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CrossroadsKC Presents TV on the Radio with !!! 8/27


TV on the Radio w/ !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Saturday, August 27
Tickets on sale: Friday, May 20 at 12pm (noon) CST at

This TV On The Radio album, Nine Types of Light (Interscope), is a lush and beautiful album that stands apart from the group's previous work. If their other albums had shades of dystopia and distress, this album, sung by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, is filled with songs about longing and love. "I like love songs. There's nothing particularly interesting going on with me in my life to bear this work. I like the forms of love songs, the poetry." Kyp adds that though there might be more "positivity" on this album, it wasn't an overall conceit they set out to do. "We've attempted to work on themes before but they fall apart very quickly. More organic versions arise because we're sharing time or space or communication."

Though Nine Types of Light will sound like an album full of love songs, often the true meaning of the songs lie deeper. On "You," Tunde sings a haunted refrain; you're the only one I have ever loved. The sincerity of his voice sells the idea of absolute adoration. But Tunde explains, "It's a song about the feeling you get sometimes when you're expressing how much you care about someone but resorting to these beautiful sounding lies. You're the only one I ever loved? It's a terrible thing to say to someone because it's most likely not true." (

!!!, which can be pronounced by repeating any one-syllable percussive sound three times (e.g., "chk chk chk"), formed in 1996 after the demise of the Yah Mos; while on tour, members of that post-hardcore act envisioned forming a band oriented toward danceable music, and once they returned to their native Sacramento, CA, they turned the concept into an actual group. The band quickly became an eight-member ensemble: Nic Offer on vocals, Mario Andreoni on guitar, Justin van der Volgen on bass, Dan Gorman on trumpet and percussion, Tyler Pope on guitar, Allan Wilson on saxophone and percussion, Mikel Gius on drums, and Jason Racine on percussion. ~ Josh Eppert, Rovi

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Sunday, June 5th Ben Harper w/ Rebelution

Tuesday, June 7th Toots & The Maytals w/ 77 Jefferson, Kamikazi Kush, Rude Punch

Saturday, June 11th Think Floyd USA A Pink Floyd Tribute

Wednesday, June 15th Old Crow Medicine Show

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Saturday, June 25th Missouri Chainsaw Grassacre
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Ben Miller Band
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Carrie Nation & Speakeasy

Thursday, June 30th Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Saturday, July 2nd Umphreys McGee w/ Quixotic

Thursday, July 7th Matisyahu w/ The Wailers

Friday, July 8th Gomez w/ Civil Twilight

Sunday, July 10th Ben Folds w/ Kenton Chen

Tuesday, July 19th Cinderella w/ Hammerlord, The Dead Girls

Thursday, July 21st Old 97s w/ Cowboy Mouth, Those Darlins, Robert Ellis

Friday, July 22nd Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

Wednesday, July 27th O.A.R. w/ SOJA

Tuesday, August 9th John Butler Trio w/ Mama Kin

Wednesday, August 10th Jonny Lang and JJ Grey & MOFRO

Wednesday, August 17th Yonder Mountain String Band

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