Music on TV this week: Troye Sivan; Muse; Pale Waves; Jorja Smith; Ella Mai; Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae performs on 'Austin City Limits'
Janelle Monae performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)

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

The quickly ascending Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan appears three times on television this week, including two appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Muse will also appear on that program this week, following quickly on the heels of the November 9 releaase of their latest album, Simulation Theory.

Jeff Tweedy, whose book, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., releases Tuesday, will appear that night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. And then the week finishes big, with rising pop star Ella Mai as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and Austin City Limits giving its entire hour to Janelle Monáe.

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

Monday, Nov. 12


Troye Sivan and Charlie XCX, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Troye Sivan and Charlie XCX's "1999" is viral hit of the day on Music News for Oct 11, 2018

Jeff Tweedy, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Rock and Roll Book Club: Jeff Tweedy's Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), Nov. 14

Family of the Year, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Tuesday, Nov. 13


Muse, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Simulation Theory described on Music News on Friday, Nov. 9

Elle King, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Wombats, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Wednesday, Nov. 14


Troye Sivan, The View (ABC)
The Struts, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Pale Waves, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Barns Courtney, Last Call with Carso Daly (NBC) | Studio session at The Current, April 2016

Thursday, Nov. 15


Troye Sivan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Jorja Smith, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Mentioned in Toki Wright's Five Cool New Albums for a Hot Summer, Aug. 15, 2018

Lily Allen, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | Lily Allen's My Thoughts Exactly in Rock and Roll Book Club, Oct. 23, 2018

Friday, Nov. 16


Ty Dolla $ign, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Mt. Joy, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Sept. 20 (NBC)

Saturday, Nov. 17


Lucero, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Lucero performing at the Fitzgerald Theater in 2012

Ella Mai, Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Ella Mai to appear in 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Music News for Nov. 1, 2018

Janelle Monáe, Austin City Limits (PBS) | Janelle Monáe teaches us the importance of rebooting our hard drives by Jeffrey Bissoy, May 17, 2018

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The View - ABC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
CBS This Morning - CBS>
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Austin City Limits - PBS

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18 Photos

  • Troye Sivan
    Troye Sivan (courtesy Capitol Records)
  • Charli XCX in concert
    Charli XCX performs at Optus Stadium on October 19, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)
  • Jeff Tweedy on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Jeff Tweedy chats with host Stephen Colbert on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Jeff Tweedy on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Jeff Tweedy performs "Let's Go Rain" from his debut solo album, "Warm," on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Family of the Year
    Indie rock band Family of the Year (Courtesy of the band)
  • Muse perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0960 -- Pictured: musical guests Muse perform on November 13, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Elle King on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Elle King performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Tuesday, November 13, 2018. (Jason LaVeris/CBS)
  • The Wombats
    The Wombats (Courtesy of artist)
  • The Struts
    The Struts (Courtesy of the artist)
  • Pale Waves perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 759 -- Pictured: (l-r) Hugo Silvani, Ciara Doran, Heather Baron-Gracie and Charlie Wood of musical guest Pale Waves on November 14, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Barns Courtney 8
    Barns Courtney performs in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Jorja Smith
    Jorja Smith (courtesy Wired PR)
  • Lily Allen - 2018 press photos
    Lily Allen's new album, 'No Shame,' releases June 8, 2018. (Bella Howard)
  • Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio
    Members of Mt. Joy prepare for their in-studio session at The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Ty Dolla $ign
    Ty Dolla $ign performs at the 2018 ComplexCon-Day 1 at Long Beach Convention Center on November 3, 2018 in Long Beach, California. (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
  • Lucero press photo
    Lucero (courtesy the artists)
  • Ella Mai performs on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Steve Carell" Episode 1752 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ella Mai performs on Saturday, November 17, 2018. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Janelle Monae at the 'Black Panther' premiere.
    Janelle Monae appears on this week's "Austin City Limits" on PBS. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)