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Photos: Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre

Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre, June 18, 2009
Dirty Projectors and Vieux Farka Touré live at Somerville Theatre, June 18, 2009
By LUCY SHERMAN  |  June 19, 2009

Suite relief

Dirty Projectors' breakthrough has but one concept: Rule
For Longstreth, the pressure's been ratcheted up following the online leak a couple of months ago of Dirty Projectors' fifth LP, Bitte Orca (Domino) which is finally, officially out this week.
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 10, 2009

Hard act to follow

TV on the Radio + Dirty Projectors, live at House of Blues, June 4, 2009
Shortly after Dirty Projectors completed their mind-blowing set opening up for TV on the Radio at the House of Blues, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Angel Deradoorian and Amber Coffman came back on stage.
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009

Dirty Projectors | Bitte Orca

Domino (2009)
You're going to be hearing a lot more about this album than you might actually hear from it. Why? Because it's far simpler to succumb to a lulling, repetitive chorus of praise than it is to surrender to the pull of Dave Longstreth's often uncertain seas.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 10, 2009

Dancing with himself

Arthur Russell's posthumous renaissance
Arthur Russell's music does little to illuminate the mysteries and vagaries of his life. It simply tosses them aside, in pursuit of moods and rhythms few have successfully replicated, two decades later.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 22, 2009

Symphony of buds

Nat Baldwin and friends make a familiar but beguiling album
Apart from being an ephemeral player in the local music scene — he played at Strange Maine last fall, while living in Bar Harbor — New Hampshire-based upright bassist Nat Baldwin has some very influential friends.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 16, 2008


Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  March 10, 2008

Damaged goods

Dirty Projectors reimagine Black Flag, realize their potential
This isn’t the first concept album from Dirty Projectors and I’d be surprised if it were the last.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 15, 2007

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