Reviews, photos and audio from Sunday night’s Our Band Could Be Your Concert show, curated by Michael Azerrad and with various Dirty Projectors in starring and supporting roles, are online now. Dave, Nat and Brian played faithful cover versions of five Black Flag songs previously reimagined on Rise Above, and Nat and Brian also backed up other musicians on the bill. As usual, Brooklyn Vegan has the greatest write-up, including YouTube clips and a feast of fabulous photos by Amanda M Hatfield (such as the one of Dave above). NPR has streaming audio of the whole show, as well as clips of individual artists’ slots. Songs played by the DP3 were Police Story, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Spray Paint, Thirsty and Miserable and Rise Above.
Pitchfork reports that the Dirty Projectors track planned to be on the forthcoming Red Hot + Rio 2 compilation has not been completed in time for the release and is hoped to be made available as a digital bonus.
Dirty Projectors are slated to present a show on record label Domino’s radio station, Domino Radio, which will run for one week only, on 87.7FM in London between 6 and 12 June. Other Domino artists will also be contributing, as will “friends and neighbours from the worldwide independent music community”. Further ideas for programming are invited at the Domino Radio website and there’s a Twitter feed too.
It’s Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. If you’re a songwriter like Bob, or if you’re just interested to read about how songs come into being, the website Songwriters On Processs could be for you. You can read their recent interview with DPs’ Nat Baldwin here.
STOP PRESS - stalwart music blog I Guess I’m Floating is offering and enthusing over a free mp3 of San Francisco band Painted Palms‘ cover of I Will Truck.