February 10th, 2009 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Local Music

Reminder: Heartless Bastards on Letterman Tonight!


Set your VCRs or Tivos (or whatever it is you crazy kids are using these days to record TV shows) for 11:35 p.m. tonight, as the Cincinnati-birthed Heartless Bastards make their network television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. The band probably won't be on until about 12:25 p.m. or so, but I so want to hear announcer Alan Kalter say, "and Heartless Bastards!" at the top of the show. I'm sure Dave will have a chuckle over their name early on as well.

The band is not sharing the show with some bigtime celebrity. (I was imagining the group being on with Adrien Brody or someone, who would instantly fall in love and put Erika in the tabloids! Joaquin Phoenix isn't on until tomorrow night.) Instead, the guests tonight are the members of the crew of Flight 1549, the plane that had to make a forced landing in the Hudson River recently. Dave is a sucker for these kinds of real-people, heartwarming stories ($10 says, at some point, he uses the words, "Just tremendous"), but he better not go long and cut the Bastards segment!

02.11.2009 at 08:19 Reply
I thought they sounded and looked super. Although they did cut it close to the end of the show, for real. I say, overall, Right on.


02.11.2009 at 10:01 Reply
Yes! I loved when they finished and Dave said, "You live in Austin?" And both Erika and Jesse said, "We're FROM Cincinnati." Represent!


02.11.2009 at 04:41 Reply
Oh yeah, I heard that too! That was sweet. Made me smile and show some teeth.