Posted in music | pictures on November 19, 2009

words & photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors kicked off the first of four sold-out New York shows at the Bowery Ballroom Wednesday night (11/18). Those arriving early were treated to a nice, but slightly underwhelming set, by Glass Ghost. The real treat was the second opener (or as one audience member shouted out, 'The best opening act ever"), tUne-YaRds, the project of one Merrill Garbus. The Dirty Projectors followed and leaned heavily on their critically-hailed release, Bitte Orca. Their set was tight and intense ("Temecula Sunrise" being a notable highlight among many) with Angel Deradoorian nailing the quietest moment of the night singing "Two Doves" with frontman David Longstreth accompanying on acoustic guitar.

The run continues tonight (11/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg (where it stays for two nights before returning to Bowery Ballroom for one more show). Dirty Projectors also have a show coming up at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. More pictures, including one of the setlist, from last night, below...

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Comments (81)

Nice sweater Mr. Rodgers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 1:16 PM

why didn't they play knotty pine???

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 1:19 PM

Interesting crowd at the show last night. It was funny to see how many people rushed to the exit door once the band played "Stillness Is The Move".

That being said, it was a really good show. Highlights include their mini acoustic set they did around the halfway point ("The Bride" never sounded better) and the live version of "Remade Horizon", with there new vocal jam they do before the start of the song, blows away the album version.

Can't wait to see what the band does next!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 1:23 PM

can someone explain what they like about this band. not being snotty- just curious

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 1:52 PM

I love Glass Ghost.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 1:53 PM

Worst band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:09 PM

Don't you just wanna know who's sleeping with who?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:11 PM

Damn, amazing photographs!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:18 PM

Well, to be completely honest, I just like them because Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork told me to.
You?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:21 PM

"Stillness Is The Move" could also describe last night's lame crowd. These stoners should avoid actually having to leave their couches, and instead find a way for NYU to pay Dirty Projectors into playing their dorm rooms.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:26 PM

such shit

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:32 PM

people with bad taste all around these parts these days. Who the fuck are you people? Go to a Cribs show or something.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:34 PM

fuck these hipster pussies and their terrible taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:51 PM

True story....they opened up for Deerhoof at Irving Plaza couple years ago and they totally sucked!

Most overrated band of 2009....they're just selling these shows out b/c Pitchfork gave them a great review :)

Pitchfork = hipster heaven

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:52 PM

I don't understand the big deal about this band. and I did just see the Cribs!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:53 PM

Jeremy Jay wouldn't be caught dead in that sweater.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:55 PM

you like them or you don't. its no fucking mystery you internet trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:04 PM

You remember trying to explain why you liked Applejacks even though they don't taste like apples?

It's one of those.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:14 PM

they're not that bad, they're not that good either. overrated, probably. tune yards was pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:15 PM

goddamn this band is so good. sooo goood. omg sooo goood so good soooo good soo good. soo good. so. good. love themmmmm

omg saw them at bowery, venue is so small, i hope they blow up and i can say i saw them at bowery

who cares, im over them, i saw them at irving plaza a couple of years ago. their new stuff isn't as good.

yeah you are probably right. so many nyu kids there; i didnt even see john norris

who cares i saw randy randall and the effeminate guy from grizzly bear

which one?

nice

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:19 PM

i think alot of people like them because of their chorus of yodeling girls , which is a total gimmick.

i saw them open for deerhoof and it was horrendous.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:23 PM

they really don't deserve this much attention.
and hell, they definitely didn't deserve to open for deerhoof!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:33 PM

yeah please explain this band's appeal

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:33 PM

if you listen to this music, you will turn gay.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:43 PM

3:43 you it like it's bad to be gay?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 3:58 PM

Anonymous has to chill the fuck out

Posted by D | November 19, 2009 4:05 PM

listen to this video and explain why you like them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCD9LDE_LX8

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 4:17 PM

i don't know how you could see this band in their current incarnation and not be impressed. the way their songs are put together is so strange and amazing, they cram a hundred styles and influences together and somehow it comes out as a coherent whole.

to the douchey short guy who barged in front of me and talked all

the way through the old songs about how the old songs are better

than the new songs: you should move to l.a. where you can be a

douche all the time and nobody notices.

to the cute girl with the douchey short guy: you can do way better

than that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 4:28 PM

don't worry guys this band will be gone in a couple years.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 4:55 PM

hardest working band in show business

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 6:23 PM

strings were definitly pulled to get this band where it is today.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 6:45 PM

Tune Yard > Dirty Projectors last night, Tune yards one of the best acts ive seen this year. DP was good but they were better this summer at the Jelly show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 6:59 PM

"strings were definitly pulled to get this band where it is today."

...says paranoid jealous person in another band who has bad taste

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 6:59 PM

6:59-nope, not in a band and have no desire to be in one. and personally i think i have fine taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 7:15 PM

you clearly don't. move along lurker

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 7:28 PM

i am fine where i am but thanks anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 7:40 PM

wow so much hatred.
i think they are great!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 7:53 PM

come on, feed the anger, fuel the hate!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 8:02 PM

Wow, so Big Star plays at Masonic Temple last night in Brooklyn, sold out show, first time they ever play in Brooklyn, the band is amazing, and um, where's the hipster-blog-20-photos-of-the-band-making-it-look-religious coverage?

Oh - it's at Bowery focusing on some wildly overhyped band, yet even the VOICE managed to muster a mediocre review of it. How funny and ironic at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 9:31 PM

Big Star didn't allow flash photography. Alex Chilton really enjoys saying no to just about everything.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 9:41 PM

wow. sooooo much pointless negativity... what witty, clever people you all are! you totally stuck it to those lame, hardworking, creative musicians!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 9:46 PM

9:46, take a chill pill. There's actually no negativity here, just people that can see through mind-numbing hype. Also, "hardworking, creative" - it's entertainment at the end of the day. Make no mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 10:07 PM

True story....they opened up for Deerhoof at Irving Plaza couple years ago and they totally sucked!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 2:52 PM

I was at that show, and I absolutely agree; they played poorly that night.

I have seen them 4 times since then, another time with Deerhoof at the NYC Knitting Factory show, and they have improved immensely. Dave's guitar playing is explosive, and their drummer hits like Bonham in his prime. They have great material, and yeah they are based in the indie aesthetic, but they do wonders within that frame work. It's challenging music, but the world needs more of that.

Posted by Ben L | November 19, 2009 11:23 PM

If there are 2 Posies on stage - you really call that Big Star?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 11:49 PM

Is Amber preggerz?

Posted by jason | November 20, 2009 12:06 AM

Yes and the baby is your mom's

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2009 12:39 AM

"Wow, so Big Star plays at Masonic Temple last night in Brooklyn, sold out show, first time they ever play in Brooklyn, the band is amazing, and um, where's the hipster-blog-20-photos-of-the-band-making-it-look-religious coverage?"

coming

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 20, 2009 1:28 AM

relax don't think about the way I treat you

Posted by Jonnie Boo Boo | November 20, 2009 3:08 AM

my, that tune yards is a big girl.

Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2009 3:44 AM

I can see why if you're an early adapter and didn't like the band based on those impressions, but they really have become a mighty beast live. I too really didn't want to like them but after seeing them live, I was converted.

"Knotty Pine" was killer last night too.

Posted by Steve Howe's Ghost | November 20, 2009 9:37 AM

tune-yards owned this show. one girl upstaged probably the most interesting and talented live band around these days. how has only one person mentioned this so far?! shes phenomenal.

and to the person who felt the need to express that shes a "big-girl"...grow up.

Posted by em. | November 20, 2009 12:25 PM

she really was fantastic on wednesday night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2009 1:03 PM

im sooooooooo high!

Posted by thatasshole | November 22, 2009 10:46 AM

What time did the Dirty Projectors come on the other night at the Bowery?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2009 2:52 PM


Some members of the Roots are gonna sit in with Dirty Projectors tonight at Bowery.. you heard it here first.

Posted by Yoseph | November 22, 2009 5:50 PM

THANK YOU FOR THE USEFUL INFORMATION

Posted by AVC CONVERTER | January 28, 2010 3:44 AM

a big girl !!!

Posted by Juice Fountain | February 9, 2010 11:57 PM

she really was fantastic

Posted by Discount24hr | February 9, 2010 11:58 PM

amazing photographs!

Posted by Hoop Glider and Ottoman | February 9, 2010 11:59 PM

this guy is actually pretty spot on, but obviously has plenty of insecurity issues. everyones brooklyn? i wish there just weren't so many try hard midwesterners in pink sunglasses.

Posted by farmville cheats | February 17, 2010 11:59 AM

great..liek it

Posted by cheap designer clothes | March 5, 2010 2:08 PM

Nice camera work.

Posted by watch movies videos | March 6, 2010 11:01 AM

amazing group and Nice sweater .love you .

Posted by Yeastrol | March 8, 2010 9:43 AM

they really don't deserve this much attention.
and hell, they definitely didn't deserve to open for deerhoof!

Posted by Linkbuilding | March 29, 2010 10:57 AM

Dirty Projectors rock!

Posted by Data Recovery | March 29, 2010 12:09 PM

"Wow, so Big Star plays at Masonic Temple last night in Brooklyn, sold out show, first time they ever play in Brooklyn, the band is amazing, and um, where's the hipster-blog-20-photos-of-the-band-making-it-look-religious coverage?"

Posted by Internettelefonie | March 30, 2010 8:38 PM

tune-yards owned this show. one girl upstaged probably the most interesting and talented live band around these days. how has only one person mentioned this so far?! shes phenomenal.

and to the person who felt the need to express that shes a "big-girl"...grow up.

Posted by polnische Pflegekräfte | March 30, 2010 8:39 PM

thanks very much...

Posted by Poptropica | April 2, 2010 7:40 AM

I wish there was something new by them already...I remember last spring...

Posted by oranges and lemons | April 3, 2010 10:15 AM

tune-yards owned this show. one girl upstaged probably the most interesting and talented live band around these days. how has only one person mentioned this so far?! shes phenomenal.

Posted by 格安レンタカー | April 15, 2010 4:54 AM

this guy is actually pretty spot on, but obviously has plenty of insecurity issues. everyones brooklyn? i wish there just weren't so many try hard midwesterners in pink sunglasses.

Posted by Youtube | April 15, 2010 1:37 PM

I saw Tune Yards in chicago, they were excellent! How about some of that infinite hype machine moving from Animal Collective over to them for a month or so

Posted by coach outlet | June 6, 2010 11:19 PM

tune-yards owned this show. one girl upstaged probably the most interesting and talented live band around these days. how has only one person mentioned this so far?! shes phenomenal.

Posted by شات صوتي | August 8, 2010 2:36 AM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by Wed | August 15, 2010 9:06 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body

Posted by wallpaper desktops | August 21, 2010 12:13 PM

vere good lock

Posted by شات | August 23, 2010 11:53 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by play dora games | August 31, 2010 4:25 PM

loved the guy in pink , just love it

Posted by منتديات | September 24, 2010 2:30 PM

I love the live music scene, completely different vibe to the usual club bangin shtuff I used to go to. Anonymos think you need to open your mind a little there buddy.

Posted by Ryan Howard | October 24, 2010 6:46 AM

Tuneyards owned this show. one girl upstaged probably the most interesting and talented live band around these days. how has only one person mentioned this so far?! shes phenomenal.

Posted by whiten your teeth | January 13, 2011 4:05 PM

this guy is actually pretty spot on, but obviously has plenty of insecurity issues. everyones brooklyn? i wish there just weren't so many try hard midwesterners in pink sunglasses.

Posted by jagd mode | March 27, 2011 1:54 PM

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