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Rock on TV Preview: Incubus Go Back to Basics on 'Kimmel'

Also: OK Go on 'America's Got Talent' and Ximena Sarinara on 'Leno'

August 10, 2011 1:35 PM ET
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Brandon Boyd of Incubus.
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Hot off their recent residency at a storefront in Los Angeles, Incubus will  stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to play a song from their first new album in five years, If Not Now, When? The band endeavored to make their latest batch of songs simple and direct, so expect a lean, tight performance when they take the stage tonight.

OK Go - America's Got Talent, NBC 9:00 p.m.

Ximena Sarinara - Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC 11:35 p.m.

Incubus - Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC 12:00 a.m.

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