Posts Tagged ‘Dan Deacon’

October 8th, 2010 - 12:02 am § in Freelance Work

Alderman Rey Colón reviews Dan Deacon and Lightning Bolt | Music | Interview | The A.V. Club Chicago

Some aldermen sponsor ordinances and resolutions. Alderman Rey Colón sponsors concerts. The 35th Ward Alderman’s website declares that the representative for parts of Avondale, Humboldt Park, Irving Park, and Logan Square, “has been an independent, progressive leader in the City Council since [...]

July 20th, 2010 - 1:33 am § in True/Slant

The end of Whartscape and cultural hierarchy

For the past four years, Baltimore’s Whartscape presented pop music on the edge of the avant-garde: Any hot band worth talking about now and several years from now seemed to play Whartscape at some point. As the festival hits its fifth year, it will also meet its untimely demise, as Dan Deacon[...]

April 6th, 2010 - 2:27 pm § in True/Slant

Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork Effect

The folks behind Lollapalooza officially unveiled the lineup for this year’s fest (that’s right – no more letter guessing) Tuesday morning. And it looks like someone’s been reading Pitchfork. The lineup is jam packed with indie bands. Many of those acts have received the gr[...]

December 10th, 2009 - 1:35 pm § in True/Slant

Dan Deacon and Google Chrome

Dan Deacon is a DIY mastermind, one of a handful of prolific and well-known artists who do things themselves, and do things a certain way. He plays all ages shows. He plays shows for $10 a pop. He plays shows in “unorthodox” venues. And he doesn’t sell his music to a big corporatio[...]

September 24th, 2009 - 7:43 pm § in Perfect Lines

Silly Poster

Look at this fucking tour poster: There’s got to be hundreds of copyright infringements on this thing… No matter, Dan Deacon seems to get away with a lot of stuff and manages to create some fantastic… well, works. I guess. Know all the ‘toons? Enter the contest… details[...]

June 13th, 2009 - 1:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Gig Fail

My review of the Super Secret Summer Surprise – featuring Dan Deacon, Ultimate Reality, and Videohippos – is on Bostonist right now. And it ain’t pretty. That had nothing to do with the musicians involved – just the bumbling mess that was the ICA’s master plan for the e[...]

May 14th, 2009 - 12:51 am § in Perfect Lines


  Be on the lookout for a review of the Dan Deacon + Ensemble show at the Middle East Downstairs on Bostonist in the next day or two. As a side note/review preview, it was interesting to note a certain conflict between the ritualization of a performance and Deacon himself, and the thankfully positi[...]

December 31st, 2008 - 4:05 pm § in Perfect Lines

9 Things To Look Forward To in 2009

2008 is almost gone as the New Year will arrive in a matter of hours (or it may have already arrived depending on when you read this). So, in anticipation for the number of times I’ll forget to put “2009” on whatever documents need a proper year, here’s a little listing of 9 [...]

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