TV on The Radio - Lupos Providence, RI March 1, 2007
TV on The Radio
Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, Providence RI
Thursday March 1, 2007
Brooklyn New York's TV on the Radio began the latest leg of their US Tour in support of the fantastic
Return to Cookie Mountain album released in 2006. Heck it came in at #7 of my favorite cds of 2006.
When the tour was announced this was the only New England date and it was just as well. It was in Providence as its just closer/easier for me to get to.
Arriving shortly after 8pm I missed all of the opening bands set. I settled in to my spot about 25 feet back slightly off center and waited for the show.
Just about 8:30 the band arrived on stage. After some "tune up" the band began with "Young Liars" from the album/ep of the same name. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe would work the stage wonderfully all night. Guitarist Kyp Malone was to his right and behind him a bit was bassist Gerard Smith who held a rock solid role this night. David Andrew Sitek was on guitar as well to the left of Tunde. Behind them all of course was drummer Jaleel Bunton.
The band played a not incredibly long set. What it lacked in length it all made up for in passion and excellence. Even for the opening night of a tour the band was rock solid. It will only improve as the band continues to tour. Kyp broke a few guitar strings and David just has a blast. He is very animated and is often seen singing right along even with no microphone.
A little beyond the half way point of the set Kyp tells the story of four guys from Brown University showing up to sound check with their horns and some sheet music. The guys asked the band if they could "sit in". It went well enough that TVoTR invited them to perform. The track was "Blues From Down Here". The four horns (well 2 saxophones, trumpet and trombone) all had to share a single microphone but all in all it worked. I am sure the kids had a great time. In a shocker (kidding of course) you can see video footage of said event here if you so desire.
The band left the stage to rousing support after "Satellite" and returned to do "Let the Devil In" and they closed it all out with "Staring at the Sun".
In about 1hr and 20minutes it was all done. Well worth the dough.
So if you so desire here is the show for your download.
Mp3s are removedYoung Liars
The Wrong Way
Wolf Like Me
Blues from Down Here
Wash the Day
Let the Devil In
Staring at the Sun
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Recording was done w/the following gear:
Core Sound Binural Mics->Rolloff(filter)->Sony D8 DAT @44.1 kHz
There was simple yet cool concert poster for sale at the show. I didn't grab one but I am tempted to do so cuz posters are cooler than t-shirts these days. If you want to order one you can do so here