David Letterman

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    July 2, 2014

    The Best North Texas Country Shows in July

    We're halfway through the year and for most of the past week we've been turning our gazes back at these six months past, taking stock of all the fine music that's been released in North Texas since the start of the year. It's been a fun trip, boys and girls, but before we start getting too misty-eye ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Future Islands at Three Links, 4/24/14

    Future Islands are an interesting case. The North Carolina synth-pop darlings are easy enough to read on first impression. Yes, they obviously make records with some approximation of David Bowie's Let's Dance in mind. Yes, lead singer Sam Herring is clearly obsessed with Morrissey, between his drama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Manchester Orchestra's Chris Freeman on Losing Band Members and Appearing on Letterman Four Times

    Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra plays indie music with an epic feel. Over the course of a decade, this nimble five-piece led by the enigmatic Andy Hull have released four albums of quality alternative rock. The band's most recent effort, Cope, may well be the band's best effort yet. Speaking from hi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 9, 2014

    Her's (Still) Still Here

    Rebounding from a movie that pissed off and confused America, Joaquin Phoenix gives one of his best performances in Spike Jonze’s Her

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    July 19, 2013

    The 18 Most Entertaining Musical Performances by Politicians

    In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, March 11-14

    The time has come. We are officially knee-deep in festival season. On top of that, all of the best shows happen in the springtime, when the weather is best, which means that we won't get a break until we're running on fumes, with our little engines barely puttering into summer. For now, we're going ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Best Metal Songs of 2012

    Compiling a list of the best metal songs of the Apocalypse nearly drove us insane, especially when the tiny devils swarmed our offices, screaming, "We said Warbeast, assholes!" But we ignored their irritating voices and came up with a list that would make David Letterman's original body turn over in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    John McCauley of Deer Tick: "I Heard That Charlize Theron Is A Fan"

    Providence, Rhode Island's Deer Tick is all about John J. McCauley III. The singer/guitarist formed the band in 2004 and his warped wit and croaking vocal style define Deer Tick's sound. Speaking from a Pittsburgh restaurant and in anticipation of Saturday's show at The Loft, McCauley spoke about De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Wait, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Did Lose, Right?

    ​Just looked up on TV to see the CBS trumpets proudly announcing that tonight on David Letterman the guests will be ... Abby Wombach and Hope Solo. Wow, this is going to be tense. Because surely Letterman will ask the obvious question, right: "How did you girls choke away a World Cup?" Of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Upon Conan's Return, a Chance to Revisit Bobbie Wygant's Chats With Leno, Letterman

    Bobbie Wygant Interviews David Letterman from on Vimeo.Late yesterday, Erik Clapp, the fellow slowly but surely archiving all of Bobbie Wygant's chits and chats for KXAS-Channel 5, sent word that he'd just posted to his website golden-oldies featuring a cigar-smoking David Letterman and ... More >>

  • Film

    September 9, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Watch: The Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis Performs With Interpol on Letterman

    Just a few weeks ago, Dallas native Brandon Curtis and his band The Secret Machines were playing at our Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase outdoor stage. The trio wore black as their psychedelic drones pretty much obliterated the audience. The heat from the afternoon sun took care of the rest. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Today In Music News: Uncle Dave Starts A Record Label, GZA Plots Sequel And Steven Drozd Hospitalized

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, April 29, 2010...From the home office in Sioux City, Iowa: Dave Letterman starts a record label.GZA is following suit with his Wu-mates and plans to release his sequel to Liquid Swords.The Flaming Lips Steven Drozd has been hospitalized with an u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Last Night: Ray Davies and The 88 At The Palladium Ballroom

    Ray Davies, The 88The Palladium BallroomMarch 17, 2010Better than: Being the oldest person in the crowd, which I seemed to be at NX35.Sarah Jane Semrad​What a fickle position to be Raymond Douglas Davies. To be simultaneously a rock-and-roll oldies generation entertainer and a darling to the indie ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    September 14, 2009

    Drew Barrymore Would Love to Meet You Too

    ​So, you say you wanna meet Drew Barrymore -- have ever since E.T. or maybe since she gave Dave Letterman a birthday surprise? Well, this week you get your chance: She's doing a meet-and-greet at Urban Outfitters in Mockingbird Station on Wednesday. But, of course, it's first come, first served, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Farewell, Farrah Fawcett

    Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett, who died today at the age of 62 following a lengthy and very public battle with cancer, will be remembered for many things: Charlie's Angels, her hair, that pin-up poster, The Burning Bed (she could act!), her David Letterman appearance. But locals who actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    "To Those Texans That Want to Stay Part of the United States," A Wag of Colbert's Finger

    Some of the Friends just didn't care for David Letterman's secession bit late last week  -- or for David Letterman at all, aw. So, then, perhaps a dash of Stephen Colbert from last night's Report?The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cTip/Wag - Texas Secession & ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    David Letterman's So Messin' With Texas

    A Dallas-born Friend of Unfair Park figures that after all the fussin' and fightin' over this morning's Texas secession (Texcession?) post we really oughta go ahead and show this David Letterman bit from last night. Sounds good to us. Bonus: features a cameo from a certain Dallas resident of some no ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    The AirborneToxic Event, Alberta Cross

    Tuesday, March 17, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Cornyn-Noriega: The Other Debate

    For those who might not have caught last night's John Cornyn-Rick Noriega Senate race showdown, live from the studios of KERA, it's archived in its entirety on the public station's site. No doubt the affair, moderated in part by the pictured Shelley Kofler, was riveting; have every intention of watc ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    In Living Color

    See The Color Purple at Fair Park

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    September 12, 2008

    "Tony Always Performs Well"

    Last night, David Letterman devoted 14 minutes of his Late Show to Jessica Simpson, and most of that was spent talking Tony Romo -- how they met, the jinx, whether or not he wears a cup. Not discussed: Whether or not she wears panties on live morning television. An epic in two parts. --Robert Wilons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Ripped From Yesterday's Headlines, a Local Late Show Top 10

    Allegedly drunk Parkhill Junior High substitute teacher Thomas Brownlee, meet David Letterman. --Robert Wilonsky

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    February 8, 2008

    The Getaway That Won't Go Away

    David Letterman's Wednesday-night Top 10 list -- as in, "Top 10 Signs John McCain is Getting Cocky" -- is OK; the "Mike Suckabee" gag's a giggle, at least. But the local mention at No. 1 is the reason it gets posted (and mentioned this morning on KTCK-AM's morning show). Said co-host Craig Miller, " ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    M.I.A., LCD, ACL

    The Sri Lankan lady starts the dance, dance revolution

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    The National's Matt Berninger goes on the record

    The lyricist on writing, influences and playing live

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    May 22, 2007

    Hail Roger: North Texas Scores XLV

    Roger Staubach suited up for his old team one more time; amazingly, the tight pants still fit. While the silence from our lame-duck, lame-ass Mayor’s office is deafening, the rest of Arlington, North Texas and, yes, Dallas can rejoice. Super Bowl XLV will be played here in early February 2011. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Ben Kweller Can Be Your Excuse For Watching David Letterman Tonight

    Yeah, yeah, we know: You stopped watching David Letterman round the time you were suckin' on your first bong in college some time in the mid-1980s. Now you're all Colbert this and Olbermann that. Too good for late-night network talk shows. Got it. But before we head out to brave the forthcoming torn ... More >>

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    January 15, 2007
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    October 19, 2006

    Laughing Force

    Gaffigan is fair and funny

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    All-Day Suckers

    Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants

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    June 15, 2006
  • News

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood Claims the Sky is Falling. To Which We Say Puh-lease.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Secret Machines

    Friday, February 25

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    January 13, 2005

    Top Cats

    This musical has nine lives

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Lost in America

    Davy Rothbart found Found and other weird things

  • Culture

    November 20, 2003

    School's In

    There's Strangers, then there are its strange fans

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Wave On

    Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Up the Academy

    The Oscar telecast has, for a decade, been Gil Cates' golden moment

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Paul McCartney

    Liverpool Sound Collage

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    May 11, 2000


    Kevin Cubed; Happy birthday; Mo' money

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Girl trouble

    Rock and roll is still a man's, man's, man's, man's world

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • Music

    September 5, 1996
  • Film

    April 6, 1995

    Stupid Dave tricks

    Letterman's hijacking of the Oscars reveals his limitations

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    This land is his land

    Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America

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