ON THE RADIO do to my body what no other band can. And I don't mean in the "like
man, this band totally... like uh... man... you know" sense. Or even
like what the "Baby One More Time" video did to me while watching TRL during my formative preteen years. In a more literal sense. Like when I
finally got a chance to see them live at the House of Blues back in
April -- after years of sideline adoration -- I stood somewhere near the
front of the floor, cheesing ear-to-ear, with chills running up and
down my body for the show's duration.
Aziz Ansari, who can currently be seen doing hilarious things on Parks and Recreation (the funniest thing in NBC's vaunted Thursday-night comedy lineup for the time being), has recorded a rap mixtape with help from TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek under the name of RAAAAAAAANDY (eight A's, as the song helpfully explains).
We'll have more on this show later, including photos and a review, but for now we'd really like to give you a taste of last night's TV on the Radio/Dirty Projectors extravaganza at the HoBo. Above is the fast-becoming-legendary DPs-do-Mary-J-Blige song "Stillness is the Move," which probably on its own sold a couple dozen tickets to that Somerville Theatre show coming up later this month.