Music on TV this week: Mumford & Sons; Superorganism; Interpol; Nas; Neko Case; Kanye West

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Mumford and Sons perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0930 -- Pictured: Musical guests Mumford & Sons perform "Guiding Light" September 24, 2018. (Andrew Lipovsky/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

This week leaps right out of the gate with appearances on Monday night by Mumford & Sons, Superorganism and Portugal. The Man. As the week continues, we'll see Interpol, Nas, M.I.A., and Neko Case, plus the Saturday Night Live season premiere featuring musical guest Kanye West.

A notable encore this week is LCD Soundsystem's performance on Austin City Limits, originally aired back in February.

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

Monday, Sept. 24


Mumford and Sons, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Mumford & Sons return with brand-new music, "Guiding Light", Sept. 20, 2018

Superorganism, Conan (TBS) | Superorganism perform a MicroShow at Can Can Wonderland, Sept. 17, 2018

Bastille, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Flight of the Conchords, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Theft of the Dial: Kristen Schall, 2013

Portugal. The Man, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | in studio at The Current, March 2017

Let's Eat Grandma, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Tuesday, Sept. 25


M.I.A., The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) | M.I.A. takes AIM at a global message, interview, September 2016
Nas, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Interpol, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | Album Review: Interpol, Marauder, by David Safar, Sept. 17, 2018

Ben Howard, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | in studio at The Current, 2012

Wednesday, Sept. 26


Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Thursday, Sept. 27


Steve Aoki, Today (NBC)
Lady Gaga, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)
William Elliott Whitmore, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Friday, Sept. 28


Sofi Tukker, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Sept. 4 (NBC)

Saturday, Sept. 29


Neko Case, CBS This Morning - Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Watch Neko Case in concert at the Palace Theatre, recorded Sept. 6, 2018

Kanye West, Saturday Night Live - season premiere (NBC)

LCD Soundsystem, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Feb. 3 (PBS) | Album review: American Dream, by David Safar

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Conan - TBS
Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
Today - NBC
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
CBS This Morning - CBS
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Austin City Limits - PBS

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17 Photos

  • Superorganism perform a MicroShow at Can Can Wonderland
    Superorganism performing a MicroShow at Can Can Wonderland in St. Paul, Minn. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bastille
    Bastille are a London-based four-piece comprising frontman Dan Smith (who is the sole songwriter, and co-produces all the tracks alongside Mark Crew), keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson, and drummer Chris Wood. (Ewen Spencer)
  • Flight of the Conchords on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Flight of the Conchords during Monday's September 24, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Portugal. The Man perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 737 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric Howk, John Gourley, Jason Sechrist and Zachary Carothers of musical guest Portugal. The Man perform on September 24, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Let's Eat Grandma
    Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth were just 17 when Let's Eat Grandma released their debut "I, Gemini." (Charlotte Patmore)
  • M.I.A.
    M.I.A. (Courtesy of the artist)
  • Hip-hop artist Nas on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest NAS during Tuesday's September 25, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Singer-songwriter Ben Howard on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Tuesday, September 25, 2018, with musical guest Ben Howard. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Interpol perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 738 -- Pictured: (l-r) Daniel Kessler, Sam Fogarino, Paul Banks and Brad Truax of musical guest Interpol perform on September 25, 2018. Note: image intentionally appears in black and white. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Avril Lavigne
    Avril Lavigne performs live at Olympic Hall on February 19, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
  • Steve Aoki performs at Coachella
    Recording Artist Steve Aoki performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
  • Lady Gaga at the Toronto International Film Festival
    Lady Gaga attends the "A Star Is Born" premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
  • William Elliott Whitmore
    William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter, banjoist, guitarist, drum-stompin' solo act from Lee County, Iowa. (Doug Ewing)
  • Sofi Tukker
    Sofi Tukker (Shervin Lainez)
  • Neko Case live from the Palace Theatre
    Neko Case live from the Palace Theatre (Maddy Fox for MPR)
  • Kanye West on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Adam Driver" Episode 1747 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical Guest Kanye West and Lil Pump perform "I Love It" in Studio 8H on Saturday, September 29, 2018. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • LCD Soundsystem
    LCD Soundsystem perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)