Monday, September 28, 2009

Ear on TV: Week of 09.28.09: Sunny Day Real Estate

Get out your flannel, it's like 1994 in Seattle all over again. That feeling comes with the recent reunions of local acts Alice in Chains and Sunny Day Real Estate, and this week they're taking to the airwaves.

Sub Pop just reissued Sunny Day Real Estate's first two albums (Diary and LP2, putting on full display where the mostly underground emo sound began to find mainstream (and then somehow got subverted to what it is now, eyeliner and all). Meanwhile, Alice in Chains are about to release their first proper album in 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue, and the first without singer Layne Staley who died seven years ago. It's quite a welcome comeback for both bands.

Speaking of bands making a comeback, the metal band Anvil has made one of the most unlikely ones, thanks to the great documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. On Saturday, in advance of it's release on DVD, VH1 will be airing the film as part of its Roc Doc series, and it's highly recommended that you don't miss it.

Finally, Austin City Limits kicks off its 35th year this weekend, with a safe bet set from The Dave Matthews Band. Highlights this season include performances from Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, M. Ward, Okkervil River, Elvis Costello and Steve Earle

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, September 28
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Avett Brothers
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Saosin
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Dirty Projectors
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Metric (REPEAT)
Tuesday, September 29
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Alice in Chains
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Miranda Lambert
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Nebula
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Patton Oswalt
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Sunny Day Real Estate
Wednesday, September 30
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Alice in Chains
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Band of Skulls
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Like>
Thursday, October 1
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Every Time I Die
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Miranda Lambert
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Arctic Monkey
Friday, October 2
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Saturday, October 3
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga
PBS: Austin City Limits: Dave Matthews Band

1 comment:

drake lelane said...

Picks for the week of 09.28.09
1. I And Love And You - The Avett Brothers
2. You're Not Alone - Saosin
3. Stillness Is The Move - Dirty Projectors
4. Help I'm Alive - Metric
5. Check My Brain - Alice in Chains
6. Dead Flowers - Miranda Lambert
7. Pulse - Nebula
8. Text - Patton Oswalt
9. In Circles - Sunny Day Real Estate
10. I Know What I Am - Band Of Skulls
11. You Belong To Me - The Like
12. Roman Holiday - Every Time I Die
13. Cornerstone - Arctic Monkeys
14. Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
15. Funny the Way It Is - Dave Matthews Band
16. Bombs Away - Anvil