Openers The Dirtbombs were already mid-set by the time I arrived at the Electric Factory on Friday and there is no tiptoeing around around the fact that I found the five piece completely lackluster. I sat on the bleachers bored with a friend. We flipped through The New Yorker awaiting TV On The Radio‘s set to begin.
The fellas kicked off their set with the title track from 2003’s Young Liars EP and from the very first note, Nigerian-born front man Tunde Adebimpe exploded with energy jumping around the stage. Much of the fantastic set, of course, included tracks off recent release Dear Science, which has already broken the top five on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums list and hit number 12 on the Billboard 200.
As uninspired as I found the opening act, watching TV On The Radio rage on stage was an utter delight.
TV On The Radio will finish up their North American tour in the beginning of November then head across the Atlantic for a European tour. Check the band’s MySpace page for dates and venues to catch a show near you.
The Wrong Way
Wolf Like Me
Blues From Down Here
Shout Me Out
Staring at the Sun