Entries tagged with: David Letterman

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Doug Gillard (by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Doug Gillard

today in NYC
* Louis CK @ Caroline's
* Annuals @ Bowery Ballroom
* Nightmares on Wax at MHOW
* Cold War Kids @ Mercury Lounge
* Andrew Bird & Dosh @ Carnegie Hall
* Doug Gillard, Mascott & The Octagon @ Pianos
* TK Webb and The Visions @ the Studio @ Webster Hall
* The Depreciation Guild & Black Diamond Bay @ Fontana's
* Kylesa, Tombs, Tournament, Black Anvil & The Brass @ The Charleston

Last chance to catch one of Doug Gillard's residency shows at Pianos tonight.

"Andrew Bird's Noble Beast (Fat Possum) has landed at #12 on the U.S. album chart, selling over 25,000 units in its opening week. The debut is the highest of the week for an independent label release and second only to Mariah Carey's Ballads. It is also the #1 seller of the week in Bird's hometown of Chicago."

Cold War Kids are also on Conan tonight.

Ben Kweller appeared the other night on Letterman. Video below...

What else?

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Crystal Stilts @ Less Artists More Condos (more by Gabi Porter)
Crystal Stilts

Popcorn Youth: What led to the formation of Crystal Stilts?

JB Townsend: Brad [Hargett], the singer, and I had just been playing around for about a year before we really started playing out around 2002. We met in Florida, before we moved to [Brooklyn], and we both wanted to get out of there. We really didn't take it too seriously -- we were just playing for fun. But then we ended up able to record at a space in Greenpoint called Junkyard, which was used by a lot of bands on the Social Registry label. We started recording and released a 7". Someone sent it out to college radio, and it did ok. We were really surprised; we had absolutely no expectations whatsoever. And that was a big encouragement to take it all a little bit more seriously.

today in NYC
* NO Pants event
* Aziz Ansari @ Comix
* The Lisps @ Zipper Theater
* Patti Smith @ 92YTribeca
* Dengue Fever @ Maxwell's
* Marco Benevento Trio @ Sullivan Hall
* Street Meat (comedy) @ Cake Shop (free)
* Freaks Ball IX @ Southpaw w/ Rana
* Takka Takka & Tamar Eisenman @ BAM Cafe
* Camper Van Beethoven & Wormburner @ Bowery Ballroom
* Holy Ghost!, Trouble & Bass & Lemonade @ Studio B
* Great Lake Swimmers & A Hawk and a Hacksaw @ Mercury Lounge
* John Doe, Exene Cervenka & Justin Townes Earle @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Crystal Stilts, Tyvek, Box Elders, Medication & Kid Romance @ Market Hotel
* Tony Conrad & Genesis P Orridge @ Issue Project Room
* Hey Willpower, Hot Lava, Math the Band, Mixel Pixel & Hologram @ Death By Audio
* Golden Triangle, K-Holes, Suckers, Ian Svenonius (DJ Set) & Jonathan Toubin (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Elevated Entity w John Medeski, Vernon Reid, Amayo & others @ Hiro Ballroom

Marco Benevento at Sullivan Hall, Freaks Ball at Southpaw, and John Medeski at Hiro Ballroom - all in one night. That doesn't seem like very good planning.

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan was born today in 1948.

Howlin' Wolf died today in 1976.

Tickets are now on regular sale for both of the upcoming Levon Helm shows at Beacon Theatre.

Taylor Swift is playing Saturday Night Live tonight and Fleet Foxes are playing it next week.

The end of Zune?

Lillo Brancato sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Okkervil River recently played The Bell House in Brooklyn. They were in town to play Letterman. Video from that TV performance below...

What else?

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Blood Bank

Just in time for winter, BON IVER have announced a new 4 song 12"/cdep entitled Blood Bank. From the title track's remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem "Babys", Bon Iver's snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as "For Emma, Forever Ago" is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.

Blood Bank will be released in the US on 1/20/09 and in the UK on 1/19/09. If you can't wait until then, head out to one of the bands shows stretching through the end of December hitting the East coast and parts of the Midwest where they will be selling the vinyl version.

"Blood Bank" is now available for pre-order. Bon Iver played his second of two shows at Town Hall here in NYC last night (12/11). His third NYC show in a row goes down tonight/Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Last night you may have also caught them on Letterman. A bunch of other people definitely did...

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DOWNLOAD: Of Montreal - ID Engager (MP3)

Of Montreal @ Roseland Ballroom (more by Kurt Christensen)
Of Montreal

Speaking of Of Montreal, they'll be returning to NYC on in December for at least two reasons. The second is to play "An Eluardian Instance" for David Letterman on the 18th. The first is to play a show, like Bon Iver, at a Brooklyn venue much smaller than they need to - it's Music Hall of Williamsburg. The date is December 16th. Tickets go on sale soon (stay tuned). All tour dates, and some videos from a "Bandstand Busking" session the band did, below...

Continue reading "Of Montreal - 2008/09 Tour Dates (Letterman, MusicHOfW)"

Mr Brownstone

Mr. Brownstone (the Guns N' Roses tribute band that contains members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Takka Takka, and the Dave Godowsky band) is making its network televesion debut on the David Letterman show this Wednesday, part of a week of tribute bands playing on the show that also includes a performance by Irving Plaza regulars Super Diamond. Irving Plaza is also where Mr. Brownstone is playing on November 28th. Tickets are still on sale. The whole Letterman lineup for the week, below...

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David Acid Tongue

Jenny Lewis "with special guest Elvis Costello" (he sings the song on her album too) played Letterman last night (Nov 3). David introduced them while holding up the giant sheet of acid, but after they performed their song, Jenny was nowhere to be found and Elvis in turn became the next interviewed guest. They mostly discussed Elvis' new talk show. Elvis said 13 episodes are taped and ready to go (and implied there wouldn't be more than that if the show which debuts on the Sundance Channel on December 3rd is not successful). David seemed sincerely interested from the "you're doing what I do, but different" point of view. Johnathan Rice was also there playing guitar and singing backup. Video of the musical performance below...

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Photos by Zach Dilgard


Beck and MGMT played their second of three shows at United Palace Theatre in NYC last night (10/9). Beck's setlist was almost the same as night one. Night three is tonight (10/10). Beck also appeared on Letterman last night. That video is with the United Palace pictures and setlist below...

Continue reading "Beck played United Palace (pics, setlist) & Letterman (video) "

Photos by Dese'rae L. Stage

The Pretenders

The Pretenders played Highline Ballroom in NYC last night (10/7) - the same day their new album "Break Up The Concrete" was released on Shangri-La Music. Read reviews of the show here, here, and here.

One night earlier they appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. That video and more pictures from the Highline gig, below...

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Dear ScienceDear Science

TV on the Radio are playing an outside performance for Letterman today, Monday September 22nd. People that want to watch can show up at 53rd and Broadway - taping is 7-8 and they play "Dancing Choose" around 7:45. Real TVOTR show dates HERE. Their new album Dear Science is out Tuesday. Their new video is below...

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Blueprint - Blueprint vs Funkadelic EP (full MP3 EP, ZSHARE LINK)

Sad Clown

Slug & Ant, AKA Atmosphere, have announced the Paint The Nation tour with Project Blowed's Abstract Rude, Blueprint (who also serves as 1/2 of Soul Position with RJD2), and DJ Rare Groove. Tickets are currently on presale.

Atmosphere's latest record When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold is out now. Blueprint recently dropped the Blueprint vs Funkadelic EP, which is available for download above.

Check out our inteview with fellow Rhymesayer Brother Ali. All Atmohsphere dates, and a video from the Letterman show, below...

Continue reading "Atmosphere - 2008 Tour Dates"

Fleet Foxes @ Union Hall (more by Kyle Reinford)
Fleet Foxes @ Union Hall

Tickets go on sale Wednesday for an October 5th Fleet Foxes show at Webster Hall in NYC. No tickets necessary to watch Fleet Foxes perform on the David Letterman show tonight (August 4, 2008). In related news, J. Tillman's discography is now available digitally. All tour dates below....

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White Rabbits in Prospect Park (more by Chris La Putt)
White Rabbits

White Rabbits were en route to Cleveland last year when pianist Stephen Patterson received a call inviting the young Brooklyn septet to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman. "I completely freaked out," Patterson says. "I pulled off at a highway rest stop and we just ran around the van, calling our moms and dads."

Becoming elated over such news is more or less obligatory. Nellie McKay remembers "jumping in the air and doing a kind of flippery arm motion" upon being informed of her first Letterman booking; Spoon frontman Britt Daniel says he was "absolutely shocked" when told that Saturday Night Live had scheduled his band. But at the time of their Late Show invitation, White Rabbits were without a label apparatus, press clippings or even fans. "We got back in the van, drove to Cleveland and played a show for five people," Patterson says. When the day of the taping arrived, the musicians--whose vehicle had been stolen near their Bushwick home--hired a "man with a van" to drive them to the Ed Sullivan Theater. While waiting in the green room, they received another call, this time from their landlord. Their rent was overdue. [Time Out]

Black Kids

Black Kids are playing a free show in a store tonight (July 22, 2008). The occasion is the release of their new record "Partie Traumatic" which is (still) streaming in its entirety at AOL.

Partie Traumatic will be available to purchase at the Virgin Megastore Union Square location from 9:00am. Fans buying a copy of the album at the store will receive a wristband for this very special performance at 7:00pm. The performance will be followed by a CD/LP signing. Time and space are limited, so please arrive early.
Although free, their Virgin set will likely be much shorter in length than the real show they're playing Friday at Santos Party House with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. Black Kids will also appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday.

UPDATE: Pitchfork reviewed the album, sort of....

Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "Black Kids playing Virgin, TV & Santos ++ new album stream"

DOWNLOAD: The Baseball Project - Past Time (MP3)

The Baseball Project (photo by Vivian Johnson)
The Baseball Project

What happens when two great songwriters decide to focus their talents upon their favorite sport? You get the highly entertaining debut disc from The Baseball Project, Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. The album is the brainchild of Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, and R.E.M). The two musicians were longtime fans of each other's work throughout the 80s but never met until the early 90s. Wynn recalls, "I honestly think the first time we met was side-by-side at the urinals at the Offramp in Seattle when I played there in 1992." He adds, "Scott didn't try to shake my hand."
Stream the entire album now courtesy of Yep Roc. It will be in stores on July 8th. They performed on Letterman last night with drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck as the rest of their band. Peter performed at Madison Square Garden a day earlier. Watch the Letterman video below....

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Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris

TODAY ONLY: Buy 1 Emmylou Harris ticket, get 1 free

LAST NIGHT ONLY: Emmylou Harris played Letterman. Video below....

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Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza - June 8, 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza

Tonight is the Apple Store show. Last night was David Letterman...

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Al Green on Letterman

Al Green is going on a tour that brings him to Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 27th (part of the JVC Jazz Festival). Tickets are still on sale. Last night he played Letterman. Check out the video below.....

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DCFC and David Letterman

Death Cab For Cutie's new album is streaming at Spinner. It came out yeterday - the same day they played Letterman. Watch the video below....

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NERD on Letterman

N.E.R.D. are opening for Kanye West at MSG tonight. I hope they play a much smaller venue in NYC before their new album comes out next month. Check out their performance from Letterman last night.....

Continue reading "N.E.R.D. on Letterman (video) -- @ MSG tonight, ACL later"

photos by Leia Jospe

Robyn @ the Virgin store

Robyn came through NYC last week to play shows at record stores, on TV, for the Internet, and at an official venue too....

"There are so many of you... and there is so much of me!"

Robyn with The Pierces (Grand Ballroom, 2 May 2008)

Cobrastyle / Crash and Burn Girl / Who's That Girl? / Buffalo Stance - Push It - Sexual Eruption medley / Konichiwa Bitches / Handle Me / Eclipse / Bum Like You / Be Mine! / Dream On / With Every Heartbeat // Encore 1: Show Me Love / Jack U Off // Encore 2: Be Mine! (Ballad Version)
[Divided by Shiny was @ Grand Ballroom]

Leia took some pictures at the Virgin store one on May 1st. More of those, as well as videos from Letterman (where the Teddybears played as her band), and from AOL sessions, below.....

Continue reading "Robyn @ Virgin/Letterman/Grand Ballroom/AOL - pics/video"

Leia Jospe took some photos at the Santogold in-store on Tuesday.....

Santogold @ the Virgin store

Santogold @ the Virgin store

Santogold @ the Virgin store

tonight in NYC
* Dead Child @ Europa
* Madonna @ Roseland Ballroom
* Chris Rock @ the theater @ MSG
* Fred Thomas & friends @ Cake Shop
* Tribeca Film Festival day parties
* Langhorne Slim is playing Mercury Lounge
* Feist is playing Hammerstein Ballroom again
* Crowded House play their last of three shows @ Irving Plaza

Blood on the Wall is playing Mercury Lounge on May 17th. Tickets are on sale.

Evangelista (w/ Carla Bozulich) is playing Mercury Lounge on June 14th. Tickets are on sale.

Delta Spirit is playing Mercury Lounge on June 26h. Tickets are on sale.

Bon Jovi will play Central Park (thx Sam)

Have you downloaded the free Ghostly Swim compilation yet?

The Roots played Letterman Monday. Duffy played Leno the same night. Both videos are below.

What else?

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"For more than hour, Estelle proved herself to be the real deal." [Newsday was @ Highline Ballroom]

Video of her David Letterman performance below.....

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