Music on TV this week: Black Pumas; Saint Motel; Coldplay; Caitlyn Smith; Margo Price; Son Little; Mitski; Rainbow Kitten Surprise

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Black Pumas perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1187 -- Pictured: Musical guests Black Pumas performing on January 14, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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This week's schedule


Black Pumas, who not only are Grammy nominated in the category of Best New Artists, but also are headlining The Current's 15th Anniversary Party on Saturday, are the musical guests on Tuesday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Elsewhere, look for Minnesota-raised, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith's return to Late Nigth with Seth Meyers (Wednesday) and for Coldplay to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Austin City Limits continues rolling out its new season of shows, with a double bill featuring Mitski and Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

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

Monday, January 13


Saint Motel, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) | upcoming show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Feb. 29

Stormzy, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical cast performance, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Tuesday, January 14


Black Pumas, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | upcoming show at First Avenue in Minneapolis (The Current's 15th Anniversary Party), Saturday, Jan. 18

Scarypoolparty, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

SHAED, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Wednesday, January 15


Coldplay, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album Review: Coldplay, Everyday Life, by Jim McGuinn, Dec. 2, 2019

Little Big Town, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Caitlyn Smith, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | in studio at The Current, 2018

Margo Price, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) | Margo Price performs a MicroShow at the Turf Club, 2016

Thursday, January 16


Nicky Jam feat. Daddy Yankee, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Friday, January 17


Kim Petras, Good Morning America (ABC)

Ashley McBryde, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

H.E.R., Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Jan. 6 (NBC)

Saturday, January 18


Son Little, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Son Little Performs at PledgeHouse during SXSW, 2018

DaBaby, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from Dec. 7, 2019 (NBC)

Mitski; Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Austin City Limits (PBS)
• Mitski in studio at The Current, 2018
• Rainbow Kitten Surprise talk about their evolving sound and their Midwest love, 2018


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
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - 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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  • Saint Motel performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - Monday, January 13, 2020 - musical guests Saint Motel. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Black Pumas perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1187 -- Pictured: Musical guests Black Pumas performing on January 14, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Alejandro Aranda is Scarypoolparty
    Alejandro Aranda is Scarypoolparty (Courtesy the artist)
  • Shaed performs X107.5's
    Recording artist Chelsea Lee of Shaed performs on June 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Coldplay 2020 press photo
    Coldplay (James Marcus Haney)
  • Caitlyn Smith performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 937 -- musical guest Caitlyn Smith performs on January 15, 2020. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Margo Price performing on 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'
    Margo Price performs her new single, 'Stone Me,' on 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' on TBS, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (TBS / WarnerMedia)
  • Son Little performs on CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions
    Son Little visited 'CBS This Morning: Saturday' to perform songs from his forthcoming album, 'Aloha.' Air Date: Jan 18, 2020. (CBS News)
  • DaBaby performing on Saturday Night Live
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Jennifer Lopez" Episode 1775 -- Pictured: Musical guest DaBaby performs on Saturday, December 7, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Mitski performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Mitski performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing January 18, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Rainbow Kitten Surprise perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing January 18, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)