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TV on the Radio @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 11/21

September 7th, 2014
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Brooklyn’s TV on the Radio was formed in 2001. Since its founding the indie rock band has undergone several line up changes. Currently the band is comprised of Tunde Adebimpe (vocals) Kyp Malone (vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, strings), David Andrew Sitek (programmer, guitar, sampler, bass, synthesizer, horns) and Jaleel Bunton (drums, guitar, organ, synthesizer, bass, programmer, strings). Adebimpe, Sitek, Malone and Bunton are all longstanding members, but dozens of other artists have lent their talents to TV on the Radio. This includes David Bowie, Nick Zinner, Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor, Kazu Makino, Martin Perna, Katrina Ford, David Bergander, Eleanor Norton and a dozen or so other artists. Gerard Smith (piano, bass, organ, vocals, guitar, sitar) was also a member of the band before passing away in 2011.

The band released its debut album OK Calculator in 2002. It was followed up by Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes in 2004. Two years later the band released Return to Cookie Mountain. Two years after that Dear Science was released. In 2009 the band announced a year long hiatus. In 2011 Nine Types of Light was released. The band announced another hiatus the same year. The band’s most recent record Seeds came out in 2014. They have also released the EPs Young Liars (2003), Staring at the Sun (2004), Live Sessions (2007), Live at Amoeba Music (2007) and Read Silence (2009).

Friday, November 21, 2014

TV on the Radio at Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Time: 8:00 PM

Age Restriction: 18+

Tickets: $35

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LISTEN: TV On The Radio Releases New Song “Happy Idiot”

September 2nd, 2014
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TV on the Radio released a new song from their upcoming album and announced fall tour dates in the U.S. and Canada.
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By Jackie Ruth Posted in News

TV on the Radio Announce New Album Seeds

July 30th, 2014
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With a multicolored foam geyser and a short instrumental to accompany their press release, the Brooklyn, New York indie rock band TV on the Radio announced their upcoming album, Seeds.
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By Kevin Amodia Posted in News

LISTEN: Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio Releases New Solo Song “God Damn Beauty”

June 14th, 2014
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Dave Sitek, of TV on the Radio, is releasing a new solo track. It’s called “God Damn Beauty”, and will be available digitally on June 17th, 2014, through Sitek’s label, Federal Prism.

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WATCH: TV on the Radio Unveils Three New Songs Live at BottleRock Festival

June 3rd, 2014
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Art-rock outfit TV on the Radio played three new and previously unheard tracks this Friday at Napa Vally BopttleRock festival!

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Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band Releases New Video for “Mad Lifeline”

April 28th, 2014
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Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band shared a video for “Mad Lifeline” from their album EP. According to, “the clip features a strange introductory parking lot scene, dancing angels of death, and a lengthy intergalactic graphics sequence”.
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Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio and Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band on New Music, Acting and Teen Dream Fests

October 30th, 2013
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Although it’s obvious, we’ll state it again- TV on the Radio (TVOR) and Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band’s (HWBMB) Tunde Adebimpe is fascinating. Not one to stay in any artistic medium lane, he’s acted alongside Anne Hathaway and Kristen Wiig, animated claymation celebrities in wrestling rings and mastered the art of vocal loop pedals. Conversing with a multi-faceted individual did not disappoint. With a full plate of writing new music (as TVOR’s “Mercy” and “Million Miles” indicate), recording (dropping a new HWBMB EP at the beginning of the month) and acting, there was plenty to talk about. Before boarding a plane to Los Angeles to continue writing new music with TV on the Radio, mxdwn caught up with Adebimpe to chat about his multiple projects, new movie, The Jets (yes, THAT random ’80s band, not Gang Green), Young MC Taco Bell commercials and more. Read his funny creative genius (he definitely classifies as one) answers below. Read more…

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Various Artists – RED HOT + FELA

October 20th, 2013
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Revisiting the Big Fela

Nigerian Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Kuti, who died of AIDS in 1997, was a genius at crafting politically charged songs that even the most milquetoast of the Western world would find pleasant, despite the fact that the message was often a critique of this cross-section of people who lived at the expense of others. Essentially, Kuti’s blend of jazz, funk, Yoruba folk music, polyrhythmic percussion, and catchy call-and-response chants is an infectious and brilliant means for delivering his political message. On RED HOT + FELA, its second record dedicated to Kuti, the Red Hot Organization, responsible for more than twenty years of important compilations to fund AIDS awareness, offers up a dependable, eclectic array of talent who offer their own sometimes faithful and often interpretive renditions of some of Kuti’s most important works. Read more…

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Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band – Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band EP

October 3rd, 2013
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Tunde Adebimpe & Co.

TV on the Radio is still very much a band. After a brief hiatus, some solo albums from just about every member of the band and the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith, the band continues to record music and headline shows as big as All Tomorrow’s Parties. On top of that, frontman Tunde Adebimpe is involved in another project, the rock group Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band (probably named after the product Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Ink), along with band members Ryan Sawyer, Josh Werner and Alex Holden, who have recently released the band’s first self-titled EP.
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WATCH: TV on the Radio Release New Stop-Motion Video for Song “Mercy”

September 5th, 2013
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Details are still up in the air on a new album from TV on the Radio, but leaks of fresh material continue to be made by the band. Today we get a stop-motion video for their latest song, “Mercy”.
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