Music on TV this week: Alice Merton; Best Coast; Hozier; Lizzo; BTS

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BTS performing on 'Saturday Night Live'
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Emma Stone" Episode 1764 -- Pictured: Musical guests BTS perform "Boy With Luv" in Studio 8H on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)

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

Hozier is out in Los Angeles, and we'll see him on a couple shows this week: on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday. (correction, April 11: Best Coast did not perform on Fallon) On Wednesday, Alice Merton will appear on Kimmel, and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly will feature a performance by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora.

Lizzo's star continues to rise; on Thursday, she is the guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central.

The week wraps with K-pop superstars BTS as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live.

A highly notable rerun this week is the encore of Brandi Carlile's hourlong set on Austin City Limits, which originally aired in October 2018.

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

Monday, April 8


Kacey Musgraves (interview), CBS This Morning (CBS) | Listen to Looch: talking about Kacey Musgraves, Feb. 5

2 Chainz, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Blackberry Smoke, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Tuesday, April 9


Hozier, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album Review: Hozier, Wasteland, Baby!, by David Safar, March 4

The Revivalists, online taping for Austin City Limits, 8 p.m. Central (PBS)

Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Nikki Lane, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | in studio at The Current, March 2017

Wednesday, April 10


Alice Merton, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | Album Review: Alice Merton, Mint, by David Safar, Jan. 7

Best Coast, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | in studio at The Current, June 2015

Sara Bareilles, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Aurora, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | in studio at The Current, March 1

Thursday, April 11

Lizzo, TODAY (NBC)

Lizzo, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) | Lizzo And Missy Elliott Trade Off On The Scorching-Hot 'Tempo', March 20

Hozier, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Hozier talks about new album Wasteland, Baby!, Music News, March 6

Tank and the Bangas, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Friday, April 12


- none to report at this time -

Saturday, April 13


Melissa Etheridge, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS)

BTS, Saturday Night Live (NBC) | What happens with the BTS Army adopts you by David Perry, Jan. 4, 2019

Brandi Carlile, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Oct. 27, 2018 (PBS) | upcoming show: The Current's Music on-a-Stick: Brandi Carlile, Aug. 31

*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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  • Kacey Musgraves performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul
    Kacey Musgraves performs at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Andy Witchger for MPR)
  • 2 Chainz
    2 Chainz (courtesy Def Jam Recordings)
  • Blackberry Smoke
    Blackberry Smoke (David McClister)
  • Hozier
    Hozier's latest album, 'Wasteland, Baby!', released March 1, 2019. (Rachel Wright)
  • The Revivalists
    The Revivalists (Zackery Michael)
  • Backstreet Boys in concert
    The Backstreet Boys perform at 103.5 KTU's KTUphoria on June 16, 2018 in Wantagh, N.Y. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for 103.5 KTU)
  • Nikki Lane backstage at Rock The Garden 2018
    Nikki Lane backstage at Rock The Garden 2018 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Alice Merton performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC
    Alice Merton on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast sings
    Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast sings in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor)
  • Sara Bareilles
    Hal David Starlight Award Honoree Sara Bareilles poses backstage during the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
  • Aurora performs in The Current studio
    Aurora performing in The Current studio. (Minju Kim | MPR)
  • Lizzo performs on NBC's 'TODAY' show
    Lizzo performs on NBC's 'TODAY' show on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Nathan Congleton/NBC)
  • Hozier performs in Austin, Texas, 2018.
    Hozier performs in Austin, Texas, 2018. (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Tank and the Bangas
    Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. They have a rare knack for combining various musical styles - fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz - into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own. (Alex Marks)
  • Lizzo performs on NBC's 'TODAY' show
    Lizzo performs on NBC's 'TODAY' show on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Nathan Congleton/NBC)
  • Brandi Carlile performs on 'Austin City Limits'
    Brandi Carlile performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)