25 October, 2014
HOT METRO FINDS: Television – LIVE AT RIOT FEST 2O14
CHICAGO, RIOT FEST 2014 – HUMBOLDT PARK – For the most part the weather is perfect during this amazing festival. One of the most surprising acts on the bill was Television. This was the seminal band from the New York scene that defined a lot of the progressive sounds that formed into the Alternative Rock scene. REM covered them in 1987 on their releases with IRS Records and reintroduced them to the masses. Now here was a rare chance to see the band come back and perform the songs live.
The flow of the music is interesting. Take note, many of Televisions songs were recorded in one take. They have an organic flow of melody and the music is layered so there is lots of dimension.