Music on TV this week: Mavis Staples; The National; Hozier; Anderson .Paak

Mavis Staples performs with Ben Harper on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Mavis Staples featuring Ben Harper on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Monday, May 20, 2019. (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

Mavis Staples — who turns 80 this summer and will release her latest album, We Get By, on May 24 — performs with Ben Harper this Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.

Following a performance on the show last week, Rock The Garden headliners The National return to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS this Tuesday to perform another song from their brand-new album, I Am Easy to Find.

And it's a good week for early birds, who will have the best chance to see performances by Sheryl Crow (Thursday on NBC's TODAY), Hozier (Friday on ABC's Good Morning America) and Anderson .Paak (Saturday on CBS This Morning).

Friday night brings the final original episode of Last Call with Carson Daly with a retrospective program likely to feature some music highlights. NBC will replace Last Call with a new program, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, expected to debut in September of this year.

A notable rerun this week is an encore of LCD Soundsystem's hourlong set on Austin City Limits, originally aired on Feb. 3, 2018.

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

Monday, May 20


Mavis Staples featuring Ben Harper, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | upcoming show at Music on-a-Stick at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 31

Sean Paul and J Balvin, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Lizzo featured with Sean Paul on N.A.S.A. anti-brutality song, 2015

Oliver Tree, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Ex Hex and guest Tracy Spiridakos, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | Ex Hex in studio at The Current, April 12, 2019

Tuesday, May 21


The National, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | The National headline this year's Rock the Garden, June 29

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

Mabel (McVey), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Chromeo, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Wednesday, May 22


Chika, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Billy Ray Cyrus, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), Billie Eilish rule Billboard charts, Music News, April 9, 2019

Durand Jones and the Indications, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | in studio at The Current, April 2018

Thursday, May 23


Sheryl Crow, TODAY (NBC)

Ben Platt, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Joji and Deafheaven, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Friday, May 24


Hozier, Good Morning America (ABC) | Hozier talks about new album, Wasteland, Baby!, March 6, 2019

Note: The final original episode of Last Call with Carson Daly airs Friday, May 24, with a retrospective program, likely to feature music highlights. NBC will replace Last Call with a new program, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, expected to debut in September of this year.

Saturday, May 25


Anderson .Paak, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Album Review: Anderson .Paak, Ventura, by Sean McPherson, May 6, 2019

BTS, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from April 13 (NBC) | What happens when the BTS army adopts you, by David Perry, Jan. 1, 2019

LCD Soundsystem, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Feb. 3, 2018 (PBS) | Album Review: LCD Soundsystem, Electric Lady Sessions by David Safar, Feb. 25, 2019

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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