Monday, December 10, 2012

Music on TV - Week of December 12.10.12: 121212 Concert for Sandy

121212 Concert for Sandy Relief on Wednesday features a star-studded cast.


Picks for the week
Monday, December 10
ABC: The View: Jason Mraz
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Larry Gee
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Colbert Report: Elvis Costello
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Glen Hansard
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Solange
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Hives
TBS: Conan: Jack White

Tuesday, December 11
ABC: The View: Big Boi & Kelly Rowland
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sarah Jaffe
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (Reading Top 10 list)
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Fidlar
TBS: Conan: Graham Parker and the Rumour
Wednesday, December 12
AMC, AXS TV, BLOOMBERG, CBS, ENCORE, EPIX, FUSE, G4, HBO, IFC, PALLADIA, SHOWTIME 2, SUNDANCE, VH1 CLASSIC, more: 121212 the Concert for Sandy Relief: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bon Jovi
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Atlas Genius
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Grizzly Bear
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Colbert Report: Michael Stipe
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Florida Georgia Line
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Heavy
Thursday, December 13
ABC: The View: Rickie Lee Jones with Ben Harper
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Dan Deacon
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Colbert Report: Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Sean Lennon
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Jezabels
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Usher
TBS: Conan: Ryan Adams
Friday, December 14
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Martha Wainwright
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Titus Andronicus (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Justin Bieber
Saturday, December 15
AXS: Warren Haynes Presents: The 24th Annual Christmas Jam: Sheryl Crow, The String Cheese Incident, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Bruno Mars
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Paul McCartney
PBS: Austin City Limits: Monsters of Folk
Sunday, December 16
AXS: AXS Concert Series: Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller (first hour) and Willie Nelson (second hour)

Monday, December 03, 2012

Music on TV - Week of 12.03.12: Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin will appear on Letterman this Monday
You may have noticed a dearth of the written word on this blog of late, and it's mostly due to a kind of ridiculous schedule with my new latest job. I'm an editor for the default News app for the recently released Windows 8, which looks great and you'll have to take my word for it (or upgrade, natch, to experience).

Consider this a return of sorts, just like Led Zeppelin on Monday night, as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones sit down for an interview on Letterman. They're not scheduled to perform, but they could.

Going back nearly as far is another reunion of sorts, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on Ellen Wednesday. There is likely to be dancing, so consider yourself warned.

Elsewhere, there's a full slate of stuff the kids listen to nowadays, highlighted by The Avett Brothers playing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic (Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday), and a couple of network TV debuts on Thursday from Vintage Trouble (Letterman) and Tanlines (Jimmy Fallon).

Picks for the week
Monday, December 3
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Led Zeppelin, Paloma Faith
CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Richie Sambora
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Polyphonic Spree
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Dave Matthews
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Titus Andronicus
TBS: Conan: Punch Brothers
Tuesday, December 4
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Vampire Weekend (REPEAT)
AXS: AXS Concert Series: R. Kelly: The Single Ladies Tour LIVE!
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: J.D. McPherson
CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Richie Sambora
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Matisyahu
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Bonnie Raitt
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Family of the Year
TBS: Conan: Ke$ha
Wednesday, December 5
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Avett Brothers with the Brooklyn Philharmonic (REPEAT)
AXS: AXS Concert Series: Sonic Youth
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Diana Krall
CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Richie Sambora
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Robert Cray
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Blitzen Trapper
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
TBS: Conan: Delta Spirit
ABC: The View: Bonnie Raitt
Thursday, December 6
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Alicia Keys (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Vintage Trouble
CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Richie Sambora
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Paloma Faith
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Tanlines
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Walk the Moon
TBS: Conan: The Gaslight Anthem
Friday, December 7
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Future (REPEAT)
CBS: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Richie Sambora
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Garbage
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Big Boi
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Divine Fits (REPEAT)
Saturday, December 8
BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Ke$ha
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Ne-Yo
PBS: Austin City Limits: Steve Martin, Sarah Jarosz