Television changed the way people thought about playing the guitar. The intricate, interlocking six-string compositions on the band’s debut album Marquee Moon were unlike anything that had been heard before when the album came out in the late 1970s. Even though they will perpetually be associated with the punk explosion that centered around CBGBs, we’d hesitate to use “punk” when describing the band; it just seems like too reductive of a term. The band play sporadically these days, so any chance to see them is well worth it. New Yorkers will get that chance when the band play Irving Plaza, just before the start of the new year. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.