Music on TV This Week: Black Mountain

70s rock revivalists Black Mountain have never been shy about wearing their influences on their sleeve. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd all swirl in and out of conscious when sludging through their meaty offerings, and their latest release only helps cements those associations.

Wilderness Heart (not out until September 14), is Black Mountain's most focused album to date, even if much of the focus centers around the aforementioned 70s bands. The five-piece will be making their network television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday, performing the Zepptastic track "The Hair Song" (free mp3 download via AOL).

Elsewhere, make sure come back to Fallon on Wednesday night for a fun preview of the live event of the year... for your three-year old. Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba has taken their brightly colored act on the road as part of the There's A Party in My City tour. Even if you don't yourself possess a sugar-smacked 2-5 year old, the list of special guests should be enough to pique your curiosity.

Some of the surprise guests performing on stage with the tour have been Snoop Dogg, Sarah Silverman, OK Go, Biz Markie, Drive-By Truckers, Talib Kweli, Kid Koala and even a conglomerate called the Geeks, reuniting Freaks & Geeks' stars Martin Starr, John Francis Daley and Samm Levine. And the surprises aren't limited to the stage, as it's become the de-facto event for celebrity parents. Check out this "spot the celebrity parent" video with Jason Bateman, Christina Aguilera, Dennis Quaid, Travis Barker, Drea de Matteo and more:

Picks for the week

Monday, August 30

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Swell Season (REPEAT)

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Chief

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Kottonmouth Kings

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Cyndi Lauper & Jonny Lang

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

Tuesday, August 31

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Merle Haggard

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Echo & the Bunnymen

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Norah Jones

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Black Mountain

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Surfer Blood (REPEAT)

PBS: Tavis Smiley: Norah Jones

TBS: Lopez Tonight: Street Sweeper Social Club (REPEAT)

Wednesday, September 1

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ozzy Osbourne (REPEAT)

FUEL: The Daily Habit: A Day to Remember

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Goo Goo Dolls

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Yo Gabba Gabba

NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Kate Nash (REPEAT)

Thursday, September 2

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: T.I. (REPEAT)

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Karen Elson

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek)

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Herbie Hancock, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Heart

TBS: Lopez Tonight: Backstreet Boys (REPEAT)

Friday, September 3

ABC: The View: 50 Cent (REPEAT)

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Five Finger Death Punch (REPEAT)

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Spoon (REPEAT)

FUEL: The Daily Habit: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley & Nas

NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Sara Bareilles

NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Never Shout Never

PBS: Tavis Smiley: Dr John

SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Keane (REPEAT)

VH1: Behind the Music: Christina Aguilera (REPEAT)

Saturday, September 4

NBC: Saturday Night Live: Justin Bieber (REPEAT)

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