Dirty Projectors

February 4, 2013 - 12:42pm
The Brooklyn-based indie-rock band returns to Manhattan with some strings attached, courtesy of the classical music sextet yMusic.

The 120-year-old Carnegie Hall has an imposing presence that tends to hang over many artists who perform on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage. The decade-old experimental rock group Dirty Projectors was no exception, and stood in stark contrast to the aging venue during their show on Friday Jan. 11.

December 17, 2012 - 3:15am
Review: Our incoming entertainment lead recounts her favorite music of 2012.

Favorite releases of the year:

David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love This Giant

March 17, 2010 - 4:06pm
Tired of people complaining about a lack of shows near us? They haven't looked up a concert schedule recently.

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February 17, 2010 - 1:31am
Even Snooki got involved in the past few weeks of music blogs.

Despite the disappointment surrounding rumors of Kid Cudi falling through, there has been a surprisingly high amount of good shows announced around CNY in recent weeks.

December 21, 2009 - 11:03pm
It's the end of the year and all anyone can talk about are the best albums of the year, but that's bunk, because so many individual great songs on mediocre albums get left out of the conversation. It's time to count down the top 10 songs of 2009 before the ball drops.

People aren't going to like my list, mostly because it doesn't inlclude any Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear or Girls. Sorry, go slobber over SPIN's list--which was predictable and incredibly obnoxious. My list isn't about album recognition. This list complies the top 10 songs that rocked my year from beginning to end. That's it--cut and dry.

[**NOTE** The List is not ranked in order of awesome-ness]

November 10, 2009 - 1:43pm
It's kind of sad NY Mag is so painfully late in addressing the music scene in Brooklyn. That said, their list of iconic indie songs that define the scene is somewhat misinformed and nauseating.

It's usually a bad thing when the mainstream media finds out about a big indie band, because then the band loses it's mystique and edge---it's called selling out. It's a whole other thing when the mainstream media makes a total ass out of itself (which isn't rare) when trying to define an entire music scene--in this case, New York Magazine listing the Top 40 songs that define the music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Here's the list:

October 6, 2009 - 8:20pm
There was a lot of great music in 2009, but some bands didn't deserve the hype.

I loved 2009, and I’m going to continue to love 2009 because it’s been a great year for music. No one can deny that with so many strong acts  hitting their strides, like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dirty Projectors and Phoenix. However, with the release of so much great music, there tends to be a lot of overhyped bands. The bothersome part however, is that some critics herald these bands as some of the best in...