Indie rock is often accused of snobbery due to its challenging structures, referential lyricism, and the fact that it can only be played with surgically upturned pinky fingers. Infiltrate the in-crowd with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one ticket to see TV On The Radio, with special guest Broken Social Scene, at Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday, September 6, at 7 p.m. (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $39 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is located in sections 4–6.
TV On The Radio intrudes on its second decade in the spotlight, wowing critics and audiences with inventive melodies, inescapable hooks, and an oscillating amalgam of genres. After taking a hiatus to master foot calligraphy, the band is back to paint the town post-punk on its 2011 tour, flexing its sonic musculature in support of its fourth studio album, Nine Types of Light. As unpredictable as a weatherman’s emotions, TOTR’s eclectic live performances swing over clamoring fans like sweaty pendulums, inspiring waves of euphoria and convulsive dancing. The enormous Canadian cabal of Broken Social Scene fills the open-air setting of this Olympic indie-rock bill along with every square inch of stage acreage. Known for atmospheric anthems, the ever-revolving charmers harbor runaway assonance, soothing and jarring audiences with more misleading time signatures than a rebellious-stopwatch petition.