Music on Television | 5.6-5.11

It’s going to be yet another week of strong musical performances on television! From reunited favorites to modern indie rock pioneers to talented up and comers, there’s a little bit of something for everyone!

Don’t forget, we’re also adding tour dates and ticket links for the artists performing in Nashville and surrounding areas. Get those DVRs set for:


MONDAY | 5.6


DON’T MISSFall Out Boy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno [NBC; 11:35PM/10:35c]After flexing their pop range and scoring their first number 1 debut with the recently-released (and Butch Walker-produced) Save Rock and Roll, Fall Out Boy are solidly cementing their comeback. Even if you didn’t like them before, the new stuff might be worth a revisit!

[Live | 6.30.13 | Ryman Auditorium, Nashville | Info]


Bonus: James Blake
Late Show with David Letterman | CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c
[Live | 5.14.13 | The Masquerade, Atlanta | Info]

Bonus: Gold Fields
Last Call with Carson Daly | NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c

Bonus: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon | NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c
[Live | 5.29.13 | Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville | Info]




DON’T MISSThe Breeders on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon [NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]: Kim Deal and co. have been more or less active off and on for the last several years, but it wasn’t until this year that the classic Last Splash lineup of the group reunited to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary. Catch them on the road this spring!

[Live | 5.14.13 | Cannery Ballroom, Nashville | Info]


Bonus: The Neighbourhood
Last Call with Carson Daly | NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c
[Live | 6.17.13 | Vinyl, Atlanta | Info]

Bonus: Patty Griffin
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno | NBC; 11:35PM/10:35c

Bonus: Iron and Wine
Conan | TBS; 11PM/10c




DON’T MISSMETZ on Last Call with Carson Daly [NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]Before its current crop of trendy, indie, and poppy artists, Sub Pop spawned an agressive garage rock movement with bands like Nirvana and Mudhoney. METZ is doing their best to keep that part of the label’s aesthetic tradition alive, but for the current generation.

[Live | 5.14.13 | Zanzibar, Louisville | Info]


Bonus: Marina and the Diamonds
Conan | TBS; 11PM/10c

Bonus: Fitz and The Tantrums
Jimmy Kimmel Live! | ABC; 11:35PM/10:35c
[Live | 8.17.13 | Bridgestone Arena, Nashville w/ Bruno Mars | Info]




DON’T MISSPurity Ring on Last Call with Carson Daly [NBC; 1:35AM/12:35c]After exploding onto the scene with one of the strongest debuts in recent memory (after months of mounting hype), the Canadian electro duo are still going strong. Check ’em out, and see what all the buzz is about!

[Live | 6.13.13 | Bonnaroo | Info]


Bonus: RNDM
Conan | TBS; 11PM/10c

Bonus: She & Him
Late Show with David Letterman | CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c
[Live | 6.13.13 | Ryman Auditorium, Nashville | Info]


FRIDAY | 5.10


DON’T MISS: LL Cool J on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon [NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]Way back before he was accidental racist, actor, and awards show host, LL Cool J was a pretty dope rapper. He’ll probably play a new song, but it’s Fallon, so we can always hope for a throwback!




DON’T MISS: Vampire Weekend on Saturday Night Live [NBC; 11:30PM/10:30c]Indie rockers Vampire Weekend are about to drop not only the best album of their career, but also one of the best of 2013. We’ll review the whole thing soon, but, while you’re waiting on Modern Vampires of the City, tide yourself over with a sure-to-be great SNL performance!


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