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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 Lorde’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Last night, the teenage New Zealand pop phenom Lorde was the musical guest on Late Night With David Letterman. There, she sang "Team," her follow-u…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 9:20 am
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Watch Holy Ghost! Play Letterman

Holy Ghost! performed "Dumb Disco Ideas" from their new album Dynamics with a full band on last night's Letterman. Golf claps, Dave, for having a…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 5:09 pm
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Watch King Krule Play Letterman

Last night, Late Show With David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer paid tribute to Lou Reed (you can hear a bit of "Walk On The Wild…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2013 - 9:12 am
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White Denim – “Looking For A Place To Start”

Austin retro-rockers White Denim deliver psych-funk on "Looking For Place To Start." It's a new b-side from the band who will soon release the LP…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 21, 2013 - 2:23 pm
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Watch Deltron 3030 Play Letterman

Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator, and Kid Koala's project Deltron 3030 released their second LP (and first after 13 years) Event II earlier…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 16, 2013 - 10:59 am
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Watch The Weeknd Play Letterman

You can envy Abel Tesfaye for a lot of reasons, but not for this one: He was trying to make some kind of impact o…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2013 - 9:34 am
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Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Letterman

Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP is out this Tuesday on Cult Records, the label run by Julian Casablancas. The entire EP is now available…
Liz Pelly | October 5, 2013 - 3:50 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips Join Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band On Letterman

The Flaming Lips collaborate so widely and so frequently that it's easy to shrug and move along without investigating when you see their name attached…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2013 - 10:28 am
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Watch Kings Of Leon’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Last night, returning Southern rock all-stars Kings Of Leon were musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, where they charged through "Don't Matter,"…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2013 - 10:25 am
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Watch Icona Pop Play Letterman

Icona Pop put out their debut album This Is... earlier this week and they stopped by Letterman to perform "All Night," which also had a…
Miles Bowe | September 26, 2013 - 5:35 pm
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Watch Janelle Monáe Play Letterman

Janelle Monáe celebrated the release of her sophomore album The Electric Lady by performing her stand-out track "Dance Apocalyptic" on Letterman last night. Monáe's 8-piece…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 10, 2013 - 11:01 am
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Watch TV On The Radio Play Letterman

Late-night TV hosts see hundreds of musical guests come through their studios, so it's always fun to see when one of them really gets stoked…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2013 - 8:43 am
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Watch Passion Pit’s Live On Letterman Webcast

This past weekend, a huge thunderstorm hit Chicago's North Coast Music Festival, fucking up a bunch of Passion Pit's gear and forcing the band to…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2013 - 8:53 am
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Watch Laura Marling Play Letterman

Laura Marling recently stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to play "Master Hunter." The performance is as forceful and simple as the studio…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Watch MGMT Play Letterman

MGMT took their great LP3 single "Your Life Is A Lie" to the Late Show last night. Dialing down the wackiness of the video just…
Scott Lapatine | August 23, 2013 - 8:25 am
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Watch Franz Ferdinand’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Scottish new wavers Franz Ferdinand have been quiet for more than four years, but they come back next month with their new album Right Thoughts,
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2013 - 10:16 am
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Watch Japandroids Play Letterman

Last night, the great Vancouver duo Japandroids played a show in Charlottesville, about five minutes from my house. (I didn't go, couldn't bring myself to…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2013 - 9:50 am
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Watch Jim James Play Letterman

After a long weekend spent gracing multiple stages at Bonnaroo, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James remained on his grind last night, serving as the…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2013 - 9:56 am

Watch Haim Play Letterman

With "Falling" and now "Forever," sisterly act Haim are on some other shit, nailing a strain of soulful, syncopated, and clean LA studio pop with…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2013 - 9:45 am
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Watch Queens Of The Stone’s Live On Letterman Webcast

Last night, Queens Of The Stone Age became the latest band to participate in the Late Show With David Letterman's Live On Letterman concert series,…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 8:58 am
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