth Meyers and Kristin Wiig.

The nostalgic episode included spoofs on the Met Gala elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange, a digital short starring DJ Davvincii and a new Lonely Island track featuring Pharrell Williams.

But the best musical spots of the night came from the stunning St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, who performed “Digital Witness” and “Birth in Reverse” off her 2014 eponymous effort.

Watch the wonderfully strange clip of “Birth in Reverse” below.

Sharon Van Etten Plays New Single in a London Church

With a new album called Are We There coming out in the United States on May 27, Sharon Van Etten offered a stripped-down sneak peek at the song “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” for NME.

Van Etten teamed with Heather Woods Broderick at the Emmanuel Church in Islington, London, for the performance.  Watch the heart-wrenching clip below.

Watch Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Perform on The Current

While touring in support of January 2014′s  Wig Out at Jagbags, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks dropped by the studios of 89.3 The Current in Minnesota, where they performed the new track “Chartjunk.”

Malkmus is seen below rocking his “beat-to-hell” 1970 Guild S-100. His tech  recently told Premier Guitar that the instrument has “been through the ringer, but it’s mostly intact.”

We Are Scientists Perform New Tracks in the Guild Lounge

We Are Scientists GuildWhen New York-based indie rockers We Are Scientists were recently overseas, they stopped by the Guild Artist Showroom in London to perform a few tracks off fifth studio album TV en Français.

One of those new songs, “Make It Easy,” is a slow burner with a sunny melody when plugged in, but the group puts a great twist on it with this acoustic version.  In addition, the guys pulled out the bass-heavy “Dumb Luck.”

Enjoy the performances below and visit We Are Scientists’ official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.