Brooklyn indie rockers play an explosive set in Denver
Despite tragic circumstances, TV on the Radio was finally able to rock the faces off their Denver fans Tuesday night at the Ogden Theatre. The Brooklyn jazz- and soul-infused indie outfit was originally scheduled to play in the Mile High city in April, but bassist Gerard Smith lost his battle with lung cancer six days before the show.
But sometimes tragedy can be fuel for the fire for musicians, and the band was able to resume their tour and make an incredible show happen for their fanbase. Tuesday's show was a display of incredible musicianship by both TVotR and tourmates Broken Social Scene. No elaborate lighting rigs or interesting visuals were needed to carry either band through their sets as both bands seemed to connect easily with the audience.
Broken Social Scene took the stage with an impressive lineup of six musicians. The band varies in size when on tour, at times incorporating up to 19 members. But six was all the band needed to make the Denver crowd go nuts for their set. TV on the Radio took the stage after to an incredible reception from fans and what seemed like an incredibly packed house. Denver TVotR fans made it clear the band is welcome back any time. — Josh Barrett, special to Metromix