The 120 Minutes Archive

Welcome to The 120 Minutes Archive, the independent, critically acclaimed, definitive library of music video nostalgia.

Since 2003, we’ve been traveling through time to rediscover and preserve the legacy of MTV’s 120 Minutes, the TV series in the U.S. that brought a vast array of “alternative” music videos, artist interviews, and live performances to a diverse range of music enthusiasts across several generations.

This project seeks to capture and revisit the moments and memories from more than 25 years of Music Television.

We’ve rebuilt nearly the entire history of 120 Minutes and assembled this incredible archive from scratch, thanks to volunteer contributors like you. Inside, you’ll find the playlists and music videos for 894 episodes, spanning all the various iterations of 120 Minutes on MTV and MTV2, and Subterranean, its one-time successor.

Features  |  All Posts

Long live this awesome project  |  New  August 1, 2014 Our thanks for your support. Plus, help us survive beyond 2015.
About 120 Minutes The original series aired from 1986 to 2003. Here’s the full history.
Exit Interview Jim Shearer’s conversation with Dave Kendall and Matt Pinfield.
Series Finale Video Watch the special episode that sent off the original series in 2003.
Jim Shearer Q&A We talked to Jim Shearer about the evolution of music and MTV.

Playlists

1986-87  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

April 27, 1986host J.J. Jackson
July 13, 1986Lou Reed
September 28, 1986(playlist only)
January 25, 1987host Downtown Julie Brown
February 1, 1987(playlist only)
March 15, 1987host Downtown Julie Brown
March 22, 1987(playlist only)
April 19, 1987host Alan Hunter
May 3, 1987host Alan Hunter
May 10, 1987host Alan Hunter
July 5, 1987host Alan Hunter
August 23, 1987(playlist only)
September ?, 1987host Kevin Seal
October ?, 1987host Adam Curry
November 29, 1987host Adam Curry
December 13, 1987host Kevin Seal
December 20, 1987host Kevin Seal
December 27, 1987Mojo Nixon

1988  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 10, 1988(playlist only)
January 17, 1988(playlist only)
January 24, 1988host Kevin Seal
February ?, 1988(playlist only)
March 13, 1988host Kevin Seal
April ?, 1988(playlist only)
April 17, 1988(playlist only)
May 1, 1988host Kevin Seal
May ?, 1988(playlist only)
May ?, 1988(playlist only)
May 22, 1988Midnight Oil
June ?, 1988(playlist only)
June 12, 1988host Carolyne Heldman
July 1, 1988(playlist only)
July 8, 1988(playlist only)
July ?, 1988(playlist only)
July 31, 1988(playlist only)
August 7, 1988(playlist only)
August 21, 1988host Kevin Seal
September 18, 1988host Kevin Seal
September 25, 1988host Kevin Seal
October ?, 1988MTV College Concert
October ?, 1988(playlist only)
November 7, 1988host Kevin Seal
December 18, 1988They Might Be Giants
December 25, 1988The Sugarcubes

1989  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 1, 1989Top 20 videos of 1988
January ?, 1989(playlist only)
January 29, 1989(playlist only)
February ?, 1989host Kevin Seal
March ?, 1989(playlist only)
March ?, 1989Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
April ?, 1989(playlist only)
April 12, 1989Throwing Muses
May 21, 1989(playlist only)
May 28, 1989Tom Tom Club
June 4, 1989Marky Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone
June 11, 1989(playlist only)
June 25, 1989(playlist only)
July ?, 1989(playlist only)
August ?, 1989(playlist only)
August ?, 1989The Dead Milkmen
September 3, 1989(playlist only)
October 23, 1989(playlist only)
November 20, 1989(playlist only)
December ?, 1989(playlist only)
December 17, 1989host Dave Kendall

1990  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 21, 1990(playlist only)
January 28, 1990(playlist only)
March ?, 1990(playlist only)
April 1, 1990(playlist only)
April 8, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 15, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 22, 1990host Dave Kendall
April 29, 1990host Dave Kendall
May 13, 1990(playlist only)
May 20, 1990The Sundays
May 27, 1990Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry
June 3, 1990(playlist only)
June 17, 1990(playlist only)
July 15, 1990Iggy Pop
August 19, 1990(playlist only)
August 26, 1990(playlist only)
September 2, 1990(playlist only)
September 9, 1990(playlist only)
September 16, 1990host Dave Kendall
October 7, 1990(playlist only)
December 7, 1990(playlist only)
December 23, 1990Robert Smith of The Cure
December 30, 1990(playlist only)

1991  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 6, 1991Top 20 videos of 1990
January 23, 1991(playlist only)
April ?, 1991(playlist only)
May ?, 1991(playlist only)
June 9, 1991host Dave Kendall in Manchester
June 30, 1991Julien Cope
July 7, 1991Bernard Sumner of Electronic
July 14, 1991The Wonderstuff
July 28, 1991The Psychedelic Furs
August 11, 1991host Dave Kendall
August 18, 1991Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza
August 25, 1991Billy Bragg, Johnny Rotten, Hoodoo Gurus
September 8, 1991Robyn Hitchcock interview
September 15, 1991Carter USM
September 22, 1991Robyn Hitchcock performances
October 27, 1991(playlist only)

1992  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 5, 1992Top 20 videos of 1991
March 29, 1992Ian McCulloch
April 5, 1992Henry Rollins
April 19, 1992The Edge and Adam Clayton of U2
May 3, 1992Peter Murphy
June 7, 1992Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate
June 14, 1992Andy Partridge of XTC
June 21, 1992Curve, Nick Cave
July ?, 1992Johnny Rotten
July 26, 1992Sean Dickson of The Soup Dragons
August 2, 1992host Dave Kendall
August 9, 1992Juliana Hatfield
August 23, 1992(playlist only)
August 30, 1992(playlist only)
September 6, 1992(playlist only)
September 13, 1992(playlist only)
September 20, 1992Joey Ramone, Lemmy Kilmister
September 27, 1992Bob Mould
October 4, 1992host Dave Kendall
October 11, 1992Soul Asylum
October 18, 1992Suzanne Vega
October 25, 1992Screaming Trees, Luna
November 1, 1992(playlist only)
November 8, 1992(playlist only)
November 15, 1992(playlist only)
November 22, 1992(playlist only)
November 24, 19921992: The Alternative Year in Rock
November 29, 1992Suzanne Vega
December 6, 1992Henry Rollins
December 13, 1992Peter Gabriel
December 20, 1992Top 20 videos of 1992
December 27, 1992Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

1993  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 3, 1993Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones
January 10, 1993Dave and Karl of Soul Asylum
January 17, 1993Fred Schneider of The B-52’s
January 31, 1993Henry Rollins
February 14, 1993Robyn Hitchcock
February 28, 1993The Sundays
March 7, 1993Depeche Mode (host Matt Pinfield)
March 14, 1993They Might Be Giants
April 4, 1993Natalie Merchant
April 11, 1993Thurston Moore
June 6, 1993Brett and Bernard of Suede
June 13, 1993Bob Mould of Sugar
June 20, 1993PJ Harvey
June 27, 1993Lollapalooza
July 25, 1993Urge Overkill
August 1, 1993Juliana Hatfield
August ?, 1993Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy
September 5, 1993They Might Be Giants
September 12, 1993The Breeders
September 19, 1993Robert Smith of The Cure
September 26, 1993host Lewis Largent
October 3, 1993Nirvana, Buffalo Tom
December 7, 1993Luscious Jackson
December 14, 1993The Connells

1994  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 2, 1994Top 20 videos of 1993
January 30, 1994host Lewis Largent
February 20, 1994Gavin Convention
March 6, 1994Primal Scream, George Clinton
April 3, 1994Pavement, Possum Dixon
April 10, 1994Nick Cave
May 29, 1994Beastie Boys
June 5, 1994Juliana Hatfield
June 12, 1994Elvis Costello
June 19, 1994Frank Black
July 10, 1994Billy Corgan at Lollapalooza
July 17, 1994Cracker
July 24, 1994Justin and Dean of Luna
July 31, 1994MC 900 ft. Jesus
August 7, 1994L7 and Maggie Estep at Lollapalooza
August 14, 1994Richard Butler of Love Spit Love
August 21, 1994Henry Rollins
August 28, 1994Bad Religion
September 4, 1994Bob Mould, Lou Barlow
September 18, 1994host Lewis Largent
September 25, 1994Grant Lee Buffalo
October 2, 1994Liz Phair, Casey Rice
October 9, 1994They Might Be Giants
November 13, 1994Michael Stipe
November 27, 1994Nina and Louise of Veruca Salt

1995  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 29, 1995Bush
February ?, 1995Hole
March ?, 1995The Cranberries
March ?, 1995Bush
March ?, 1995Ween
March 30, 1995Matthew Sweet
April 23, 1995Donal Logue
April 30, 1995Mike Watt
May 14, 1995Faith No More
May 21, 1995Henry Rollins, Jerry Lee Lewis
May 28, 1995Peter Murphy
June 4, 1995Better Than Ezra
June 18, 1995Jeff Buckley, Michael Tighe
June 25, 1995Catherine Wheel
July 2, 1995Live performances
July 9, 1995Babes in Toyland
July 16, 1995Buffalo Tom
July 23, 1995Jill Sobule, Brad Jones
July 30, 1995Filter
August 6, 1995Matt Sharp and Pat Wilson of Weezer
August 13, 1995Spearhead
August 20, 1995Tripping Daisy
August 27, 1995Soul Asylum
September 3, 1995Reading Festival
September 10, 1995Alanis Morissette
September 17, 1995David Bowie, Trent Reznor
September 24, 1995Blind Melon
October 1, 1995Charlatans UK
October 8, 1995(playlist only)
October 15, 1995Oasis (Matt Pinfield’s official debut)
October 22, 1995(playlist only)
November 5, 1995Meat Puppets, Jerry Cantrell
November 19, 1995Rancid
November 26, 1995Rocket from the Crypt
December 10, 1995Superchunk
December 17, 1995Best of 1995

1996  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 7, 1996(playlist only)
January 21, 1996Tori Amos
January 28, 1996Live performances
February 4, 1996No Doubt, For Squirrels
February 25, 1996host Matt Pinfield
March 3, 1996Lou Reed
March 10, 1996Stabbing Westward
March 17, 1996Frank Black
March 24, 1996Radiohead, Folk Implosion
March 31, 199610th anniversary: Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 14, 1996Marilyn Manson
April 21, 1996Bad Religion, Primus
April 28, 1996Jewel
May 5, 1996Paul Westerberg, Goldfinger
May 12, 1996The Verve Pipe
May 19, 1996Soundgarden
May 26, 1996Bob Mould
June 2, 1996Afghan Whigs, Donal Logue
June 16, 1996Cracker, The Refreshments
June 23, 1996Gravity Kills, Hayden
June 30, 1996Superdrag
July 7, 1996Magnapop
July 14, 1996The Cure
July 21, 1996Nada Surf, Electronic
July 28, 1996Butthole Surfers
August 4, 1996Sweet Relief II
August 11, 1996311, Girls Against Boys
August 25, 1996Stabbing Westward, Sex Pistols
September 1, 1996host Matt Pinfield
September 8, 1996No Doubt
September 15, 1996host Matt Pinfield
September 29, 1996120 Minutes of Nothing
October 20, 1996Sebadoh
October 27, 1996Fiona Apple
December ?, 1996Live performances
December 8, 1996Cake, Chemical Brothers
December 15, 1996Luscious Jackson
December 22, 1996KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

1997  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 26, 1997Bjork, Fountains of Wayne
February ?, 1997Beck, Live
February ?, 1997Scratchie Records, Fountains of Wayne
March 30, 1997Mighty Mighty Bosstones
April 6, 1997Henry Rollins, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
April 13, 1997Matthew Sweet, Squirrel Nut Zippers
April 20, 1997Morphine
April 27, 1997host Matt Pinfield
May 4, 1997Silverchair, Ben Folds Five
May 11, 1997The Verve Pipe
May 18, 1997Meredith Brooks
May 25, 1997(playlist only)
June 15, 1997Radiohead, Tricky
June 22, 1997Oasis, Primus
June 29, 1997Tool, That Dog, Ryan Downe
July 6, 1997Faith No More, MxPx
July 13, 1997host Matt Pinfield
July 20, 1997host Matt Pinfield
July 27, 1997Fiona Apple, Manbreak
August 3, 1997Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth
August 10, 1997Seahorses, Mansun
August 17, 1997Live, Meredith Brooks
August 24, 1997Dandy Warhols
August 31, 1997311
September 7, 1997(playlist only)
September 14, 1997(playlist only)
September 21, 1997Ani DiFranco, Radiohead videography
September 28, 1997host Matt Pinfield
October 5, 1997Blink 182
October 12, 1997host Matt Pinfield
October 19, 1997Buck-O-Nine, Primus
October 26, 1997Chumbawamba, Goldfinger
November 2, 1997Jane’s Addiction
November 16, 1997Green Day, Richard Butler
November 23, 1997Everclear, Cornershop
November 30, 1997host Matt Pinfield
December 7, 1997Moby
December 14, 1997host Matt Pinfield
December 21, 1997Marcy Playground
December 28, 1997Best of 1997

1998  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January ?, 1998host Matt Pinfield
January 25, 1998host Matt Pinfield
March 1, 1998Hum
March 8, 1998Our Lady Peace, Loreena McKennitt
April ?, 1998Noel Gallagher
April ?, 1998Semisonic, Bran Van 3000
April ?, 1998Scott Weiland, Mary Lou Lord
April ?, 1998Stabbing Westward
May ?, 1998Third Eye Blind, Eve 6
May 17, 1998Soul Asylum
May 24, 1998Urge, Fuel
June 14, 1998Tibetan Freedom Concert
July 12, 1998Jarvis Cocker of Pulp
July 19, 1998Jerry Cantrell, Harvey Danger
July 26, 1998Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Esthero
August 2, 1998Monster Magnet
August 9, 1998Warped Tour
August 16, 1998Eagle Eye Cherry
August 23, 1998host Jancee Dunn
August 30, 1998Crystal Method
September 13, 1998Rob Zombie
September 20, 1998host Matt Pinfield
September 27, 1998Goo Goo Dolls
October 4, 1998Korn
October 11, 1998R.E.M.
October 18, 1998Liz Phair, Morcheeba
October 25, 1998Dicky Barrett, Reel Big Fish
November 8, 1998Depeche Mode
November 15, 1998Semisonic, Shawn Mullins
November 22, 1998Cake, Everlast
November 29, 1998The Cardigans, Placebo
December 6, 1998The Fly, Henry Rollins
December 13, 1998The Offspring, Kid Rock
December 20, 1998Limp Bizkit, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

1999  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 3, 1999host Matt Pinfield
January 10, 1999Dicky Barrett of Mighty Mighty Bosstones
January 31, 1999Sugar Ray
February 7, 1999Alanis Morissette, Orgy
February 21, 1999Blondie, Lenny Kravitz
February 28, 1999Deftones
March 7, 1999Afghan Whigs
March 14, 1999Korn
March 28, 1999Rufus Wainwright, Marvelous 3
April 4, 1999Harvey Danger, Blur
April 11, 1999Mike Ness, Lo Fidelity Allstars
April 18, 1999host Matt Pinfield
April 25, 1999Buckcherry, Lit
May 9, 1999Ben Folds Five, The Cranberries
May 16, 1999Radiohead
May 23, 1999Robbie Williams, Beth Orton
June ?, 1999Ben Lee
June 27, 1999host Matt Pinfield
July 11, 1999Luscious Jackson
July 18, 1999Blink 182
August 1, 1999Digital Club Festival
August 8, 1999Anthony Kiedis, Dido

2000  |  MTV  |  120 Minutes

January 9, 2000host Chris Booker
January 23, 2000Moby
January 30, 2000The Get Up Kids
February 6, 2000host Chris Booker
March 5, 2000(playlist only)
March 12, 2000Aimee Mann
March 19, 2000(playlist only)
April 2, 2000Incubus
April 9, 2000(playlist only)
April 30, 2000No Doubt
May 7, 2000(playlist only)
June 4, 2000(no host or guests)
June 11, 2000(no host or guests, last regular episode on MTV)
September 3, 2000LOUD Rocks (last episode on MTV)

2001  |  MTV2  |  120 Minutes

October 7, 2001host Jancee Dunn
October 14, 2001Remy Zero
October 21, 2001Kenna
October 28, 2001Butthole Surfers
November 4, 2001Stereophonics
November 11, 2001Chemical Brothers
November 18, 2001host Chris Booker
November 25, 2001International Noise Conspiracy
December 2, 2001host Chris Booker
December 9, 2001Pete Yorn
December 16, 2001Starsailor

2002  |  MTV2  |  120 Minutes

January 20, 2002host Chris Booker
January 27, 2002host Chris Booker
February 3, 2002MTV2 for 2
February 10, 2002host Jim Shearer
February 17, 2002host Jim Shearer
February 24, 2002Neil Finn
March 3, 2002host Jim Shearer
March 10, 2002host Jim Shearer
March 17, 2002host Jim Shearer
March 24, 2002host Jim Shearer
March 31, 2002host Jim Shearer
April 7, 2002Clinic
April 14, 2002host Jim Shearer
April 21, 2002host Jim Shearer
April 28, 2002B.R.M.C.
May 5, 2002host Jim Shearer
May 12, 2002host Jim Shearer
June 2, 2002The Promise Ring
June 9, 2002host Jim Shearer
June 16, 2002host Jim Shearer
June 23, 2002host Jim Shearer
June 30, 2002host Jim Shearer
July 14, 2002host Jim Shearer
July 21, 2002Neil Finn
July 28, 2002Ash
August 4, 2002Badly Drawn Boy
August 11, 2002The Breeders
August 18, 2002Coldplay
September 1, 2002host Jim Shearer
September 8, 2002Sonic Youth
September 15, 2002Trail of Dead
September 22, 2002host Jim Shearer
October 6, 2002Super Furry Animals
October 13, 2002Liars
October 20, 2002Underworld
October 27, 2002Dashboard Confessional
November 3, 2002David Gray
November 10, 2002Beck
November 17, 2002Rhett Miller
December 1, 2002Interpol
December 8, 2002Apples In Stereo
December 15, 2002Queens of the Stone Age
December 22, 2002Ours
December 29, 2002Luna

2003  |  MTV2  |  120 Minutes

January 5, 2003host Jim Shearer
January 12, 2003host Jim Shearer
January 19, 2003Division of Laura Lee
January 26, 2003The Soundtrack of Our Lives
February 2, 2003Josh Rouse
February 16, 2003Morcheeba
February 23, 2003The Flaming Lips
March 2, 2003Sahara Hotnights
March 9, 2003Fischerspooner
March 23, 2003The Streets
March 30, 2003Blur (from SXSW)
April 6, 2003Folk Implosion
April 13, 2003Spoon
April 20, 2003Ben Kweller
April 27, 2003Tegan and Sara
May 4, 2003Series Finale: Dave Kendall, Matt Pinfield

2003  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

May 9, 2003Series Premiere: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
May 16, 2003Jesse Malin
May 23, 2003The Sounds
May 30, 2003Longwave
June 6, 2003Nada Surf, Subterranean UK
June 13, 2003Bright Eyes
June 20, 2003EL-P
June 27, 2003Earlimart
July 4, 2003Ted Leo
July 11, 2003host Jim Shearer, Subterranean UK
July 18, 2003The New Pornographers
July 25, 2003Siren Music Festival
August 1, 2003Dave Gahan, Subterranean UK
August 8, 2003"E" of Eels
August 15, 2003(no host or guests)
August 29, 2003Guster
September 5, 2003Kenna
September 12, 2003Kings of Leon
September 19, 2003The Dandy Warhols
September 26, 2003The Chemical Brothers
October 3, 2003Ben Lee
October 10, 2003Super Furry Animals, Subterranean UK
October 17, 2003Ima Robot
October 24, 2003The Shins
October 31, 2003Travis
November 7, 2003The Thrills
November 14, 2003Radiohead, Subterranean UK
November 21, 2003The Darkness
November 28, 2003Sofia Coppola
December 5, 2003Elefant
December 12, 2003The Rapture
December 19, 2003Best of 2003, Subterranean UK

2004  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 2, 2004Blue October
January 11, 2004Atmosphere
January 18, 2004host Jim Shearer
January 25, 2004host Jim Shearer
February 1, 2004The Crystal Method
February 8, 2004Starsailor
February 15, 2004Death Cab For Cutie
February 22, 2004Dizzee Rascal
February 29, 2004Beck
March 7, 2004The Von Bondies, Subterranean UK
March 14, 2004The Strokes
March 21, 2004Stellastarr*
March 28, 2004The Darkness (repeat)
April 2, 2004The Polyphonic Spree, British Sea Power
April 9, 2004The Stills, Pretty Girls Make Graves
April 16, 2004Sam Roberts, Modest Mouse
April 23, 2004Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol
May 2, 2004Air
May 9, 2004Peaches
May 16, 2004Secret Machines
May 23, 2004The Features
May 30, 2004Bumblebeez 81
June 6, 2004Sonic Youth
June 13, 2004Ben Kweller
June 20, 2004Ambulance Ltd.
June 27, 2004PJ Harvey
July 4, 2004The Fire Theft
July 11, 2004The Streets
July 18, 2004The Walkmen
July 25, 2004The Hives
August 1, 2004Muse
August 8, 2004TV on the Radio
August 15, 2004The Veils
August 22, 2004Jesse Malin
August 29, 2004Secret Machines (repeat)
September 5, 2004Shortlist Music Prize #1
September 12, 2004host Jim Shearer
September 19, 2004Snow Patrol
September 26, 2004Sam Roberts
October 3, 2004Shortlist Music Prize #2
October 10, 2004Keane
October 17, 2004Interpol
October 24, 2004Rilo Kiley
October 31, 2004Clinic
November 7, 2004The Dandy Warhols
November 14, 2004French Kicks
November 21, 2004Shortlist Music Prize #3
November 28, 2004Razorlight
December 5, 2004Dogs Die In Hot Cars
December 12, 2004Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
December 19, 2004Le Tigre
December 26, 2004Best of 2004

2005  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 2, 2005host Jim Shearer
January 9, 2005host Jim Shearer
January 16, 2005Kings of Leon
January 23, 2005Tegan and Sara
January 30, 2005The Kills
February 6, 2005Radio 4
February 13, 2005The Zutons
February 27, 2005The Music
March 6, 2005Kasabian
March 13, 2005Futureheads
March 20, 2005Ian Brown
March 27, 2005Death From Above 1979
April 3, 2005The Dears
April 10, 2005Phoenix
April 17, 2005Bloc Party
April 24, 2005M83
May 1, 2005Louis XIV
May 8, 2005Secret Machines
May 15, 2005The Dead 60s
May 22, 2005Thievery Corporation
May 29, 2005M.I.A.
June 5, 2005Gorillaz
June 12, 2005Shout Out Louds
June 19, 2005The Helio Sequence
June 26, 2005Sleater-Kinney
July 10, 2005Regina Spektor
July 17, 2005Brendan Benson
July 24, 2005Siren Music Festival
July 31, 2005Mike Doughty
August 7, 2005Ben Lee
August 14, 2005Saul Williams
August 21, 2005The National
August 28, 2005Death Cab For Cutie
September 11, 2005Fred Armisen
September 18, 2005Of Montreal
September 25, 2005LCD Soundsystem
October 2, 2005The Cloud Room
October 9, 2005Sons and Daughters
October 16, 2005The New Pornographers
October 23, 2005Longwave
October 30, 2005Nada Surf
November 6, 2005Stellastarr*
November 13, 2005The Sun
November 20, 2005The Black Keys
November 27, 2005host Jim Shearer
December 4, 2005The Magic Numbers
December 11, 2005World Leader Pretend
December 18, 2005Pinback

2006  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 8, 2006Morningwood
January 14, 2006We Are Scientists
January 22, 2006Cat Power
January 29, 2006Tom Vek
February 5, 2006Chad VanGaalen
February 12, 2006Feist
February 19, 2006The Honorary Title
February 26, 2006David Cross
March 5, 2006Yeah Yeah Yeahs
March 12, 2006Silver Jews
March 19, 2006Hot Chip
March 26, 2006SXSW 2006
April 2, 2006Editors
April 9, 2006The Flaming Lips
April 16, 2006Death Cab For Cutie
April 23, 2006Mates of State
April 30, 2006The Gossip
May 7, 2006Eagles of Death Metal
May 14, 2006Phoenix
May 21, 2006Irving
May 28, 2006Secret Machines
June 4, 2006Gnarls Barkley
June 11, 2006host Jim Shearer
June 18, 2006Jamie Lidell
June 25, 2006Band of Horses
July 2, 2006Islands
July 9, 2006The Streets
July 16, 2006Sound Team
July 23, 2006Murs
July 30, 2006Be Your Own Pet
August 6, 2006Muse
August 13, 2006Sonic Youth
August 20, 2006Dirty Pretty Things
August 27, 2006VMA winners
September 3, 2006The New Pornographers
September 10, 2006Scissor Sisters
September 17, 2006Gothic Box
September 24, 2006TV on the Radio
October 1, 2006Regina Spektor
October 15, 2006Silversun Pickups
October 22, 2006Sean Lennon
October 29, 2006Imogen Heap
November 5, 2006Beck
November 12, 2006The Rapture
November 19, 2006Noel Gallagher
November 26, 2006The Horrors
December 3, 2006Dirty on Purpose
December 10, 2006Robert Smith of The Cure
December 17, 2006Best of 2006 (last MTV2 studio episode)

2007  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 7, 2007The Thermals
January 14, 2007The Black Keys
January 21, 2007host Jim Shearer
January 28, 2007The Shins
February 4, 2007host Jim Shearer
February 11, 2007Matt and Kim
February 27, 2007PLUG Awards (last Jim Shearer episode)
March 5, 2007(no host or guests)
March 12, 2007(no host or guests)
March 19, 2007Klaxons
March 26, 2007(no host or guests)
April 2, 2007(no host or guests)
April 9, 2007Ted Leo
April 16, 2007LCD Soundsystem
April 23, 2007Grizzly Bear
April 30, 2007Ladies’ night
May 7, 2007Secondhand Serenade
May 14, 2007(no host or guests)
May 21, 2007(no host or guests)
June 4, 2007(no host or guests)
June 11, 2007(no host or guests)
June 18, 2007(no host or guests)
June 25, 2007(no host or guests)
July 2, 2007Bonnaroo #1
July 9, 2007Bonnaroo #2
July 16, 2007The Knife
July 23, 2007(no host or guests)
July 30, 2007Interpol
August 6, 2007Voxtrot
August 13, 2007Arctic Monkeys
August 20, 2007This Is Next
August 27, 2007Yeah Yeah Yeahs
September 10, 2007(no host or guests)
September 17, 2007Tegan and Sara
September 24, 2007(no host or guests)
October 1, 2007Bjork
October 8, 2007(no host or guests)
October 15, 2007(no host or guests)
October 22, 2007(no host or guests)
October 29, 2007(no host or guests)
November 5, 2007The Cool Kids
November 12, 2007(no host or guests)
November 19, 2007Britpop videos
December 3, 2007(no host or guests)
December 10, 2007Vampire Weekend
December 17, 2007Best of 2007
December 24, 2007Holiday videos
December 31, 2007(no host or guests)

2008  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 7, 2008Virtual Lower East Side #1
January 14, 2008Virtual Lower East Side #2
January 21, 2008Virtual Lower East Side #3
January 28, 2008Virtual Lower East Side #4
February 4, 2008Mod Rocket
February 11, 2008(no host or guests)
February 18, 2008(no host or guests)
February 25, 2008Chris Walla
March 3, 2008(no host or guests)
March 10, 2008(no host or guests)
March 17, 2008(no host or guests)
March 24, 2008Spankin’ New videos
March 31, 2008(no host or guests)
April 7, 2008(no host or guests)
April 14, 2008(no host or guests)
April 21, 2008Last Shadow Puppets
April 28, 2008Viewer requests
May 5, 2008Santogold
May 12, 2008(no host or guests)
May 19, 2008Portishead
June 2, 2008(no host or guests)
June 9, 2008Los Campesinos!
June 16, 2008(no host or guests)
June 23, 2008M83
June 30, 2008The Kooks
July 5, 2008MGMT
July 12, 2008Sub Pop videos
July 19, 2008(no host or guests)
July 26, 2008(no host or guests)
August 2, 2008(no host or guests)
August 9, 2008(no host or guests)
August 16, 2008(no host or guests)
August 23, 2008(no host or guests)
August 30, 2008The Black Keys
September 12, 2008Ra Ra Riot
September 19, 2008(no host or guests)
September 26, 2008Does It Offend You, Yeah?
October 3, 2008The Jesus and Mary Chain
October 10, 2008Noah and the Whale
October 17, 2008The Cool Kids
October 24, 2008Matt and Kim
October 31, 2008Cold War Kids
November 7, 2008Lykke Li, Deerhoof
November 14, 2008Okkervil River
November 21, 2008Tokyo Police Club
December 5, 2008(no host or guests)
December 12, 2008TV on the Radio
December 19, 2008Best of 2008

2009  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 9, 2009(no host or guests)
January 16, 2009(no host or guests)
January 23, 2009Flosstradamus, Caroline Polachek
January 30, 2009(no host or guests)
February 6, 2009(no host or guests)
February 13, 2009(no host or guests)
February 20, 2009M83
February 27, 2009Kuroma
March 6, 2009Colin Munroe
March 13, 2009Friendly Fires
March 20, 2009Anya Marina
March 27, 2009Black Lips
April 3, 2009Razorlight
April 10, 2009The Duke Spirit
April 17, 2009PJ Harvey
April 24, 2009Matt and Kim
May 1, 2009Plushgun
May 8, 2009Silversun Pickups
May 15, 2009Audrye Sessions
May 22, 2009Manchester Orchestra
May 29, 2009Cage
June 7, 2009Depeche Mode
June 14, 2009Tinted Windows
June 18, 2009Tapes ’n Tapes
June 25, 2009Mason Jennings
July 2, 2009Asobi Seksu
July 9, 2009Cut Copy
July 19, 2009Doves
July 26, 2009Peter Bjorn and John
August 2, 2009Phoenix
August 9, 2009Band of Skulls
August 16, 2009The Dead Weather
August 23, 2009Jet
August 30, 2009Passion Pit
September 6, 2009Metric
September 13, 2009The Noisettes
September 20, 2009The Big Pink
September 27, 2009Chairlift
October 4, 2009The Raveonettes
October 11, 2009Jay Reatard
October 18, 2009Amazing Baby
October 25, 2009Holy Ghost!
November 1, 2009Air
November 8, 2009The Cliks
November 15, 2009Gossip
November 22, 2009Julian Plenti
November 29, 2009Cassettes Won’t Listen
December 6, 2009Chromeo
December 13, 2009Weezer
December 20, 2009Rufus Wainwright
December 27, 200930 Seconds to Mars

2010  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 10, 2010Vampire Weekend
February 7, 2010Monsters of Folk
February 21, 2010Noah and the Whale
March 2, 2010Solid Gold
March 7, 2010Hot Chip
March 14, 2010Sea Wolf
April 11, 2010Peaches
April 18, 2010Mumford & Sons
April 25, 2010Tech N9ne
May 11, 2010Mayer Hawthorne
May 18, 2010(no host or guests)
May 25, 2010Disco Biscuits
June 8, 2010Two Door Cinema Club
June 15, 2010Voodoo Farm
June 22, 2010(no host or guests)
June 29, 2010(no host or guests)
July 5, 2010(no host or guests)
July 13, 2010Kele
July 20, 2010Hot Hot Heat
August 4, 2010(no host or guests)
August 11, 2010(no host or guests)
August 18, 2010(no host or guests)
August 25, 2010(no host or guests)
September 1, 2010(no host or guests)
September 8, 2010(no host or guests)
September 15, 2010(no host or guests)
September 22, 2010(no host or guests)
September 29, 2010The Young Veins
October 13, 2010(no host or guests)
October 20, 2010(no host or guests)
October 27, 2010(no host or guests)
November 3, 2010Chief
November 10, 2010(no host or guests)
November 17, 2010(no host or guests)
November 24, 2010(no host or guests)
December 1, 2010(no host or guests)
December 8, 2010(no host or guests)
December 22, 2010(no host or guests)

2011  |  MTV2  |  Subterranean

January 19, 2011Cast of Skins
January 26, 2011(no host or guests)
February 2, 2011(no host or guests)
February 9, 2011(no host or guests)
February 16, 2011(no host or guests)
February 23, 2011(no host or guests)
March 2, 2011(no host or guests)
March 9, 2011Graffiti6
March 16, 2011Dropkick Murphys
March 23, 2011Sky Ferreira
April 6, 2011Cake
April 13, 2011Atmosphere
April 20, 2011AWOLNATION
April 27, 2011(no host or guests)
May 4, 2011(no host or guests)
May 18, 2011(no host or guests)
May 25, 2011Friendly Fires
June 1, 2011Royal Bangs
June 8, 2011(no host or guests)
June 29, 2011The Wombats
July 27, 2011(no host or guests)
August 3, 2011(no host or guests)
August 10, 2011(no host or guests)
August 17, 2011VMA performances
September 7, 2011(no host or guests)
September 14, 2011(no host or guests, last episode)

2011  |  MTV2  |  120 Minutes

July 30, 2011Dave Grohl, Sleigh Bells, PJ Harvey...
August 27, 2011Beady Eye, The Kills, Mumford & Sons...
September 28, 2011Noel Gallagher, My Morning Jacket...
October 26, 2011Mates of State, Low, Iron & Wine, Bush...
November 18, 2011Portugal. The Man, Jonathan Davis
November 25, 2011St. Vincent, Chromeo
December 2, 2011The Kooks, Noel Gallagher, Hold Steady...
December 9, 2011Deer Tick, Tegan and Sara
December 16, 2011Waters, Alabama Shakes, Black Keys...
December 30, 2011Best of 2011

2012-13  |  MTV2  |  120 Minutes

January 6, 2012Alabama Shakes
January 13, 2012Florence & The Machine
January 20, 2012Girls, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate
January 27, 2012Lana Del Rey, fun., Scars on 45
February 3, 2012The Shins, Akron/Family, Chairlift
February 10, 201254th Grammy Awards
February 17, 2012Gotye, Die Antwoord and Alexander Wang
February 24, 2012Class Actress, Maynard James Keenan...
March 2, 2012Oberhofer, Keepaway, White Rabbits
March 9, 2012Exitmusic, James Mercer, Atlas Genius...
March 16, 2012mtvU Woodie Awards
March 23, 2012Imagine Dragons, Simone Felice
March 30, 2012Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs
April 7, 2012Sleeper Agent
April 14, 2012Friends, Danny Brown
April 21, 2012Fake Problems, White Denim
April 28, 2012Ed Sheeran, The Cribs
May 4, 2012Kurt Cobain tribute
May 11, 2012Steve “Hank” Henry of Wormburner
May 18, 2012(no host or guests)
May 25, 2012(no host or guests)
June 1, 2012(no host or guests)
June 8, 2012(no host or guests)
June 15, 2012(no host or guests)
June 22, 2012(no host or guests)
June 29, 2012(no host or guests)
July 6, 2012Female musicians
July 13, 2012(no host or guests)
July 20, 2012(no host or guests)
July 27, 2012(no host or guests)
August 3, 2012(no host or guests)
August 10, 2012(no host or guests)
August 17, 2012(no host or guests)
August 24, 2012(no host or guests)
August 31, 2012Serj Tankian
September 7, 2012(no host or guests)
September 14, 2012(no host or guests)
September 21, 2012Green Day
September 28, 2012(no host or guests)
October 5, 2012(no host or guests)
October 12, 2012(no host or guests)
October 19, 2012(no host or guests)
October 26, 2012(no host or guests)
November 9, 20122012 MTV Europe Music Awards
November 16, 2012(no host or guests)
November 23, 2012(no host or guests)
November 30, 2012(no host or guests)
December 7, 2012(no host or guests)
December 14, 2012(no host or guests)
December 21, 2012(no host or guests)
January 18, 2013(no host or guests)
January 25, 2013(no host or guests, last episode)

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