The Weekender ::: Madonna does Halftime but MIA gives it the bird, Bon Iver on SNL, Wilco on ACL and M83 on Carson Daly
Madge played her halftime show at the Indianapolis home that Peyton Manning built for this year’s Super Bowl. The hype machine that has been working around the clock (see collabos with M.I.A. and Minaj) in support of the new release from the Material Girl to be titled, “MDNA,” reached it’s pinnacle last night with a medley of treasured hits from the iconic superstar. But it looks like M.I.A. single-handedly highjacked the halftime show last night with her gratuitous crotch shot and lewd gesture to America by flipping “us” the bird. Aside from that slight hiccup and Madonna moving like she was 53 years old, all things went well. LMFAO showed up for the 15 seconds of fame and Cee-Lo did his duty of cross-promoting “the Voice” on “Just Like a Prayer” utilizing his silky smooth baritone vocals. On the football front, Justin Tuck was robbed and the MVP was given to the less obvious choice, Eli Manning.
Bon Iver snubbed the Grammys but lent a hand as musical guest on SNL, however, Kristen Wiig stole the show with her portrayal of music scene pariah, Lana Del Rey. Speaking of Del Rey, the pouty songstress stated that she might never record another album based on the commercial success of her second debut album according to NME.
Madonna Super Bowl performance
Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Dave Tollefson on Fallon right after the Super Bowl
Bon Iver “Holocene”
Bon Iver “Beth/Rest”
Weekend Update with Lana Del Rey
M83 “Steve McQueen” feat. Zola Jesus live at the Music Box
Wilco @ Austin City Limits