Music on TV this week: Paul Simon; Lizzo; Emily King; Phosphorescent; Buddy Guy

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Lizzo (Jabari Jacobs/Atlantic Records)

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

This week, watch for Lizzo to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Tuesday. Meanwhile, Paul Simon will be an interviewee and musical guest on Monday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Phosphorescent will perform on Wednesday's The Late Late Show with James Corden. Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike continues in support of his Netflix docuseries Trigger Warning, appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday.

Saturday brings an accomplished lineup to Austin City Limits, with a bill shared by blues legend Buddy Guy and by supergroup August Greene, which comprises Common, jazz keyboardist/ producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins.

Notable reruns this week happen on Last Call with Carson Daly, featuring such artists as Jain and Lilly Allen. A performance by Elle King from Nov. 13, 2018, re-airs this Thursday on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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

Monday, Jan. 28


Backstreet Boys, Live with Kelly and Ryan (network varies; check your local listings) | Backstreet Boys on fatherhood, addiction and new (Grammy-nominated) music (MPR News)
Paul Simon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Rock and Roll Book Club: Robert Hilburn's Paul Simon: The Life, May 30, 2018

21 Savage, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Jain, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Dec. 3 (NBC) | studio session at The Current, Oct. 20, 2018

Tuesday, Jan. 29


Lizzo, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Lizzo's career: A timeline from the Chalice to 'Juice', Jan. 28; upcoming show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., May 5

Cypress Hill, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Lily Allen, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Nov. 15 (NBC) | Lily Allen's My Thoughts Exactly in Rock and Roll Book Club, Oct. 23, 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 30


Boy George & Culture Club, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings

Emily King, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Killer Mike (interview), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | Theft of the Dial: Run the Jewels, March 2017
Phosphorescent, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | studio session at The Current, Dec. 1, 2018

Odetta Hartman, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Nov. 1 (NBC)

Thursday, Jan. 31


Summer Walker, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Elle King, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Nov. 13 (CBS) | Album review: Elle King, Shake the Spirit, by Brian Oake, Nov. 30, 2018
Family of the Year, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Oct. 9 (NBC)

Friday, Feb. 1


The Wombats, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Nov. 13 (NBC)

Saturday, Feb. 2


Steve Gunn, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS)

Mumford & Sons; note: rerun from Dec. 8, 2018, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Buddy Guy; August Greene - a supergroup featuring Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, Austin City Limits (PBS)

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
Conan - TBS
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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18 Photos

  • Backstreet Boys in concert
    WANTAGH, N.Y. - JUNE 16: (L-R) Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of The Backstreet Boys perform at 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria on June 16, 2018 in Wantagh City. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 103.5 KTU)
  • Paul Simon
    Paul Simon performs onstage on Sept. 22, 2016 in New York City. (Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images)
  • Jain visits The Current
    Jain visits The Current (Will Keeler for MPR)
  • Lizzo
    Lizzo (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Cypress Hill perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Cypress Hill perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Lily Allen - 2018 press photos
    Lily Allen's new album, 'No Shame,' releases June 8, 2018. (Bella Howard)
  • Culture Club in concert
    LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 21: (L-R) Guitarist Roy Hay, singer Boy George and bassist Mikey Craig of Culture Club perform at The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on August 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Emily King performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Emily King performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • El-P and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels
    El-P and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels (Michael Schmelling)
  • Phosphorescent visit The Current's studio
    Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • 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)
  • Summer Walker performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, January 31, included musical guest Summer Walker. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Family of the Year
    Indie rock band Family of the Year (Courtesy of the band)
  • Steve Gunn press photo
    Guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn (courtesy Matador Records)
  • The Wombats
    The Wombats (Courtesy of artist)
  • Mumford & Sons perform on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Jason Momoa" Episode 1754 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, and Winston Marshall of musical guests Mumford & Sons perform on Saturday, December 8, 2018. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Buddy Guy on 'Austin City Limits'
    Legendary blues guitarist/singer Buddy Guy returns to the 'Austin City Limits' stage performing career highlights as well as songs from his newest release, 'The Blues is Alive and Well.' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • August Greene on 'Austin City Limits'
    Supergroup August Greene -- the collective of rap superstar Common, jazz keyboardist/ producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins -- make their 'Austin City Limits' debut performing songs from their self-titled debut. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)