Monday, June 25, 2007

Ear On TV: The Week of June 25

The prolific Ryan Adams returns with a new album tomorrow that is sort of a return to the alt.country focus of his much lauded debut, Heartbreaker. The album's title, Easy Tiger, serves as a mantra to the hyper-kinetic songwriter who's spread himself pretty thin since his reach-for-the-golden-ring album Gold in 2001. Couple that with his recent sobriety and you have Adams' most focused release since his debut. To get an idea of what to expect Wednesday night on Letterman, check out this earlier performance of album opener "Goodnight Rose" on The Henry Rollins Show from a couple months ago.

Also gracing Letterman's stage is Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, who's latest solo release (Dylanesque - out tomorrow,) is made up entirely of Bob Dylan covers. Never one to play it straight, Ferry ups the irony of the album's title by making sure none of the songs sound at all like Dylan. Meanwhile, The Henry Rollins Show features one of my heroes, Robyn Hitchcock, along with his backing band The Venus 3 which features REM's Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, June 25
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ben Kweller
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Apples in Stereo (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Kelly Clarkson
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Joss Stone
Tuesday, June 26
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Bryan Ferry
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Explosions in the Sky (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format (REPEAT)
Wednesday, June 27
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Keely Smith
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ryan Adams
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Teddy Bears (REPEAT)
Thursday, June 28
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Velvet Revolver
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Midnight Movies (REPEAT)
SUNDANCE: Live From Abbey Road: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, Madeleine Peyroux
Friday, June 29
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Robyn Hitchcock
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: T.I.
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Morrissey
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Nightwatchman (REPEAT)
Saturday, June 30
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Tenacious D (REPEAT)
Sunday, July 1
NBC: Concert for Diana: Kanye West, Bryan Ferry, Lily Allen, Tom Jones, Duran Duran and more

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Picks for week of 06.25.07

1. Penny On The Train Track - Ben Kweller
2. Can You Feel It? - The Apples in Stereo
3. Never Again - Kelly Clarkson
4. Tell Me 'bout It - Joss Stone
5. Gates Of Eden - Bryan Ferry
6. Welcome, Ghosts - Explosions In The Sky
7. She Doesn't Get It - The Format
8. When You're Smiling / Sheik Of Araby, The - Keely Smith
9. Two Hearts - Ryan Adams
10. Cobrastyle Featuring Mad Cobra - Teddybears
11. She Builds Quick Machines - Velvet Revolver
12. 24 Hour Dream - Midnight Movies
13. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
14. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
15. Dance With Me To The End OF Love - Madeleine Peyroux
16. Adventure Rocket Ship - Robyn Hitchcock
17. Big Things Poppin' - T.I.
18. One Man Revolution - The Nightwatchman
19. Kickapoo - Tenacious D
20. Can't Tell Me Nothing (Album Version (Explicit)) - Kanye West
21. Nan You're A Window Shopper (Explicit) - Lily Allen
22. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
23. (Reach Up For The) Sunrise - Duran Duran