Posted in music | pictures on December 16, 2008

photos by Zach Stern

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon

"Now that Mr. Deacon has listeners, he has decided to reclaim his artier side -- occasionally slowing or abandoning the beat -- by performing with Dan Deacon and Ensemble, the 15-member group that made its debut at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday night. Half of the set, he announced, would come from his iPod, the other from "actual living humans." It wasn't exactly what the crowd wanted." [NY Times]
More pictures and reviews from Thursday night's show, below...

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But I can assure you, if there were problems onstage, they were not obvious. The crowd was going crazy and seemed unfazed by the new direction Dan had taken. Sure, I noticed one or two times where things seemed to be on the verge of falling out of sync ... but everyone kept it together, and the results were amazing. The whole thing is even more astounding when you stop for a second to consider that this was the first time ever this group had played together onstage ... and perhaps the third or fourth time they had played together as a full group ever.

So while things may not have been perfect, I think it's fair to say that Dan's grand musical experiment was a success. [MTV]

PREVIOUSLY: a preview of Dan Deacon's new ensemble - pics & video

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Comments (35)

Does he always wear that shirt?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 8:59 AM

it's his "sufjan phase"

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:03 AM

the guy in the chicago bulls shirt looks like a righteous dude.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:05 AM

Brooklyn Power Beards!

Posted by Big Perm | December 16, 2008 9:38 AM

i think the guy in the chicago bulls shirt is dan's boyfriend. i see him right next to dan at everyone of his shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:42 AM

its actually Todd P's Boyfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:47 AM

more Dan Deacon? Is BV actually DD?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:54 AM

i can see myself in those pictures.

the guy with the beard is at every todd p show i've been to. he does sound engineering on todd's shows. I dont know his name, though i did say hello to him few times.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 9:59 AM

Dan Deacon is to today's music what Beethoven was to 19th century music. In a word, genius.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 10:05 AM

dan deacon sucks

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 10:42 AM


Dan Deacon is the next pregnant man

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 10:50 AM

Dan Deacon is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 10:54 AM

that guy with a beard is a big ska fan. watch out!

Also, having nothing to do with Dan Deacon, wearing flannel is probably the biggest concession you can give in life.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 11:20 AM

I want my money back. This guy is beyond lame.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 11:30 AM

"Dan Deacon is to today's music what Beethoven was to 19th century music. In a word, genius."

You have got to be kidding, or at least you must know that hyperbolic doesn't begin to describe that statement.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 11:43 AM

bearded dude with bulls shirt is todd p's humble squire.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 11:44 AM

What we should be talking about is how fucking awesome the Dirty Projectors were at this show. They busted out a couple new songs (I think) and were so much more interesting than anything from the rest of the night. Deacon was fun, if not a little lost for large portions, but Projectors stole that show.

Also the sound was so much better for this show. What was the sound guy for TV on the Radio smoking?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 11:53 AM

Dirty Projectors:
Manic; Articulate; Intellectual

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 12:19 PM

dan deacon is a cup of cold coffee

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 12:21 PM

I think those songs are on New Attitude.
Imagine, Fucked For Life and New Attitude...there's one other song I can't place

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 12:22 PM

so many white faces, so much black hair

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 12:41 PM

Dan Deacon is the Mets winning the '86 Series

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 1:30 PM

Yeah, so if you're a Red Sox fan (i.e. Coldplay fan), it sucks, but if you're a Mets fan (i.e. awesome and rad) it totally rules.

Posted by Buckner | December 16, 2008 1:33 PM

"Also, having nothing to do with Dan Deacon, wearing flannel is probably the biggest concession you can give in life."

please explain for dumbshits like me. does this mean flannel is good or bad?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 1:47 PM

dan deacon is flanel no.5

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 2:30 PM

that show was a great time!
http://www.vimeo.com/2507879

p.s. i need a crystal castles ticket, can anyone hook me up?

Posted by Dan Keezer | December 16, 2008 2:35 PM

the guy in the chicago bulls shirt is Edan Wilber, who organizes all the entertainment4every1 shows (with his friend Dave) at Death By Audio.

he is a friend of Todd P's, but totally a righteous dude in his own right.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 2:47 PM

I guess his anonimity is now blown.

Who's gonna out BV? anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2008 3:08 PM

edan is one of the few people not all up on todd p's dick.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2008 1:18 AM

what the fuck does that mean, 1:18?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2008 1:36 AM

"wearing flannel is probably the biggest concession you can give in life"

haha i love my flannels! this bloviation makes me even prouder to wear them.

Posted by guy man | December 21, 2008 3:02 AM

thoughts on dan deacon:

1) fat egocentric douche
2) i can piss on a pile of pedals and make better sounds
3) is a jerk to any and all venue personnel.

dan, go fuck yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2008 5:05 PM

"Dirty Projectors:
Manic; Articulate; Intellectual"

what a laugh, they can't sing, can't play,
can't write songs, hipaters wet dream.

Posted by danidin | December 23, 2008 5:35 AM

Just walked out of their show last night in Rockport, MA. It sucked soooooo bad we were were laughing at them. Lots of little kids in the audiance and after about 5 minutes they became restless and the parents had to enforce thier control. Kids don't lie, they sucked really bad. And the funny thing is that they walk around so fuckin' serious in black. What a joke!! What's with wearing black. Does that still make you an artist? Kind of like wearing a teashirt under a sports coat I guess or sneakers with a suit.

The beat just fucking droaned on and on with that mindless video in the background. We were blessed because one of the "musicians" was actually standing in front of the screen and blocking some of the vido projection. I think his shaddow was the best part of the film. Oh my God, that must have been intentional!! As for the sounds, I liked the noise the seats and benches made on the wood floor the best, when they tried to quietly move them about. Again must be part of the show. What a joke... And to think folks are upset about government spending and waste. This would be one group of "artists" that should be made to pay back thier government gift. They all need to go out and get real jobs. I've heard that Burger King is hiring!

Posted by dAN | April 1, 2010 8:45 AM

WOW the colors. Why does it look like everyone is standing around waiting for something to happen? Was the highlight of the evening the guy getting chucked off the stage?

Posted by concession trailer | January 7, 2011 9:17 PM

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