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Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Indie poppers The Little Ones (Tuesday).

Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Detroit rockers The Von Bondies who released Love, Hate and Then There’s You last week (Monday).
Heartless Bastards with a superb new album (The Mountain) out on Fat Possum (Tuesday).
Anthony Hamilton, one of the finest R&B singers in the business (Wednesday).

Tunes on the Tube... best music on TV this week

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS)
“Chasing Pavements” girl Adele (Monday).
Country schlock pop legend Glen Campbell (Friday).

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)
Duffy in yet another TV appearance this week (Monday).
Soulster Raphael Saadiq with the ‘60s Motown sound and a great new single “100 Yard Dash” (Tuesday).
Country pop star Dierks Bentley (Wednesday).
Eurythmics frontwoman and all-around amazing talent Annie Lennox (Friday).

Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen (Monday).
Americana musical god and Band frontman Levon Helm (Tuesday).
Wacky poppers They Might Be Giants (Thursday).
Black Key’s Dan Auerbach (Friday).

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)
Hip-hop superstar T.I. (Monday).
Adele jumps over to NBC tonight (Tuesday).
More hip-hop with Flobots (Friday).

Austin City Limits (PBS)
Sarah McLachlan and British Dusty Springfield wannabe Duffy(Saturday).

The Tavis Smiley Show (PBS)
Graham Nash of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash (Thursday).

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
John Mayer headlines a special Grammys show (Monday).
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat duet on “Lucky” (Tuesday).
Romantic R&B crooner John Legend the day before Valentine’s Day (Friday).

The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
R&B goddess Patti LaBelle (Friday).

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (Sundance)
She & Him, Jenny Lewis and Jakob Dylan (Wednesday).


Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.

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