Dirty Projectors/tUnE-yArDs @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/18/09

Not that Dirty Projectors’ set of four shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall Of Williamsburg this week needed any help selling out — that was handily accomplished simply by releasing one of this year’s best (and most misunderstood) albums — but after NY Mag’s attempt to survey the Brooklyn scene by crowning David Longstreth its king, and Solange’s making an honest R&B track out of “Stillness Is The Move,” your prospects at some Craigslist action got slightly more dire. The run kicked off last night at Bowery with support from ascendant BTW tUnE-yArDs, whose shift-key shenanigans are no longer keeping people from tuning in. Which is a very good thing.

Tonight and Saturday the scene shifts to Williamsburg for the MHOW shows before closing out with a return to Bowery on Sunday night. Check these shots of the bands plus early opener Glass Ghost by photographer Jessica Amaya, and here’s a list of what Dirty Projectors performed:

01 “No Intention”
02 “Remade Horizon”
03 “Fluorescent Half Dome”
04 “Ascending Melody”
05 “Fucked For Life”
06 “Gimme Gimme Gimme”/”Thirsty And Miserable”
07 “Two Doves”
08 “Spray Paint”
09 “The Bride”
10 “Cannibal Resource”
11 “Temecula Sunrise”
12 “Stillness Is The Move”
13 “Useful Chamber”
14 “When The World Comes To An End”
15 “Knotty Pine”