Music on TV this week: Pharrell Williams; Nathaniel Rateliff; Rex Orange County; Patti Smith; Cigarettes After Sex; The Raconteurs; Black Pumas

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Black Pumas perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
Black Pumas performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, Season 45, airing January 11, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)

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This week's schedule


After the lengthy holiday break, most programs return this week with new episodes, and there are all kinds of new performances, including from Pharrell Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff (solo), Rex Orange County, Patti Smith and Cigarettes After Sex, plus the continued rollout of Austin City Limits' Season 45, this week featuring The Raconteurs and #Current15 headliners Black Pumas.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, January 6


Dua Lipa, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)

Pharrell Williams, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Miranda Lambert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Lil Baby, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

H.E.R., Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Tuesday, January 7


Rascal Flatts, CBS This Morning (CBS)

Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Wednesday, January 8

Rex Orange County, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album Review: Rex Orange County, Pony, by David Safar, Oct. 28, 2019

Nathaniel Rateliff, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | upcoming shows at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, March 3 and 4

Dermot Kennedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

SHAED, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Mallrat, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Oct. 29 (CBS)

Thursday, January 9


Dua Lipa, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)

Patti Smith, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | upcoming show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, May 8

Cigarettes After Sex, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Cigarettes After Sex, "Heavenly" at No. 60 in The Current's Top 89 Songs of 2019

Ismo, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Oct. 9 (CBS)

Friday, January 10

Karol G, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Gary Clark Jr., The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Sept. 30 (CBS) | performance in the Forum at MPR, 2013

John Pardi, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Nov. 20 (NBC) | in studio

Saturday, January 11


Deer Tick, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | in studio at The Current, 2012

Harry Styles, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from Nov. 16 (NBC)

The Raconteurs; Black Pumas, Austin City Limits (PBS)
Listen to Looch: seeing the Raconteurs rock the Armory, phone free, July 16, 2019
Black Pumas in studio at The Current, July 21, 2019 | Album of the Week: Black Pumas, Black Pumas, Jan. 6, 2020 | upcoming show at First Avenue in Minneapolis for The Current's 15th Anniversary Party, Saturday, Jan. 18


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
CBS Sunday 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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16 Photos

  • Pharrell Williams on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - Monday, January 6 - musical guest Pharrell Williams. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Dua Lipa performs in Los Angeles
    Dua Lipa performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at The Forum on November 30, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
  • Miranda Lambert at 2019 CMA Music Festival - Day 3
    Miranda Lambert performs onstage during the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 8, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
  • 61 grammys 2019
    H.E.R. performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
  • Rex Orange County 2019 press photo
    Alexander O'Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English recording artist and songwriter. (courtesy We Care A Lot PR)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff performs on The Tonight Show on NBC
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1183 -- Pictured: Musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff performs on January 8, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Dermot Kennedy
    Dermot Kennedy (courtesy Satellite 414)
  • Shaed performs X107.5's
    Recording artist Chelsea Lee of Shaed performs in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Mallrat performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Musical guest Mallrat (aka Grace Shaw) performs. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Patti Smith on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1184 -- Pictured: Musical guest Patti Smith performs on January 9, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Cigarettes After Sex performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, January 9, included musical guests Cigarettes After Sex. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • 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)
  • Deer Tick on CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions
    Deer Tick performing 'Hey! Yeah!' on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions. Air Date: Jan 11, 2020 (CBS News)
  • Harry Styles performing on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Harry Styles' Episode 1773 -- Musical Guest Harry Styles performs 'Lights Up' on Saturday, November 16, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • The Raconteurs perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    The Raconteurs performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, Season 45, airing from January 11, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Black Pumas perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Black Pumas perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, Season 45, airing from January 11, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)