Monday, June 15, 2009

Ear on TV: Week of 06.15.09 - Phoenix

It's been a couple months sincePhoenix tore the roof off of 30 Rock during their appearance on SNL, and in that time their fine album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has come out and has garnered critical praise nearly everywhere ears are employed. They appear on Letterman Thursday, and if you missed their SNL performance, here's another shot to see just how good they are live.

Meanwhile, Jack White (White Stripes) has a new outfit called The Dead Weather, a collaboration with fellow blues enthusiast Alison Mosshart (The Kills). While White takes a backseat playing drums (Mosshart sings,) his fingerprints are all over the band's gothic blues sound. It's fitting that the band makes their network debut on Conan, since White Stripes were the first and last band to play on Conan's Late Night run.

Finally, the hilarious Spinal Tap has a new album this week called Back From The Dead, and they both play and are interviewed on Conan on Monday night. Whether or not you like the music to the new release, you have to admit the album's packaging (pictured above) alone make it worth the purchase. Relive the infamous Stonehenge stage display, with cutouts of the band in relative size! Just goes to show you there's more than one way to keep the CD from dying.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, June 15
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Black Eyed Peas (REPEAT)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Spinal Tap
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Doves (REPEAT)
Tuesday, June 16
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Gavin Rossdale
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Diane Birch
Wednesday, June 17
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Eels
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Bettye LaVette
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Street Sweeper Social Club
SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Bill Clinton (REPEAT)
Thursday, June 18
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ben Harper
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Phoenix
MTV: It's On with Alexa Chung: Phoenix
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: The Dead Weather
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Peaches
Friday, June 19
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Sounds
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Blink-182
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Ting Tings
SUNDANCE: Touch the Sound: Evelyn Glennie
Saturday, June 20
PBS: Austin City Limits: Bettye LaVette (REPEAT)

1 comment:

drake lelane said...

Picks for the week of 06.15.09
1. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
2. Stonehenge - Spinal Tap
3. The Outsiders - Doves
4. Forever May You Run - Gavin Rossdale
5. Nothing But A Miracle - Diane Birch
6. Take Me Like I Am (Still Want To Be Your Baby) - Bettye LaVette
7. 100 Little Curses - Street Sweeper Social Club
8. Shimmer & Shine - Ben Harper
9. Lisztomania - Phoenix
10. Treat Me Like Your Mother - The Dead Weather
11. I Feel Cream - Peaches
12. Hurt You - The Sounds
13. That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
14. The Flight Of The Bumble Bee - Evelyn Glennie