Music on TV: The Week of June 18

It's the first week of summer, giving bands and viewers alike a good excuse to lay off the tv. But before you do that, just know that The White Stripes are back and playing Conan tonight, in support of their latest album (Icky Thump) coming out tomorrow. Early reviews see it as a welcome return to the basement blues of White Blood Cells, with the duo leaving much of the keyboard experimentation of Get Behind Me Satan behind, yet remaining heavier (and just as peculiar) as ever.

Elsewhere, this week's requisite Henry Rollins Show plug has Queens of the Stone Age bringing their stoner metal to the studio, with the added bonus of an interview with KISS legend Gene Simmons. But you could also use some fresh air, so... get outside!

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, June 18

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: White Stripes

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Jill Cunniff

Tuesday, June 19

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Bright Eyes (Repeat)

Wednesday, June 20

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Thursday, June 21

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Mooney Suzuki

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Lily Allen

Friday, June 22

IFC: The Henry Rollins Show:

Queens of the Stone Age, Gene Simmons (interview)

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kelly Clarkson

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Rooney

Saturday, June 23

PBS: Austin City Limits: Alejandro Escovedo

Sunday, June 24

A&E: Breakfast with the Arts: Bonnie Raitt

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