Music on TV this week: Grimes; Phoebe Bridgers; Jungle; Lucy Dacus; Smashing Pumpkins; Lenny Kravitz; Kurt Vile; JD McPherson; Khalid; Mac DeMarco

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Kurt Vile performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, December 13, included musical guest Kurt Vile. (Randy Holmes/ABC)

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

It's another busy week of new musical performances, with appearances by Grimes, Phoebe Bridgers, Lukas Graham, Smashing Pumpkins, Lucy Dacus, Jungle, Lenny Kravitz and Kurt Vile. Also watch for GØGGS, a band featuring Ty Segall and his collaborators. And because we're in mid-December, look for holiday music from the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ingrid Michaelson and the great Darlene Love.

The week rounds out with a performance by JD McPherson on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions, a program that typically features three songs by its guest artists.

A notable rerun this week happens Friday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, when that program re-airs Morrissey's excellent cover of The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang."

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

Monday, Dec. 10


Grimes, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Ice Cube, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Lukas Graham, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Phoebe Bridgers, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | studio session at The Current, April 23

Tuesday, Dec. 11


Lukas Graham, Good Morning America (ABC)
Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Smashing Pumpkins bring rock and plenty of spectacle to St. Paul, Aug. 20

Jungle, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | in studio at The Current, June 2014

Lucy Dacus, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | in studio at The Current, April 5

Wednesday, Dec. 12


Lenny Kravitz, Watch What Happens Live (Bravo)
Kesha, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)
Lil Wayne, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
Lenny Kravitz, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Thursday, Dec. 13


Ingrid Michaelson with Grace Vanderwaal, Live with Kelly & Ryan (network varies; check your local listings) | Ingrid Michaelson in studio at The Current, 2008
Kurt Vile, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | upcoming show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Dec. 19

Gwen Stefani, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
GØGGS, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | Ty Segall in studio at The Current, Nov. 5

Friday, Dec. 14


Darlene Love, The View (ABC) | Darlene Love interview on Oake & Riley in the Morning, November 2016
Morrissey, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Nov. 7 (CBS)

The Record Company, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Oct. 10 (NBC) | MicroShow at Icehouse in Minneapolis, July 9

Saturday, Dec. 15


JD McPherson, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS) | in studio at The Current, Dec. 4

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Khalid; Mac DeMarco, Austin City Limits (PBS)

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Good Morning America - ABC
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The View - ABC
CBS This Morning - CBS
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Austin City Limits - PBS

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21 Photos

  • Grimes performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0978 -- Pictured: Musical guest Grimes featuring Hana performs on December 10, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Ice Cube
    Ice Cube performs during the 2015 BET Experience at the Staples Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury | Invision | AP file)
  • Lukas Graham
    Lukas Graham (Weng Karlsen)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Tuesday, December 11 included musical guests The Smashing Pumpkins. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Jungle perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: musical guests Jungle perform during Tuesday's December 11, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Lucy Dacus visits The Current
    Lucy Dacus visits The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Lenny Kravitz
    Lenny Kravitz performs on the stage during the American Tours Festival, on July 13, 2018, in Tours. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Kesha speaks onstage
    Kesha speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
  • 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)
  • Ingrid Michaelson
    Ingrid Michaelson (courtesy the artist)
  • Kurt Vile
    Kurt Vile (Courtesy of Matador)
  • Gwen Stefani
    Gwen Stefani at Domino Outpost at Fred Segal on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
  • GOGGS press photo
    GOGGS press photo (Denee Segall)
  • Darlene Love
    Darlene Love (courtesy the artist)
  • 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)
  • The Record Company Microshow Nate Ryan
    Marc Cazorla, Chris Vos and Alex Stiff are The Record Company (MPR Photo | Nate Ryan)
  • JD McPherson
    JD McPherson and band close out The Current's 13th Birthday Party (Maddy Fox for MPR)
  • Mark Ronson
    Mark Ronson performs on Day 1 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 22, 2015, in Chelmsford, England. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
  • Miley Cyrus
    Miley Cyrus hosts the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Miami. (Jeff Daly/Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
  • Khalid performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Khalid performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Mac DeMarco performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Mac DeMarco performs on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)