Monday, August 27, 2007

Ear on TV: Week of August 27

Will Sheff, the frontman and songwriter for Okkervil River, is like a novelist who works short musical form. So when they perform on Conan Tuesday night, even though it's only one song, it'll be a page-turner as well as barn-burner. The Austin band are great live performers, and Sheff's voice breaks and cracks reaching notes that meet his needed expression. It's no wonder he's prone to it giving out on him at the end of a tour (like last year.)

And while it already aired this morning (early bird gets the worm,) Smoosh made an appearance on Yo Gabba Gabba, writing a new song for the 'Sleep' themed episode called "Pajama Party." Only a few years removed from the target audience (Singer/Keyboardist Asya is 15, drummer Chloe is 13) these sisters had my 2-year old son jumping up and down saying "kids...pwaying... music... go gabba!" You can catch a rerun later, but the show that's like crack for toddlers (and their parents) will also feature The Salteens (Tuesday) and Supernova (Thursday) this week as well.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, August 27
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Feist
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: Smoosh
Tuesday, August 28
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: T.I. w/ Wyclef Jean
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Okkervil River
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: The Salteens
Wednesday, August 29
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: T.I., Against Me!
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Ozomatli
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Deerhoof (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Gym Class Heroes
Thursday, August 30
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Willie Nelson
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Nellie McKay
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Wilco
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: Supernova
SUNDANCE: Live From Abbey Road: Paul Simon, Primal Scream, Corinne Bailey Rae
Friday, August 31
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Sinéad O'Connor
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Mims (REPEAT)
Saturday, September 1
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Björk (REPEAT)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Picks for the week of August 27

1. 1234 - Feist
2. La Pump - Smoosh
3. You Know What It Is (Feat. Wyclef Jean) - T.I.
4. Unless It's Kicks - Okkervil River
5. Culture - The Salteens
6. Thrash Unreal - Against Me!
7. Can't Stop - Ozomatli
8. The Perfect Me - Deerhoof
9. New Friend Request - Gym Class Heroes
10. Me And The Drummer - Willie Nelson
11. Pink Chandelier - Nellie McKay
12. Impossible Germany - Wilco
13. 3,2,1, Go! - Supernova
14. How Can You Live In the Northeast - Paul Simon
15. Country Girl - Primal Scream
16. Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
17. Something Beautiful - Sinead O'Connor
18. Like This - Mims
19. Earth Intruders - Bjork