Even by Hudson Hall’s lofty standards, this booking is a biggie: The venue located within the historic Hudson Opera House welcomes the Dirty Projectors on Saturday, May 25. While the eccentric musical visionary Dave Longstreth had been making experimental pop records for years, a pair of major releases – 2009’s Bitte Orca and 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan – firmly established the then-Brooklyn-based ensemble as one of the most formidable voices in the conservatory wing of indie-pop. After several years of personnel shakeups, Longstreth resurfaced with a bluntly autobiographical self-titled DP release in 2017, featuring the on-topic track “Up in Hudson.” This was followed by 2018’s return to skittish form, Lamp Lit Prose. Everything the man does is challenging, and worth it. Tickets cost $35.
Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m.
Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St., Hudson