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 >>
Long before the curtain goes up on the Rolling Jubilee's kick-off telethon tonight, it was clear that the event's organizers have struck a nerve.
The Rolling Jubilee, a project of the debt-activist group Strike Debt, an outgrowth of Occupy Wall Street and the people behind the Debt Resistors Operat ... More >>
Commodore Barry Park
Sunday, August 26
Better than: Sitting at home, waiting for Breaking Bad to start.
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were some of the original architects of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix pushed it forward in the late '60s. Then came Prince. And Bad B ... More >>
PHOTOS: Sunday at Catalpa
Catalpa NYC: Snoop Dogg, Black Keys, Matt & Kim, Matisyahu, A$AP Rocky, Hercules & Love Affair, TV On The Radio, Girl Talk, et al.
Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
Better than: Arguing over an iPod's shuffle function.
Music festivals without a histor ... More >>
The story of Tennessee music is a tale of two cities, really: Nashville and Memphis. But to count out Chattanooga is to ignore the origins of the Impressions, the long-running, socially conscious soul group that launched the careers of Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. On the street corners of mid-t ... More >>
Kwes w/CHLLNGR, Beacon
Monday, March 19
Better than: A four-day SXSW hangover.
Making the transition from remixer and producer to full-fledged solo artist usually takes a career worth of self-doubt, external prodding and personal development. Just a couple years after reaching promin ... More >>
Amadou & Mariam
Monday, February 6
Better than: Waiting for the official tour.
When it comes to music rooms with a stunning view, it was tough to beat the penthouse at the Cooper Square Hotel (now André Balazs's unfortunately named The Standard East Village) last summer, when Annie Ohayon ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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"Man, I'm old"A shrapnel bomb of ill-angled words and sputtering electronic bloops, Beans has been the most visible member of longstanding NYC avant-rap crew Antipop Consortium. He says his confessi ... More >>
Have at it. It's out Tuesday, Feb. 9. Guest spots from Tunde Adebimpe, Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Guy Garvey, and Martina Topley-Bird, among others. Track 3 ("Splitting the Atom," featuring reggae great Horace Andy) is basically funereal P-Funk, if that interests you at all. Oh, and nice co ... More >>
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 >>
David AtlasLeonard Cohen: hymnal, transcendant
Clubs editor Stacey Anderson sojourned in Indio, California this past weekend for Coachella. She already covered the frantic play-by-play over at our Twitter, so we asked her to wrap-up the festival with a by-the-numbers guide to her three days in the ... More >>