This week’s music on television

Serious 80s throwbacks on late night (New Kids on the Block and Motley Crue), and a smattering of indie bands with obnoxious names to round out the week. All said and done, my prediction of more hip hop on Late Night (vis-a-vis the Roots connect) now seems way off the mark.


Monday: New kids on the block bring it hard on Kimmel; Clap your hands say yeah play their latest, “Statues,” on Fallon.
Tuesday: Motley crue, who are allegedly still alive, play Kimmel.
Wednesday: MSTRKRFT (not to be confused with KMFDM or MGMT) on Kimmel; The Virgins play “One Week of Danger” on Fallon.
Saturday: Karen O and the Yeah yeah yeahs try to salvage a Zac Efron-hosted SNL with a number from their latest. Their best record yet? The folks at Audacious Gimcrackery seem to think so.


This Week’s Music on Television

This is Spinal Tap

Another week of slim pickings for late night music with a few notable exceptions: On Wednesday, Spinal Tap drops a shit sandwich on the Tonight Show stage and on Saturday, Astralwerks’ greatest export, Phoenix do SNL. The full schedule below.

Tuesday: 90s rockers Gomez on Jimmy Fallon.
Wednesday: Spinal Tap do Leno. Ex-Primus bassist, Les Claypool, on Jimmy Kimmel.
Friday: Lily Allen on Jimmy Kimmel.
Saturday: Phoenix on Seth Rogen-hosted SNL. Promising.

Mark my words, bitches.

Which teen drama’s marketing elves will transform Choir Of Young Believers into an It Band this year?

Keep your ears open some time this fall, I’d say.  (TubaTV is, like, way ahead of the curve.)