Music on TV this week: Portugal.The Man; Franz Ferdinand; Ben Gibbard; Chaka Khan; Snow Patrol

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Chaka Khan performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" musical guest for Thursday, April 19, Chaka Khan. (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

Although this week's schedule is not quite as packed as last week's, there are still plenty of acts to see. Highlights this week include: Portugal. The Man; Franz Ferdinand; Ben Gibbard; Chaka Khan; Snow Patrol; and an encore broadcast of sets by Leon Bridges and by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on Austin City Limits.

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

Monday, April 16


Typhoon, Last Call with Carson Daly; (NBC) | Typhoon perform an acoustic version of "Prosthetic Love" in The Current studio, video, 2013

Jorja Smith, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Tuesday, April 17


Portugal. The Man, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | In studio at The Current, March 2017

Wednesday, April 18


Franz Ferdinand, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | David Safar's interview with Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos, December 2017

Ben Gibbard, Conan (TBS) | Ben Gibbard talks about remaking Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque, interview by Jim McGuinn, September 2017

Thursday, April 19


Chaka Khan, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | Prince's greatest pranks and practical jokes (includes story from Chaka Khan)

Snow Patrol, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Snow Patrol perform "Chasing Cars" in The Current studio, video, 2012

Friday, April 20


- none to report -

Saturday, April 21


Leon Bridges; Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Austin City Limits; note: encore broadcast (PBS)
• Leon Bridges: upcoming show at the Palace Theatre, Sept 20, 2018
• Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: album review, Tearing at the Seams, by Bill DeVille

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

Resources

Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
Conan - TBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

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  • typhoon
    Typhoon perform in The Current studios. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Portugal. The Man on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Tuesday, April 17 included LL Cool J ("NCIS: Los Angeles"), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy Soccer Player), and musical guest Portugal. The Man. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Ben Gibbard
    Ben Gibbard performing for a private audience of The Current listeners at Icehouse in Minneapolis (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Franz Ferdinand perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Franz Ferdinand during Wednesday's April 18, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Snow Patrol on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Snow Patrol during Thursday's April 19, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Chaka Khan performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" musical guest for Thursday, April 19, Chaka Khan. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and Leon Bridges
    Nathaniel Rateliff and Leon Bridges pose together for a portrait during a simultaneous visit to The Current in 2015. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Leon Bridges on 'Austin City Limits'
    Leon Bridges performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on 'Austin City Limits'
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)