Music on TV this week: Punch Brothers; Kacey Musgraves; all-star encores

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Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio
Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule

Many late-night shows remain in their late-summer hiatuses, but Conan O'Brien is back with some new shows this week, including an appearance by Punch Brothers this Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the week is rich with encores from the likes of Janelle Monáe, CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Janet Jackson, Low Cut Connie and Run the Jewels.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times.*

Monday, Aug. 27


CHVRCHES, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Aug. 14 | Album review: CHVRCHES, Love Is Dead, by Mac Wilson, June 1, 2018
Big Boi, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Aug. 7 (NBC)

https://youtu.be/Ug_k_2wFrVQ

Janelle Monáe, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from July 20 (CBS) | Janelle Monae teaches us the importance of rebooting our hard drives by Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis, May 17, 2018

Franz Ferdinand, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Aug. 9 (NBC) | Album review: Franz Ferdinand, Always Ascending, March 2, 2018, by David Safar

Tuesday, Aug. 28


Low Cut Connie, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Aug. 13 (NBC) | Mary Lucia's interview with Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner, July 2017

Hot Snakes, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from May 23 (NBC) | in studio at The Current, March 18, 2018

Wednesday, Aug. 29


Janet Jackson with Daddy Yankee, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Aug. 17 (NBC) | Watch Janet Jackson perform live on TV for the first time this decade, accept Billboard Icon Award, May 21, 2018

Blood Orange feat. A$AP Rocky, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Aug. 16 (ABC)

Thursday, Aug. 30


BTS, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)
Punch Brothers, Conan (TBS) | In studio at The Current, Aug. 13

Alessia Cara, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from July 11 (CBS) | Alessia Cara interviewed by David Safar, 2015

Friday, Aug. 31


Kacey Musgraves, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Kacey Musgraves on trusting emotion at the 'Golden Hour' of her life, April 1, 2018

Typhoon, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from March 14 (NBC) | acoustic performance of "Prosthetic Love" in studio at The Current, September 2013

Saturday, Sept. 1


Nicki Minaj, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from May 19 (NBC) | Listen to Beyonce sing Prince's 'Darling Nikki' in honor of Nicki Minaj, October 2015
Run the Jewels, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Jan. 27 (PBS) | Theft of the Dial, March 2017

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Conan - TBS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check your local listings
CBS This Morning - Saturday - CBS
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Austin City Limits - PBS

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  • CHVRCHES
    CHVRCHES (Danny Clinch)
  • Big Boi performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0909 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Big Boi performs "All Night" on August 7, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) (NBC/Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Janelle Monae performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Janelle Monae during Friday's July 20, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Franz Ferdinand on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 721 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Kapranos and Robert Hardy of musical guest Franz Ferdinand perform on August 9, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Low Cut Connie perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 722 -- musical guests Low Cut Connie perform on August 13, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Hot Snakes perform in The Current studio
    Hot Snakes perform in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • A$AP Rocky
    A$AP Rocky released the new track and official video for "A$AP Forever" featuring Moby on April 5, 2018. (Mr. iozo)
  • Janet Jackson performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0916 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical Guest Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee perform "Made For Now" on August 17, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Alessia Cara performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0886 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Alessia Cara performs "Growing Pains" on June 18, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Alessia Cara performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Alessia Cara during Wednesday's July 11, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Kacey Musgraves
    Kacey Musgraves (Kelly Christine Sutton)
  • typhoon
    Typhoon perform in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Tina Fey and Nicki Minaj on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Tina Fey" Episode 1746 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Tina Fey with Musical Guest Nicki Minaj during a promo in Studio 8H. (Rosalind O'Connor/NBC)
  • Run the Jewels on 'Austin City Limits'
    Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels perform on 'Austin City Limits.' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)