Monday, April 23, 2007

Ear on TV: Week of April 23

The best thing about the recently reunited Stooges and their latest album is that they're back to peforming live. Frontman Iggy Pop was (and still is) famous for blurring the lines between the performer and the audience. Whether it's pulling the audience on stage, or jumping into the crowd, Pop takes the traditional music performance and forces it into chaos. He's nearly 60 years old but still (mostly) looks and rocks like he's 19, with all the sexuality and urgency missing from peformers far his junior. When they take the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage on Tuesday, the camera will have a hard time pulling off Pop, even if it's to show the great Mike Watt (Minutemen) filling in on bass.

Elsewhere, UK smash successes Arctic Monkeys' try to overcome the sophomore slump with their latest release Favourite Worst Nightmare (out tomorrow [free album stream],) showcasing their single "Brianstorm" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Wednesday. Also don't miss a packed Friday lineup on the tube, with Jarvis Cocker (Letterman,) Mars Volta (Rollins,) The Cinematics (Kimmel,) and Kings of Leon (Leno.)

Playlist: Picks for the week of April 23
Monday, April 23
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Black Keys (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Thermals (REPEAT)
Tuesday, April 24
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Stooges (Iggy Pop)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Amy Winehouse
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format
Wednesday, April 25
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Nightwatchman
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Fratellis
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Andrew W.K.
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Akon
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Lindsey Buckingham
Thursday, April 26
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Arctic Monkeys
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Macy Gray w/ Natalie Cole
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Brandi Carlile
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Lily Allen (REPEAT)
Friday, April 27
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Cinematics
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Jarvis Cocker
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Mars Volta
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kings of Leon
Saturday, April 28
PBS: Austin City Limits: The Raconteurs, Cat Power (REPEAT)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Talk show picks for the week 04.23.07

1. Your Touch - Black Keys
2. A Pillar of Salt - The Thermals
3. Free & Freaky - The Stooges
4. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
5. She Doesn't Get It - The Format
6. No One Left - The Nightwatchman
7. Flathead - The Fratellis
8. Tear It Up - Andrew W.K.
9. Smack That (Dirty) - Akon
10. Not Too Late - Lindsey Buckingham
11. Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys
12. Finally Made Me Happy - Macy Gray
13. The Story - Brandi Carlile
14. Smile - Lily Allen
15. Break - The Cinematics
16. Running The World - Jarvis Cocker
17. Viscera Eyes (Radio Edit) - Mars Volta
18. On Call - Kings Of Leon
19. Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
20. Living Proof - Cat Power