You know this next blog post author as @soozygreenberg on and co-host of This Week on Lot; Emilie is going to be hooking us up reviews and coverage of new stomping grounds out East in . Here she dives into the hipster abyss her first show…

As a recent east-coast transplant, last Tuesday’s / show marked another virgin-venue-voyage in my new town of , this time to the Bank of America Pavilion. With a capacity of about 5,000, this outdoor venue overlooking the waterfront provides the perfect backdrop for . And ’s turned an otherwise rainy Tuesday night into a full on rock spectacle. took the stage just after 7pm and played a short but powerful 4-5 song set, leaving die-hard wanting more. Then, promptly at 8:30pm, TV on the Radio took the stage. Seeing as Golden Age has quickly become my favorite addition to ’s diverse catalogue of songs, I was thrilled to finally get the to see TVotR’s show.

From the minute TVotR hit the stage, this larger-than-life band put on a show that far exceeded my expectations (think meets The .) Their sonic-rock sound paired with their compelling stage presence and light show kept the entire crowd on their feet. played mostly songs off of their new album Nine Types of Light, taking an exploratory approach to each song’s interpretation. Stage banter was plentiful as it was the guitar players birthday, and the crowd fist pumped their way through the solid hour and a half set.

When the band left the stage only to reappeared for a 2 (maybe 3?) song encore, I had my fingers crossed for a “Golden Age” but soon realized how that song probably carries more significance among than TVotR at this point.

TVotR came to rock Boston, and rock Boston they did. Their eerie, eclectic vibe and loud reverberating sound puts this band at the top of my “do not miss” list. Catch ‘em if you can, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Will Do - Tv On The Radio 9/6/11

TV On The Radio - "Forgotten" - Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA 9/6/2011

TV On The Radio - "DLZ" - Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA 9/6/2011

TV On The Radio - "Staring At The Sun" - Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA 9/6/2011

TV On The Radio - "Young " - Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA 9/6/2011


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