TiVo Party Tonight: M. Ward, Andrew Bird

tivoabirdEver 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:

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): M. Ward

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC): Andrew Bird

TiVo is so confused! Torn between two performers with 90 percent similarity in audience demographic; please consult user’s manual on how to record both Bird (pictured) and Ward while watching neither in real time. Forced to choose? MAGNET has seen each of these guys multiple times; Bird has the edge with his whistling and footwork on the effects pedals, but click over to Letterman just to see if Zooey‘s around and what kind of cool vintage guitar Ward’s playing.

Andrew Bird’s “Oh No” from Noble Beast (download here):
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/OhNo.mp3

TiVo Party Tonight: Willie Nelson, thenewno2

tivonew2bEver 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:

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Willie And The Wheel, Nelson’s album of Western Swing material with Austin-based veterans Asleep At The Wheel, came out earlier this month. Expect Paul Shaffer to get in on the action (he’s on one of the tracks on the album).

Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC): thenewno2
Dhani Harrison (pictured), son of Beatle George, leads this band. Debut album You Are Here is already out digitally (via iTunes) and gets a physical release (via distributor Vagrant) on March 31; check out a track below.

“Yomp” from thenewno2’s You Are Here:

TiVo Party Tonight: Dan Auerbach, Glen Campbell

tivodanEver 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:

Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC): Dan Auerbach
The Black Keys’ Auerbach is responsible for a recent solo album, Keep It Hid, and it isn’t just blues-rock; it sounds like the music that would be made by the live-in custodian at a demonic gator farm.

The Late Late Show (CBS): Glen Campbell
Craig Ferguson has guest Tom Selleck on the bill with rhinestone cowboy Campbell tonight. Is it 1980? Will they talk about The Empire Strikes Back and the Miracle On Ice?

Dan Auerbach’s “I Want Some More” from Keep It Hid:

TiVo Party Tonight: They Might Be Giants, The Sounds

tivogiantsEver 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:

Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC): They Might Be Giants
TMBG (pictured) recently won a Grammy for last year’s kids’ album Here Come The 123s. In your face, Here Comes Little Brady Rymer And The Band That Could!

Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC): The Sounds
The high-energy Swedish pop/new-wave band will debut “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake” from its forthcoming album. You know the Sounds via their song “Hurt You,” from this Geico caveman commercial.

They Might Be Giants’ “Withered Hope” (live version) from 2007’s The Else (download here):
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/WitheredHopeXMLive.mp3

TiVo Party Tonight: Blind Pilot, She & Him

tivoshebEver 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:

Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC): Blind Pilot
Portland, Ore.’s bike-touring pop duo makes its network TV debut.

Spectacle (SUN): She & Him (pictured), Jenny Lewis, Jakob Dylan
Description of the Elvis Costello-hosted program here; Sundance is still the bleeding-edge news source for the breakups of both Rilo Kiley and the Wallflowers.

She & Him’s “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” from 2008’s Volume One (download here):
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/WhyDoYouLetMeStayHere.mp3

TiVo Party Tonight: Heartless Bastards, Levon Helm, Little Ones

tivoheartEver 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:

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): Heartless Bastards
We want to see Ohio’s Heartless Bastards (pictured) play the title track from recent album The Mountain (Fat Possum) because: a) most likely it will offer a glimpse at pedal-steel player Bill Elm (Friends Of Dean Martinez); and b) “The Mountain” sounds like Nico and the Grifters.

Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC): Levon Helm
Worth watching just to see who shows up to play with Levon; his Midnight Ramble sessions get a lot of traffic. Let’s roll the dice and say that he’ll be joined by Steve Earle, Donald “Duck” Dunn and the bassist from Missing Persons.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC): The Little Ones
That’s an awfully detailed Wikipedia entry for a band that’s accomplished so, um, little.

Heartless Bastards’ “The Mountain”:

TiVo Party Tonight: TV On The Radio, Duffy, Adele

tivotvnb1Ever 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:

The Colbert Report: (COM): TV On The Radio
Yeah, we featured the band two days ago in this same space for its SNL appearance, but Tunde Adebimpe and Co. kinda sucked on the show, so we’re gonna give ’em a chance for redemption. To paraphrase (sort-of) Sen. Stuart Smalley, “Guys, you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and gosh darn it, MAGNET likes you!”

Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC): Duffy
We always confuse Duffy with Adele.

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS): Adele
We always confuse Adele with Duffy.

TV On The Radio’s “Golden Age” from Dear Science:
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/GoldenAge.mp3

TiVo Party Tonight: Radiohead

tivoradioaEver 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:

51st Grammy Awards (CBS): Call us cynical, but we think In Rainbows got five nominations so the fantastically unhip Grammys could use Thom Yorke to promote the show and persuade Radiohead to perform. Other acts playing the awards shindig include U2, Paul McCartney & Dave Grohl, Coldplay and, of course, Lil Wayne.

Radiohead’s “Bangers + Mash” from In Rainbows bonus disc:

 

TiVo Party Tonight: TV On The Radio, Drive-By Truckers

tivotvnbEver 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:

Saturday Night Live (NBC): TV On The Radio
Bradley Cooper (of Wet Hot American Summer and the lesser-known He’s Just Not That Into You) is the host.

Austin City Limits (PBS): Drive-By Truckers
A five-song set recorded in September, heavy on selections from last year’s Brighter Than Creation’s Dark.

TV On The Radio’s “Dancing Choose” from Dear Science:

 

TiVo Party Tonight: Beirut, Franz Ferdinand, Ben Lee

tivo400beirutnEver 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:

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS): Beirut
Beirut (pictured) is back February 26 with the double EP March Of The Zapotec/Holland; it’s being called a double EP because half of it is bandleader Zach Condon’s solo material, and half are songs Condon recorded in Mexico with a Oaxacan marching band.

Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC): Ben Lee
MAGNET mind-melded with Ben Lee after we discovered that he, too, recognized the pop genius underneath the mall-punk patina of Against Me!’s New Wave. (Lee covered New Wave in its entirety, acoustically, and he subsequently interviewed the band for a MAGNET cover story last year.) Lee is back with The Rebirth Of Venus in April, and he’ll be playing album track “Yoko Ono.”

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS): Franz Ferdinand
Will only start loving these guys again if they play eight-minute krautrock-disco mindfreak “Lucid Dreams” from the otherwise stagnant Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.

Late Night With Conan O’Brien (NBC): Death Cab For Cutie
Rerun. The band plays “Cath” from Narrow Stairs.

Beirut’s “A Sunday Smile” from 2007’s The Flying Club Cup: