(NBC) The season finale of Parks and Recreation featured a stunning number of cameos, including everyone from Michelle Obama to Jon Hamm. The majority of the special guests were featured during a "Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert," which included performances by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Letters to Cleo (yes, they're still together — and Ben Wyatt loves them), the Decembrists, and Ginuwine.
Those who've been following the show for a while know that they've been setting the stage for a...Read Full Story
(A&E)Game of Thrones may have stolen the television spotlight on Sunday evening, but before that there were some excellent musical moments on a handful of television dramas. The music supervisors for these shows are really on top of their respective games. 1. "Bad for My Body," Deap Vally - Bates MotelNorman Bates got his party on to these riffs, featured on Deap Vally's debut studio album Sistrionix. If his mother only knew the trouble that he gets into!2. "Boys in the Wood," Black Lips...Read Full Story
(CBS)If you're a How I Met Your Mother fan, there's a good chance the show completely broke your heart last week. But at least there's a silver lining: Great music! Revisit the winning track from the season finale, as well as other notable TV tunes.1. "Heaven," The Walkmen - How I Met Your MotherRegardless of how the series finale of How I Met Your Mother made you feel, the song that accompanied the shocking final moments was a brilliant and most fitting choice. Seriously. No spoilers, just...Read Full Story
(HBO)This week's roundup of the best music on television includes a starkly beautiful tune by an American Idol alum, a T Bone Burnett masterpiece, and a rap by Lena Dunham and company. It was a really good week.1. "Blackbird's Song," Lee DeWyze - The Walking DeadSunday night's episode of The Walking Dead featured some truly excellent music — including a song performed by one of the characters (Beth, played by real life singer-songwriter Emily Kinney sang Waxahatchee's "Be Good"). But it was...Read Full Story
(HBO)There was a lot of heavy stuff happening on television last week, and much of it accompanied by brilliant music. These music supervisors are totally on top of their game.Here are the songs that caught our attention in the past several days.1. "You're Breaking My Heart," Harry Nilsson - GirlsGirls music supervisor Manish Raval promised in an interview a few weeks ago that a future episode would very prominently feature a Harry Nilsson song, and on Sunday night that actually happened...Read Full Story