Music on TV this week: boygenius; Morrissey; Elvis Costello; Lukas Nelson; Kacey Musgraves

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boygenius perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 753 -- Pictured: (l-r) Phoebe Bridges, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus of boygenius perform on November 5, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)

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This week's schedule

This week kicks off with a major-network performance by boygenius — the supergroup comprising singer-songwriters Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus — on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Other notable performances this week include The Milk Carton Kids on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Morrissey on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Wu-Tang Clan on Good Morning America.

Saturday brings Elvis Costello and the Imposters to CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions, and Austin City Limits focuses on homegrown talent with fellow Texans Lukas Nelson and Kacey Musgraves sharing the bill.

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

Monday, Nov. 5


Carly Rae Jepsen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | viral hit of the day on Music News for Nov. 1, 2018

Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
boygenius, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | upcoming show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Nov. 17, 2018

KISS; Snow Patrol, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

William Elliott Whitmore, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Tuesday, Nov. 6


Pistol Annies, The Talk (CBS) | Pistol Annies release three new songs in preview of new album, Interstate Gospel, Sept. 27
Let's Eat Grandma, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | Song of the Day: "It's Not Just Me", Aug. 6, 2018

Wednesday, Nov. 7


The Milk Carton Kids, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | in studio at Radio Heartland (posting soon)

Morrissey, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Thursday, Nov. 8


Houndmouth, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Friday, Nov. 9


Wu-Tang Clan, Good Morning America (ABC) | Sweltering Soundset pleases crowds with Migos, Wu-Tang Clan, and more, May 28, 2018

Pharrell Williams, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Williams featured in Music News for Oct. 30, 2018
Big Red Machine, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Album review: Big Red Machine, by Jade, Aug. 27, 2018

Mt. Joy, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Sept. 20 (NBC) | in studio at The Current, May 24, 2018

Saturday, Nov. 10


Elvis Costello & the Imposters, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Album Review: Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Look Now, by Bill DeVille, Oct. 22, 2018

Lil Wayne, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real; Kacey Musgraves, Austin City Limits (PBS)
Watch Lukas Nelson captivate a SXSW crowd, March 15, 2018

Kacey Musgraves on trusting emotion at the 'Golden Hour' of her life, April 1, 2018

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

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

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  • Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons (Eliot Lee Hazel)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0955 -- Pictured: Musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen performs on November 5, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Kiss
    KISS performing onstage (Anirudh Koul [Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0])
  • Snow Patrol on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Snow Patrol perform during "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Tuesday, April 24, 2018, on CBS. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Pistol Annies
    Pistol Annies are Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe (courtesy the artists)
  • Let's Eat Grandma
    Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth were just 17 when Let's Eat Grandma released their debut "I, Gemini." (Charlotte Patmore)
  • Milk Carton Kids at 2018 Americana Music Honors and Awards
    Joey Ryan (L) and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids perform onstage during the 2018 Americana Music Honors and Awards at Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
  • Morrissey on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden: musical guest Morrissey performs a cover of the Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang." (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Big Red Machine perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner of Big Red Machine perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' during Friday's November 9, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Houndmouth
    Houndmouth via Facebook (Houndmouth via Facebook)
  • Wu-Tang Clan perform at Soundset 2018
    Wu-Tang Clan perform at Soundset 2018 (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Pharrell Williams
    Pharrell Williams, who basically owns the word "happy" (Mimi Valdes/Courtesy of the artist, via NPR)
  • Mt. Joy
    Mt. Joy (Mac Kotas)
  • Elvis Costello
    Elvis Costello (Courtesy the artist)
  • Lil Wayne performing in New York
    Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for TIDAL)
  • Lukas Nelson performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Kacey Musgraves performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Kacey Musgraves performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)