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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 7/27/12: Dirty Projectors Churn Out Focused Chaos at the Fox Theater

Live Review, 7/27/12: Dirty Projectors Churn Out Focused Chaos at the Fox Theater

Dirty Projectors Wye Oak Friday, July 27 2012 The Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Pretty much all other paradox-driven art-indie experimental post-rock you could come up with. Go ahead, try. If a live performance by Dirty Projectors sounds frenzied and…
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Music, All Shook Down Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman on the Band's Search for Simplicity

Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman on the Band's Search for Simplicity

See also: Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan: A First Listen Try as a journalist might, the Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman cannot be talked into overthrowing her bandleader, Dave Longstreth. This isn't the worst thing, seeing as Brooklyn's reigning art-rockers --…
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Music, All Shook Down Dirty Projectors' <i>Swing Lo Magellan</i>: A First Listen

Dirty Projectors' Swing Lo Magellan: A First Listen

By BYARD DUNCAN Out this week is Swing Lo Magellan, the third full-length from arty Brooklyn six-piece Dirty Projectors. Given the heaps of both acclaim and disdain inspired by the band's last effort, Bitte Orca, we're interested to see if…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: The xx on a Victory Lap, Behind the Bruise Cruise, and a Not-So-Fragile Perfume Genius

In Print: The xx on a Victory Lap, Behind the Bruise Cruise, and a Not-So-Fragile Perfume Genius

The xx: ""Standing on that stage was incredibly surreal," The xx's Jamie Smith tells SF Weekly's Rae Alexandra in our print edition this week about winning the prestigious Mercury Prize two weeks ago. Now the xx is on its last U.S.…
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Music, Hear This Show Preview: Dirty Projectors

Show Preview: Dirty Projectors

If you've yet to experience Brooklyn sextet Dirty Projectors live, just know this: They're the kind of musical mavericks the Queen of Kook, Björk, performs with in New York bookstores; they once collaborated with that other eccentric legend, David Byrne;…
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Music, All Shook Down Track of the Day: Dirty Projectors' Free Digital 7"

Track of the Day: Dirty Projectors' Free Digital 7"

2009 was the year Dirty Projectors were everywhere, making so many best of lists it was hard to remember if you actually liked the group. Lest you forget about the band, the Projectors today announced a free digital 7" (which…
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Music, Dirty Projectors continue to rise above

Dirty Projectors continue to rise above

The new Dirty Projectors record, Bitte Orca, sounds as if mastermind David Longstreth took advice from the title of his 2007 triumph, Rise Above. He's elevated his approach beyond terrestrial trappings and used that fresh perspective to reassemble popular music…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Dirty Projectors at the Independent

Last Night: Dirty Projectors at the Independent

Dirty Projectors at The Independent By Oscar Medina Photos by Christopher Musgrave April 11, 2008 Better than: Many bands riding the afro pop wave in indie rock, cue Vampire Weekend. The Brooklyn avant-pop outfit Dirty Projectors brought their art…
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Music, Reviewed Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Imagine Henry Rollins conducting your high school orchestra and you're getting close to the confounding beauty of Dirty Projectors' Rise Above. The story is this: while cleaning out his childhood bedroom, chief (and often sole) Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth found…
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Music, Postmodern Henley

Postmodern Henley

It's not so hard to love a good mind-fuck band, but it can be downright disorienting when your favorite stoner chamber-orchestra genius follows his quiet singer-songwriter album with an abstract rock opera, only to break out the psychedelic Prince jams…
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