Saturday Night Live Highlights: Kit Harrington Watches the Thrones on a Mostly Enjoyable SNL

Hey, have you heard that Game of Thrones is coming to its end pretty soon? It’s pretty impossible to avoid the April 14th return (for six long episodes, anyway) of the HBO series that made labyrinthe fantasy storytelling cool by firmly rooting it in heinous body violence and frontal nudity. Everything from beer to Oreos is shilling Thrones these days, so it stands to reason that Saturday Night Live would likewise get in on the fun. In that spirit, series breakout and general know-nothing Jon Sn … Kit Harington hosted in a decent enough showing, one that kept the overall GoT references to a palatable minimum, with only the opening monologue and a single effective pre-taped sketch about HBO’s desperation to spin the show off into as many things as possible. Also, the monologue segment was mostly in the trademark SNL business of getting pops for other surprise famous people, but c’mon. Who’s ever going to get upset about seeing Samwell Tarly? [embedded content] So, Uh, About All That Joe Biden Stuff… [embedded content] I’ve written about this a lot in my share of this site’s SNL coverage, but ever since everything went tilt and Donald Trump became the goddamn President of the United States, the show has found itself at […]

Tame Impala debut new songs “Patience” and “Borderline” on SNL: Watch

Earlier this month, Tame Impala awarded patient fans with the release of their first new single in four years. On Saturday, Kevin Parker brought his Australian psych-pop outfit to SNL, where they performed “Patience” live for the time. Even more exciting, they used the occasion to debut a second new song, which fans have referred to as “Borderline”. Replay both performances below Presumambly, both tracks are taken from Tame Impala’s upcoming fourth album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2015’s Currents. (Song of the Week: Tame Impala Goes Vintage Psychedelic on “Patience”) Next up for Tame Impala? A headlining appearance at Coachella, which kick starts a busy summer on the festival circuit. See their full tour schedule below, and pick tickets up here. Tame Impala 2019 Tour Dates:04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre05/03 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival05/06 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater05/07 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach05/11 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound06/01-02 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green Festival06/06-08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival06/21-23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane […]