Richard Lloyd returns

The former Television guitarist pays homage to his musical legacy while pushing forward with a new record, and a new Southern band

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Richard Lloyd played an integral role in founding New York City’s pioneering avant-garde rock outfit Television. His rhythm guitar work throughout the group’s 1977 masterpiece, Marquee Moon, and the 1978’s Adventure laid the foundation for an elegant, albeit outsider spark in American punk to reach deeper into the creative recess of the mind. Lloyd's style grew over the decades, through albums such as 1979’s Alchemy and 2007’s Radiant Monkey. These days Lloyd calls Chattanooga, Tenn. home. His latest album, Rosedale puts a gritty, phantasmagoric spin on raw production and no frills rock songs. On stage, he’s backed by guitarist Jason NeSmith (Casper & the Cookies, Pylon Reenactment Society, et al), and Chattanooga locals Terry Clouse (bass), and Jeff Brakebill (drums).

Richard Lloyd plays the Earl on Fri., Nov. 4. $15. 9 p.m. With Tiger! Tiger! 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.