Watch: Haim Conquer SNL with “The Wire”

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I saw Haim for the first time when they played the Treasure Island Music Festival last month.

I hadn’t heard the slick soul-pop of their recordings which was good because they don’t match this rock quartet live. Yeah, I did say rock quartet ’cause Haim has gone rock in a serious way.

This “Saturday Night Live” performance gives you sense of what they deliver live.

Danielle Haim — she’s in the middle with the cool red SG guitar — has a distinctive, compelling way of singing, you can really hear during this performance of “The Wire.”

Here they are on SNL performing “Don’t Save Me.”

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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