Jefferson Theater

TV On The Radio - Live @ The Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA

TV On The Radio playing the Jefferson Theater this past Saturday in Charlottesville, VA

 

Well I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that thanks to some new friends at Red Light Management, we were able to get in a position to make this piece FULL of fantastic and stunning imagery to record the night. The bad news? Our camera totally s!@# the bed, so while we were able to get some OK shots off of our digitals we are ensaddened by what could have been. Next time will be different though. I promise.

Now that that's out of the way.

TV On The Radio, despite or maybe because of their punkish roots have never quite seemed comfortable on the stage. That isn't to say they haven't been good, because they are. Insanely good in fact. But when you have to live up to the ridiculously high bar that they set with their records well...you can see where I'm coming from. Having seen the band once before on the Dear Science tour I knew pretty much what to expect going in...and I also had my hopes up for what I wanted to see them do. The question then is did they deliver? The answer?

A resounding "holymotherofgod" yes.


Review: TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light

 

With any new release from TV On The Radio you have to talk about two things. The first is the ridiculously high expectations that the band has put upon them by being one of the most consistently great acts in recent memory. The second is the fact that despite that consistency, you have no idea just what a new TV On The Radio record is going to sound like.

This band doesn’t necessarily push boundaries in the same way that say, Radiohead has in the past. Instead they push the boundaries of their identity as a band, never straying too far from some unidentifiable core that is TV On The Radio, yet managing to sound like a completely new band each and every time.