Music on Television | 1.6-1.10

Music On TV

New year, old feature. The holidays are over and late night programming is back, so welcome to Music on Television, a roundup of the best live performances each week on TV. Not only are we saving you time by wading through everything for you, 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! We’re catching you a day late, but, don’t worry, we’ve got links to last night’s performance for you!

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

MONDAY | 1.6

RE-WATCH: STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
[NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c
]

Indie rockers Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks stopped by Fallon last night to perform “Lariat,” a single from their new album, Wig Out at Jagbags, as well as fan favorite “Stick Figures in Love.” Check out the former below, or, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more poppy, you can explore our bonus picks: Panic! at the Disco and Plain White T’s!

Bonus: Panic! at the Disco
Conan
 TBS; 11PM/10 [WATCH HERE]
[Live | 2.7.14 | The Tabernacle, Atlanta | Info]

Bonus: Plain White T’s
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC; 11:35PM/10:35c
[WATCH HERE]

TUESDAY | 1.7

DON’T MISS: WASHED OUT
on Late Show with David Letterman
[CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c]

Did you miss chillwave rockers Washed Out when they passed through Exit/In last month? While you wait for them to return, Letterman‘s got your fix. If old school hip hop’s more your bag, we’ve got bonus pick rapper turned TV host MC Serch on Aresnio or, for a dose of psychedelic southern rock, catch White Denim on Last Call with Carson Daly!

Bonus: MC Serch
Aresenio
 check local listings

Bonus: White Denim
Last Call with Carson Daly | NBC; 1:35AM/12:35c
[Live | 3.8.14 | Mercy Lounge, Nashville | Info]

WEDNESDAY | 1.8

DON’T MISS: THE KIN
on Conan
[TBS; 11PM/10c]

New York pop rock trio The Kin will make their Conan debut, which is where we think you should point your eyes and ears on Wednesday night. If you disagree, you might consider LA folky rock act Vanish Valley on Carson Daly or, in a similar vein, singer-songwriter and former Czars frontman John Grant on Letterman.

Bonus: Vanish Valley
Last Call with Carson Daly | NBC; 1:35AM/12:35c

Bonus: John Grant
Late Show with David Letterman | CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c

THURSDAY | 1.9

DON’T MISSPARQUET COURTS
on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
[NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c
]

Parquet Courts, whose latest, Light Up Gold, just made our Best National Albums of 2013 list, will make their late night debut this Thursday on Fallon, and it’s probably our most-anticipated of the entire week! If the indie punks aren’t enough to hold your attention, you’ve got a couple of other great choices: Lord Huron (whose upcoming Cannery Ballroom show sold out instantly) on Kimmel! or local country artist Paul Franklin on Leno.

Bonus: Lord Huron
Jimmy Kimmel Live! | ABC; 11:35PM/10:35c
[Live | 2.13.14 | Cannery Ballroom, Nashville | Info]

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

FRIDAY | 1.10

DON’T MISS: SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
[NBC; 12:35AM/11:35c]

With her battle with cancer behind her, a new record right around the corner, and more drive than ever, the incredible Sharon Jones and her wonderful backing band The Dap-Kings are sure to bring this house down to end the week on Fallon. If you’re not ready to get funky, try heavy metal option Red Fang on Letterman or alt-rock act Thirty Seconds to Mars on Ellen. We here they killed it last month at War Memorial Auditorium!

[Live | 3.1.14 | Minglewood Hall, Memphis | Info]

Bonus: Red Fang
Late Show with David Letterman | CBS; 11:35PM/10:35c

Bonus: Thirty Seconds to Mars
Ellen | check local listings

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