One way to describe TV ON THE RADIO is to compare the group to similar-minded artists such as Peter Gabriel, Hüsker Dü or David Bowie (during his Berlin period). Or you can listen to the Brooklyn band on its own terms. Sonically, the group mixes heavily layered instrumentation with a post-punk sensibility for a transformative musical experience. U.K. buzz band the Noisettes open the Fri., APRIL 13 show. $20. 9 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.