Monday, March 26, 2007

MUSIC ON Talk Shows: The Week of March 26

The highlight of his week's appearances has to be those Tennessee preacher kids Kings Of Leon, who's indie rock take on Southern rock will be on display tonight on Letterman. Their new album Because Of The Times will be released next week (April 3,) and one gets the feeling that a lot is riding on their third release for RCA Records. Last time out, they 'played the game' - cleaned up their appearance, opened for U2, sold their songs for commercials and had their music all over television the last couple years, but they can only ride as 'the Southern Strokes' for so long. They'll be performing the first single "On Call," which sounds like it could've been written to appear on an upcoming episode of Grey's Anatomy. Not only the 'on call' part, but also the "I'll come running" sentiment. It's also just haunting enough to bring some goosebumps to anyone watching McDreamy running to save Mer.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of other great indie rock bands hitting the airwaves this week. Bloc Party swings by Letterman on Thursday and drake fave TV On The Radio makes another Music on TV appearance, this time hitting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday. They never disappoint, so tune in (that's an order, sort of.)

Also check out The Format, who'll be making their network TV debut Friday on Last Call With Carson Daly. Their album Dog Problems flew under the radar last year, but is picking up steam. It's a hummable classic and I hear their live act is equally infectious.

Picks of the week:
Monday, March 26
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Nas (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Kings Of Leon
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Mika
Tuesday, March 27
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Macy Gray
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Mastodon (REPEAT)
Wednesday, March 28
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The Ataris
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Gym Class Heroes
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Death Cab For Cutie (REPEAT)
Thursday, March 29
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Young Buck
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Bloc Party
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: My Morning Jacket (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Bird and the Bee
Friday, March 30
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: TV On The Radio
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Ozomatli
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Gwen Stefani (REPEAT)
Saturday, March 31
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Arcade Fire (REPEAT)

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