Music on TV this week: The War and Treaty; The Specials; summer encores

The War and Treaty perform at The Current
The War and Treaty -- Michael and Tanya Trotter -- perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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

R&B duo The War and Treaty were featured on this week's CBS Sunday Morning. The artist profile focused on The War and Treaty's Michael Trotter; specifically, his service in the U.S. Army and its influence on his musical career. The story aired the day before Memorial Day, and you can find the video embedded below.

As it is the week after Memorial Day, many shows are taking a hiatus from new programming. The exceptions are news-related programs and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which has three new shows lined up, each of which features a musical guest, including The Specials on Tuesday night.

Among the many reruns this week are quite a few notable ones, including: the Wu-Tang Clan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday; Rock the Garden headliners The National on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday; Craig Finn on Late Night with Seth Meyers, also on Thursday; Mavis Staples with Ben Harper on Kimmel on Friday; and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires on Austin City Limits for the week starting Saturday, June 1.

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

Sunday, May 26

The War and Treaty, CBS Sunday Morning (CBS) | in studio at The Current, Nov. 18, 2018

Monday, May 27


Common, The View; note: rerun from May 7 (ABC)

Ciara, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from May 16 (ABC)

Ava Max, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Jan. 23 (CBS)

Aurora, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from April 11 (NBC) | in studio at The Current, March 1

Tuesday, May 28


The Specials, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Of Monsters and Men, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from May 15 (NBC) | in studio at The Current, 2015

James Taylor, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from May 2 (CBS)

Wednesday, May 29


Paul Stanley, The Talk (CBS)

Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Wu-Tang Clan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from April 24 (NBC)

Thursday, May 30


The National, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from May 14 (CBS) | The National headline Rock the Garden on June 29, 2019

Alessia Cara, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Craig Finn, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from April 29 (NBC) | Craig Finn Microshow at James J. Hill House, May 2017

Friday, May 31


Ciara, Good Morning America (ABC)

Adam Lambert, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)

Mavis Staples featuring Ben Harper, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from May 20 (ABC) | Mavis Staples: Three cool facts with Bill DeVille

Saturday, June 1

Jonas Brothers, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from May 11 (NBC)

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Amanda Shires, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Dec. 24, 2017 (PBS) | 2019 Americana Honors & Awards nominees, includes Amanda Shires' To The Sunset for Album of the Year

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

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
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS

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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19 Photos

  • Common
    Rapper Common speaks onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Ciara performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, May 16, 2019, included a performance by musical guest Ciara. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Ava Max performs on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Wednesday, January 23, 2019, with musical guest Ava Max. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Aurora performs in The Current studio
    Aurora performing in The Current studio. (Minju Kim | MPR)
  • The Specials perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Tuesday, May 28, included musical guests The Specials. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Of Monsters and Men perform on 'The Tonight Show'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1069 -- Pictured: Musical guest Of Monsters and Men perform on May 15, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • James Taylor performs 'Carolina In My Mind' on 'The Late Show'
    James Taylor performs 'Carolina In My Mind' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Friday, May 3, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Paul Stanley
    Paul Stanley in San Diego, California (Phil Konstantin, Wikimedia Commons)
  • Jade Castrinos and Jakob Dylan on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - the guests for Tuesday, May 21, included musical guests Jakob Dylan & Jade Castrinos. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Wu-Tang Clan perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1055 -- Pictured: Musical guests Wu-Tang Clan perform their song 'Triumph' on April 24, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • The National perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The National perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on CBS on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Alessia Cara performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, May 30, included musical guest Alessia Cara. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Craig Finn performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 829 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Craig Finn performs on April 29, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Ciara performs in New York
    Ciara performs on SiriusXM Hits 1 at the SiriusXM Studios In New York on May 7, 2019 in New York City. (Noam Galai/Getty Images)
  • Adam Lambert and Queen
    Queen and Adam Lambert perform onstage during the North American tour kickoff at Gila River Arena on June 23, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (Christopher Polk | Getty Images for Miracle Productions LLP)
  • Mavis Staples performs with Ben Harper on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Mavis Staples featuring Ben Harper performing the title track from her album, 'We Get By,' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • The Jonas Brothers on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Emma Thompson" Episode 1766 -- Pictured: Musical guests Jonas Brothers perform on Saturday, May 11, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on 'Austin City Limits'
    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Amanda Shires on 'Austin City Limits'
    Amanda Shires on 'Austin City Limits' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)