Music on TV this week: Paul McCartney; Cage the Elephant; Jade Bird; Brittany Howard; Cherry Glazerr; Gary Clark Jr.; Tegan and Sara; Billie Eilish

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Paul McCartney on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' with guest Paul McCartney on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)

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This week's schedule

Many The Current favorites this week are on TV this week with American rock band Cage the Elephant performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Monday) and a live taping of their set for Austin City Limits (streaming online on Friday). Also on Friday will be a showing of Tegan and Sara on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where you can watch their interview and musical performance. Earlier in the week, California rock band Cherry Glazerr will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden (Wednesday); soulful rock and blues musician Gary Clark Jr. will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Thursday); and Brittany Howard, who recently released her debut solo album Jaime — named after Howard's late sister — will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Other notable showings include English singer/songwriter Jade Bird on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday (who released the song "Feet Off The Ground" with Brent Cobb on Friday the 13th) and James Blake on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. Saturday will bring a new live showing of Saturday Night Live with a performance by Billie Eilish accompanying host Woody Harrelson — known for his roles in Zombieland, The Hunger Games, and Venom.

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

Monday, September 23


Lil Nas X, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)

Paul McCartney, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | The Top 25 Paul McCartney songs according to you, 2014

Cage the Elephant, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Album review: Cage the Elephant, Social Cues by Mary Lucia, May 13, 2019

Zac Brown, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Jade Bird, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | Jade Bird performs a microshow at the James J. Hill House, June 16, 2019

Tuesday, September 24


Of Monsters and Men, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Of Monsters and Men perform an acoustic set at The Current, Sept. 16

Ringo Starr and The Roots, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Morgan Wallen, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Mark Ronson ft. Yebba, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Bryce Vine and Loud Luxury, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Wednesday, September 25


James Blake, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | James Blake performs in The Current studio, May 16, 2011

Bastille, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Cherry Glazerr and Reggie Watts, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Cherry Glazerr perform in The Current studio, March 11, 2019

Thursday, September 26


Gary Clark Jr., Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Gary Clark Jr. performs for The Current in the UBS Forum, Nov 27, 2013

Carole King, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Brittany Howard, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Brittany Howard performs at The Palace Theatre, Sept 19, 2019

Friday, September 27


Cage the Elephant, Austin City Limits — online preview: Austin City Limits is live-streaming its taping of Cage the Elephant on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Central (PBS)

Tegan and Sara, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Tegan and Sara perform in The Current studio, Sept 19, 2019

Billie Eilish (interview only), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Melanie Martinez, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Mika, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Saturday, September 28


Joseph, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Joseph perform in The Current studio, Sept. 20

Billie Eilish, Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Review and photos: Billie Eilish draws devoted fans to the Armory in Minneapolis, June 9, 2019

Buddy Guy; Austin Greene, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Feb. 2, 2019 (PBS)

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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23 Photos

  • Cage The Elephant perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Cage The Elephant performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday, Sept. 23. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Zac Brown performs for 2019 CMT Music Awards
    Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs at the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
  • Jade Bird performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 887 -- Pictured: Musical guest Jade Bird performs on September 23, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Of Monsters and Men perform in The Current studio
    Nanna Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallson of Of Monsters and Men performing in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Morgan Wallen performs for 2019 CMA Music Festival
    Morgan Wallen performs on stage during day 1 of 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
  • Mark Ronson
    Mark Ronson performs on Day 1 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 22, 2015, in Chelmsford, England. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
  • Bryce Vine performs for 2019 103.5 KTU KTUphoria
    Bryce Vine performs onstage during 2019 103.5 KTU KTUphoria presented by Pepsi at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on June 15, 2019 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)
  • Loud Luxury performs for 2019 103.5 KTU KTUphoria
    Joe Depace and Andrew Fedyk of Loud Luxury perform onstage during 2019 103.5 KTU KTUphoria presented by Pepsi at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on June 15, 2019 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)
  • James Blake
    UK producer/singer James Blake in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Bastille performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1126 -- Pictured: Musical guest Bastille performs on September 25, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Cherry Glazerr with Reggie Watts perform on 'The Late Late Show'
    'The Late Late Show with James Corden' from Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, with musical guests Cherry Glazerr featuring Reggie Watts. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Gary Clark Jr on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, September 26, included musical guest Gary Clark Jr. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Carole King performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1127 -- Musical guest Carole King with The Roots and with Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price (far left) on September 26, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Brittany Howard performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Brittany Howard performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on CBS on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Melanie Martinez at Lollapalooza Brazil 2017
    Melanie Martinez performs live on stage during day two of Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
  • Tegan and Sara on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' featuring guests Tegan & Sara on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Tegan and Sara on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Tegan and Sara perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Mika performs for the Rose Ball 2014
    Mika performs during the Rose Ball 2014 in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 29, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Le Palais Princier/Pierre Villard/SBM/PLS Pool/Getty Images)
  • Joseph perform on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions
    Oregon-based trio Joseph perform on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions, airing Sept. 28, 2019. (CBS News)
  • Billie Eilish on 'Saturday Night Live' season 45 premiere
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1768 -- Musical guest Billie Eilish performs on Saturday, September 28, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Billie Eilish on 'Saturday Night Live' season 45 premiere
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1768 -- Musical guest Billie Eilish, accompanied by Finneas O'Connell, performs on Saturday, September 28, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Buddy Guy on 'Austin City Limits'
    Legendary blues guitarist/singer Buddy Guy returns to the 'Austin City Limits' stage performing career highlights as well as songs from his newest release, 'The Blues is Alive and Well.' (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • August Greene on 'Austin City Limits'
    Supergroup August Greene -- the collective of rap superstar Common, jazz keyboardist/ producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins -- make their 'Austin City Limits' debut performing songs from their self-titled debut. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)