>> Saturday, May 30, 2009
Was down at the Burt earlier for TV on the Radio's gig there, and, quite simply, it was fantastic and titillating.
The Brooklyn-based experimental rockers proved why they're one of the most inventive, critically lauded bands around - their dense sound translated brilliantly live and was simultaneously intense *and* danceable. And boy are they a bunch of humble guys, repeatedly thanking everyone for coming out to see them. This is an ambitious collective who clearly appreciate their fans, who are genuinely sincere about their craft, and who know how to put on a dazzling concert. I'm still glowing.
The verse-chorus-verse-defying Dirty Projectors opened, and while I enjoyed their set and the abundance of sunny vocal harmonies throughout, I felt, at times, there were too many sounds vying for my ears' attention. This is contrary to the opinion of a wide-eyed zealot I met after they finished - while waiting in line to use the bathroom - who proclaimed with manic glee how The DPs (his nickname, not mine) were, "The best band ever!"
Take that Beatles! Screw you, Rolling Stones! Radiohead? Preposterous!
Seriously though, Dirty Projectors Super Fan really should've waited until TVotR were finished before making his audacious claim.
They were that good.
Anyone else there?
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