World Music/CRASHarts Presents The Dirty Projectors, Vieux Farka Toure
June 18, 2009
Fresh from a US tour with TV on the Radio and an appearance at Bonnaroo, the Dirty Projectors, the Brooklyn-based vehicle for musical visionary David Longstreth, tour with an expanded six member lineup in support of their June 2009 release of Bitte Orca, their fifth full length album and first for Domino Records. Art rock with African, punk and R&B influences, the music of The Dirty Projectors is difficult to categorize, but names like David Byrne and Prince have been used as comparisons. Composer/guitarist singer Longstreth is backed by the experimental and stunning harmonies of Angel Deradoorian, Amber Coffman and Haley Dakle, and the rhythm section Nat Baldwin and Brian Mcomber. The Dirty Projectors' recent and upcoming collaborations include a performance with Bjork of new music Longstreth wrote specifically for her, and a track with David Byrne on the Dark Was the Night compilation.
"(They) make music that's both playful and brainy, and the group's performance - was a spectacular demonstration of its conceptual and technical chops. I'm still digesting the memory, hours later" The New York Times
For more information about The Dirty Projectors, visit http://dominorecordco.us/artists/dirty-projectors/ Vieux
Farka Tour, a fast-rising Malian guitarist/singer/songwriter and the son of legendary bluesman Ali Farka Tour, will open, playing what he calls "koroboro (or black African) rock." This is the only show scheduled for the two artists together.
"(Vieux Farka Tour) has a strong, pleasing voice and an easy facility with the sort of Ethereal, filigree guitar picking that served the father so well." - The Boston Phoenix
For more information about Vieux Farka Tour, visit http://www.vieuxfarkatoure.com/