Monday, October 08, 2007

Ear on TV: Week of October 8

This past weekend, Austin City Limits had it's 33rd season premiere, and for it's second week, this Saturday* features the double billing of The Decemberists and Explosions In The Sky. Let me back up a minute, and re-emphasize a something in that last sentence -- this is the 33rd season. That's a lot of Willie Nelson, but really, the series has come a long way from being a Willie and friends get together. Besides this week's great lineup, this season boasts Arcade Fire, Wilco, Regina Spektor, Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory, Kings of Leon and Texas' own Roky Erickson. Norah Jones headlined the premiere the other night -- which helps explain why I waited until this week.

Elsewhere, Atlanta's rambunctious Black Lips are bound to tear up Conan's set with their unique brand of punk garage rock. When they make their network television debut on Tuesday night, there's no question about whether they'll bring the rock, but rather whether they'll be with or without mustaches. I'm placing my bet firmly on the 'stache.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, October 8
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Modest Mouse (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Shout Out Louds
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Calvin Harris
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Shins
Tuesday, October 9
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Justice
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Jamie T
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Black Lips
Wednesday, October 10
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Data Rock
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Queens of the Stone Age
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Modest Mouse
Thursday, October 11
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jose Gonzalez
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Bedouin Soundclash
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Klaxons
Friday, October 12
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Q-Tip
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Morrissey
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Gretchen Wilson
Saturday, October 13
PBS: Austin City Limits: The Decemberists, Explosions In The Sky

*Please check local listings. Our Seattle (poor excuse for a) PBS station, for example, broadcasts these one week later then scheduled.

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drake leLane said...

Picks for the week
1. Florida - Modest Mouse
2. Tonight I Have To Leave It - Shout Out Louds
3. Acceptable In The 80's - Calvin Harris
4. Australia - The Shins
5. D.A.N.C.E. [Album Version] - Justice
6. Salvador - Jamie T
7. Bad Kids - Black Lips
8. Fa-Fa-Fa - Datarock
9. Make It Wit Chu - Queens of the Stone Age
10. Down the Line - Jose Gonzalez
11. Walls Fall Down - Bedouin Soundclash
12. Golden Skans - Klaxons
13. Work It Out (Full Mix) - Q-Tip
14. You Have Killed Me - Morrissey
15. Come To Bed (Featuring John Rich) - Gretchen Wilson
16. The Perfect Crime #2 - The Decemberists
17. Your Hand in Mine - Explosions In The Sky

Amanda Mae said...

Just to let you know,

Animal Collective's been around for a lot longer than 2003.

drake leLane said...

Not sure what this has to do with this post -- I think you meant to comment on this one.

The collective was together before 2003, but they didn't start calling themselves Animal Collective until 2003 (took it from the record label they'd started called Animal).