Your Pazz & Jop victors have command over more than the votes of some nebbish music journos—they control the cosmos. During this spring’s Coachella gig, singer Kyp Malone commanded the sun to set and it hurriedly did, perhaps because it, too, wanted to hear “Red Dress.” As beautifully calamitous as they sounded on last year’s Dear Science, the group’s revolving roster is strongest live, with piercing brass and overwhelming percussion that underscores their Afrobeat influences. They have less to be enraged about since the inauguration—but, then, you like ’em angry. With Dirty Projectors.
Fri., June 5, 5:30 p.m., 2009