TV on the Radio

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    April 29, 2013

    TV on the Radio - Brooklyn Academy of Music - 4/27/13

    Better Than: Their headlining set at Pitchfork in 2011. TV On The Radio is at an interesting crossroads. After completing a three-album deal with Interscope, the Brooklyn four-piece is returning to the fold with a reinvigorated passion for their craft. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    I'm In A Video With Janeane Garofalo and Martha Wash!

    It's a long-form video for the group Xelle in which I play a bumblebee. True story. You can laugh all you want to, but the last time I was in a long-form video (for the band TV on the Radio), it was nominated for a Grammy!

  • Voice Choices

    December 12, 2012


    Now obey your Principal Armisen

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    November 14, 2012

    The People's Bailout

    Yeah, banks, we can bail 
out our own, too

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    November 7, 2012
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    August 22, 2012


    The Afro-Punk festival storms Commodore Barry Park

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    March 21, 2012
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    January 19, 2012

    Pazz & Jop 2011: Michael Tedder On Fucked Up's Majesty, Danny Brown's Cunning Skills, And The Joy Formidable's Outro Power

    To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. Here, Michael Tedder breaks down his entire ballot, and along the way he talks about about the operatic heights of Fucked Up, the shredding ability of Annie Clark and R ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    People Who Died 2011: The Year In Obituaries

    Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. ​In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    I'm Up For A Grammy Award!

    ​As you'll recall, I'm in TV on the Radio's video for Nine Types of Light. I brilliantly played a hapless janitor, Carol Burnett-style, thanks to filmmakers Amy Davis and Jon Mortisugu, who cast me with a mop in mind and also nabbed Murray Hill to play the nightclub MC. And it's up for the G ... More >>

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    August 31, 2011


    TV on the Radio, on the waterfront

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    August 18, 2011

    Live: TV On The Radio Pop Up In The Sky

    ​ TV on the Radio Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts. Wednesday, August 17 Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me. Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    May 18, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    Week In Review: Their Eyes Were Watching You

    ​ The week that was in music: "Weird Al" Yankovic made Lady Gaga blink. Beyoncé overloaded everyone's eardrums. Fleetwood Mac is in rock critics' comfort zone.

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    April 13, 2011

    My Cameo In Music Video Spawns Some Press

    ​Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.

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    April 12, 2011

    TV on the Radio Turn Their Gaze Inward

    ​ For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 30, 2011


    TVOTR are back!

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    March 11, 2011

    I Had My Dream Role in A Music Video

    The second I was asked to be in a music video for TV on the Radio's song "No Future Shock," I did a little Google search and squealed, "Yes!" OMG, the Brooklyn band is huge -- in fact, they're headlining Radio City in April!

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    February 23, 2011

    Hear A New TV On The Radio Track, "Will Do"

    ​TV on the Radio has debuted a new track on the radio, appropriately enough: Courtesy Seattle's 107.7 The End, please enjoy TVOTR's "Will Do," a remarkably airy, uncluttered, elegant semi-slow jam set to anchor the band's upcoming Nine Types of Light, due out April 12.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    TV On The Radio Announce New Album, Show At Radio City Music Hall

    ​Brooklyn's finest critically beloved art-rock institution are back at it: TV on the Radio have announced that their fourth album, Nine Types of Light, will be out this spring, no doubt a worthy follow-up to 2008's Pazz & Jop victor Dear Science. Plus no pesky comma issues to fuck with the typ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Top 25 Headlines Not As Weird As "Dave Sitek Joins Jane's Addiction"

    Good luck learning all the chord changes in "Jane Says," dude​So TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek has joined Jane's Addiction, in some unspecified bassist/songwriter/possibly-non-touring-member capacity, which is super bizarre when you first hear about it, but is, upon reflection, not the stranges ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    May 21, 2010

    Video: Kyp Malone Covers Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place" On Our Show

    Here we have the TV on the Radio luminary tackling what he acknowledges is many folks' favorite Talking Heads song -- an underrated first-dance-at-your-wedding number, really -- in a characteristically yelp-y, jittery, anxiety-ridden style (those high notes are tough). But the result, as captured ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    How many songs will Jeff Mangum do?

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    May 4, 2010
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    March 16, 2010
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    November 17, 2009
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    September 15, 2009


    TVOTR force, unleashed alone

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    September 1, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Live: Enjoying a Central Park Downpour with TV on the Radio

    So many umbrellas. TV on the Radio/Dirty Projectors Central Park SummerStage Friday, June 5 For a band that not too long ago had way better ideas than songs, way better better studio noises than hooks, TV on the Radio, long a critical favorite on record, grew up to be pretty fantastic live, no? E ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Shows This Weekend: TV on the Radio in Central Park, Hangover-Obliterating Techno, and Alcoholic-Chef Competitions

    Friday Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate. Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight. Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009


    Your favorite compilation is now a live show

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    April 1, 2009


    Catch these Brooklyn gals before they hit the road

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    February 18, 2009


    Morning Breath and Cycle bring in the skaters

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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella: Paul McCartney's Coming to the Desert

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    January 30, 2009

    New Asobi Seksu Video, O'Death Mixtape, and Tonight's Brooklyn Vs. Baltimore Show Was Moved

    Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Impose is having a birthday party show on Saturday at Cake Shop. It's free if you were born in January. O'Death mixtape. Unfortunately this doesn't include yodeling diss tracks aimed at Akron/Family. On that ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Week in Review: Gosford Park Trap Music

    In the week we said "My President is Black" in about fifteen different, ecstatic ways, we also crowned TV on the Radio victorious in the 36th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. Poll editor Rob Harvilla let the world know once more that he wasn't Charles Aaron, then instant-messaged away in the aftergl ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2009

    Pazz + Jop 2008

    TV on the Radio gets their revenge.

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    January 21, 2009

    The Revenge of TV on the Radio

    Bob Dylan (and the Voice itself) finally humbled, Dear Science wins the 36th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll

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    January 20, 2009

    Pazz & Jop 2008: TV on the Radio Is #1; So Is M.I.A.

    The 36th Annual Village Voice Critics' Poll, Pazz & Jop, has finally arrived, bringing with it the revenge of TV on the Radio (on Bob Dylan, among others) and of M.I.A. (on our insufficiently reverent 2007 singles poll). Read Andy Beta on TV on the Radio, Rob Harvilla on M.I.A., Estelle, and Beyonc ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2008

    The Audacity of TV on the Radio

    More dystopian ecstasy from a (slightly) more joyful band

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    April 27, 2008

    Tonight: Atmosphere at Webster Hall

    Hip-hop's TBS If you still subscribe to Chuck D's well-worn "rap-as-black-CNN" metaphor, then reflective Twin Cities duo Atmosphere might be thought of as hip-hop's TBS during a Grace Under Fire marathon. Touring in support of their latest album, When Life Gives You Lemons, Record a Track with TV o ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2008

    Back to the Clubs, Everybody

    The prime spots for your first big '08 hangover

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    February 15, 2007

    Last Night: "TV on the Radio Guy" and Scary Mansion at Glasslands

    Bob Dylan is thankfully nowhere in sight. "Valentine's Dinner" showcase curated by Kyp Malone Date: Wednesday, February 14 Better than: Drinking Miller alone in bed Recorded equivalent: B-Side single Rating: 6.4 His name is Kyp Malone, alright? Because every time I say his name lately in conversat ... More >>

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    February 7, 2007

    P&J Winners: Singles #11-20

    11 The Killers, "When You Were Young" (Island) [Underrated Magazine] 12 My Chemical Romance, "Welcome to the Black Parade" (Warner Bros.) [Speed of Dark] 13 TV on the Radio, "Wolf Like Me" (4AD/Interscope) [Red Blondehead] 14 Hot Chip, "Over and Over" (Astralwerks) [Indietastic] 15 ... More >>

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    January 30, 2007

    The Polyphonic We

    Critics were simply flabbergasted by harmonies in 2006, but we all needed them

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    December 5, 2006
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    March 9, 2004

    Failing From Grace

    Flying flawed like an eagle when art-reach exceeds grasp

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