I couldn't agree more with Grandy's prediction of an "especially otherworldly elegiac" set from "an awe-inspiring band" when talking about TV on the Radio's booking

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Get a Taste of TV on the Radio's CHBP Set From Last Night's Bassless Leno Performance

I couldn't agree more with Grandy's prediction of an "especially otherworldly elegiac" set from "an awe-inspiring band" when talking about TV on the Radio's booking to headline the three-day Capitol Hill Block Party. After losing bassist Gerard Smith to lung cancer just last month, it was hard to predict how the Brooklyn rockers would proceed--and for now, that route seems to be without replacement.

The seemingly straightforward performance of the lead single "Will Do" from latest record Nine Types of Light--an album recorded in Los Angeles rather than their native New York, and fresh off the band's yearlong hiatus on the heels of six years of constant recording and touring--had one gaping absence at its heart: the bass line. Given that accent, Tunde Adebimpe's vocals on the ballad were especially haunting given the different context.

Any time will do, my love

Any time will do, no choice of words will break me from this groove

Any time will do, my love

Any time will do, what choice of words will take me back to you?

As a reminder, tickets go on sale Friday May 20 at 10:00 a.m. for the festival that runs July 22-24. The initial lineup is available in full at the CHBP website.

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