Posted in To Do | music | tour dates on May 15, 2009

Dan Deacon @ NYU (more by Anna Scialli)
Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon and his ensemble kicked off their current tour at NYU in April. and now they're back for three NYC shows this weekend. The first, which previously had a TBA location, will be happening in Brooklyn tonight (5/15) at 979 Broadway Backyard (map). Todd P writes

2NITE, early! - a huge outdoor DAN DEACON ENSEMBLE extravaganza, starts early evening in the same HUGE lot under the train in Bushwick where Lightning Bolt played last fall! It's a beautiful urban outdoor space, & we've got an amazing rainout location hooked up directly across the street in that gorgeous old neoclassical bank building "martial arts studio" @ Broadway & Stuyvesant. It'll be phenomenal, rain or shine!
The second (early with Teeth Mountain opening) and third (late with Future Islands opening) shows are both at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night (5/16). Both appear to be sold out.

Dan Deacon played with So Percussion at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple show on December 11th, 2008, with the Dirty Projectors. On Friday, May 22nd, So Percussion are scheduled to premiere a new piece by Dan Deacon at Galapagos in Brooklyn. That composition, still a work-in-progress, "may include pouring liquids onstage, amplified coke bottles, and other oddities..." The show is part of the Undiscovered Islands series (which presents a show with violist Nadia Sirota and others, tonight/Friday).

Full lineup for the Friday night Dan Deacon show below...

Dan Deacon Friday 5/15 @ 979 BROADWAY BACKYARD

:: DAN DEACON ENSEMBLE
:::: Future Islands
:::::: Teeth Mountain

:: ONSITE VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS BY:
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:: Nick Kuszyk
:: Jesse Hlebo
:: Javelin
:: Free Danger
:: Maya Hayuk & Lauren Luloff
:: Rachel Nelson / Secret Project Robot
:: GDFX aka Greg Fox
:: Narwhalz aka Brian Blomerth

| 979 BROADWAY BACKYARD |
979 Broadway btwn Myrtle Ave & Ditmars St | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ-Myrtle, L-Jefferson, G-Myrtle-Willoughby | DOORS --6PM-- | $10+ donation
| all ages
RAIN OR SHINE

we've got an amazing rainout location hooked up directly across the street
in that gorgeous old neoclassical bank building "martial arts studio" @
Broadway & Stuyvesant. It'll be phenomenal rain or shine!

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Comments (49)

WTF. BV still hasn't posted anything about Dave Gahan being hospitalized and DM cancelling concerts.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 1:12 PM

dan deacon is the new phillip glass

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 1:14 PM

If door says 6pm....don't even show up till 8pm...Todd P's shows always run more than an hour late

It is never well run at all....

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 1:21 PM

dude is wearing a MIGHTY ducks jersey.

shit is LEGIT ya'll

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 1:24 PM

I think DD was begging for change and bummin' smokes on Bowery the other night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 1:26 PM

Everyone is getting laid tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 2:12 PM

Terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 2:23 PM

>>dan deacon is the new philip glass

Yes.

Posted by J | May 15, 2009 2:32 PM

a great great thing

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:13 PM

any idea as to when DD will get going tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:24 PM

1:21 - STFU. U don't even know what ur talking about. His shows always are on time. why do you people always badmouth todd p??? wah!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:24 PM

"WTF. BV still hasn't posted anything about Dave Gahan being hospitalized and DM cancelling concerts."

Then start your own fucking blog, asshat!

Posted by brooklynomnivore | May 15, 2009 3:26 PM

anybody know when dan deacon is playing?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:57 PM

acoustic set, please, Dan Deacon.

Just your big ass and some dead batteries.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:22 PM

Todd P says DD goes on 9pm

Posted by DKA | May 15, 2009 5:49 PM

When does Girl Talk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 6:55 PM

"Everyone is getting laid tonight."

I'm not, and it's even my birthday. :-(

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 7:54 PM

man, that was incredible.

Posted by Dan | May 15, 2009 11:49 PM

this was fucking awesome. it was pretty unbelievably well done. shit was amazing, epic. the official start to the summer.

homosexuals were an unannounced special guest, right at 6:15.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:04 AM

The last 2 people making comments are in no way over the age of 16.

"shit was amazing, epic. the official start to the summer"

What an incredibly stupid and laughable comment. Get out more, kid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:13 AM

I'm gonna go with the one who's got positive opinions at 3am versus the bitter old crank who had a shitty night.

3:13, you are pathetic. 3am is a sad, sad time to have the urge to shit on other people's parades.

Sounds like you stayed in tonight, probably not by choice. I hope your social life improves and you stop being such a bummer to be around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:24 AM

Yeah and it's painfully obvious that 3:24 above is one of the 2 16 year old losers who just got called out.

And just for the record, it is always the right time to point out a really fucking stupid comment.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:43 AM

Can someone actually post how the show was?

I really don't care if you're pimple face 16 year old or a Depends wearing grump wondering what happened to 1977. Just a nice little recap of the show and if you had a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 6:18 AM

it was great! i unfortunately missed the first couple acts because of fucking work but my homes was there and said it was tight.

lots of energy. unbelievable venue- when the train goes by it illuminates the whole place with a soft white glow, kind of like a disco ball. the people on stage get great big shadows of themselves on the left wall.

show was run smoothly, everything was more or less on time, deacon got everyone to run around and do idiotic shit. swell time.

Posted by queefah | May 16, 2009 9:36 AM

"Respect the neighborhood. They're really nice for putting up with our shit, so don't go out into the neighborhood and do some stupid shit."

Todd P rivals NYCT conductors trying to get people to stand out of the way of the doors in his pearls of wisdom.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:55 AM

this show was beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:03 PM

if last night was any indication, this Brooklyn summer is going to be gorgeous and epic

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:05 PM

fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:39 PM

Got there right before Future Islands started @ 8:45, they killed it in spite of a good chunk of the audience being teenies waiting for Deacon. Loved the Ensemble, way tighter than @ Kimmel last month, and Dan really seemed to have a blast, he said this was one of the most fun shows on the tour and thanked Todd and the crowd a few times. Show ran surprisingly smooth, barely an hour late, and kudos to Dan for cutting into curfew by about 20 minutes to give us a proper ending. Last song was a monster 8 minute version of Silence Like The Wind, I hope to god whoever was taping the show releases it, was the greatest fucking live song I've ever seen Dan do.

I couldn't believe Dan did the 'everyone sprint in a circle' game in the rocky lot, somehow it went off without a hitch. Broadway Backyard has potential to be a solid venue.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:40 PM

OMG HANDS DOWN BEST SHOW EVER IN HISTORY!!!

Dan Deacon is like a modern day Mozart. Every band blew away any other band who played shows in NYC this entire year. What a venue. Blows away Bowery Ballroom in every way. Sound, location, sight lines you name it. This was the greatest night of my life.

Fuck anyone who disagrees.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 1:47 PM

it was really good

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 2:02 PM

it was a great show and my feet hurt

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 2:25 PM

how long did dan deacon play for?

Posted by moop | May 16, 2009 3:34 PM

it was like an hour

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 3:43 PM

Hazy setlist recollection:

Get Older
Red F
Paddling Ghost
Snookered
Woof Woof
Slow With Horns/Run For Your Life
Crystal Cat
Silence Like The Wind

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 5:02 PM

this was really special. when that train goes by and everything lights up... wow. sounded really good too, and was louder than the train

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 9:02 PM

If you want to see some short videos from the night: http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=649723395

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:23 PM

This was better than seeing the Beatles perform on that rooftop. I mean, I wasn't there for that, and am only vaguely aware of the existence of said event...but trust me, this was WAY WAY better in every way! FCUK YEAH WHAM CITY!!!

Posted by fucktard | May 16, 2009 10:27 PM

haha- couldnt agree more! I wish that spot could be used regularly for the summer. It's really amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:31 PM

ZOMG BUSHWICK IS SO SCENIC!!!1!one!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 10:34 PM

this spot was pretty scenic actually. obviously, in a New York way, but it's not like anyone moves here for the mountains and the trees and the little birdies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:06 PM

um...wrong. there are lots of brooklyn that are "scenic" in an urban landscape kind of way. bushwick, however...not so much one of those locations. really.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:12 PM

actually, bushwick has row houses and old mansions and soaring gothic churches and lots of streets with tree canopies and rows of 1800s architecture.

the thing is, clueless yuppies from manhattan or riverfront williamsburg have only ever been to the warehouse district. the spot where this show was is a really unique spot under the curving M train, with grass and ragged, diverse old buildings surrounding it.

pretty nice to hang out in, in an urban way, and more than anything it was interesting and dramatic. Way more shade and character than, say, the McCarren Park Pool, and WAY better sound.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2009 11:29 PM

this is the best show i've ever seen in all my life. so cool.

Posted by peenut | May 17, 2009 7:24 PM

Yep I told you his show ran at least an hour late...hence why I hate Todd P workers...get a real job

1:21 - STFU. U don't even know what ur talking about. His shows always are on time. why do you people always badmouth todd p??? wah!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 3:24 PM

Posted by I told you..... | May 18, 2009 10:47 AM

10:47 should do something about his hemorrhoids problem, it's making him shitty to be around

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 11:29 AM

yes, get a real job like 10:47. one where you spend all day on the internet talkin shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 11:34 AM

Bowery presents? Who gives a shit about them? You've got to be kidding.

Who cares about the sound, lighten up and have some fun.

That guy in the Homosexuals is a real jerk-off. Last time I saw them he was going on about how he had the best band in the world and now he talks shit. What a primadonna. The new band was not very good to boot.

Dan Deacon was pretty sweet.

Posted by Tobias | June 8, 2009 3:10 PM

Dan Deacon does not SHRED.

Posted by ugly baby | June 8, 2009 3:17 PM

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