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TV on the Radio

The chance of precipitation will hover around 35% according to hourly forecasts for today, meaning there is still a high likelihood that you won't get drenched if heading out later to catch TV On The Radio / Broken Social Scene at Williamsburg Waterfront. Tickets are still available.

TV On The Radio screened the film that accompanys their current LP Nine Types of Light last night (9/7) at The Nitehawk. The film, comprised of videos for all of the tracks on the LP and viewable in its entirety below, was screened and followed-up with a Q&A session with Tunde Adebimpe and the film's director. Directly following, members of the band performed a 25-minute experimental set "to a silent video Tunde shot on his iPhone during tour". Pictures from last night are in this post.

This week also held important milestone in the TVOTR lore, with 9/6 marking the release of their new World Cafe Live EP available now on iTunes or on CD/12" vinyl with bonus track "Province."

All TVOTR dates and more pictures from last night's event are below.

Continue reading "TVOTR screened their movie & jammed @ the Nitehawk (pics), play Williamsburg w/ BSS tonight (and other dates)"

TVOTR at Pitchfork Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
TVOTR

Members of TV on the Radio are presenting the film version of their recently released album Nine Types of Light on September 7 at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn. According to Nitehawk Cinema's website:

Nine Types Of Light is as much an film as it is a album by TV On The Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types Of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to win are below, along with a video of the entire film.

The screening is the day before TV on the Radio play Williamsburg Waterfront with Broken Social Scene (9/8). Tickets for that show are still on sale.

All dates, video, and contest details below...

Continue reading "TVOTR presenting 'Nine Types of Light' @ Nitehawk Cinema (win tix)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo & Josh Darr

Twin Sister
Twin Sister
Cut Copy

Pitchfork Fest Day Three (Sunday, 7/17/11) was the day to go if you were looking to dance. The last day of the fest was pretty heavy on the electronic music with Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, HEALTH, Baths, Darkstar, and for something way chiller, How to Dress Well. The third day provided lo-fi masters Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, and Deerhunter, and complete opposite ends of the hip hop spectrum with the abrasive and utterly offensive Odd Future and the this-must-be-from-another-planet rap of Shabazz Palaces. Day three was also the one chance to see a metal band (Kylesa).

Sunday was headlined by TV on the Radio. TVOTR, like Fleet Foxes who headlined the day before, have a wildly impressive double bill at Williamsburg Waterfront in September. Theirs is with Broken Social Scene on September 8. Tickets are still available.

Twin Sister played Sunday, and you can catch them for free in McCarren Park this Wednesday night (7/27).

Pictures of OFWGTKA's set are HERE. Day Two HERE. Day One HERE. Pics from the rest of Day Three are below...

Continue reading "pics from Pitchfork Fest 2011 -- Day Three"

Broken Social Scene @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
BSS

Broken Social Scene have a few live dates scheduled this summer, and it's just been revealed to us that one of those shows will be at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn on Thursday, September 8th. That is in fact the same date TV On the Radio is playing the outdoor venue. BSS are opening the show. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Broken Social Scene were also announced on the lineup of Austin City Limits early this morning, and they'll also be making an appearance at Bumbershoot in Seattle on September 4th. The latter hasn't actually announced its full lineup yet, but so far they've also revealed:

Wiz Khalifa, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Minus the Bear, Little Dragon, Broken Social Scene, The Kills, The Lonely Forest, Mavis Staples, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, Leon Russell, The Presidents of the United States of America, Urge Overkill, Over The Rhine, Toro Y Moi, Atari Teenage Riot, NoMeansNo....
The full lineup is coming in June. Stay tuned. And speaking of Toro Y Moi, he just announced a big NYC show that goes on sale Friday too. Speaking of Urge Overkill, they play NYC TONIGHT (5/17).

All BSS dates below...

Continue reading "Broken Social Scene opening for TVOTR on Sept 8, playing ACL, the partially-announced Bumbershoot (and other dates)"

Kyp Malone of TVOTR at Radio City (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Kyp Malone

In the wake of the tragic passing of their dear friend and bandmate Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio have added an NYC show at Williamsburg Waterfront on September 8rd. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, 5/20 (the same time tickets to the DFA1979 show at the same venue go on sale). Openers TBA. UPDATE Broken Social Scene is opening!

The date takes place after the band jets around the globe for dates in Europe, Mexico, and Canada. They're also playing Pitchfork Fest, the just-announced Austin City Limits, and a few other places. Their last NYC show was a headlining one at Radio City. Their last Brooklyn show was right down the street from Williamsburg Waterfront, at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

TVOTR play Jay Leno TONIGHT (5/17). All tour dates and video from their recent appearance on Letterman, below.

Continue reading "TVOTR playing Williamsburg Waterfront (and Leno tonight) -- updated 2011 Tour Dates"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

TVOTR @ MHOW (4/12)
TV On The Radio

"...the immediately captivating Nine Types of Light movie is now available to stream on YouTube and purchase via iTunes, the same day the brand new, and largely beloved album of the same name hits streets. TV on the Radio's approach to promoting this album - through not only words and music, but also by epically re-imagining the album visually - is a truly forward thinking moment brought to you by one of music's most groundbreaking acts.

The film includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the film, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for "Forgotten."..."
Watch the entire movie at the end of this post. The list of directors and tracklist is down there too.

TV on the Radio celebrated "Nine Types of Light" with a hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (4/12). Das Racist were the surprise opener. TV on the Radio step it up a notch with a headlining show at Radio City Music Hall tonight (4/13), before continuing on tour. Tickets for the big Manhattan show are still available (Light Asylum open). More pictures from last night, including the setlist, are below...

Continue reading "TV on the Radio played MHOW w/ Das Racist (pics & setlist), released a 'Nine Types of Light' movie (watch it)"

Little Scream @ a BV Day Party @ SXSW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Little Scream

TV on the Radio's (new album and) Brooklyn show date has arrived, and though they're not listing any opener, I think there might be a surprise tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Not a surprise at all is that Light Asylum is opening for TVOTR at RCMH on Wednesday. Tickets for that larger show are still on sale. AND, we have TWO PAIRS of tickets you can win to see the band headline Radio City. Want them? Details on how to win are below (all of TVOTR's dates are down there too).

Speaking of bands opening sold out shows at Bowery venues on 4/12 (today), Frankie Rose is the reason to show up early to the Go! Team's sold out show at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

Jesper Of Junior Senior DJs before The Go! Team play their set at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (their second of two NYC shows which are part of a short tour). That show is also sold out, though the venue says, "WE WILL HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF ADMISSIONS TO RELEASE ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW STARTING AT 11:00 PM. ALL ADMISSIONS AT THE DOOR ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND WILL BE $12, CASH ONLY."

Speaking of opening bands playing shows in Williamsburg on Saturday night, Little Scream is NOT. Sadly, at some point after it was announced, Little Scream dropped off the last six dates of Sharon Van Etten's tour to instead play some dates with Jose Gonzalez in Europe. Don't worry, everyone's still friends. BV Zach was actually at their final show together the other day at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, and he told me...

Little Scream announced that it was their last show on tour with Sharon Van Etten, and that it has been an honor to work with her. Little Scream consists of two strong female singers (playing guitar and violin respectively), plus an also guitar-toting drummer. Their sound referenced the likes of Andrew Bird-esque violin plucking, interwoven with streams of freak folk and choral arrangements. Later during Sharon's encore, all of Little Scream returned to the stage to take part in a cover of Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy".
The good news is that Little Scream will make it back to NYC while on tour with The Antlers.

She Keeps Bees, not to be confused with Sea of Bees (I was actually confused until I wrote that sentence), have replaced Little Scream on the Brooklyn Bill. Megafaun also play that Brooklyn show and amazingly tickets are still available.

Continue reading "Frankie Rose opening for Go Team!, Little Scream not opening for Sharon Van Etten. Someone opening for TVOTR? (win tix)"

TV on The Radio at Stubb's during SXSW (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
TV on The Radio

TV on The Radio's new LP Nine Types of Light is officially out on April 12th. The LP comes in various incarnations, including the deluxe version which comes with a companion film for the LP. You can pre-order now, and stream samples of the album below (or in full if you're overseas). Movie trailer down there too.

And naturally, since they have a new album to promote, TV on the Radio kick off a North American tour this week. Tickets are still available for their big April 13th show at Radio City Music Hall with Light Asylum. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th at noon for a new TV on the Radio show at the much smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 12th! (there will also be a presale on Wednesday for this release-day show). We have a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn show you can try to win too.

Contest details, all tour dates, the album stream, film trailer and a video, below...

Continue reading "TVOTR add Brooklyn show, releasing new album soon, film"

Bowery Ballroom photos by Lionel Bergeron, SXSW photos by Josh Darr

Noah & the Whale @ Bowery Ballroom
Noah and the Whale

"I would gladly spend my last night on earth with Noah & the Whale... The fullness and the richness of their song whether on acoustic folk songs or rock songs on the electric guitar is amplified a thousand times by the band's enthusiasm. It's easy to see on their faces that they love what they're doing: even their bleakest, darkest songs like 'I Have Nothing' have a purity and an elegance that sets them apart from broody emo ballads on the radio. Similarly, Noah & the Whale's poppiest, most playful songs aren't just throwaway songs: substance and masterful lyrics complement pure infectiousness. -[Trust Me On This]
That's some strong Noah & the Whale love, and it's also someone's review from one of their two recent Bowery Ballroom shows that they played with Luke Rathborne (3/21 & 3/22).

The NYC shows came just a few days after the band were down at SXSW to play a few shows including a showcase at Stubb's on March 17th with TV On The Radio (who also played a day party at the same venue), Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band (who have a Brooklyn show coming up), Portugal The Man (whose upcoming tour brings them to Webster Hall), and Foster The People (who have two upcoming sold out NYC shows).

TVOTR's set is watchable at Spinner's site.

Pictures from both the 3/21 Bowery show AND the official SXSW showcase, all bands included, adorn this post. They continue below along with some new Noah & the Whale song streams, Noah's NYC setlists and more dates...

Continue reading "Noah & the Whale played 2 nights @ Bowery Ballroom & SXSW w/ TVOTR, Portugal the Man & Charles Bradley (pics)"

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

TVOTR @ Stubb's (SPIN Party)
SXSW

"Since TV On The Radio is preparing to drop Nine Types Of Light soon, I just assumed that its Spin party set would be heavy on new, untested material. And as the band slowly warmed up with a few free-jazz drones while Dave Sitek attached a giant set of wind chimes to the end of his guitar, those assumptions turned to worry that said new material was going to herald the beginning of the group's deathly dull "blue period" or something. But all fears were allayed by the crash of opening number "Young Liars," as TVOTR went all the way back to the beginning to remind fans why they'd been missed during their hiatus. Older numbers like "Staring At The Sun" got the benefit of the band's newly forged arena-rock assault, with the set never once waning in energy as it barreled through uptempo songs such as "Dancing Choose" and "Wolf Like Me." Tunde Adebimpe introduced new number "Repetition" by asking everyone whether they would dance if they played it: "But what if it's terrible?" he asked. No worries there. The group turned in easily the best set I've seen all week." [AV Club]
Like OMD, TV on the Radio played Stubb's twice during SXSW. One was their official showcase at night, and one was the daytime SPIN party (Unlike at OMD's showcase though, equipment didn't fall on people at TVOTR). Some pictures from the SPIN party that both bands played are in this post.

Since Austin, TV on the Radio (whose new album is now up for pre-order) have announced who will be opening for them on their upcoming tour. It varies by date. Some shows have Lissie Trullie, others get Glasser, some are with Celebration, and the Radio City show will be opened by Light Asylum.... who play Glasslands in Brooklyn with Banjo or Freakout tonight (3/25). Radio City tickets are still on sale.

All dates (with openers listed), those pictures, and TV on the Radio's new video for "Will Do", below...

Continue reading "TVOTR made a video, played SXSW, announced tour openers (Light Asylum opens Radio City & plays Glasslands tonight)"

TV on The Radio at Roots Picnic 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
TVOTR

Tickets are still available for TV On The Radio's date with Radio City Music Hall on 4/13, and since we last spoke the band announce many more tour dates. They kick things off on 4/8 in Philly and all dates are listed below.

Those heading to Austin this month don't need to wait as long. Spin has announced their annual SXSW party (that Hole played last year) and the lineup includes TV on the Radio, The Kills, OMD, The Vaccines, OFF!, and the Smith Westerns on the main stage, with MNDR, Young the Giant, Dom, Electric Child, and 28 North holding down the indoor stage. Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Designer Drugs, and Anika man the 1's and 2's. It happens 12:30 - 6PM at Stubb's on Friday, 3/18 (about a block away from the TBA BrooklynVegan party happening that day - stay tuned!)

OFF! probably wont be off too much during SXSW. The Keith Morris-led band, in addition to the Spin party, the Pitchfork #OFFLINE party, and an official showcase, are also playing other shows including the just-announced MWTX fest (formerly Mess With Texas)! The free show goes down on 3/19 at The East Side Drive Inn (where Pitchfork's #OFFLINE festival will be the two days prior) and will feature appearances from The Dead Milkmen, Odd Future, !!!, Surfer Blood, The Dodos, Deer Tick, and many others. The full lineup so far is below. (and there's also BrooklynVegan parties this day, but MWTX runs much later, so you can do both!) (stay tuned for more about that).

Off! hits the road with Trash Talk soon after SXSW, and play Santos Party House on 3/26 (tickets are still on sale).

This now makes three shows total for the Dead Milkmen who also have shows coming up in Brooklyn and Chicago.

All TVOTR tour dates, the MWTX lineup (thus far) and the flyer is below.

Continue reading "TVOTR playing SXSW & touring, Dead Milkmen playing MWTX"

photos by Chris Graham

Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
TV on the Radio
Deerhunter

Sporting a beard that complements the music he's making these days, Conor Oberst and his Mystic Valley Band closed down [Outside Lands' Day Two] Sutro Stage with songs that are more down-home than downtrodden. One highlight of the set was when he brought out Jenny Lewis to perform Rilo Kiley's "Portions for Foxes," though Oberst outdid himself in the end with a beautiful rendition of the sparse and gorgeous "Milk Thistle." [MTV]
Outside Lands, at SF's Golden Gate Park, ran for three days in August. The pictures here are from its second day, Saturday, August 19th, which featured Conor Oberst & the Mystic Family Band (with an appearance by Jenny Lewis), TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Mars Volta, Bat for Lashes and Mastodon. (The reunited Os Mutantes also played but there's no pics of them; we did cover them at Webster Hall though.).

More pictures from Day Two, below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2009 - Day 2 pics (Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, TVOTR, Mastodon, Deerhunter, Mars Volta, Bat for Lashes)"

Three years after their triumphant show at the Prospect Park Bandshell, TV on the Radio will return to the same Brooklyn stage, but this time it will cost money. As you may have noticed in the 2009 Celebrate Brooklyn schedule, the show takes place on August 11th. That's a little over a month after the band play their sold out show at Central Park Summerstage with Dirty Projectors. Brooklyn ticket and opener info TBA. All dates below...

Continue reading "TVOTR return to Prospect Park & other 2009 Tour Dates"

by Black Bubblegum

Dirty Projectors on March 19th @ SXSW (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Dirty Projectors

Bjork and Dirty Projectors have scheduled a teeny tiny show (300 capacity!) to benefit Housing Works on Friday, May 8th, at 8PM at Housing Works Bookstore & Café (126 Crosby Street) in Manhattan. After 4/1, "physical tickets will be available at the Housing Works bookstore on Crosby Street as well as a couple Brooklyn locations TBA", but a limited number of tickets are available online NOW. Go-go-go-go-go!

BjorkIn addition to the show being super special... the performances in particular will be pretty special as well:

In a brand new collaboration, Björk will perform music composed for her by David Longstreth. The suite, written for five voices, will pair Björk with Longstreth and Projectors' Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, and Haley Dekle. The band will also perform material from Dirty Projectors' oeuvre, using only voices and one acoustic guitar. There will be two openers, Kurt Weisman chosen by Longstreth and Ólöf Arnalds chosen by Björk. -[Stereogum]
Housing Works is a great cause, and you can't f'n beat a pairing as special as THAT in a venue of that size.
Housing Works is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. We believe that all people have the right to a rich and empowering life. Since 1990, we have provided the highest quality services for homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond. -[HousingWorks]
The show is being organized by Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork/Stereogum fame... yes, the same guy responsible for booking Krieg and the upcoming Genghis Tron / Tombs / Black Anvil / Wetnurse show on April 12th at Public Assembly. Hey, even us metal guys can't be extreeeeeeme all the time!

David Longstreth will also perform a piece with the Bang on a Can All-Stars on April 2nd. Dirty Projectors recently played SXSW and have been added to the TV On The Radio tour (including Summerstage on June 5). Check out updated tour dates below.

The band has also lined up an appearance at the Dark Was The Night show at Radio City on May 3rd with Feist, The National, My Brightest Diamond, Dave Sitek (of TVOTR), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and recent addition Bon Iver. Tickets are still available. Dirty Projectors collaborated with David Byrne on the Dark Was the Night CD.

Dirty Projectors have a new single coming on April 21st and vocalist Angel Deradoorian has a new solo EP out May 5th on Lovepump United. She is playing a CD release show at Cake Shop the same day.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Dirty Projectors performing w/ Bjork at Housing Works!! (ON SALE NOW), touring w/ TVOTR (Summerstage included) "

TV On the Radio
TV On the Radio

TV on the Radio appeared on the Colbert Report last night. Watch the whole episode at Comedy Central's website. TVOTR were on SNL two days earlier. Tunde Adebimpe (Fake Male Voice) plays Glasslands in Gallery in Brooklyn tonight (2/10).

Speaking of Comedy Central, The Daily Show correspondent Demetri Martin has a series starting on the channel on Wednesday. Jon Stewart is the new show's producer.

TVOTR topped this year's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll (unlike two years ago). You can read the whole poll HERE (and that's the cover of the recent Village Voice issue it was in, above).

photos by Tim Griffin, words By Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Iran - "Buddy" (MP3)

Iran @ CMJ 2008
Iran

Iran (WITH Kyp Malone) will play a show at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, TONIGHT (12/18). Also on the bill: Fakers and Lone Wolf and Cub (Ryan Sawyer of Tall Firs and Stars Like Fleas - not the metal band). Presumably, Iran will, uh, run... through tracks from their upcoming record Dissolver, due on Feb 3, 2009 via Narnack.

Back to CMJ for a second....before 2 Live Crew played, a Kyp-less-and-still-named-after-a-'rogue-nation', Iran, played a renamed-The Soft Pack-less (they cancelled) and Lee "Scratch" Perry-less (he cancelled) Narnack Showcase this year, at Santos Party House, with the Sundelles, Vaz and Restavrant. Check out the overdue pics from that show above and below, and note - that's Doug Anson that sat in for Kyp. That probably won't happen again though, as we're told that Kyp plans on playing many more shows with the band, including as part of a 2009 tour out of NYC.

In related news, Kyp Malone's other band TV On The Radio, is garnering accolades-a-plenty including album of the year from The Onion AV Club, and from everyone's favorite weirdo Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. The Onion AV Club also cornered Santos Party House co-owner Andrew WK about his favorite record of the year.... Lee "Scratch" Perry's Repentance. Hmm... didn't he have something to do with that record?

In more related-to-Glasslands-tonight news, Tall Firs have teamed up with Awesome Color to play the Knitting Factory on Dec 19th (tickets here). Ryan Sawyer's other band, Stars Like Fleas, are recording a new record and have scheduled a show at Le Poisson Rouge on January 24th with Au (tickets here).

A whole bunch of pictures from the Narnack CMJ showcase, and tonight's Glasslands flyer, below...

Continue reading "Iran shows with (tonight) and without (pics) Kyp Malone, TVOTR is #1?, Awesome Color, Tall Firs, Narnack & stuff "

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...

Continue reading "TVOTR @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (night 1) - pics & setlist"