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[live review] TV on the Radio + Broken Social Scene @ the Pavilion

TV ON THE RADIO do to my body what no other band can. And I don't mean in the "like man, this band totally... like...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  September 08, 2011

CocoRosie | Grey Oceans

Freak-folk fans disappointed by the relative accessibility of recent efforts by Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom should check out CocoRosie’s latest.
Sub Pop (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 21, 2010
MP3: Aziz Ansari and Dave Sitek, "AAAAAAAANGRY"

MP3: Aziz Ansari and Dave Sitek, "AAAAAAAANGRY"

Aziz Ansari, who can currently be seen doing hilarious things on Parks and Recreation (the funniest thing in NBC's vaunted Thursday-night comedy lineup for the...
By Ryan Stewart  |  February 23, 2010
Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all

Click Tracks: Jersey Shore pulls punches, Wayne Coyne makes babies, and R. Kelly sweats his tell-all

Only two episodes deep (balls deep!) into their new "reality" show Jersey Shore, MTV is already seeing some major fallout. According to a recent article...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 19, 2009

Suite relief

For Longstreth, the pressure's been ratcheted up following the online leak a couple of months ago of Dirty Projectors' fifth LP, Bitte Orca (Domino) which is finally, officially out this week.
Dirty Projectors' breakthrough has but one concept: Rule
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 12, 2009

VIDEO: Dirty Projectors, TV on the Radio from last night

VIDEO: Dirty Projectors, "Stillness is the Move," live at the House of BluesWe'll have more on this ...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 05, 2009


Photos: TV on the Radio at House of Blues

TV on the Radio at House of Blues
TV on the Radio, live at the House of Blues, June 4, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  June 05, 2009

Hard act to follow

Shortly after Dirty Projectors completed their mind-blowing set opening up for TV on the Radio at the House of Blues, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Angel Deradoorian and Amber Coffman came back on stage.
TV on the Radio + Dirty Projectors, live at House of Blues, June 4, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009

Hit the deck

It's not that Celebration were ever a bad fit for 4AD. The echo-chamber organs, the tribal drumming, and the caterwauling vocals of Katrina Ford added up to a kind of desert-peyote and fringed-suede-jacket version of the more twisted stuff in the label'
Celebration's future is in the cards
By MATT PARISH  |  May 08, 2009

Sincerely yours,

There is a surge in polyglot music, but despite its force, a strain of conservatism (one that has always run through indie rock) is keeping pace.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new homonymous album is filled with well-worn lyrics.
By DEVIN KING  |  February 10, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008



10 pop and jazz discs you need
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 23, 2008

The future is blight

What with all the Devendras and Bonnie Princes and Phosphorescents and wanna-Beams dragging their unruly beards around the nation lately, it's getting harder and harder to keep your post-folk dudes with guitars straight.
The post-Americanan kicks of Castanets
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 18, 2008

It could be verse

Subtle outdo their story on ExitingARM
Subtle outdo their story on ExitingARM
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 11, 2008

Four on the floor

It’s been a fine fall already: sunny, crisp weekends for apple picking; big-time albums from Ray LaMontagne, Pete Kilpatrick, and Twisted Roots; a deep Red Sox run in the playoffs.  
Albums you may have missed as fall fell
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2008

Lady killers

“Maybe over there? Try over there . . . ” The muffled voice in the background sounds defeated.
Vivian Girls find fans, lose shoes
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 08, 2008


TV on the Radio | Dear Science,

TVOTR have maintained their special vision while drawing in new ideas and expanding their sound.
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  September 16, 2008

Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor

In the 2004 documentary DiG! , the Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor reacts to the musical criticism of a Capitol Records executive by scoffing, “I sneeze and hits come out!”
Mission: control freak
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 08, 2008

Going on sale: August 8, 2008

The Who, Panic at the Disco, TV on the Radio, Cheech + Chong, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 05, 2008

Fuming through the dog days

In preparation for another three months of endless days and sweaty nights, here are five new albums to get you through the summer.
Five new albums to soundtrack a passive-aggressive summer
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2008

Warm and Scratchy

The Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” isn’t just about programming smart animation for Futurama and Family Guy addicts.
14 new and exclusive tracks from "Adult Swim"
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 29, 2007


Going on sale: February 9, 2007

TV on the Radio, Iggy and the Stooges, Gwen Stefani, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 05, 2007

Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007

Arcade Fire is overrated

Now that the Best of 2006 lists are all finished and everyone has stopped arguing over whether TV on the Radio are overrated, we can get back to discussing whether the Arcade Fire are overrated?
The new year brings new hype
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 16, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007


The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 28, 2006


From two to five

At their inception, they were two: singer Tunde Adebimpe and musician/producer David Sitek.
TV on the Radio, Paradise Rock Club, October 14, 2006
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  October 16, 2006

TV on the Radio

Fearful that a major-label deal has ironed the kinks out of this Brooklyn-based collective?
Return To Cookie Mountain | Interscope
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 10, 2006

Proud to be loud

So what would prompt a person to fly to Chicago for a long weekend only to stand around at a music festival whose headliners were on the level of the unpronounceable !!!, the Steve Albini/Bob Weston noise machine Shellac, and Arizona Giant Sand mates Cal
Inside Touch and Go’s indie empire
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 20, 2006

Beats not Bombs

Most people consider DJs party types who head to clubs night after night and sleep the day away. Of course, most people have not met DJ Yamin. DJ Yamin, "Seek the Truth" (mp3)
Local DJ turns family into charity; Bruno versus 7L
By DAVID DAY  |  September 19, 2006