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photos by Bao Nguyen

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Ponytail
Whartscape

Bao spent all day Saturday (July 19) running from Siren stage to Siren stage taking pictures and watching bands. In a heat wave. He didn't really feel like going to Whartscape in Baltimore the very next day (July 20), but he did (just a little late).

At a minimum he was hoping to report back on the very first performance of Who Is The Tunafish Man? (aka the Dan Deacon, Girl Talk & Spank Rock supergroup). Unfortunately, lack of permits and cops stopped that from happening, AND Black Dice didn't get to play because of rain. White Williams, Adeventure, Dan Deacon, Trey Told Em, Grand Buffet, Double Dagger and many others played before Bao got there, which was in time to catch Ponytail and then Parts & Labor (the only band on Sunday's 14-hour Whartscape bill that were also at Siren the day before). On top of that, Bao forgot to charge his camera battery, it was hot again (especially at the late part inside that got busted), and the whole festival was eventually running almost 2 hours behind (not that it ultimately mattered). More on the timing, who played, and a few pics (he didn't take that many to save battery life for the headliners) below...

Continue reading "Cops & rain messed w/ Whartscape, Who Is The Tunafish Man? (Deacon + Girl Talk + Spankrock) didn't play, poor Bao"

Baltimore
This weekend in Baltimore:

in addition to my set and greggs trey told em set on sunday july 20, at whartscape, gregg gillis (girltalk), naeem juwan (spankrock) and i (dan deacon) will be doing a joint set of all new material jams eternal.

gregg and i have been talking about doing a band together for some time and i'm really excited naeem is going to be a part of it for this rad first birth. hopefully our sick jams turn out sick. tickets are still available but close to selling out. getting tickets would be safer than just showing up.

ok baltimore, see you soooooon

also "get funky"

dan'

Where does Hearts of Darkness fit in? Hearts of Darkness is half of Trey Told Em. The other half is Greg Gillis (as Dan also pointed out). Trey Told Em will perform live at Whartscape (as Dan also pointed out).

Hearts of Darkness is also playing the Delancey in NYC tonight (with a secret guest) (thx SAK).

Girl Talk tour dates HERE.

photos by Tod Seelie

Monotonix
F Yeah Tour

Matt & Kim
F Yeah Tour

We are touring in a 92 bluebird bus that is converted to veggie oil. 28 shows in 27 days. Every band, comedian, artist, and friend is crammed in this bus. 26 of us total. There is no leg room to sleep or air conditioning. This shouldn't work. We are suppose to breakdown somewhere, get in a group fist fight and that's how this bad idea is meant to end but someone it's all coming together. Hopefully we will make it to the last show. - Sean Carlson
A video trailer and more pictures from the tour so far below....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour - video trailer & photos from the road (part 1)"

photos by Rae Holtsabum

Sled Island

My night started downtown at the Central United Church. Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Grizzly Bear took the stage pretty much on time and wowed the audience with their sonic atmospheres and hypnotizing guitar swells [June 25, 2008]. Every band member took on another instrument at some point, and they incorporated accordions, flutes and recorders to great effect.

With such a similar sense of textures and ambience, it's no wonder these guys are opening for Radiohead this summer. Many of their songs sound like something ripped directly from the Oxford band's Amnesiac, but Grizzly Bear actually managed to hold their own throughout their 80-minute set. The beautifully strummed chords of "Knife" resonated through the cathedral, while "Marla" caught my ears with its catchy, waltzy hook. [Chart Attack]

Hopefully the rare addition of new Grizzly Bear photos makes up for the fact that this is yet another Dan Deacon post. Grizzly Bear played the church, Dan Deacon played a venue called Warehouse, and Blitzen Trapper played The Underground with Library Voices. This was all part of (and what Rae saw on) day one of this year's Sled Island Festival in Calgary. Other bands who played that night include Woodpigeon, the Tren Brothers, and the Mae Shi, No Age played a kick off party the night before. Days 2-4 are coming soon. The rest of the pics from day one below...

Continue reading "Sled Island 2008 day one (Grizzly Bear, Blitzen Trapper & Dan Deacon), Calgary, Alberta, Canada - pics"

photos by Zach Dilgard

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

It was announced on Friday that Dan Deacon would play Citysol on Saturday. The last-minute announcement had to wait until after the Thursday night Devo show at McCarren Pool that Dan opened (June 26, 2008). I would have assumed that the reason Dan could play Citysol so easily was partly because he was already in town. Just the opposite. Dan actually flew to Atlanta for a Friday night show after the Thursday night McCarren show, only to have to come right back to NYC to play the free solar-powered festival the very next day. That's where something went wrong....

The idea of putting on an outdoor concert in New York City powered exclusively by solar panels is a clever and necessary one for these energy-troubled times. One could excuse the organizers of the 3rd annual Citysol music festival if their activism overshadowed the music on hand; on the contrary, they presented a diverse bill of performances that ranged from exotic (Burkina Electric, featuring percssionist/composer Lukas Ligeti) to mind-blowing (MC Blitz the Ambassador, with electronics, bass and a full brass section). Headliner Dan Deacon was a no-show thanks to some airline screwup that sent his equipment to Cincinnati; after such a full plate, I can't imagine anyone was all that disappointed. [Feast of Music]
Were you disappointed?

You saw Zach's pics of Devo. The rest of the ones he took during Dan's set are below....

Continue reading "Dan Deacon didn't play Citysol, did play McCarren (pics)"

Dan Deacon @ McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, NY - June 26, 2008 (thepiratehat)
Deacon @ McCarren

Dan Deacon returned to McCarren Pool in Brooklyn last night - this time as the opener for Devo and Tom Tom Club (June 26, 2008).

The curfew is 10pm at McCarren, so Dan had to go on at 6:30 pm. That was 2.5 hours before Devo took the stage at their early-for-a-headliner start time of 9pm (yes, that also means Devo only played for an hour). It goes without saying that the majority of the people who went to the show last night missed Dan's set. As you can see from the picture though, a decent amount of people actually did make it on time too.

And now that it's over, it can be officially announced that Dan Deacon is in fact the secret guest at Citysol on Saturday. There was a slight change in set times though. Dan will be headlining aka playing AFTER Ecstatic Sunshine. Also, it actually was supposed to be DD AND Dirty Projectors on the bill until DP had to cancel (Dan was not their replacement). More info at Citysol's site (P.S. it is FREE).

Devo

Post-punk pioneers Devo say they are suing McDonald's in the US over a Happy Meal doll that sports the band's signature red flower pot hat.

In April the fast food chain released a series of American Idol Happy Meal toys in the US based on a range of music genres, including Disco Dave, Country Clay, Rockin' Riley and Soulful Selma.

Devo's complaint relates to New Wave Nigel, a toy kitted out in an orange jumpsuit, pink shades, and Devo's "energy dome" hat.

The band also allege that the toy plays a "Devo-esque song". [stuff.co.nz]

Devo, Tom Tom Club and Dan Deacon are playing McCarren Pool in Brooklyn this Thursday June 26th (6:00PM Doors/ 6:30PM Show). Tickets are still on sale, or you can try to win one of FIVE PAIRS I have to give away.....

Continue reading "Devo suing McDonalds ++ win tickets to McCarren Pool "

Dan Deacon & crowd pointing at Darren Mabee in Philly! (crackerCAM)
Dan Deacon and Darren Mabee

Dan Deacon came face to face with the infamous Darren Mabee at the Popped! Music Festival in Philadelphia (home of Man Man) on Saturday (June 21, 2008).

Darren was apparently not cooporating, so Dan ordered the crowd to help him put the smile spell on Darren. It seems to have worked. CrackerCAM has more photos from the event that Gogol Bordello, Crystal Castles, Mates of State and Vampire Weekend also played.

Dan Deacon opens for Devo at McCarren Pool this Thursday. McCarren Pool is where Darren Mabee got his start last summer (on this site anyway). Dan has also been to McCarren before.

More Popped pictures below, but don't actually look at them if you know what's good for you....

Continue reading "Dan Deacon vs Darren Mabee @ Popped! Music Fest (NSFW)"

F Yeah Fest

You can get tickets for the July 13th "Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Japanther, Matt & Kim, Team Robespierre, Monotonix + special guest + comedians TBA" show. You can also still get tickets for the same show happening in Manhattan one day earlier. More details on the tour that kicked off yesterday in Baltimore, HERE.

5:00AM, World Financial Center, NYC - June 1, 2008
Man sleeping

This man slept through the mayhem that was Dan Deacon. He was found sleeping on the same bench at 7AM. [fakebook]

photos by Leia Jospe

Ultimate Reality

Don't confuse this post with coverage of the 2008 Bang on a Can Marathon. In no way are we trying to say Dan Deacon is more important than anyone else that played during the twelve hour concert. It's just that Leia didn't go to the rest of the show because she was out doing something else (probably having more fun that she would have had spending all night in the World Financial Center). She (and about 100 other people according to her estimations) showed up in time for the 4am free Dan Deacon performance, or more specifically, for:

Dan Deacon, Kevin Omeara and Jeremy Hyman performing Ultimate Reality Part 3 by Dan Deacon (with visuals by Jimmy Joe Roche)
Dan and friends ended up only performing for about 20 minutes. It was a memorable 20 minutes though - to the overnight security guards anyway.....

Continue reading "Dan Deacon's Ultimate Reality Part 3 @ Bang on a Can 2008"

This one goes out to all of Dan Deacon's biggest fans.....

Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) @ Tonic
Owen Pallett

This year's Bang on a Can Marathon (co-presented by the River to River Festival and arts>World Financial Center) will be taking place at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in New York City from 6pm on May 31st through 6am on June 1st. As always, the Marathon is FREE and open to the public!
The full schedule is below....

Continue reading "Bang on a Can NYC Marathon schedule (this weekend)"

28 shows in 28 days. June 17th - July 13th

F Yeah Tour

F*%! Yeah Fest is an annual music/comedy/art festival held in Los Angeles at the end of each summer curated by 22 year old Sean Carlson and Keith Morris from The Circle Jerks & Black Flag. This year will be the fifth installment and it will take place in an outdoor setting in downtown LA on August 30th & 31st and will now be known as F Yeah Fest. It's been Carlson's goal for some time now to take the festival on the road, bringing the spirit of the festival to other cities, and now for the first time that dream has become a reality with the first annual F YEAH TOUR '08, featuring many bands and comedians that have become staples / favorites at the festival. The Fest will be touring in a 44 passenger '92 Bluebird Bus. The only goal for this tour is to have fun.
The NYC shows are Circle Jerks, DILLINGER FOUR, Matt & Kim & Team Robespierre @ Highline Ballroom on July 12th (TICKETS), a Monotonix show at a TBA location later that night, and a show at Club Exit in Brooklyn the very next day with every single one of those bands. BrooklynVegan is an official F Yeah tour partner which means we'll be documenting their 28-day adventure in some form or another (stay tuned for exact details). All dates and lineups below.....

Continue reading "F Yeah Tour w/ Matt & Kim, Monotonix, TheDeathSet, Team Robespierre, comedy, THE CIRCLE JERKS and much more....."

Deacono

As previously reported, Devo & Tom Tom Club are playing some shows this summer including one at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn on June 26th. And as previously discussed, Dan Deacon is in fact opening this show. Old wacky meets new wacky. $52 tickets are now on "Nokia Ticket Rush" presale.

REMINDER: Do not leave your bag unattended

ALSO: Dan Deacon is playing the Popped Music Festival in Philly

ALSO: Devo are playing Philly too

Popped

A good reason to visit Philadelphia in June. Tickets are on sale. Info below...

Continue reading "Popped Music Festival (in Philly) announcess 2008 lineup"

whoah...

Ed Shrader & Dan Deacon @ Ridgewood Temple (April 17, 2008 (Jonny Leather)
Ed Schrader and Dan Deacon

....Moments before Deacon's exhilarating performance--which got someone as tightly wound as myself to dance--four Hispanic dudes entered the venue. Before that moment, I had felt like my companion and I were the ones who didn't fit in, but these guys in their expensive baggy clothes obviously weren't part of the intended clientele or demographic for this event.

Naturally, I was prejudiced against them, suspect of their motives for entering into this hipster Temple party. With the crowd, in tight, circled around Deacon, the party began, with everyone in the place dancing along. Even these "thugs" were dancing and seemed to be enjoying it.

Of course they were into it. We were easy prey. The geeky, scrawny white kids--many of which looked ridiculous--had their backs were turned, allowing these "thugs" to easily rummage through our bags that we naively expected to be safely stashed. My lady and I had let down our guards, in order to loosen up and have fun, but also because of our unwillingness to hold prejudiced feelings towards people based solely on how they looked. Though we were naïve enough to set down our bags, we kept a watchful eye on the culprits. Those watchful eyes watched those young assholes steal all of her cash (leaving her without a dime for food for the entire rest of the month) and a credit card. We acted just in time to grab our bags before they made with the big heist. The thief who had stolen my friend's money had his hand on my camera bag, while we plucked it away without confrontation.

We quickly made our way to security to warn of the theft that had been taking place. The culprits were fully aware that they had been caught, and quickly made their way to an escape. While the security staff could have easily taken action and saved a lot of kids from the disappointment of losing a lot of money and valuables, they decided to let the thieves pass by unquestioned..... [Jonny Leather - NY PRESS]

I missed all of that because I was at the Cloud Cult show at Union Hall instead. As far as I know, nothing was stolen from there, but I did overhear some stock tips that turned out bad, and I almost got hit in the toe with a bocce ball (just kidding).

Ridgewood Temple

Masonic Temples are all the rage lately. The Ridgewood one is where Dan Deacon & Michael Showalter are appearing tonight (April 17).

THE RIDGEWOOD TEMPLE is a gorgeous, turn-o-the-century Masonic Lodge, with a rad old stage, wood floors, and a wrap around balcony. Still has all the old accoutrements and charms! you gotta see this space! [Todd P]
More about tonight's show below...

Continue reading "Ridgewood Masonic Temple (a show there tonight)"

Marnie Stern, Alarm Will Sound, Brian Eno, the Beatles.....

2007 Bang on a Can Marathon
Bang on a Can

Returning to the Winter Garden for a third year, the Bang on a Can Marathon has redefined what contemporary music is, how it is performed and where it is presented. This year, as a co-presentation with arts>World Financial Center, BoaC stages a 12-hour torrent of mind-boggling, genre-bending music. A continuous stream of pioneering artists from around the globe will take the stage in the Winter Garden for a musical adventure. The Bang on a Can Marathon begins Saturday night at 6pm and continues to 6am on Sunday, so come and go as you like or stay all night long.
Last year it was 27 hours. More info about this year's below.....

Continue reading "Bang on a Can Marathon 2008 - now with Dan Deacon"

photos by Ryan Muir

Market Hotel

Crime Novels (above) & Knyfe Hyts played too. More pics below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon, Health, Aa, & Black Pus @ Market Hotel - pics"

Health (more)
HEalth

==\/== HEALTH / DAN DEACON - ADVANCE TICKETS ==\/== this Tuesday 4/1's big show w/ HEALTH, Black Pus, Aa, & more, just got bigger w/ DAN DEACON now on the bill... so, we're going to sell advance tickets for this one. TICKETS --WILL-NOT-- BE AVAILABLE @ THE DOOR.

tickets go on sale @ 6PM TODAY, 3/28 @ CINDERS GALLERY [ 103 Havemeyer St @ Hope St - 718.388.2311 ] but... Cinders is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, so tickets'll also be available starting Monday, 3/31 @ GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY [ 1087 Broadway @ Dodworth St - 718.453.6343 ].

Presuming it doesn't sell out in advance, you could just buy tickets @ GBM on the night of the show & then walk the 4 blocks or so to the showspace.
==/\== HEALTH / DAN DEACON - ADVANCE TICKETS ==/\==

Dan Deacon @ The Whitney (more)
Dan Deacon

Not long after I posted the Market Hotel show, Todd P updated his site with "Dan Deacon" instead of "secret guest".

The (that used to be) above photo happened after Ryan left the campus.

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The DeathSet in Athens, March 8, 2008 (Tod Seelie)
DeathSet

Todd P helps keep things interesting in Austin this week.....

Continue reading "Todd P's 2008 SXSW schedule"