Music On Talk Shows: The Week of February 12

I'm sure you're sick to death of me writing about Lily Allen on the telly, so I'll just say two words regarding her this week: Conan + Tuesday. Instead I'm going to give some virtual ink to The Thermals, who stop by Last Call With Carson Daly late Friday night to perform some of their politically charged rock from their latest release, The Body, the Blood, the Machine. While this indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, made plenty year-end lists for best album, one has to think Sub Pop's latest push with The Shins (along with the surprise success of Band of Horses) is now reaping benefits for other acts on the label, which is a good thing.

Meanwhile, The Apples in Stereo make another appearance here, as they perform some of their psych-pop on Conan, Wednesday. On a different note, if you were like me, you were secretly hoping to see Justin Timberlake break into "Dick in a Box" last night on the Grammys, especially after he performed it live at Madison Square Garden with Samberg a few nights before (see video). Alas, no such luck, but they're rerunning his Saturday Night Live hosting performance this weekend, so we can as yet still relive the magic.

Picks for this week:
Monday, February 12
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matisyahu
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Rickie Lee Jones
SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Nelly Furtado
Tuesday, February 13
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Cat Empire
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Lily Allen
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Regina Spektor
Wednesday, February 14
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Madeleine Peyroux
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Apples in Stereo
Thursday, February 15
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Nas
Friday, February 16
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Thermals
Saturday, February 17
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (RERUN)

drake lelane
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