Music on Talk Shows This Week

This past weekend, Austin City Limits had its 33rd season premiere, and for its second week, this Saturday* features the double billing of The Decemberists and Explosions In The Sky. Let me back up a minute, and re-emphasize something in that last sentence -- this is the 33rd season. That's a lot of Willie Nelson. But really, the series has come a long way from being a Willie and friends get-together. Besides this week's great lineup, this season boasts Arcade Fire, Wilco, Regina Spektor, Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory, Kings of Leon and Texas' own Roky Erickson. Norah Jones headlined the premiere the other night, which helps explain why I waited until this week.

Elsewhere, Atlanta's rambunctious Black Lips are bound to tear up Conan's set with their unique brand of punk garage rock. When they make their network television debut on Tuesday night, there's no question about whether they'll bring the rock, but rather whether they'll be with or without mustaches. I'm placing my bet firmly on the 'stache.

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, October 8

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Modest Mouse (REPEAT)

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Shout Out Louds

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Calvin Harris

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Shins

Tuesday, October 9

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Justice

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Jamie T

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Black Lips

Wednesday, October 10

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Data Rock

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Queens of the Stone Age

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Modest Mouse

Thursday, October 11

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jose Gonzalez

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Bedouin Soundclash

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Klaxons

Friday, October 12

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Q-Tip

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Morrissey

SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Gretchen Wilson

Saturday, October 13

PBS: Austin City Limits: The Decemberists, Explosions In The Sky

*Please check local listings. Our Seattle (poor excuse for a) PBS station, for example, broadcasts these one week later then scheduled.

drake lelane
curator of the music/soundtrack blog thus spake drake