Interpol Plays Radio City on Thursday Night

February 15th, 2011

They got started in the late ’90s and earned plenty of local love for their shows at Mercury Lounge, but it wasn’t until several years later that Interpol really gained a following elsewhere. First a trip to England in 2001 brought them European exposure, and the next year they put out their first LP, the critically acclaimed Turn On the Bright Lights, known for its atmospherics and echo-drenched guitars. Their next two discs garnered some commercial claim as well. After a label change and some side projects, Interpol (above, doing “Lights” for the Pitchfork P.O.V. Concert Series) put out a fourth album, Interpol, in 2010. And now you can see a local band make good when they play Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night.