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Late Show with David Letterman

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    March 17, 2014

    Against Me! at Fitzgerald's, 3/16/2014

    Against Me! Fizgeralds March 16, 2014 Formula is often the death knell of bands that stick too close to a template that wears thin as a soggy cracker after a decade. Luckily, Against Me!, who helped ignite the world's interest in Gainesville, Fla., has run the gamut from loose-knit, post-Fugazi hoa ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Five Couples Who Clicked Onstage After Breaking Up

    Divorce is a strange and difficult thing. Nobody goes into a marriage expecting to ever have to get divorced. But what do you do when things don't work out, you get divorced, and yet your primary source of income and your creative outlet is inextricably tied to your former partner/spouse? In the ca ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Black Keys Driving Their El Camino To Houston On April 24

    Photos By Craig HlavatyThe Black Keys ​The Black Keys, who are currently riding a wave of adulation in the wake of this month's brand new release El Camino, are set to hit Houston on April 24. This Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion date will be the group's second at the venue, the first being an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Happy Birthday Paul Shaffer: Here Are Five Reasons Why He is Cool

    Back in the 1980's, there was a certain class of musician who considered a slot in the Late Show with David Letterman band as the ultimate gig. Of course, that lineup hasn't changed since 1983, but dare to dream. From the very beginning, there was Paul Shaffer. The quirky Canadian keyboardist and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Survival Skills

    Jason Isbell sees a glimmer of hope in his true-to-life melancholy story-songs.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Garland Jeffreys: NYC Rock Hero Still Wild In The Streets

    As vapid as television has become, if you're a fan of great live music you might want to check The Late Show With David Letterman Friday night, when Dave welcomes the incomparable Garland Jeffreys. Unless you're a serious music nerd, you've probably never heard of Jeffreys, although you most surel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    A Very Special Behind The Music: Zack Attack!

    Zack Attack keyboardist Samuel "Screech" Powers before his cutting days.​Everyone remembers Zack Attack. A lighthearted, tween-oriented pop group from California, they shot to the top of the charts in November 1990 with their No. 1 hit, "Friends Forever." Teenagers and close friends themselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    A Musical History Of The Color Green

    ​It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Patrice O'Neal

    Women know exactly where they stand with this comedian

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    FAIL: Jeff Beck, Jonas Brothers, Lilith Fair, ACL Fest

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010

    Bryan Callen

    This former MadTV series regular just wants a few of life's finer things - like a pet monkey and a giant

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    February 11, 2010

    Jim Gaffigan

    We don't want to call him a food comic, but he does talk a lot about eating

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Farewell, Conan: Don't Give Yourself Away

    Fare thee well, Conando.​About two weeks before I graduated from college, my best friend got out of the poisonous relationship he'd been in for five years. He was ecstatic at the possibilities before him, and those final moments of school held for him a wonder and freedom he didn't even know h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Give Elizabeth Lambert A Break

    ​Arguably more obnoxious than the actual on-field behavior of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert -- immortalized for her rampage in a match against BYU -- has been the reaction to it.I'm not talking about the infantile sexual commentary accompanying the various clips posted online. They're ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    Found Footage Festival

    Discarded home movies get the attention they always wished they’d had

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Sorry Dave, We Had To: Top Ten Songs to Listen to While Having Sex With Co-Workers

    If The Late Show with David Letterman hasn't seemed very funny lately, it's probably because Dave has been spending more time apologizing for banging his subordinates than he has making fun of Paul Shaffer. Admittedly, it was a bold move: coming forward and confessing his past missteps in order to ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Embarassing Moments In TV Cooking History: Welcome to the List, Padma

    Padma Lakshmi isn't technically a celebrity chef. Yes, she's published two cookbooks and hosted/starred in an array of food-related programming. But she's also known for plenty of other endeavors, chief among them being married to Salman Rushdie and her career as a highly successful Indian model/act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 2

    [Note: Part 1 is here, and the Eating Our Words entry that inspired this series is here.] To tell the story of music in the Fifth Ward with anything like the sweep it deserves, we will have to go way back to the 19th century. On a November day in 1898, Beulah Thomas was born to Fanny Bradley an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Mail Call: Heartless Bastards, Riverboat Gamblers, Steve Forbert, Thursday and More

    Pick of the Litter Cambria HarkeyHeartless Bastards (Austin/Cincinnati), The Mountain (Fat Possum) PR Says: "The record delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have always loved - but also brings in this amazing expansion into their sound with pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and st ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Jake Johannsen

    A Letterman favorite drops into The Improv

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    June 12, 2008

    Richard Lewis

    This comedian isn’t short on subject matter

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    April 3, 2008

    Louis CK

    Nothing is off-limits to this comic -- he pokes fun at his family, gays and white trash

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Bob Biggerstaff and Mike MacRae

    These two top comedians share the stage

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Fly Like an Eagle

    Jesse Hughes proves too sexy for his band, too sexy for his band

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005

    Knitting Factory

    Artist Tina Kotrla spins a yarn at Gallery 1724

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    February 12, 2004

    A Glimpse of Stocking

    Old-fashioned shocks abound in Fallen Angels

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    I Got You, Babe

    Stan Killian puts his money where his mouth is

  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    Pekar Head

    A real comic book hero comes to life in American Splendor

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Cold Relief

    Radio wild card Coldplay struts in from the UK with plenty of attitude

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Bayou Dreams

    The Chronicle dares to dream -- again

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Sacré Bleu Bayou!

    France takes center stage at the Houston International Festival

  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    A venomous troll and a poofy rhino fight for children's affection in Death to Smoochy

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Quoth the Chron

    The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

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

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Union Joan

    England's Joan Armatrading comes to town with her fanciful folk music

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • News

    March 9, 2000
  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Living Doll

    Mary Chapin Carpenter's new tour will rekindle old flames

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    August 8, 1996
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    May 11, 1995
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