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Pitchfork Music Festival: The Rise Of TV On The Radio

Pitchfork Music Festival: The Rise Of TV On The Radio

Avatar Leor Galil

It’s been seven years since I first heard of TV On The Radio, seven years since I got tickets to Last Call with Carson Daly—yes, that Carson Daly—just to see the band play, seven years since I fell for a group I never saw coming. They’ll be taking the stage Sunday night to close this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and I can’t help but think about watching the little art-rock-band-that-could grow into the arena-ready powerhouse they’ve become.

All the Video Game Consoles I’ve Ever Owned in Chronological Order, Pt. 1 of 4

All the Video Game Consoles I’ve Ever Owned in Chronological Order, Pt. 1 of 4

Avatar Leigh Alexander

I was apparently a two to four year-old fixated on playing a game called ‘Juggles House’ on Atari. Similarly vague visual memory permits the intrusion of a large black shape, the integration of stark red branding. To a modern individual Atari is not a ‘console’ but a brand, having been in recent years cannibalized, gutted and made ‘for all intents and purposes’ into a software distributor by a faceless and likely oblivious French corporation called Infogrames.