TiVo Party Tonight: Neko Case, M83

tivonekkobEver wonder what will happen during the last five minutes of late-night TV talk shows? They let musicians onstage! Here are tonight’s notable performers:

Tavis Smiley (PBS): Neko Case
Check your local listings on this one; some PBS stations are running the program tomorrow. Anyway, an interview-centric appearance on Tavis Smiley is a nice break for the Middle Cyclone-promoting Neko. A couple (admittedly softball) questions we’d like to see answered: Please explain the album’s cover art, a photo of Neko atop a sportscar wielding a broadsword. And much has been made of her barnful of pianos—why don’t we hear a symphony of battered pianos on Middle Cyclone?

Last Call With Carson Daly: M83
Despite a so-so review of M83’s Disney Hall performance with the L.A. Philharmonic over the weekend, Anthony Gonzalez’ group is getting excellent mileage out of last year’s Saturdays = Youth. M83 will perform “Kim And Jesse.”

Neko Case’s “People Got A Lotta Nerve” from Middle Cyclone: (download):
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/PeopleGotALottaNerve.mp3