Recommended by Dave Segal
Television’s last Seattle date at the Moore in 2015 exceeded high expectations. Yes, guitarist Richard Lloyd was gone, but Jimmy Rip capably replaced him, and the New York rock legends’ Marquee Moon and Adventure songs sounded just as vital as when they were minted during the Carter administration. (The tunes from their self-titled 1992 comeback LP didn’t disappoint, either.) Television continue to rivet because they do something few rock groups can manage: They excel at both indelible hooks and spontaneous instrumental interplay (aka spectacular guitar heroics). Plus, frontman Tom Verlaine—to quote Marc Bolan—is a natural-born poet and he’s just outta sight.