Entries tagged with: DIrty Projectors
MTV News highlights Brooklyn, Todd P, Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, MGMT and The Muggabears....
Dirty Projectors @ Knitting Factory, NYC - New Years Eve, 2007/8 (CRED)
BV contributor Nick Masi was there, and he sent me this quick review:
They were great, of course. It was cool seeing them at Knitting Factory and Longstreth seemed to be in the best spirits I have ever seen him. They went on around 11:40 and played til about 12:20! That was the worst part of the show. I was kind of shocked. Especially because they didn't play "Rise Above." They missed the countdown, like everyone always does, but they made up for it. They stopped "Gimme Gimme Gimme" to do the countdown, and then went right into "New Attitude" to start 2008!More pics and video @ Stereogum.
What sucks about this is that I already have plans. Dirty Projectors (and many others) are playing the 'After The Jump' New Years Eve party at Knitting Factory in NYC. One pair of free tickets goes to someone who....
"Dirty Projectors. Or High Places. Or The USA Is a Monster. They’re basically making this pop music that is appealing to a lot of people but has textures that are very avant and very experimental, while at the same time being accepted by mainstream crowds. That’s something that didn’t exist in New York. When I moved to New York, pretty much the best bands in the scene sounded like Gang of Four. You know?"That and more in today's Gothamist Todd Patrick interview by John Del Signore.
"Cakeshop. I like Glasslands. Those are two places that have all the legal things they have to have to be a club while at the same time being relaxed places that are about the music. I like the Knitting Factory."
"I was handing out the fliers on the sidewalk outside of Bowery Ballroom. The bouncer came over, knocked me down and knocked the fliers out of my hand."
"There’s a world of cross-references in Dirty Projectors’ music: stuttering modal riffs from Mali, the meandering melodies of opera or modern music theater, pygmy antiphonal vocals, Captain Beefheart, Zimbabwean and Congolese rock, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Usually Mr. Longstreth sustained a sweetly androgynous croon as the music jittered all around him, but in “Police Story” — set to slow tom-tom thumps, steady guitar chords and a descant from the women’s voices — he followed his winding, leaping melody up to a yelping crescendo of desperation." [NY Times]
More on the Bowery show HERE.
My opinion hasn't changed. A Dirty Projectors concert is an extremely pleasant experience. Like the friendly heckler said, "Why are you so amazing?!" I just wish they played an encore. More photos by Bao Nguyen below....
DOWNLOAD: Sidetrack (Dirty Projectors) - Too Much Pressure (MP3)
This song will appear in the soundtrack for an independent film, 'Vernon Avenue' by Steffani Jemison and Amiel Melnick that takes place in Bed Stuy. The words are adapted from a scene in the movie where a man is teaching a girl how to play the guitar. I wrote the music, SideTrack and I co-produced. They are playing second at the Bowery on Tues, after Julianna Barwick and before White Williams." -Dave Longstreth of Dirty ProjectorsThis song is the perfect addition to one of my favorite albums of the year.
Tonight's show is still not sold out (Dec 4, 2007). Sidetrack was also scheduled to back Grizzly Bear on Conan O'Brien - the show that never happened due to the writer's strike. Grizzly Bear recently offered up these two sweet tracks.....
DOWNLOAD: Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) - Too Little Too Late (Jo Jo cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Grizzly Bear - Graceland (Paul Simon) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Intuition (alternate version) (MP3)
Ed Droste top 15 albums of 2007 below.....
Tinariwen @ Oya Festival, Norway, 2007 (CRED)
Tinariwen - Wednesday, November 28 @ 8PMThat means....
Celebration - Friday, November 30 @ 9PM
Richard Hawley - Monday, December 3 @ 8PM
White Williams - Thursday, December 6 @ 8PM
Nov 27 - Tinariwen @ Highline Ballroom (How was the show?)
Nov 28 - Tinariwen @ Other Music (TODAY!)
Nov 28 - Celebration @ Bowery Ballroom (TODAY!) (win tix)
Nov 30 - Celebration @ Other Music
Dec 01 - Richard Hawley @ Bowery Ballroom (excited) (not sold out yet)
Dec 03 - Richard Hawley @ Other Music (double excited) (all dates)
Dec 04 - White Williams & Dirty Projectors @ Bowery Ballroom (triple excited) (tix)
Dec 06 - White Williams @ Other Music (all dates)
Dev 18 - Celebration @ Crash Mansion (with comedians)
A few new Dirty Projectors dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: White Williams - New Violence (MP3)
White Williams @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Oct 17, 2007 (CRED)
White Williams has been added as opener for the Dirty Projectors show at Bowery Ballroom. After seeing White Williams twice during CMJ (one of them being at the show pictured above), I thought, "he's good - kind of mellow, but I don't really need to see him again. Having the album, and having seen him at least once is good enough for now. " That said, I'll still show up early enough to catch him anytime he opens a show that I'm going to anyway. His (their) most recent NYC show was opening for Battles at Webster Hall (which I didn't go to). All tour dates below...
Dirty Projectors in London, October 2007 (CRED)
Currently busy on tour in Europe until the end of November, Dirty Projectors will play a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on December 4th (tix on sale Wednesday). Yeasayer recently said an interview,
One of the best shows we’ve ever played was with Dirty Projectors, Spank Rock, and Ponytail all on the same bill. That kind of diversity is ideal. [Drowned in Sound]No openers announced for the Bowery show yet. Travis Morrison recently said,
I saw a show of a band called the Dirty Projectors at the Black Cat, I was screaming like a girl they were so good. Oh my god! I was actually starting to worry about my relationship with rock and roll, nothing was really like... I mean there were things I would appreciate and enjoy listening to, but I hadn’t been obsessed with rock music for a while. And I kind of got a band crush, I kind of flipped out about this band. [DCist]That was pretty much how I acted last time I saw them too. Get three new live tracks for free at Daytrotter. All tour dates below...
First of all, Dirty Projectors are playing Zebulon tonight (Oct 3)
Dirty Projectors @ Mercury Lounge, NYC - Sept 28, 2007
The Dirty Projectors show at Mercury Lounge on September 28th was my favorite show in recent history. Amazing. Led by Dave Longstreth on guitar and vocals, the Dirty Projectors change lineups all the time. I didn't like them in the past, but what I saw Friday night completely blew me away. It was just unfortunate that they only played for 45 minutes - on the other hand, maybe it was perfect. Brian Mcomber plays drums, and Amber Coffman & Angel Deradoorian perfectly accopmany Dave on vocals and guitar & bass - a tight back and forth of highs and lows and I don't even know (cause as I said, I have a trouble describing it). It's tight. Just see them if you can (unless the CD turns you off - then they just might not be your thing).
More photos by Sandwich! below....
DOWNLOAD: Dirty Projectors - No More (MP3)
Dirty Projectors' Rise Above is one of my favorite albums of 2007, and I fell in love with it within 30 seconds of first putting it on. That was a few months ago, and it still sounds great now. My first reaction was something like "Yes, this is exactly the album I've been waiting for!" - something like when I first heard Antony & The Johnsons. It doesn't even matter that the album is a "reimagining" of Black Flag's Damaged - it's just great at what it is, which is a complicated, emotional up and down all over the place, yet melodic something or other. I'm not good at describing albums, so download the MP3 above, and for a more detailed analysis check out Pitchfork, Stylus, and Tiny Mix Tapes. Purchase at Insound.
Dirty Projectors are playing a free show at Sound Fix in Brooklyn @ 7pm tonight (Sept 28). Later tonight they play Mercury Lounge with Ecstatic Sunshine. They won't be at CMJ because it's the same time they're starting a tour overseas. All dates below....
Showpaper art by Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale
BENEFIT FOR SHOWPAPERAs you might know, Ecstatic Sunshine is another one of those hot bands from Baltimore - the same place that brought us (the band who opened for Suicide on Friday) TheDeathSet, and TheDeathSet are also playing ANOTHER BENEFIT SHOW in Brooklyn w/ the impressive top-to-bottom, Baltimore-to-Philly-to-NYC lineup of Peelander-Z, The Teeth, The Boggs & DJ Nick Catchdubs. This one is for Universal Healthcare, and tickets are on sale for it. More info below....
|| Dirty Projectors
|||| Effi Briest ------------> mems Psychic Ills
|||||| Ecstatic Sunshine
|||||||| Spectre Folk -----> Pete Nolan from Magik Markers
8pm | $7-15 sliding scale | ALL AGES
DOWNLOAD: Dirty Projectors - No More (MP3)
Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors are not just going on tour in August and September with buzzy bands like Yacht, Vampire Weekend, and Ecstatic Sunshine, they're playing a cool show in a museum this Friday:
Psychedelia’s Progeny: Dirty ProjectorsTheir next NYC after this is September 28th with Ecstatic Sunshine at Mercury Lounge. Another video(s) by La Blogoteque can be found HERE, and all tour dates below...
FRIDAY, JULY 20 at 6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
Lower Level Gallery
Dirty Projectors, an emerging avant-pop group, create a psychedelic carnival. The group, led by composer David Longstreth, performs reconstructions and reinterpretations of Black Flag's Damaged album.
Whitney Live is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9 pm. [Whitney Museum]
DOWNLOAD: Dirty Projectors - No More (MP3)
...to Vegetarian's Paradise....