David's Desk: TV On The Radio Burned the Boulder Theater Down

By: David Landry

TVOR burned the Boulder Theater down.

I’ve been listening to TV On The Radio for years now, but I never used to bump them on a regular basis. Until last Christmas. I remember the moment when my roommate picked me up from the airport and Seeds was blasting out of my shitty KIA stereo in the parking lot. It reeled me in and I was hooked; I felt like I was a teenager discovering a new, awesome album for the first time. It’s a ‘from top to bottom’ record for me.

 Yes.

Yes.

Last weekend at The Boulder Theater brought me right back to those highschool rock and roll show days. It was all ages, so the big black Xs on the kid’s hands around me didn’t help with the nostalgia. TVOTR came out with a welcoming intro from their first EP Young Liars. Then they kicked us in the front teeth with their straight rockin’ “Lazerray” (watch the video if you haven’t seen it).

 Aqua Rock.

Aqua Rock.

Everyone in the crowd was headbanging, and if I was in my early twenties, I might have been pushing some people to make a mosh pit. The crowd lost their minds when “Wolf Like Me” came on, and it was badass. Throughout their whole set, TVOTR kept the energy flowing and moved all over their discography.

 Fists up. Hell yeah.

Fists up. Hell yeah.

I know TVOTR had a big show at Red Rocks the day after I saw them. But if you were at the Boulder Theater, you know we got the better show. After 15 years as a band, it’s insane that TV On The Radio can keep putting on shows like this. I can’t wait to be the old guy in another 15 years rocking, and maybe starting a mosh pit with the whipper-snappers.

-David at the desk

All photos per Kristy Gray. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.