One of the best things we’ve ever read about experimental Brooklyn band-slash-creator of futuristic sonic landscapes the Dirty Projectors comes from Billboard’s David J. Prince. He described them as “marrying idiosyncratic guitar skronk and near-yodeled gang vocalizing to head-scratching time signature changes and high-minded compositional acumen.”
That reads exactly like a Dirty Projectors song sounds: Reachy, high-minded, specific and floaty all at once.
And hearing those songs live, in a venue like Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, will be a treat indeed: Dave Longstreth and crew will take the stage on Feb. 19, part of The American Songbook 2010 program, which showcases a variety of performers paying tribute to the diverse musical styles of popular American song from today, Jan. 13, through March 6. (The marquee is crowded, boasting Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull, Chita Rivera, Nellie McKay and many more).
We’re hoping David Byrne and ?uestlove show up unannounced again, but we’re not holding our breath.
The Dirty Projectors, part of The American Songbook 2010
Friday, February 19, 8:30PM
The Allen Room, 6th Floor, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street; 212-875-5000
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