Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on September 27, 2012

Dirty Projectors @ Capitol Theatre - 9/25/12 (via Citybug)
Dirty Projectors

There were a couple guys in the crowd that were yelling in-between songs "Let's Go! Wooooo!" If this was a reference to a song, frontman Dave Longstreth didn't seem to get it. "Where you want to go?" he asked politely. After more incoherent woooooing, Dave reassured the crowd, "We're going there, man."

And go there, they did. Dave and the band performed most of Swing Lo Magellan just as meticulously arranged and produced as the album is--it happens to be their most accessible to date and translates very well live. [Noisey]

Dirty Projectors have been on the road since the release of their new album, Swing Lo Magellan, and after having already played NYC twice over the summer, they returned for another area show at the newly reopened Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Tuesday (9/25) with Lavender Diamond (who also played Mercury Lounge the next night [9/26] and will play Glasslands on Sunday [9/29] with Helado Negro). A video of the DPs playing "Wittenberg IV" at the Capitol Theatre show and their setlist is below. Their tour brings them back to NYC for a show at Carnegie Hall on January 11 with yMusic. Tickets for that show are still available.

Capitol Theatre shows continue with David Gray and Foy Vance tonight (9/27). On Friday (9/28), The Roots were scheduled to continue their residency with a show with Talib Kweli, but as they did with their Septembr 14 show, they've cancelled this Friday's show too. In place of that gig, Roots drummer Questlove, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip will DJ the first-ever "Soul Planetarium" night at the Cap instead. "Having Questlove, Talib, and Q-Tip spin on the same bill would be awesome in a small dark closet," says [Capitol Theatre booker] Peter Shapiro, who helmed the theatre's relaunch this year and produced 'U2 3D,' the first-ever live action film in the digital 3D format. "Having them each spin Friday night in a legendary rock palace-meets-next generation Planetarium should blow minds." Tickets for that show are available.

Q-Tip does his next Offline Party at Irving Plaza on October 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Dirty Projectors video and setlist are below.


DIrty Projectors - "Wittenberg IV" at Capitol Theatre - 9/25/12

Dirty Projectors setlist (via)
Dirty Projectors



Comments (14)

Maybe because tickets weren't selling well? the Roots should charge $15/$20 for their shows like in the past at Highline Ballroom....

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 11:22 AM

Tickets were 35 for Dirty Projectors but they have student tickets day of, 20 dollars.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:11 PM

This setlist is inaccurate in that sense that that is not what DP actually played. Perhaps because the Capital wasn't even half full, or maybe because the audience stupidly chanted "one more song" when they were waiting for the encore, the only encore song they played was "Stillness is the Move." They then just walked off stage after that and called it a night. It was a very odd show for several other reasons too....

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:40 PM

this band sucks, talk about overrated

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 12:54 PM

hey cheap hipster (11:22) - maybe you should put in a hard day of manual labor for $15 or $20.

do you even have a clue how fucking stupid you sound?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:03 PM

LOL @ "hard day of manual labor"

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:12 PM

I've heard that many of the shows at the Cap are only half-full...that's not a good sign. you'd think that a few folks from NYC would hop a train to a show at a better 1,800 cap venue than anywhere in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 1:51 PM

Talk about overrated

Posted by Minsk | September 27, 2012 2:33 PM

dave messed up "just from chevron" really badly, and then sang in weird voices the rest of the night. not like a pavement coachella 1999 level weird, but it was strange, like he sort of gave up on doing the show. dave's amp was also buzzing loudly throughout, which was very evident in the songs w/o guitars. that and the small crowd seemed to be pissing dave off. combine that with short encore, loud and obnoxious audience members, and i have to say i don't feel like i compeltely got my money's worth.that being said,DP are still killer on an off night, but this was nothing compared to music hall at williamsburg or prospect park.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 2:34 PM

Oddly empty. Standing up front with seats in the back of the floor. Some folks sat the entire time. Later in the show, a few went up to the empty balcony. Pretty good for $0, which is what I paid.

1:51, issue with just hopping a train to the venue is that the round trip ticket is $17 (off-peak) and the ride to/from can be up to 50 mins depending on when you leave.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 2:39 PM

Interesting about the half full Cap shows, as it might relate to The Roots cancelling twice. I live in PortChest. Walked past on Sat night, Robert Cray/Kenny Wayne. There was sign that the balcony was closed (not selling?) Roots with Maya, I was there. Half full.

Posted by Cap Local | September 27, 2012 4:53 PM

To be fair, it hasn't even been open a full month yet, tough to get to without a car, unless you live on the New Haven line of the Metro North... and the area is kinda crummy. I'm curious to see where it will be a year from now. Booking has been more ambitious than, say, the Wellmont.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2012 6:57 PM

Hey, 9/27 2:34, "loud and obnoxious"? Really? I personally was offended by the 95% of the crowd that was either sitting down or swaying silently like a stupid hipster. Maybe if you guys had allowed your fussy little selves to get into the band, they would have come back on for a decent encore. Don't be blaming people who were actually trying to enjoy the band and show their support.


Loud and Obnoxious

Posted by J | September 29, 2012 2:22 AM

Hope they come back around for a non-festival show. The Church of St Paul the Apostle show a year or 2 ago was phenomenal.

Posted by Games 2013 | November 25, 2012 4:42 AM

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