Trampled By Turtles Perform “Are You Behind The Shining Star?” On Letterman

Trampled By Turtles

If you missed Trampled By Turtles‘ performance of “Are You Behind The Shining Star?” on The Late Show earlier this week, you can check out the band doing what they do best below!

Like what you hear?  Don’t forget to pick up your tickets to see them live in Madison at Overture Hall on September 5.

A Big Week For Trampled By Turtles—On Letterman TONIGHT (7.15.14)

Trampled By Turtles

The gentle bluegrass and country-tinged Americana of Trampled By Turtles is making big waves in the music world this week.

The band will celebrate today’s release of their seventh studio album, Wild Animals (listen here), with a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman later this evening, followed by a Reddit AMA on Wednesday, July 16.

We’re proud to be welcoming these Midwestern stars back to Madison for a performance at Overture Hall on September 5.  Get your tickets now!  

Future Islands Hit Letterman’s Stage

Future Islands

“This is the kind of band that makes you wish other bands tried harder.” – Pitchfork

“A sweaty-good set of unabashed dance numbers and soulful slow-jams.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Future Islands are the saviors I’ve been waiting for… Samuel T. Herring’s chaotic energy is more infectious than a breakout of pink-eye.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian

On their way to bringing their synthpop stylings to Madison’s High Noon Saloon on March 27 (tickets here), Baltimore’s Future Islands made a stop in The Big Apple for a performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on David Letterman’s Late Show stage.

Fans of artists like Twin Shadow, Lower Dens, Wild Beasts, and WU LYF will definitely want to check this one out.

Hanni El Khatib Tears It Up On Letterman

Hanni El Khatib

Uncut magazine called Hanni El Khatib‘s latest release “a kickass record from start to finish–with brutal elegance.”  Kickass and brutally elegant also sum up his recent, fiery late night television performance on Letterman.  Check it out below, and get your tickets to see him live in Madison on September 30 here.


Dawes Lights Up The Night On Letterman



Dawes‘ July 12 show at the Barrymore with Shovels & Rope is coming up fast (tickets here), but the band has a few stops to make along the way first.  Most recently they paid a visit to David Letterman’s Late Show stage to perform “Most People” from their Stories Don’t End album, which Rolling Stone calls, “[a] quietly gripping, deceptively gleaming record.”

Check out their performance below…


Local Natives Hit The Late Night Scene

Local Natives


Did anyone catch Los Angeles’ Local Natives on Letterman last night?  Here’s their beautiful performance of “Breakers” off of their most recent release, Hummingbird.

We’re reminded of artists like Youth Lagoon, Indians, Ra Ra Riot, and Vampire Weekend, but want to hear what you think as well!  Let us know in the comments section below.

If you liked what you heard, be sure to catch the band live in Madison at the Orpheum Theater on September 19.

John Fogerty Takes Letterman’s Stage With A Little Help From Dawes

John Fogerty


Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty recently performed his classic “Someday Never Comes” on Letterman in support of his collaborative retrospective release, Wrote A Song For Everyone.    The album features artists as diverse as Foo Fighters, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, My Morning Jacket, and Dawes, who performed alongside the legend for TV viewers.

If you missed it the first time around, enjoy it through the glory of YouTube below, and be sure to snag your tickets to see Dawes live in Madison on July 12 at the Barrymore.

What’s your favorite Fogerty tune?  Who would you love to hear cover it?  Tell us in the comments  below.