Sonic Youth on 'Gossip Girl' (2009)
After helping indie-rockers reach the mainstream on The O.C. (see Death Cab for Cutie), Josh Schwartz peppered his new bratty-rich-kids series with cameos from alt-rockers like Lisa Loeb, No Doubt, and Sonic Youth. That last one was a mutual-admiration thing: At the time, Thurston Moore told Rolling Stone that he and Kim Gordon were "fanatical" about the show. They showed up for the wedding of socialite Lily van der Woodsen and ex-frontman for the generically named band Lincoln Hawk, Rufus Humphrey, with Gordon officiating. They then kick into a slow-burning take on "Star Power" from EVOL.