Monday Morning News Fix

photo by Michael Ochs

  • Sad news from California: Don Van Vliet, also known as the experimental and influential musician Captain Beefheart died on Friday from complications resulting from multiple sclerosis. He was 69. Here’s his video for “Ice Cream for Crow”:

  • The Black Keys will be SNL’s first musical guest of 2011. The show will run on January 8 and Jim Carey will host.
  • A new Beach Fossils EP is due out in February. Listen to “Calyer” here via Pitchfork.
  • Nick Cave and Grinderman have released a creepy new video for their song “Evil.” The video was directed by John Hillcoat, who also directed the film adaptation of The Road. Watch here and get ready for some nightmares:

  • Listen to the spirited new Beach House song “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun.”
  • For your late-night TV enjoyment:

Monday, December 20

Conan O’Brien – Beach House
Jay Leno – Pink Martini

Tuesday, December 21

Jay Leno – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Jimmy Kimmel – Social Distortion (R)
Tavis Smiley – Patti Smith

Wednesday, December 22

David Letterman – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Jimmy Kimmel – Brad
Carson Daly – The Walkmen (R)
Colbert Report – Patti Smith (R)

Thursday, December 23

Jimmy Fallon – Aaron Neville
Conan O’Brien – Reggie Watts

Friday, December 24

Not much happening. Merry Christmas!

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