Den Atelier’s bookers have finally succeeded in getting TV On The Radio to come to Luxembourg.
Ever since breakout release “Dear Science” was named best album of 2008 by The Guardian, Spin Magazine and The New York Times, TV On The Radio has been on the den Atelier radar. Now the venue has managed to snag the band for a mid-August show that promises to be a sweaty danceathon in the intimate Hollerich venue.
Their fourth album, 2011's “Nine Types of Light”, was deemed “pure heaven” by Rolling Stone, and earned the band a Grammy nomination. Last year’s album, “Seeds”, was the first to be made since losing original Bassist Gerard Smith to cancer in 2011. It was, in the words of Heather Phares of AllMusic, “a fine tribute to Smith and the sound of enduring unimaginable loss”, while Ian Gormely of Exclaim! described it as a “sublime catharsis after the group's tragic loss and a perfect distillation of what the band do best.”
Live, the band has been struggling to recapture some of its peak form if recent reviews are anything to go by. But Elle Hunt in The Guardian said of a show in Sydney that the band were “slick and raw, combining the quiet confidence of session musicians with the lights, showmanship and “theatrical haze”… of seasoned stadium performers.”
This could be one of the great shows of the year…certainly one you shouldn’t chance missing.
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Action, US, 116 min
Cast: Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander
Director(s): Guy Ritchie