Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, 9/26/12
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
New York City, NY
September 26, 2012
After a summer filled with being “the band that you didn’t know you need to see” at a litany of festivals, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds came back home to their New York stomping grounds on a recent Wednesday night and it wasn’t long before their brand of big band sexy funkiness had the house shaking asses to their the unique sound.
Highlighted by their diversity, there really wasn’t one song (sans, maybe the cover of Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” only because of its neatness) that stood out above the rest. Rather, the showcase of the band’s brevity was what stood out.
With numbers like the ultra sultry and soul filled “Hollow Bones“ — from 2012′s Pound of Dirt (see video below) – or the jazz-laden “Freight Train” or the self-explanatory ass shake inducing “Boogie Man” the gig a literal exposé.
Judging from the sights and sounds that filled the Highline night, other than having a still somewhat limited catalog of originals, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are a band that shows few limits. And with a live performance that spews energy, this is a band that presents with a laundry list of weaponry that places them in the “truly special” category, making attending a gig worth far more than the price of admission.
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