Posted in music | pictures on October 15, 2008

Photos by Tim Griffin

TV on the Radio

TV On The Radio played their first of three nights in a row at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in NYC last night (10/14). The Dirtbombs opened the show.

Telepathe opens tonight's show. Dragons of Zynth opens Thursday. Tickets are now back on sale for both. More pictures from last night, including one of the setlist, below...

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Comments (86)

the band was so good last night. they have coming a really long way. the new stuff sounded killer.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:21 PM

Anyone know what time they came on? Going tonight and would love to know!

Posted by tvotr fan | October 15, 2008 2:24 PM

did dragons die. you suck

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:28 PM

set times

opener 9-9:45
tvotr 10:15-11:45
curfew 12

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:30 PM

they came on around 10:30 I think

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:31 PM

did dragons die? what do you mean? i goddam hope so. well at least the two brothers

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:40 PM

am I the only one that finds the new album really cheesy?

Dancing Choose is god awful


Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:42 PM

When they toured the last record, they were good...but not great...are they getting closer to their potential live greatness?

Posted by Dave | October 15, 2008 2:42 PM

anyone who doesnt realize this band is fucking tacky as fuck is out of their mind

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:44 PM

thanks for the assessment, tim gunn

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:54 PM

I like em. Not really sure why but i do.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 2:55 PM

fucking 30somethings

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:04 PM

you should hire me, because those photos suck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:16 PM

Nice photos.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:17 PM

these comments are completely without substance, but hilarious.

Posted by JM | October 15, 2008 3:19 PM

I wanted to like the new album, but man, they lost ALL of their edge. The pseudo-Prince stuff they do totally falls flat. The album is BORING.

Dancing Choose sounds WAY too much like WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE, which is probably the worst song of the century.

Now, that song I Was a Lover was cool, edgy, and interesting. But, man, this band LOST IT.

Posted by Phil Elverum | October 15, 2008 3:21 PM

pros: band played decently, the added horns section made even the not-so-interesting songs more fun. the percussion-y "method" was great.

cons: not the best setlist, hot as fucking hell for most of the night, bad acoustics, and the women's room was like if someone turned cormac mccarthy's "the road" into a bathroom.

i would say the night broke even.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:22 PM

Hey now, why so angry at the 30somethings? I was at that show last night, I enjoy them, I'm in my 30s.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:22 PM

They didn't play Province? Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:24 PM

To this day I don't understand why people love this band. I think they're boooooooooorrrring!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:43 PM

3:43.
Please enlighten us. I am curious to hear bands you think are not booooring.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:49 PM

led zeppelin

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:53 PM

30 somethings and older listen to led zeppelin.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:57 PM

dragons of zynth suck
at least they did when they opened up for apples n stereo and televsion at summerstage

Posted by nunya | October 15, 2008 3:58 PM

i do prefer my shostokovich and miaskovsky. now there is some fucking music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 3:59 PM

Rachel! Sydney! Rachel! Sydney!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:02 PM

Rachel! Sydney! Rachel! Sydney!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:02 PM

www.rachelsydney.com

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:06 PM

i like the new album a lot more than "cookie mountain" - while it does fall into the sort of 80's pop sampler karaoke that a lot of people are doing these days ("hey let's sound like prince on this song! let's sound like talking heads on this song!"), at least it's fun and has some great melodies.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:12 PM

30 somethings are the new 20 somethings

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:13 PM

any recommendations for where to stand for the best sound at this venue?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:15 PM

that's the circle of life. hakuna matata!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:16 PM

i think middle area in the front the stage works well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:17 PM

i enjoyed the show last night but the sound at the temple really isn't too good...the vocals were pretty muffled, which sucked bigtime...also, its super hot in there

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:30 PM

Can we hear more about the woman's bathroom, please?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:33 PM

Here lies the problem: "at least it's fun and has some great melodies"

What is this, 1965 and we're talking about Hermin's Hermits? I mean, let's have some freaking standards, people. The Brooklyn scene used to be about pushing the envelope and being avant-garde while still retaining some pop sensibility. No we should be happy if it has a beat and a melody. Well, sir, I won't stand for it. How about some innovation? How about some creativity or ingenuity?

If we don't demand more, we won't get more.

Posted by ObamaOnMusic | October 15, 2008 4:33 PM

Power to the Hipster clowns - see above...i wont stand for it!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:39 PM

they are terrible. dave sitek is a moron

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:41 PM

I hate them and their beards :)

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 4:42 PM

Au contraire, the beards are the best thing about this band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:00 PM

worst sound ever last night

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:22 PM

worst sound ever last night

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:22 PM

I heard a rumor that Where's Fluffy might be opening? Is that true!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:32 PM

does sitek still play with the chimes on his guitar?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:33 PM

the sound certainly wasn't great but it was cool they decided to play brooklyn instead of manhattan since they are a brooklyn band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:34 PM

The sound was just fine for the Dirtbombs but all above are right on - TVOTR could have been a killer show if you could hear the music, esp. the vocals. As it was, it was still fun on the floor, center in front of stage. Sound was better there but not doing the music justice. Bottom line: it's not the fault of the venue - a good technician could make it work.

Posted by danabklyn | October 15, 2008 5:42 PM

Didn't go last night, but TVOTR is definitely one of the most boring bands I have sat through in the past. Don't get it...

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:51 PM

where he uses chimes. guy has got noooooooo style

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:52 PM

PAULA!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 5:54 PM

I second that....PAULA!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 6:00 PM

Good beat and good melody is creativity. Small percentage of bands out there have it. And btw, it's Herman, not Hermin.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 6:22 PM

great show, so so sound. Fuck all you kids that paid money to stand there with your arms crossed.

Go see dan deacon.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 6:46 PM

WORD UP to 6:46. you are correct.

Posted by thatguy | October 15, 2008 6:59 PM

I say fuck 6:46pm, 6:59pm and everyone else who tries to dictate how everyone should behave at a live show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 7:24 PM

i dont see how anyone can think these guys are boring.. one of the few "popular" bands that actually deserve their status. fuck the naysayers

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 9:04 PM

sitek has convinced people they deserve it but they simply dont. cmon

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 9:35 PM

I don't think they're courting or trying to convince anyone. they're at an age having lived through all sorts of musical projects to not give a shit anymore.

Posted by J | October 15, 2008 9:51 PM

i think i might like this band more if it weren't for "Flight of the Conchords" now I think many TVOTR tunes sound like a New Zealand comedy duo

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 9:54 PM

believe me they give a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 10:33 PM

People of ALL AGES should listen to Led Zeppelin!

Posted by Atlantic Records | October 15, 2008 10:33 PM

Dancing Choose = We didn't start the fire

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 11:36 PM

6:22
Let's see how low we can set the bar

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2008 11:38 PM

3:16 the pics on here seem to be pretty low res versions, and I suspect the best ones aren't always chosen... I saw others on flickr.

http://flickr.com/photos/griffinshot/2946593772/in/set-72157608078881171


Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 2:09 AM

The sound at this show was FUCKING MISERABLE. It looked like TVOTR were playing an incredible show - but i wouldn't know - all I heard was a woosh of white noise. Vocals were inaudible. Most guitar and bass and keys indistinguishible. I don't know enough to say whether it was a PA/soundguy issue or a venue issue - but it sucked. One would hope that a serious musical band like TVOTR would take the time to investigate how their music is going to sound to an audience paying a significant ticket price. I realize small (in popularity) bands don't typically have the luxury of ensuring good sound; I would think that this band could - and the promoter too - I mean shit, do we even care about music anymore? Anyone who tells you night 1 was good doesn't really pay much attention to music. i hope the other nights were improved...

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 8:23 AM

honestly the sound in there was horrible...unbearable even. did anyone else feel like their ears were going to bleed???

i saw them for free at mccarren and that show was so much better. i should have listened to the new album beforehand but i found this setlist lacking!

Posted by a | October 16, 2008 11:43 AM

the main PA in that venue has a 3-speaker array on each side...about 15 ft above the floor... and pointing up (?!?). so either you sit on the balcony to get direct sound, or you're fucked standing in the middle getting a mishmash of reflected sound.

that place has to get their shit together or stop hosting concerts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 11:53 AM

wow, reading these comments is about as fun as pulling my toe nails off with pliers

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 12:10 PM

I was on the balcony. The sound wasn't the greatest, about 30 seconds in my date was asking about not hearing the vocals and I assumed that it was due to us sitting up on the balcony. So I made my way through the crowd downstairs briefly, and sure enough, it actually sounded worse down there. Somebody clearly fucked up.

That said, the show was decent and they brought a good deal of energy to the stage. And the vocals were much better as the show progressed. And tickets were $25-30, which is not awful to me. I listened to the new album several times, and liked the setlist. So yeah, it was good, yesterday and tonight probably better.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 12:43 PM

the mucked-up sound problem is the result of a secret plot by 'the masons' to destroy brooklyn rock ... or possibly 90% of sound people in nyc are near deaf after all the 'my bloody valentine' shows recently, seriously.

Posted by oliver_stone | October 16, 2008 2:20 PM

Not only do I NOT want to go to tonight's show after reading this shit, but I severely overpaid for these damn tickets - FUCK YOU Ticketmaster for selling tix at the last minute... they did the same shit for Beck's show last week.

Posted by Sore_LOSER | October 16, 2008 2:41 PM

Did Bill Irwin come out and propose a dishwasher challenge to Tunde?

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:09 PM

FUCK YOU Dragons of Suck

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:14 PM

re:3:09

i think he just realized that either :

1. "rachel got married"
2. he poohed in his pants
3. left the kitty in the microwave

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:25 PM

the sound the first night sucked. the sound the second night was much much better. not the greatest sounding show I've ever heard but far superior than the night before. I think they worked out many of the kinks. the sound engineer was dancing and smiling last night. the night before he looked miserable. the band was amazing last night. seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:28 PM

the temple is awful, nice idea but don't go to shows there, waste of money/time

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:37 PM

"re:3:09
i think he just realized that either :
1. "rachel got married"
2. he poohed in his pants
3. left the kitty in the microwave"

Yes, it's a reference to Rachel Getting Married. As far as the other two options, you set the bar high for intellect, don't you?

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 3:48 PM

setlist from night 2?

Posted by poorboy | October 16, 2008 3:55 PM

are you allowed to go outside to smoke
(please don't hate me for asking)
but my bf is a smoker and won't go if they don't let you get a hand stamp and get back in or something

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 4:18 PM

Don't remember it exactly-- some songs from night before, though in a different order. Nice mix from all three albums and the EP.

Opened with Young Liars. Encore was similar to night before, with Love Dog in place of Crying.

Played Province and Dirtywhirl this time. DIDNT play Halfway Home, Blues from Down Here or Stork and Owl.

Sound was indeed not good-- not going to single anyone out for blame though. But I do seem to remember it being better for Beruit (which was the last time I was there).

Posted by A Roach | October 16, 2008 4:23 PM

no re-entry-- though if you are careful, shouldnt be a problem lighting up inside

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2008 5:08 PM

3rd night was a charm.
fucking excellent

anybody have 3rd night setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 4:32 PM

TVOTR was not the show to go to in brooklyn last night. It was the Fucked up, Vivian Girls and Inepsy show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 4:52 PM

Third night was not a charm. While there may have been some improvements in the sound---it still wasn't great. You couldn't understand a word either Kyp or Tunde said. Nothing wrong with the band, but that venue blows

set list from what I remember and definitely not in order or complete:

Young Liars
The Wrong Way
Dancing Choose
Golden Age
Wolf Like Me
Crying
Province
Satellite
Love Dog
A Method

Can't remember the rest, but it sounds like it may have been the same as night 2.

Posted by TWB | October 17, 2008 5:07 PM

I don't know why all negative comments on the new album. I think it's a great record...

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2008 8:20 PM

if you dont like the band dont look at the blog

Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2008 6:37 PM

Islam is a religion of peace

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