After taking a whopping 30-month break between albums, TV on the Radio have finally returned with Nine Types of Lightin all likelihood the fourth record from the critically acclaimed, perpetually indescribable soul-punk avant-goth minimalist wooosh-rockers. With LCD Soundsystems funky death rattle shake-shake-shaking along, TVOTR are poised to be crowned the new house band of New Yorks twentysomething growing pains and thirtysomething angst (it takes an old soul to truly appreciate the alterna-metal bash of new single Caffeinated Consciousness, lurking somewhere in the future-gloss of vintage INXS, the neck-snapping grooves of Prong, and Peter Gabriels Big Time horn-blast bombast). However, this headbanger is made downright airy by drummer Jaleel Buntons Copeland-esque hi-hat work. Openers Light Asylum are more on the muted, tape-mutated Steve Windwood thing thatd give any Altered Zoner a bonerbut vocalist Shannon Funchess has pipes that can run a VHS tape off its spool.
Wed., April 13, 8 p.m., 2011