Monday, June 18, 2007

Ear On TV: The Week of June 18

It's the first week of summer, giving bands and viewers alike a good excuse to lay off the tv. But before you do that, just know that The White Stripes are back and playing Conan tonight, in support of their latest album (Icky Thump) coming out tomorrow. Early reviews see it as a welcome return to the basement blues of White Blood Cells, with the duo leaving much of the keyboard experimentation of Get Behind Me Satan behind, yet remaining heavier (and just as peculiar) as ever.

Elsewhere, this week's requisite Henry Rollins Show plug has Queens of the Stone Age bringing their stoner metal to the studio, with the added bonus of an interview with KISS legend Gene Simmons. But you could also use some fresh air, so... get outside!

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, June 18
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: White Stripes
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Jill Cunniff
Tuesday, June 19
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Bright Eyes (Repeat)
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Mooney Suzuki
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Lily Allen
Friday, June 22
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show:
Queens of the Stone Age, Gene Simmons (interview)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kelly Clarkson
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Rooney
Saturday, June 23
PBS: Austin City Limits: Alejandro Escovedo
Sunday, June 24
A&E: Breakfast with the Arts: Bonnie Raitt

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drake leLane said...

Picks for the week of 06.18.07

1. "Icky Thump - White Stripes
2. "Lazy Girls - Jill Cunniff
3. "Four Winds - Bright Eyes
4. "Alive & Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
5. "Alfie" - Lily Allen
6. "Sick, Sick, Sick" - Queens of the Stone Age
7. "Never Again" - Kelly Clarkson
8. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" - Rooney
9. "Arizon"a - Alejandro Escovedo
10. "I Will Not Be Broken" - Bonnie Raitt

JBK said...

Hi, wanted to alert you to something very cool that Henry Rollins is doing. He's offering a chance to sound off on an issue for a national audience -- and the one person he personally chooses will be flown to LA to co-host the "Henry Rollins Show" marathon on IFC (Independent Film Channel) with Henry.

Rollins is inviting you to tape a short video "rant" and the person who does the one he chooses will be flown to L.A. (the winner and a guest for 3 days/2 nights), meet Henry and host the upcoming "Rollins Show" Marathon.

Go to and record and upload a 30-second video "rant" on one of the 11 hot topics Henry has selected (including abortion rights, has the Iraq war made us safer? Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina, is America a dumb country? global warming, etc.)

All entries will be watched by, and the winner chosen solely by, Henry. He encourages anyone to enter, no matter their political persuasion - his only requirement: have "passion and attitude!"

An amazing opportunity. And a chance to sound off on some issues!

Henry explains it all, and upload your "rant" at: