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Review: Up close with Dirty Projectors at the Troubadour
Review: Up close with Dirty Projectors at the Troubadour

A restlessly experimental art-rock band from hipster-choked Brooklyn, Dirty Projectors wouldn’t seem to be the type of act likely to engage in the music-industry showboating that defines the week-long run-up to the Grammy Awards. And yet there was David Longstreth, the group’s gangly, word-drunk frontman, standing on the edge of the Troubadour’s stage Tuesday night as a capacity crowd sang along with “See What She's Seeing,” a characteristically frenetic cut from last year’s “Swing Lo Magellan.” Longstreth made sure to point out that his platform was relatively small -- a “reluctant catwalk,” he called it, before wondering...

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