Music on Talk Shows: The Week of April 30

Of all the bands reuniting in the past few years, the one that surprised me the most is Dinosaur Jr. Frontman J Mascis' firing of Lou Barlow fueled some of the most inspired vitriol in his songwriting through the '90s with his band Sebadoh, and it seemed like there existed an impossible chasm between the two. Tomorrow they release their first album together (Mascis, Barlow and drummer Murph) in twenty years (Beyond), reminding us all that they helped draw up the blueprint for alternative rock of the '90s. When they play Letterman tonight, look for some awkward smiles, furtive glances, and Mascis' long grey mane bobbing as he tears through a solo.

As if that isn't enough excitment on Letterman, Tuesday night sees Modest Mouse making their TV debut with Johnny Marr (The Smiths) on guitar. Elsewhere on Monday night, The Noisettes' performance that I profiled a ways back finally gets aired on Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson after getting bumped from its original intended airing, and Arctic Monkeys are back again this week (this time on Conan).

Speaking of back again, if you missed The Stooges last week, I sure hope you have IFC, because they rip it up on The Henry Rollins Show on Friday (here's a video outtake performance of "I'm Fried" to wet your whistle). All in all, it's a week that doesn't bode well for sleep.

Playlist: Picks of the week

Monday, April 30

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Silversun Pickups (REPEAT)

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Dinosaur Jr.

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The Noisettes

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kaiser Chiefs

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Arctic Monkeys

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Silversun Pickups (REPEAT)

Tuesday, May 1

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kaiser Chiefs

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Modest Mouse

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Patti Smith

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format

Wednesday, May 2

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ben Kweller

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Fountains of Wayne

SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Stevie Nicks

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Teddybears, Alice Cooper

Thursday, May 3

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Macy Gray

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Tori Amos

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Alice Cooper

Friday, May 4

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ozomatli

IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: The Stooges, Iggy Pop

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Tom Waits, Snoop Dogg

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Nightwatchman

SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Tori Amos

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