While poking around YouTube for videos of bands I noticed that US chat shows (Letterman, Conan O'Brien and the like) seem to have a lot of performances by hip indie and alternative bands - Grizzly Bear (perhaps why they went top ten Stateside?), St Vincent, Andrew Bird and the like. If there are any American readers here, can you tell me if this perception is correct? I think it's great that such non-mainstream music gets mainstream air-time.
In Ireland, have there been any decent bands on the Late Late Show, version Tubridy? (I am in exile and far from the Late Late and Barry's tea and Club Orange and the like.
Here's Andrew Bird playing 'Plasticities' on David Letterman in 2007 - at the end it seems like Letterman genuinely got a kick out of the song and performance: