Music on TV this week: Wilco; Gary Clark Jr; Lukas Nelson; the Highwomen; Tegan and Sara; Angel Olsen

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Wilco perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Wilco performing on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)

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This week's schedule

We leap right into things this Monday night with performances by Wilco on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert followed by Gary Clark Jr. on The Late Late Show with James Corden, both on CBS.

The new NBC program, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, now in the slot formerly occupied by Last Call with Carson Daly, features guests Tegan & Sara on Tuesday night. Tegan & Sara's Hey, I'm Just Like You is our Album of the Week this week.

There are some strong Americana pegs with Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, Robbie Robertson of The Band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, and The Highwomen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday.

Austin City Limits kicks off its 45th season with an hour of Gary Clark Jr., and for those who can't wait for upcoming episodes of ACL, the PBS music mainstay is offering online streams of its tapings of Sharon Van Etten and of The Raconteurs, on Monday and Thursday, respectively.

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

Monday, September 30


Wilco, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) | Wilco perform at the Palace Theatre, Nov 16, 2017

Koffee, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

John Pardi, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Gary Clark Jr. , The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) | Gary Clark Jr. performs live at the UBS Forum, Nov 27, 2013

Avril Lavigne, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Sharon Van Etten, Austin City Limits — online preview: Austin City Limits is live-streaming its taping of Sharon Van Etten on Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Central (PBS) (PBS) | Sharon Van Etten performs live in The Current studio, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 1


Lil Nas X (interview with Gayle King), CBS This Morning (CBS)

Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Watch Lukas Nelson captivate a SXSW crowd, March 2018

The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

George Salazar and Mj Rodriguez, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Tegan & Sara, A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC) | Album of the Week: Tegan & Sara, Hey, I'm Just Like You

Wednesday, October 2


Robbie Robertson, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Listen to Looch: 'RUMBLE' spotlights Native musicians, Jan. 22, 2019

Lunay, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Tom Walker, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Thursday, October 3


The Highwomen, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album review: The Highwomen, The Highwomen by David Safar, Sept. 9, 2019

Angel Olsen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Hear Angel Olsen's new song, "Lark", Sept. 12

Anderson.Paak feat. Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Beth Ditto (interview); Lauv ft. Anne-Marie, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | MicroShow: Beth Ditto rocks the Turf Club, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Raconteurs, Austin City Limits — online preview: Austin City Limits is live-streaming its taping of the Raconteurs on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Central (PBS) | Listen to Looch: seeing the Raconteurs rock the Armory, phone free, July 16, 2019

Friday, October 4

- none to report at this time -

Saturday, October 5


David Wax Museum, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS)

Taylor Swift, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Gary Clark Jr., Austin City Limits, season 45 premiere (PBS) | Album review: Gary Clark Jr., This Land, by David Safar, Feb. 17, 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
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - 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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17 Photos

  • Gary Clark Jr performs on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Gary Clark Jr performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Avril Lavigne
    Avril Lavigne performs live at Olympic Hall on February 19, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
  • Sharon Van Etten portrait
    Sharon Van Etten portrait for The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Lil Nas X
    Lil Nas X performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Scott Roth | Invision | AP)
  • Lukas Nelson and the Promise of The Real on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Sara and Tegan Quin
    Identical twins Sara (left) and Tegan Quin began making music together as teenagers. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • Robbie Robertson performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1131 -- Pictured: Musical guest Robbie Robertson performs on October 2, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • The Highwomen press photo
    The Highwomen (L to R) Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires (Alysse Gafkjen)
  • Angel Olsen performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1132 -- Musical guest Angel Olsen performs 'All Mirrors' on October 3, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Anderson .Paak performing at Soundset 2016
    Anderson .Paak performing at Soundset 2016 (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Smokey Robinson
    Smokey Robinson (promotional photo)
  • Beth Ditto is interviewed by Seth Meyers on 'Late Night'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 707 -- Pictured: Singer Beth Ditto talks about her film debut in "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" during an interview with host Seth Meyers on July 17, 2018. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Kristin Chenoweth and Patrick Coyle
    Kristin Chenoweth performing in the film, "Into Temptation," seen talking with writer director Patrick Coyle. (Courtsy of Top Ten Films)
  • The Raconteurs 2019 press photo
    The Raconteurs (L-R): Jack Lawrence, Jack White, Patrick Keeler, Brendan Benson (David James Swanson)
  • David Wax Museum press photo
    David Wax Museum are David Wax and Suz Slezak. (Anthony Mulcahy)
  • Taylor Swift performs on 'Saturday Night Live' on Oct. 5, 2019
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1769 -- Taylor Swift performs her song 'Lover' on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Gary Clark Jr performs on 'Austin City Limits' season 45 premiere
    Gary Clark Jr performs on the 'Austin City Limits' season 45 premiere on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)