Dirty Projectors and Pop Etc - Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale - August 7 (VIDEO)

Dirty Projectors with Pop Etc
Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale
August 7

Better than: Marshmallows that fall in the fire. 

When New Times interviewed Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman and Pop Etc's Chris Chu prior to their show last night at Culture Room, it was revealed that both have long enjoyed the music of pop diva and Cannon-woman Mariah Carey. Who the hell would have thought in 1991 that "Vision of Love" would one day inspire an indie act that composes with David Byrne and Bjork. 

Based on these conversations, it wasn't surprising then that Carey's mug was featured on a band T-shirt by the outdoor bar (more on that later). Nor did it shock when Amber Coffman belted out a Mariah-like note during a song off of DP's new album Swing Lo Magellan. It'd be wrong to say that Mariah was a theme, but for us it was. Well, for us, it always is. Mariah's the bombdotcom. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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