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Here's something I've never seen on a late-night show before: A host who likes the musical guest so much that he forces said guest to play the exact same song a second time, like he was hitting…   Read Story »
"Trainwreck 1979," the first single from Death From Above 1979's seething reunion album The Physical World, is an absolute drooling monster of a song, a piece of music so hard that it's hard to…   Read Story »
It's always a bit weird when bands show up on late-night shows in T-shirts and dirty sneakers while all the other guests dress to impress. That was never going to be a problem with Interpol. Last…   Read Story »
Spoon brought their They Want My Soul tour to the Ed Sullivan Theater last night to perform the excellent "Inside Out" on The Late Show With David Letterman. Britt Daniel took full advantage of…   Read Story »
The British trio Alt-J are a massively successful band with a much-anticipated album about to come out, but for many of us, even those of us in the music press (ahem), it's been entirely possible to…   Read Story »
"Brill Bruisers," the giddy firehose-blast title track from the new New Pornographers album, is about as huge and overwhelming as a power-pop song can possibly be. It's so towering and elaborate, in…   Read Story »
At this point, we're used to seeing indie bands catapult from relative obscurity to national TV exposure. But if you've every been lucky enough to see Erika Anderson stalking the stage of a tiny…   Read Story »
Conor Oberst's greatest gift as a performer might be his ability to come off like an angry 15-year-old screaming in his room in just about any situation. Case in point: Oberst was the musical guest…   Read Story »
It's always a bit obnoxious when indie bands roll into their late-night TV debuts looking like they just rolled out of bed, so I'm weirdly delighted to note that Sharon Van Etten and her entire…   Read Story »
Two nights ago, St. Vincent gave a pretty incredible hour-long performance on the Live With Letterman webcast, but her appearance for the proper Letterman show didn't air until last night. Clark gave…   Read Story »