2006 | MTV2 | Subterranean

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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)
 January 8, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Morningwood
Album: Morningwood
 January 14, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: We Are Scientists
Album: With Love And Squalor
This show aired Saturday night (early Sunday morning) at 4 AM ET. For what it's worth, we don't know why.
 January 22, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Cat Power
Album: The Greatest
MTV2 screwed up and aired the first segment with Jim from last week. However, the rest of the show was new.
 January 29, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Tom Vek
Album: We Have Sound
 February 5, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Chad VanGaalen
Album: Infiniheart
 February 12, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Feist
Album: Let It Die
 February 19, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Honorary Title
Album: Anything Else But The Truth
Not only did this episode air at 5 AM ET, but MTV2 also failed to provide title and artist information for most of the videos.
 February 26, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: David Cross
 March 5, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Album: Show Your Bones
 March 12, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Silver Jews
Album: Tanglewood Numbers
 March 19, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Hot Chip
Album: Coming On Strong
 March 26, 2006
Location: South by Southwest (SXSW)
Host: Jim Shearer
Guests: Lady Sovereign, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective
 April 2, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Editors
Album: The Back Room
This show aired at 3 AM EDT.
 April 9, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Flaming Lips
Album: At War With The Mystics
 April 16, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Death Cab For Cutie
Album: Plans
This show aired at 3 AM ET and consisted of videos from Plans, except for the last video, which is from an earlier Death Cab For Cutie LP called The Photo Album.
 April 23, 2006
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Mates Of State
Album: Bring It Back
MTV2 started screwing up at this point.
Video label: Okkervil River – For Real
Actually shown: MTV 10 Spot commercial for an episode of The Real World, MTV After Hours bumper, MTV The Big Ten bumper, Fall Out Boy – A Little Less Sixteen Candles
 April 30, 2006
Episode #146
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Gossip
Album: Standing In The Way Of Control
 May 7, 2006
Episode #147
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Eagles of Death Metal
Album: Death by Sexy
 May 14, 2006
Episode #148
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Phoenix
Album: It's Never Been Like That
 May 21, 2006
Episode #149
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Irving
Album: Death In The Garden...
 May 28, 2006
Episode #150
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Secret Machines
Album: Ten Silver Drops
 June 4, 2006
Episode #151
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Gnarls Barkley
Album: St. Elsewhere
 June 11, 2006
Episode #152
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: None
 June 18, 2006
Episode #153
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Jamie Lidell
Album: Multiply
 June 25, 2006
Episode #154
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Band of Horses
Album: Everything All The Time
 July 2, 2006
Episode #155
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Islands
Album: Return To The Sea
 July 9, 2006
Episode #156
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Streets
Album: The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
 July 16, 2006
Episode #157
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Sound Team
Album: Movie Monster
The episode fell apart here, as MTV2 once again aired a few commercials and a Fall Out Boy video instead of the labeled one, which was supposed to be Okkervil River – For Real.
  July 23, 2006
Episode #158
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Murs
Album: Murray's Revenge
  July 30, 2006
Episode #159
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Be Your Own Pet
Album: Be Your Own Pet
  August 6, 2006
Episode #160
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Muse
Album: Black Holes & Revelations
  August 13, 2006
Episode #161
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Sonic Youth
Album: Rather Ripped
  August 20, 2006
Episode #162
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Dirty Pretty Things
Album: Waterloo to Anywhere
  August 27, 2006
Episode #163
VMA nominees and winners special
This year's awards: 8/31 at 8 PM
Beck – Hell Yes   (Best Special Effects Nominee, 2006)
Living Colour – Cult Of Personality   (Best Group Video, 1989)
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out   (Breakthrough Video, 2004)
Weezer – Buddy Holly   (Breakthrough Video, 1995)
Alice In Chains – Would?  (Best Video From A Film, 1993)
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy   (Best Group Video Nominee, 2006)
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit   (Best Alternative Video, 1992)
Bjork – It's Oh So Quiet   (Best Choreography In A Video, 1996)
Prodigy – Breathe   (Viewers' Choice Music Video, 1997)
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl   (Breakthrough, 2002)
  September 3, 2006
Episode #164
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The New Pornographers
Album: Twin Cinema
 September 10, 2006
Episode #165
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Scissor Sisters
Album: Ta Dah!
 September 17, 2006
Episode #166
Gothic Box special
 September 24, 2006
Episode #167
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: TV on the Radio
Album: Return to Cookie Mountain
 October 1, 2006
Episode #168
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Regina Spektor
Album: Begin to Hope
 October 15, 2006
Episode #169
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Silversun Pickups
Album: Carnavas
 October 22, 2006
Episode #170
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Sean Lennon
Album: Friendly Fire
 October 29, 2006
Episode #171
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Imogen Heap
Album: Speak for Yourself
 November 5, 2006
Episode #172
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Beck
Album: The Information
 November 12, 2006
Episode #173
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Rapture
Album: Pieces of the People We Love
 November 19, 2006
Episode #174
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Noel Gallagher
Album: Stop The Clocks
 November 26, 2006
Episode #175
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Horrors
Album: The Horrors EP
 December 3, 2006
Episode #176
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Dirty on Purpose
Album: Hallelujah Sirens
 December 10, 2006
Episode #177
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Robert Smith of The Cure
DVD: The Cure Festival 2005
 December 17, 2006
Last episode of Subterranean in MTV2 studio
Episode #178
Best of 2006 special
Host: Jim Shearer
This was the last episode of Subterranean to be produced within MTV's studios in Times Square. Subsequently, the show's staff kept it on life support for the following two months by taping their own segments themselves, in various locations across New York City, using DV cameras.

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