Music on Talk Shows - The Week of June 25

The prolific Ryan Adams returns with a new album tomorrow that is sort of a return to the alt.country focus of his much lauded debut, Heartbreaker. The album's title, Easy Tiger, serves as a mantra to the hyper-kinetic songwriter who's spread himself pretty thin since his reach-for-the-golden-ring album Gold in 2001. Couple that with his recent sobriety and you have Adams' most focused release since his debut. To get an idea of what to expect Wednesday night on Letterman, check out this earlier performance of album opener "Goodnight Rose" on The Henry Rollins Show from a couple months ago.

Also gracing Letterman's stage is Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, who's latest solo release (Dylanesque - out tomorrow,) is made up entirely of Bob Dylan covers. Never one to play it straight, Ferry ups the irony of the album's title by making sure none of the songs sound at all like Dylan. Meanwhile, The Henry Rollins Show features one of my heroes, Robyn Hitchcock, along with his backing band The Venus 3 which features REM's Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin.

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, June 25

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ben Kweller

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Apples in Stereo (REPEAT)

SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Kelly Clarkson

SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Joss Stone

Tuesday, June 26

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Bryan Ferry

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Explosions in the Sky (REPEAT)

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format (REPEAT)

Wednesday, June 27

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Keely Smith

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ryan Adams

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Teddy Bears (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 28

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Velvet Revolver

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Midnight Movies (REPEAT)

SUNDANCE: Live From Abbey Road: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, Madeleine Peyroux

Friday, June 29

IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Robyn Hitchcock

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: T.I.

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Morrissey

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Nightwatchman (REPEAT)

Saturday, June 30

NBC: Saturday Night Live: Tenacious D (REPEAT)

Sunday, July 1

NBC: Concert for Diana: Kanye West, Bryan Ferry, Lily Allen, Tom Jones, Duran Duran and more

drake lelane
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