Top 10 list of live performances on The David Letterman Show #9

We continue to look at some of the best live performances from the David Letterman Show. Sometimes what a Letterman performance can do is push the casual listener into a fan frenzy. You are searching the internet the next morning looking and looking for that playback video so that you can watch it over and over again. With Grizzly Bear, I had heard many good reviews of the record. Veckatimest sounded like a heavily produced record.  The guys were definitely good at manipulating the 1’s and 0’s but how could they perform live as a band.  To find out I turned to the David Letterman Show. This Brooklyn band took one of their most challenging works and went for it. This is a brave band and that is shown in their recordings as well as their live performance on Letterman. Remember, this opportunity can really increase your fan base. I think it is always better to go for it on Letterman than to play it safe.

Grizzly Bear decided to play “Ready, Able,” off of Veckatimest with string section. The vocals are beautiful, the playing is spot on, and the live string section (which is something you can do on Letterman) really adds more brilliance to the song. I would say that this live version is better than the album version.

Be sure to come back for 8 through 1. At #9, I give you Grizzly Bear performing “Ready, Able

thanks to youtube mrsammy1000


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If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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