Music on TV This Week: Phoenix

It's been a couple months since Phoenix tore the roof off of 30 Rock during their appearance on SNL, and in that time their fine album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has come out and garnered critical praise nearly everywhere ears are employed. They appear on Letterman Thursday, and if you missed their SNL performance, here's another shot to see just how good they are live.

Meanwhile, Jack White (White Stripes) has a new outfit called The Dead Weather, a collaboration with fellow blues enthusiast Alison Mosshart (The Kills). While White takes a backseat playing drums (Mosshart sings), his fingerprints are all over the band's Gothic blues sound. It's fitting that the band makes their network debut on Conan, since White Stripes were the first and last band to play on Conan's Late Night run.

Finally, the hilarious Spinal Tap has a new album this week called Back From The Dead, and they both play and are interviewed on Conan on Monday night. Whether or not you like the music to the new release, you have to admit the album's packaging (pictured above) alone make it worth the purchase. Relive the infamous Stonehenge stage display, with cutouts of the band in relative size! Just goes to show you there's more than one way to keep the CD from dying.

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, June 15

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Black Eyed Peas (REPEAT)

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Spinal Tap

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Doves (REPEAT)

Tuesday, June 16

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Gavin Rossdale

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Diane Birch

Wednesday, June 17

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Eels

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Bettye LaVette

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Street Sweeper Social Club

SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Bill Clinton (REPEAT)

Thursday, June 18

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ben Harper

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Phoenix

MTV: It's On with Alexa Chung: Phoenix

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: The Dead Weather

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Peaches

Friday, June 19

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Sounds

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Blink-182

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Ting Tings

SUNDANCE: Touch the Sound: Evelyn Glennie

Saturday, June 20

PBS: Austin City Limits: Bettye LaVette (REPEAT)

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