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Review: TV on the Radio at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Review: TV on the Radio at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

With a seemingly endless arsenal of musical tricks at its disposal, TV on the Radio crafted one of FreeFest's tightest sets Saturday. The band's talent felt overwhelming live, with the vocal dynamics between lead singer Tunde Adebimpe and singer/guitarist Kyp Malone sounding raw and in sync. The group heavily featured a trombonist in almost every song, adding a sharp contrast to the crunchy guitars and lusher moments. Early in the night, a song broke down into a stadium-ready New Orleans jazz party.

The set was most effective because of its balance — bombastic songs ("Dancing Choose," "Halfway Home") were followed by slow burners ("Will Do"). The...