Music on TV This Week: Matisyahu

Matisyahu is already the biggest selling Hasidic-Jewish Reggae-Dub artist going, but that's admittedly a pretty limited umbrella. With his third and latest release, Light, Matisyahu is poised for a bigger audience, even surpassing his last album, Youth -- which buoyed by the hit "King Without a Crown," made it to #4 on the Billboard charts.

The joyously optimistic Light sees release tomorrow, and in support of the release, the former Phish follower will be performing the lead single "One Day" Thursday, on Conan. Perhaps all that positivity can overcome the sound issues that The Tonight Show soundstage has presented so far since Conan took over.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn husband and wife duo Matt & Kim (Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino) will take their high-charged and lo-fi dance rock to the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night. I expect it to be quite a performance, even if not nearly as revealing as the buzz-y video they shot for the single "Lessons Learned," which found the couple stripping off their clothes while running through Times Square. Freed of clothing, the couple elude the cops but Kim ends up with a common TV series fate (think George on Grey's Anatomy):

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, August 24

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Kings of Leon

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Aimee Mann (REPEAT)

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

Tuesday, August 25

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Jet

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Enter Shikari

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Smokey Robinson

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Airborne Toxic Event (REPEAT)

Wednesday, August 26

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matt & Kim

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Care Bears on Fire

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Camera Obscura (REPEAT)

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Franz Ferdinand

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Flo Rida (REPEAT)

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

*PBS: Great Performances: Harlem in Montmartre, a Paris Jazz Story: Josephine Baker, Django Reinhardt

SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock (REPEAT)

Thursday, August 27

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Mute Math

FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Dodos

NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Matisyahu

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

Friday, August 28

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Imogen Heap

FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Dodos

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

Saturday, August 29

BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Pet Shop Boys (REPEAT)

PBS: Austin City Limits: R.E.M. (REPEAT)

*As always with PBS, kids, be safe and check your local listings.

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

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