Review: TV On The Radio Tuned In To Funkier Channels
2008 / Music

Review: TV On The Radio Tuned In To Funkier Channels

With a new album hitting stores, New York art-rock combo TV on the Radio is presented with the unenviable task of wowing fans as they did with their much-praised, post-9/11 masterwork, “Return To Cookie Mountain.” But for the follow-up, the band skews heady expectations and instead throws a New Wave dance party. Continue reading

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Concert Review: Roots, Black Keys School Edgy Crowd At Free Music Fest
2008 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: Roots, Black Keys School Edgy Crowd At Free Music Fest

The Roots and the Black Keys spearheaded an eclectic slate of underground acts at the SoCo Music Experience, a free-admission festival on Saturday in Madison, Wis. Despite the event’s birth as elaborate marketing ploy, the show exceeded expectations, attracting sonic connoisseurs and offering a lesson in musical appreciation. Continue reading