Music on Television | 7.8-7.12

Music On TV

It’s been awhile, but we’re finally bringing Music on Television out of retirement, and back as a weekly feature! We’re making just a few more tweaks to the format, to keep it as clean and streamlined as possible, but, more or less, it’s the same feature that you remember: a roundup of the best live music on television each week. Not only are we saving you  time by wading through each live performance, but we also hope to help you discover some great up and coming bands, many of which will be passing through Nashville in the near future!

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 | 7.8

on Late Show with David Letterman
[CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c]

New York indie rockers Ra Ra Riot are currently on tour in support of their brand new album, Beta Love. Though they may have lost a little steam over the past few years, the group continues to churn out some of the most consistently enjoyable records in the indie scene, and are a treat to catch live. Watch their Letterman appearance in preparation for their upcoming Nashville date!

[Live | 9.29.13 | Exit/In, Nashville | Info]

Bonus: Rhye
Jimmy Kimmel Live! | ABC; 11:35PM/10:35c

Bonus: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon | NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c


on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
[NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]

Grunge rock pioneers Mudhoney put out their ninth studio, Vanishing Point, back in the spring. Now in their 25th year, the group still shows no signs of slowing down or losing their spark- nor do they seem to feel any pressure to adapt or reinvent their sound. They’re as strong as focused as they’ve ever been, and a callback to the days when real rock and roll ruled the airwaves. Don’t miss their upcoming performance at Third Man as well!

[Live | 9.26.13 | Third Man Records, Nashville | Info]

Bonus: Portugal. The Man
Conan | TBS; 11PM/10c


on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
[NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]

Best known as one half of the duo The Fiery Furnaces with her brothers, Matthew Friedberger, Eleanor Friedberger began her solo career with her debut release in 2011, and just released her sophomore album, Personal Record, last week. The singer’s solo work tends to be more straightforward, unabashed, energetic indie pop, less bogged down by the experimental tendencies of her band. We’re big fans!

Bonus: Bernhoft
Conan | TBS; 11PM/10c

Bonus: Houndmouth
Late Show with David Letterman | CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c
[Live | 7.12.13 | Forecastle Festival, Louisville | Info]


on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
[ABC; 11:35PM/10:35c]

We told you a bit about LA dance pop duo back in our Bonnaroo Club Stage coverage. The former jingle writers just released their debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, last week, and already seem poised to explode. They’re poppy, they’re catchy, they’re a ton of fun, and, if their recent Conan performance is and indication, they’re going to be great on Kimmel:

[Live | 9.20.13-9.21.13 | Midtown Music Festival, Atlanta | Info]

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

FRIDAY | 7.12

on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
[NBC; 11:35PM/10:35c]

If the name Passenger doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the sound of his breakout hit, “Let Her Go,” probably will. The British folk-rock singer, real name Mike Rosenberg, fronted a band called Passenger, before disbanding and adopting the moniker for his solo act. With a prolific output, notably last year’s All the Little Lights, and an ever-growing fanbase, he’s definitely an artist to keep an eye on!

Bonus: Ed Sheeran
Today | NBC; check local listings
[Live | 9.19.13, 9.20.13, 9.21.13 | Bridgestone Arena, Nashville | Info]

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