Monday, August 20, 2007

Ear On TV: The Week of August 20

While frontman Carl Newman cringes everytime he hears it, The New Pornographers are truly are a (Canadian) supergroup. With the fortunes of Newman, Destroyer's Dan Bejar and Neko Case on the rise, it's hard to get them all together for a performance. On Letterman tonight, all but Bejar will be there, but fret not Dan fans, he's signed on for their upcoming fall tour, his first big one with the band. It's fitting this time out as the new album Challengers (out tomorrow,) finds the band leaning more towards his art folk and rock tendencies (and, with his three songs per album output, he's finally got a whole New Pornographers album worth of material.)

The band managed to all make it to Newman's wedding as well (NY TIMES,) complete with Neko Case serenading the bride and groom, and comedians Eugene Mirman (MC'ing) and David Cross in attendance. Supergroup, super wedding.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, August 20
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sean Kingston (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The New Pornographers
Tuesday, August 21
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rooney (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Tom Russell
Wednesday, August 22
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Blonde Redhead (REPEAT)
Thursday, August 23
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The Clicks
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Lily Allen (REPEAT)
SUNDANCE: Live From Abbey Road: Kasabian, The Good, the Bad & the Queen
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Mary J. Blige (REPEAT)
Friday, August 24
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson>: Ferraby Lionheart
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Duke Spirit
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Mando Diao (REPEAT)
Saturday, August 25
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (REPEAT)

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1 comment:

Shawn Anderson said...

Picks for the week of 08.20.07

1. Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
2. Use It - New Pornographers
3. When Did Your Heart Go Missing? - Rooney
4. Navajo Rug - Tom Russell
5. 23 - Blonde Redhead
6. LDN - Lily Allen
7. Sun/Rise/Light/Flies - Kasabian
8. History Song - The Good, The Bad And The Queen
9. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
10. Under the Texas Sky - Ferraby Lionheart
11. Cuts Across The Land - The Duke Spirit
12. The Wildfire (If It Was True) - Mando Diao
13. My Love (Single Version) - Justin Timberlake