Entries tagged with: DIrty Projectors
The new look Dirty Projectors (sans Angel and any of her replacements)
Pitchfork: Keyboardist and singer Angel Deradoorian is currently on hiatus from the band? Did you have any songs written for her that you had to change around?Dirty Projectors' new album, Swing Lo Magellan, is out next week (7/10) but is currently streaming in full at The NY Times. Highly recommended!
David Longstreth: No, I had already written all the songs by then. Basically, I started writing songs on Amber's birthday, in June of last year, so we had everybody come up and it was the first time we'd seen each other in a couple months. It had been the longest time we'd been apart from one another as a band for years. So we all hung out for a week. It's like that line: "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."
Angel is in the midst of the first big relationship of her life, and that's super important. Being in a band can be really toxic to being in a relationship, considering all the touring and everything. Sometimes when you're on tour, it feels like you're living the same day over and over again. She joined the band when she was around 19 and she had been in it for five years. It's important to grow. The energy was just like: Is this the best thing right now? It wasn't. We were both feeling it. It was difficult to start the conversation, but once it started, it felt clear that it was the right thing. She's got to figure out her steez as a songwriter, too.
And though they don't seem to be discussing it (like in the interview above), Dirty Projectors recently filled the void left by Angel at live shows with Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak. This happened at their recent Fallon appearance and again Saturday (6/30) at The Surf Lodge in Montauk...
Dirty Projectors (with Jenn singing) in Montauk - 6/30/12 (by Snackytunes)
Wye Oak are also opening on a good portion of their upcoming tour too, but despite this, it looks like Jenn won't keep the job. Dave Longstreth instead found another fill-in for Deradoorian to sing alongside Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle for the tour that begins tonight (7/5), and we have learned that the position goes to none other than Olga Bell of Bell (and now ex-Chairlift). Congrats Olga!
Olga Bell (more by Tim Griffin)
That DP tour kicks off tonight in Ottowa and includes two NYC shows: a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 9th with Dustin Wong which will stream live on YouTube, and Prospect Park on 7/10 (tickets) with Wye Oak and Purity Ring. A listing of all dates, and the 2:08 trailer for "Hi Custodian", "a Dirty Projectors film by David Longstreth featuring music from the band's upcoming album Swing Lo Magellan", below...
The Drums at Surf Lodge during Memorial Day Weekend (via)
Montauk's Surf Lodge, a restaurant, hotel and sometimes concert venue booked by C3 (Lollapalooza, ACL), have partnered with SPIN for two shows this summer. Dirty Projectors will play the venue on June 30 and Real Estate on July 7. It's about a three-hour drive from NYC, but is a great vacation spot, so if you're hoping to see these bands and want an excuse to go to the Hamptons, this would be a good time. Hopefully you won't have any memory-erasing experiences while you're there.
In related news, the Surf Lodge is no longer owned by Edgemere Montauk, LLC. Curbed Hamptons reports that it was recently sold to Michael Walrath's investmenet company, Montauk Properties, LLC. The lodge has also got a new team to help revitalize their guestrooms, landscaping, menu, juices, music, workout and more. The Summer 2012 Concert Series is being overseen by GrandLife's Tommy Saleh and Mandy Brooks. That series kicked off over Memorial Day Weekend with a show by The Drums. The photo above is from that show. No word on what other shows will go down this summer yet (besides Dirty Projectors and Real Estate).
The War on Drugs and Dean & Britta also have a show coming up in Long Island.
Updated lists of dates for both bands are below...
Dirty Projectors mural at North 7th & Driggs (via Domino)
As mentioned, Dirty Projectors will play a small show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 9, the day before their Prospect Park show (7/10) with Purity Ring and Wye Oak. The MHOW show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets, you can watch the show live from your computer at the Bowery Presents YouTube page. To help promote the MHOW show, the Bowery YouTube page now has a video of David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, and Haley Dekle playing an acoustic snippet of "Unto Caesar," off the new album. You can watch that video below. Dustin Wong has also been added as an opener to the MHOW show since we last spoke.
Tickets for the Prospect Park show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.
In other news, a mural of Dirty Projectors' new album artwork has been painted in Williamsburg at North 7th & Driggs (pictured above) to help promote the Prospect Park show.
DOWNLOAD: Purity Ring - "Fineshrine" (MP3)
Dirty Projectors on Fallon
Dirty Projectors played Fallon last night, performing "Gun Has No Trigger" off their upcoming LP, Swing Lo Magellan. They performed their song with their new drummer, Mike Johnson (who has played in Flying and Glass Ghost) and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes instead of Angel who is on hiatus. DP are going on tour with Wye Oak and playing Prospect Park on July 10 with Wye Oak and Purity Ring. We've confirmed that Fallon will not be the last time you see Jenn playing with DP. Check out a video of the Fallon performance below.
As mentioned, the day before the Prospect Park show, Dirty Projectors will play a much smaller show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/9). Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. Did you grab any in the Celebrate Brooklyn presale which started yesterday?
Speaking of Purity Ring, they just dropped another new track off their much-anticipated LP, Shrines (due out 7/24 via 4AD), called "Fineshrine." That makes a total of five album tracks revealed before the album's release and if you've been enjoying the others, you'll dig this one too. Download it above or stream it, along with all tour dates, below...
Tickets are on presale now for the Dirty Projectors show at MHOW. PASSWORD = HICUSTODIAN . You'll notice it's a "Celebrate Brooklyn" presale and Celebrate Brooklyn is the other Brooklyn show DP have scheduled this summer.
Dirty Projectors at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As mentioned many times, Dirty Projectors will play Prospect Park on July 10 with Purity Ring and Wye Oak. Tickets for that show are still available, but if you'd prefer to catch Dirty Projectors in a much smaller venue, they've just announced that they'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg one day earlier (7/9). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/22) at noon. No openers for this show have been announced yet.
If you missed it, Dirty Projectors recently dropped "Dance for You," another track off their upcoming LP, Swing Lo Magellan, which comes out the same day as their Prospect Park show (7/10).
Speaking of Wye Oak, they'll also play their own NYC area show before Prospect Park on July 5 at The Space in Hamden, CT with Other Colors. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed below...
The Dirty Projectors have released another song from their new album, Swing Lo Magellan, which will be out July 10. Like "Gun Has No Trigger," which they let fly on the internet a month ago, "Dance for You" has a similarly low-key vibe to it and you can stream it via YouTube below. The picture above, by the way, is Swing Lo Magellan's cover art. Tracklist for the album is below.
Like a lot of records these days, there is a special vinyl edition "pre-order bundle" available with limited edition gatefold "tip-on" sleeve and comes with a 8" square "Gun Has No Trigger" single with an etching on the b-side. Details are here.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
today in NYC
* Rob Curto @ Barbes
* Gary Jules @ Joe's Pub
* Neil Diamond @ Jones Beach
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Lana Del Rey @ Irving Plaza
* Vinicius Cantuaria @ The Stone
* W4 New Music @ 92YTribeca
* DanceNOW [NYC] @ Joe's Pub
* Harper Blynn, Beca @ Mercury Lounge
* Little, Big, My M.O., Wazu @ Union Hall
* Moon Hooch, Inky Jack @ Knitting Factory
* Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Muck, Dog Day, Plastic Gods @ Cake Shop
* Los Straitjackets, Eilen Jewell @ City Winery
* Totem, Y/Y, Body Building, KNTRLR @ XPO 929
* Erotic City (live tribute to Prince) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Internet Xplorer, RAVVES, Getawolfpup @ Glasslands
* The Cult, Against Me!, The Icarus Line @ Terminal 5
* Witch Mountain, Pilgrim, Lord Dying, Bezoar @ Saint Vitus
* Jan Jelinek, Andrew Pekler, Dan Friel @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Mode Moderne, Plastic Flowers, Night Vision @ Shea Stadium
* Zomby, $hayne, Grayson Revoir, Johnny Misheff @ Santos
* Darmstatdt 2012: Music of Gordon Mumma @ Issue Project Room
* Jangula, Otis Heat, Yellow Dogs, Phone Home @ Mercury Lounge
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Doldrums, Field Mouse @ Glasslands
* Chordashian, Paul Raffaele, Kid Color @ Le Bain at The Standard
* Southern Culture On The Skids, Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 @ Maxwell's
* Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers, The Spring Standards @ Bowery Ballroom
* DIIV, Mac DeMarco, MINKS, Life Size Maps, Crinkles, Turnip Kings @ 285 Kent Ave
* Peanut Butter Lovesicle, Clear Plastic Masks, The Click Clack Boom @ Cameo Gallery
* Grand Rapids, Darlings, Evi Antonio, Daytona, The Doozies @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* The Prefab Messiahs, Spectre Folk, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Weyes Blood @ Death By Audio
* The Psyched, The Jigglers, Moonmen On The Moon, Man, Organs, The Thing with Two Heads @ Public Assembly
* Jen Urban & The Box, Alyson Greenfield, Beautiful Small Machines, Indiggo Twins, Luxe Pop, Run For Cover @ Pianos
At the cineplex, cigar lover and filmmaker Ridely Scott returns to science fiction in Prometheus, the "non-prequel" to Alien which Roger Ebert gave four stars. Watch the trailer below.
Or go see documentary Paul Williams Still Alive at Angelica with a post-screening Q&A with the man himself. He wrote "The Rainbow Connection," you know.
Speaking of movies, the July 18 NYC screenings of LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits are sold out, but you can watch a clip from it -- "Dance Yourself Clean" -- at the bottom of this post.
Dirty Projectors made a strobe-happy video for "Gun Has no Trigger" which you can watch below.
Peaking Lights just posted a stream for their gurgling, meandering "Beautiful Son" from new album Lucifer which is out June 18. Listen to it below.
One of the most anticipated debuts of the year has to be Purity Ring's Shines which will be birthed on July 24th via 4AD. The first single is a remixed/remastered version of "Belispeak," which originally came out last year as a split 7" with Braids. The band just released the video for the song which drops Megan James into a dark and stormy ocean full of creepy, sinewy things. You can watch it at the bottom of this post.
Purity Ring have a summer full of touring ahead of them, first with Dirty Projectors -- including the Celebrate Brooklyn show on July 10 with Wye Oak as well that is not sold out as of this posting -- and then with Evian Christ (no NYC dates unfortunately). All upcoming Purity Ring dates are listed below.
The following items are NOT ALLOWEDThe above list comes from the Philadelphia fest's FAQ page. Many of the above listed artists were leaked yesterday. More artists to be announced. Tickets are in various stages of going on sale.
• Weapons of any kind
• Fireworks or explosives
• Illegal or Illicit substances of any kind
• Outside food & drink (except your factory sealed water)
• Pets (except service animals)
• Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
• Glass containers
• Skateboards, motorized vehicles or Scooters
• Professional recording devices or cameras (no-detachable lenses or tripods or other commercial uses)
• Laser Pointers
• Items to obstruct other fan's views (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc)
Pearl Jam says:
We are pleased to announce that Pearl Jam is headlining Made in America Music Festival curated by Jay-Z. Made in America takes place Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 1st - Sunday, September 2nd) at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.The full lineup is not announced yet, but Philly.com points out that Drake, Santigold, Skrillex, Afrojack, Odd Future, and Miike Snow might also all be on the bill, which if all true, means this thing really is going to be huge. There will be 28 performances on 3 stages over 2 days total. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, May 23rd at 10am ET / 7am PT.
PLEASE NOTE: Made In America Festival will announce Pearl Jam's exact performance date and time in the coming weeks.
In addition to Pearl Jam, this 2-day music festival will include performances from fellow artists like Jay-Z, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors and much more.
Dave Longstreth @ Bowery Ballroom, 2009 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Not only is it now confirmed that Wye Oak & Purity Ring are the openers of Dirty Projectors' upcoming show at the Prospect Park Bandshell, the date is just one night on a big summer tour for Dirty Projectors that starts in Toronto on July 6th and ends in Philadelphia on August 18th (which means maybe it really ends at a TBA 2nd NYC show??). A presale is going on now for all just-announced dates which are listed below. Some of the dates are with Wye Oak, Some with Purity Ring. Some with both
As previously posted, DP released a new song on to the Internet, and that song comes from their new album Swing Lo Magellan which is out July 10 in the U.S. and July 9 internationally via Domino. A press release reads:
"It's an album of songs, an album of songwriting," says Longstreth.The full tracklist is with all the dates below....
The songs of Swing Lo Magellan are culled from a sprawling twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York (four hours northwest of the city). Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new songs and beats. The band -- Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (Bass), Brian McOmber (Drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) - - joined him periodically, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house's A-frame attic (vocalist Angel Deradoorian is on hiatus). The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were winnowed down from about forty finished demos....
Listen to a brand new Dirty Projectors track, titled "Gun Has No Trigger", below...
Purity Ring @ SXSW 2012 (photo by SRGN)
Purity Ring, currently finishing a post-SXSW tour with Neon Indian in NC tonight, will open for Dirty Projectors at Celebrate Brooklyn on 7/10, as with Wye Oak. UPDATE: I'm told these openers are "not 100% confirmed". Tickets are still on sale. The Prospect Park show is still Dirty Projectors' only announced date.
If you're in DC, catch Purity Ring on Thursday at Red Palace with Ava Luna. Ava Luna's next currently scheduled Brooklyn show is at BAM for the National's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" fest on 5/4 (single day tickets recently went on sale).
Wye Oak's only other announced show at the moment is the National's ATP in the UK in December.
All tour dates for these bands are listed below...
Dirty Projectors @ Lollapalooza 2010 (more by Josh Darr)
Jimmy Cliff will be playing the first free Celebrate Brooklyn show at the Prospect Park Bandshell this summer. Dirty Projectors will play the first-announced pay show on July 10th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon. General sale begins Friday.
The Rapture at CMJ 2011 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond series, which just had Dirty Projectors last month, is continuing on February 17 at Rose Center with DJ sets by Prefuse 73 and The Rapture. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to all of what Dave Longstreth played at the last event below.
It's The Rapture's last North American show/event before their Japan/Australia tour which kicks off later this month. All Rapture dates are listed below.
Prefuse 73 are one of many collaborators on the upcoming Flaming Lips collaborative Record Store Day release, which also includes Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Death Cab for Cutie, Yoko Ono, and many others. You've already heard Prefuse 73's collaborations when the 4-track EP was released last year, but The Flaming Lips have been rolling out more previews of the upcoming release. Stream "Now I Understand," which features Erykah Badu, below, and check out some short clips of the Bon Iver collabs at Pitchfork.
Streams and all dates below...
Dirty Projectors at FFF Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond series continues on Friday (1/20) in the Rose Center with a headlining DJ set by Dirty Projectors with support from DJ sets by Skinny Friedman and Import/Export and visuals by Glowing Pictures. Tickets are still available, though reportedly going super fast.
In other news, Bang on a Can are releasing a double album called Big Beautiful Dark and Scary on February 28 via Cantaloupe Music. The album features three pieces by Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth. In honor of Bang on a Can's 25th anniversary, the album has been available for free download for the first 25 days of January. There's only a few days left so grab it while you still can.
Dirty Projectors are also working on their own new album, which will be released this spring.
Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin just played The Manhattan Inn last Sunday (1/15). Brian Kerr said the show was pretty rad. What did you think? Nat kicks off a European tour on Friday (1/20). All dates are listed below.
Defeated Sanity @ Silent Barn (more by Samantha Marble)
"The Silent Barn is an immersion into the art of New York City as it lives. It's a double-floor music venue inside of a kitchen, an independent video games arcade, an art theater & performance space, a party surveillance system, a zine library, a museum of gigantic murals, and a home for Castle Oscar. Founded in 2004, The Silent Barn is now grandfather to a beautiful re-emergence of similar spaces across Brooklyn, and a quintessential model for all-ages DIY art and music culture in America. It resides proudly alongside Flux Factory and the Museum of the Moving Image as a rare contemporary art institution in Queens, New York. It has long been the headquarters of both Showpaper and Babycastles, young and booming art institutions in NYC. It has birthed the careers of The Dirty Projectors, Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Deerhunter, Teengirl Fantasy, Vivian Girls, Real Estate, The Black Lips, Pictureplane, and many, many others.That blurb comes from the DIY venue's new Kickstarter page which they're using to raise the money. As of this posting, they're at $3,912 already. Those who pledge $1000 or more will get free admission to the venue for life. Those who pledge $10 get some stickers. There are lots of other prices and prizes too. Check it out.
A recent and massive theft has put the Silent Barn in a position to temporarily close operations, and we are viewing this as an opportunity to begin our transition into a viably permanent, resilient, and safe part of New York City. After several years of a rotating cast of operators, including Skeletons, Todd P, John Chavez, and Andy Borsz, The Silent Barn has settled into permanent marriage to G. Lucas Crane (Woods, Nonhorse), Joe Ahearn (ART on AIR, Showpaper), Kunal (Loud Objects, Babycastles), and Nat Roe (WFMU). We are working to co-sign a new 5-year lease for Silent Barn, officially making this a long standing piece of New York City.
We are now raising up to $80,000 in order to ensure the viability of The Silent Barn as a permanent all-ages venue for independent and experimental music, games, and art...."
Check out a video of Dirty Projects playing the Queens venue below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Frisicano
The "Our Band Could Be Your Life" tribute Sunday night at Bowery Ballroom ran more than four hours with 14 bands playing the music of 13 bands (plus a special encore act that covered Nirvana). Set changes were kept short, and bands generally played about 10-15 minutes (between one and four songs). Unannounced guests included Tim Harrington and Lee Ranaldo singing the Minutemen, Craig Finn playing the role of Minneapolis cop, and Dan Deacon's multimedia barrage and three-piece band. More highlights, lots of pictures, and a bunch of videos (UPDATE: NPR has audio of the show) are below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Deradoorian @ Union Pool - 5/10/11
Deradoorian aka Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors played a show with Hiro Kone at Union Pool in Brooklyn Tuesday night (5/10)...
"Deradoorian has just one five-song EP to her credit thus far, 2009's entrancing Mind Raft, plus a split single from earlier this year and some stray tracks (apparently the Dirty Projectors have been busy?). But her sound has evolved, and she has a sharp trio that's headed to the Animal Collective-curated ATP in England in a few days. They took the stage and played "Moon," the circular, hypnotic song that closes Mind Raft, and this completely fucked me up. At the end of that EP, "Moon" somehow bears witness to the four songs that precede it, focusing their most affecting traits into one six-minute spell. It is an end song. What's it doing at the beginning of the set? But when the full band blew in at a dramatic moment halfway through the song, all complaints were forgotten." [Village Voice]Deradoorian's Brooklyn setlist is below. Deradoorian play the AC ATP in Minehead on Sunday which is the same day Tony Conrad plays the UK shindig. For a second I thought that was a lot of last minute traveling for Tony, but then I remembered he's not actually playing the Table of the Elements Fest in NYC this weekend - they're just showing a video of a show he played in 1996.
Hiro Kone next plays a show at Cake Shop on June 4th, with (her old band) Effi Briest and Pillars and Tongues.
In barely related news, Dirty Projectors' & Animal Collective's Domino label-mate Cass McCombs is currently on the road and plays a tour-ending show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (5/12) with Jana Hunter. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from Union Pool, below...
Angel, Nate and Dave of Dirty Projectors at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Tim Griffin)
Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors) will headline a show at Brooklyn's Union Pool on Tuesday, May 10th with Hiro Kone on for support. Advanced tickets are on sale for the 9PM show. Deradoorian recently released a split 7" with Albert McCloud on Lovepump United.
Projector Nat Baldwin has a new LP due on May 24th entitled People Changes and he'll play NYC twice this weekend (May 7th & 8th at Zebulon). He'll also join David Longstreth & Brian McOmber to perform Black Flag material at Bowery Ballroom on 5/22 as part of the sold-out celebration of Our Band Could Be Your Life.
Stream some Hiro Kone (Nicky Mao of Up Died Sound, ex-Effi Briest) material below.
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Nat Baldwin - Weights (MP3)
People Changes is Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin's new full-length due May 24th on Western Vinyl, and the 30-minute collection serves an ideal primer on his arco-bass style. An experimentalist at heart, Nat combines poppy falsetto melodies with outré improvisational tangents and interludes. On People Changes, the first and last songs, both covers, are the sweetest: Arthur Russell's "A Little Lost" (previously captured on a bootleg made last May at ISSUE Project Room) and Kurt Weisman's "Let My Spirit Rise." Between those, the middle five compositions catch Nat at a variety of points on the pop-experimental continuum. One of the best examples of how he walks that divide is "Weights," a gothic capsule whose refrain "on and on and on" feeds into its dizzing circular structure. Check it out above.
The record's cover (above) might tip you off to his other passion - basketball (though if you've seen the high-school b-ball trophy on the front of 2008 LP Most Valuable Player maybe you already guessed). It's appropriate that the video for "Weights," which we're premiering below (courtesy of Terroreyes.tv), captures a solo performance by Nat on a Brooklyn basketball court.
Baldwin is currently touring through the eastern half of the US, and he'll be in Brookyln for shows on May 7th and 8th, both at Zebulon.
All dates, and the video, are below...
Nat Baldwin on stage w/ DP @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Dirty Projectors member Nat Baldwin is currently on a solo tour with Kurt Weisman and Travis Laplante. "These are two of my favorite musicians and people in the world," Baldwin says in his myspace blog, "it's a short tour, but my longest solo trip since 2008." After recently playing Madison Square Garden with Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin returns to smaller venues to showcase his vocals and experimental upright bass playing, including this Monday at SUNY Purchase and Tuesday (11/23) at Sycamore. All dates below.
To follow up the recently released expanded edition of Bitte Orca, Dirty Projectors are releasing their second 7" of 2010 on December 6. The 7" features Bitte Orca's "No Intention" b/w their cover of Bob Dylan's "As I Went Out One Morning." DP previously released a different Dylan cover as part of a Levi's promotion.
Bjork, who collaborated with Dirty Projectors on for-charity album Mount Wittenberg Orca earlier this year, also recently released a new single on iTunes called "The Comet Song." All proceeds from the sale of the song are donated to the victims of the 2010 Pakistan Floods. And the song is actually the theme of the 2010 film Moomins and the Comet Chase whose director Maria Lindberg also directed the music video to the song which you can watch below.
Bjork video and Nat Baldwin tour dates below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Appreciative crowds turned up at all four [Fun Fun Fun Fest] stages [this past weekend], and the festival's vaunted circus atmosphere was out in force -- with plenty of traffic at the mechanical bull, the Eurobungy, the skate ramps and the arcade games set to free play. After a few weeks with unexpected, last-minute cancellations and other problems, Moody said the organizers were able to breathe a sigh of relief.The 2010 edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest, complete with constant dust in the air (a few smart people wore masks or bandanas over their face), is now over (and it's true, the dust is a bit uncomfortable, but the mud and rain last year was worse).
"All the snafus [like Devo cancelling] happened before the fest. We don't have a record of great luck, you know? Whether it be weather or bands or whatever," said Moody. "So when that kind of thing starts happening you start to wonder, 'Oh (expletive), is this gonna be another year with some weird curveball?' We were just hoping it wasn't a run of bad luck and it wasn't. We got a little bad luck before the festival but all kinds of good luck at the festival."
Even the dust cloud had a silver lining.
"We love the dust this year, because at least it's not raining," Moody said. "We hated the dust when it first happened a few years ago, but after it rained last year we were like 'Bring on the dust!'" [Austin 360]
Dirty Projectors and Wavves also opened the show (Wavves's first of two shows for the evening). The second was at Purevolume House with Matthew Dear and Two Door Cinema Club who headline Webster Hall tonight (10/21).
The MSG show was announced way before CMJ, but then became a CMJ show when CMJ announced the final CMJ lineup, though reportedly only very few badges were let in, and those badge tickets went to people who showed up to pick the tickets up at CMJ headquarters early that morning. Those who showed up early to the large venue thinking they'd get in with their badge, were out of luck.
(note from BBG: Quick question- can anyone confirm it wasn't a janitor underneath those robot suits? I smell an MF Doom-style conspiracy?)
A bit more about the show HERE. More pictures, the Phoenix set list (sans encore), and some video of the Daft Punk madness is below.