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Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington, & Jay Som @ McCarren Park (pics)

Dirty Projectors headlined the first McCarren Park show of Brooklyn’s 2017 Northside Festival, their first NYC show since the release of their very good self-titled album. At this show, David Longstreth’s rotating lineup included former Battles vocalist Tyondai Braxton, Nat Baldwin, and Olga Bell, along with various horn players, percussionists, and more, and they brought out Kelly Zutrau of Wet during the encore to sing Dawn Richard’s vocals on “Cool Your Heart.” They played every song on the new album (though not in order), and some older songs too.

The show had two great openers. Direct support came from jazz musician Kamasi Washington, who’s gotten tons of recognition outside of the jazz world for his 2015 album The Epic on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label and collaborations with Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Kendrick Lamar. Opening the night was indie rockers Jay Som, who released their very good new album Everybody Works on Polyvinyl this year (and also played Rough Trade two days earlier). Pictures of the whole McCarren Park show are in the gallery above.

photos by Em Grey

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