When Brooklyn based TV on the Radio took the stage at Astra Friday night one could sense that they already knew they would be playing for a sold-out crowd of fervent admirers. The audience’s restlessness and excitement was apparent as jeering and jostling for position took hold of the crowd. At long last the band appeared on stage and with no more than a quick wave to the crowd, headed for their instruments with a sense of purpose. This was a band ready to get down to business.
TV on the Radio’s set began with Young Liars, a song off their first major release in 2003. With an obvious doo wop and electronic under current, it seemed like an appropriate way for the band to get settled.