Weekend Highlight: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at MSG and on Conan

So it’s Friday afternoon and we’re just about blogged out, but we couldn’t leave you without a little YouTube treat to jump start your weekend. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the seminal Australian/British rock band, is playing tomorrow night at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, a highly anticipated follow-up to the band’s rare performance in March at the 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards. They’re also the musical guest this evening on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. If you are at all a seasonal musical listener, much of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds repertoire is the perfect soundtrack for fall—dark, brooding, often sinister, but in a clever literary-ballad sort of way. So, we leave you with a few video clips, newer (above) and older (below), and also a few from Mr. Cave’s early-80s band, The Birthday Party. Enjoy!