Next Week in Music | Nov. 14-20 • On TV

I have good news and bad news about The Boss's three-night Fallon residency.

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If you’re a Bruce Springsteen fan — and who isn’t, really? — I have good news and bad news. The good news: The Boss will sing tunes from his new soul-covers album Only The Strong Survive on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon three nights next week. The bad news: Fallon is almost guaranteed to bust out his Springsteen impression, make Bruce play some dumb frat-boy game, and generally be his eternally annoying, overly enthusiastic self. I recommend watching the musical clips online or recording the show and skipping past the crap. But don’t skip past some of the other excellent performances coming down the pipe. Such as:

 


Monday

Måneskin | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Bruce Springsteen | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Stromae | The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Louis Tomlinson | Live With Kelly And Ryan

Tuesday

Bush | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Bruce Springsteen | The Tonight Show Atarring Jimmy Fallon
LCD Soundsystem | The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Joe Jonas, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo | Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Black Keys | The Kelly Clarkson Show

Wednesday

Pink | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Bruce Springsteen | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Paolo Nutini | Late Night With Seth Meyers
Beth Orton | The Late Late Show With James Corden

Thursday

Billy Gibbons, Backseat Lovers | Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Smile |The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Fitz & The Tantrums | Live With Kelly And Ryan

Friday

Sam Smith, Morris Day | The Jennifer Hudson Show

Saturday

Cimafunk And The Tribe | Austin City Limits
Thee Sacred Souls | CBS Saturday Morning
SZA | Saturday Night Live