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It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

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Watch Twin Shadow Amaze With “Turn Me Up” Performance On Letterman

Twin Shadow brought their new pumped up sound to their Letterman debut last night with a performance of Eclipse single "Turn Me Up." George Lewi…
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 8:26 am
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Watch Sturgill Simpson’s Triumphant Return To Letterman

A lot has changed for Sturgill Simpson since the last time he was on Letterman in July. His new album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 9:35 am
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Watch Courtney Love Talk Montage Of Heck, Drugs, & Dave Grohl On Letterman

Courtney Love guested on Letterman last night to chat about her debut appearance on the show Empire, which will air tonight. Of course, talking to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 11, 2015 - 10:03 am

Watch Hundred Waters’ Luminous Letterman Performance

Hundred Waters were supposed to make their network TV debut on the Late Show With David Letterman last year, but a massive snowstorm kept both…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Watch Bob Mould (Literally) Bring Down The House On Letterman

Bob Mould performed on The Late Show With David Letterman last night in support of his latest album Beauty & Ruin, which came out last…
James Rettig | February 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm
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Watch Death Cab 2.0 Play “Black Sun” On Letterman

Death Cab For Cutie are on the brink of releasing their new album Kintsugi, and last night, they were on the Late Show With David
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2015 - 11:00 am
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Watch Sleater-Kinney’s High-Kicking Letterman Reunion

Sleater-Kinney returned to David Letterman's Late Show last night for their first public performance since reuniting, and hoo boy was it good. In his review…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 7:58 am
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Watch Ryn Weaver Make Her TV Debut On Letterman

Artist To Watch Ryn Weaver made her television debut on Letterman last night. She performed "OctaHate," the song that put her on the map, wearing…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2015 - 9:33 am
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Watch Foxygen Impress The Hell Out Of David Letterman

Ask Future Islands: When you can get a real reaction out of David Letterman, a jaded and sarcastic old motherfucker who's seen everything, that's something…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 8:46 am
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Watch Parquet Courts Perform “Bodies Made Of” On Letterman

The holiday season has passed, which means it's time for the late-night shows to get back to their regularly scheduled musical performances. Parquet Courts graced…
James Rettig | January 7, 2015 - 7:51 am
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Watch Darlene Love’s Last Christmastime Letterman Performance

Darlene Love has been singing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's late-night shows for almost 30 years. She originally recorded the track for…
James Rettig | December 20, 2014 - 11:18 am

Watch Charli XCX Perform “Need Ur Love” With Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij On Letterman

Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer "Need Ur Love." She was joined by…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 8:51 am
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Watch A Supercut Of Darlene Love Singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” On Letterman Over The Last 28 Years

Every year since 1986, David Letterman has invited Darlene Love to perform on the last show of the year before Christmas. Every year, she sing…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 9:32 am
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Watch Most Of Wu-Tang Clan Reassemble On Letterman

Anytime you go to a Wu-Tang Clan show, it's always interesting to see how many of the crew's nine members will actually show up. (The…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2014 - 9:29 am
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Watch TV On The Radio Perform “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

TV On The Radio just put out their new album Seeds -- which we think is pretty good -- and they stopped by Letterman to…
James Rettig | November 22, 2014 - 12:54 pm
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Watch Hiss Golden Messenger’s Swaggering, Muscular Letterman Performance

Hiss Golden Messenger's winding, scraggly roots-rocker Lateness Of Dancers is one of those 2014 albums you should really make sure not to overlook. The North…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2014 - 9:05 am
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Watch Damien Rice Play Letterman With A Full String Section

The Irish balladeer Damien Rice just made his big return with My Beautiful Faded Fantasy, his first album in eight years. And last night o…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 10:01 am
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Watch Father John Misty Play “Bored In The USA” From New Album I Love You, Honeybear On Letterman

Father John Misty is the musical guest on Letterman tonight, and his performance has turned up a little early. The folk-rocker sings a new song…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Pour Their Hearts Into “Early” On Letterman

Run The Jewels capped off a very busy week with their network television debut, performing RTJ2 standout "Early" on Letterman with Boots, DJ Trackstar, and…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2014 - 8:54 am
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Watch Perfume Genius Give A Stunning Performance On Letterman

Perfume Genius brought "Queen" to Letterman last night. Rocking an all-white suit with a collar around his neck, Mike Hadreas gave a stunning performance for…
James Rettig | October 31, 2014 - 10:14 am
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