Entries tagged with: Dan Deacon
A good reason to visit Philadelphia in June. Tickets are on sale. Info below...
Ed Shrader & Dan Deacon @ Ridgewood Temple (April 17, 2008 (Jonny Leather)
....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.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).
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]
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...
Dan Deacon @ Market Hotel (more by Ryan Muir)
Marnie Stern, Alarm Will Sound, Brian Eno, the Beatles.....
2007 Bang on a Can Marathon
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.....
photos by Ryan Muir
Crime Novels (above) & Knyfe Hyts played too. More pics below...
==\/== 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 ==/\==
Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a March 6th Matt & Kim show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene. Matt & Kim are also returning to SXSW in Austin this year, and they're playing at least one show that looks like it will be amazing....
Saturday March 15th @ MOHAWK - Austin TXSo, like most of the pictures I took at the Oya Festival in Norway this past summer, I never posted the ones of Matt & Kim. I started to write a "Matt & Kim are huge in Norway!" post a few times, but I never finished. Here they finally are...
:: TODD P / FREE AGENCY / SILENT BARN SHOWCASE
:: OUTSIDE STAGE
:: MATT AND KIM
:::: High Places
:::::: Abe Vigoda
:::::::::: Pig Out
:::::::::::: Team Robespierre
:: INSIDE STAGE
:: DAN DEACON
:::: Ecstatic Sunshine
:::::: These are Powers
:::::::: Best Friends Forever
:::::::::::: Foreign Islands
:: mc VICE COOLER aka HAWNAY TROOF
:: djs & more buds tba
[ MOHAWK ]
912 Red River St @ E 9th St | Downtown - AUSTIN, TX
3 blocks North of Emo's | ALL AGES | 512.482.8404 | doors 6:30pm | $tba
Mostly now in their mid-20s, the members of Wham City came together at Purchase College, the arty wing of the State University of New York system, in the early part of the '00s......Dan Deacon and cartoonist Dina Kelberman had already met; Connor Kizer, a friendly, lanky goof who now beatboxes and sings for Santa Dads, lived just above Deacon in a Purchase dorm. While the crew would only really begin its incestuous collaborations once in Baltimore, Endres says it was already "making a shitload of noise for no reason in the middle of the afternoon," in communal houses and dorms across the Purchase campus. Shows were booked at house parties where rooms would end up wrapped in plastic or shit got set on fire. A lifestyle of noise and mess as art and play was developing..... [Baltimore City Paper]...and now Wham City's Dan Deacon is kinda famous, he just finished a tour with Wham City's Jimmy Roche, and he is soon playing the Whitney Museum in NYC where you'll also be able to buy Wham City's Dina Kelberman's new art book "A Year for Me". AND, you'll also be able to see Dina's art on display in NYC at Cake Shop from February 1st (tonight) to March 1st, AND tonight (February 1st) is the opening reception....
featuring the likes of comedian Mason Ross, & conjoined twins of rock, The Creepers and Santa Dads! Upstairs early show 6pm - 9pm cuz i procrastinated! It's at Cake Shop! Also see that this mini-catalogue of the show will be available to buy! Oooh!That's right, you can check out Wham City's own Santa Dads at Cake Shop tonight. Just don't expect a whole lot from them....
Girl Talk, Tay Zonday and Dan Deacon (CRED)
Tay Zonday announced today a club show at Brooklyn's Europa for January 20th 2008.Tickets are on sale. Tay has also cashed in on his fame in other ways - specifically, he (sell out!) re-wrote "Chocolate Rain" for Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper. Video below....
Tay Zonday took the internet by storm in 2007 with his haunting song "Chocolate Rain". The home recorded video of the song got over 13 million plays on Youtube and attention from media worldwide. Artists as diverse as Tre' Cool, Dave Matthews and John Mayer have covered the surprise hit of the past summer. This is a very rare performance and only the second time Tay Zonday has hit the stage for the public.
Tay Zonday will be joined by Philly dance sensations GANG
J MASCIS, DINOSAUR JR.A whole bunch of lists like this at Pitchfork.
EA 80: Reise
Thurston: Trees Outside the Academy
Pierced Arrows: "In My Brain" b/w "Caroline" 7"
Band of Horses: Cease to Begin
MV & EE With the Golden Road: Gettin' Gone
Kevin Drew: Spirit If...
Magik Markers: Boss
A lot of people (J Mascis even!) really liked the new Band of Horses. The Onion has it at number five.
the third in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....
Max Silvestri is a young and stupidly talented Brooklyn-based comedian whom I adore. He hosts a show at Rififi the second Sunday of every month called I Like Attention. Each installment features a different co-host and a truly stupendous line-up of comedians (for example). You may also know Max as the co-star of Gabe & Max's Internet Thing, and as one of the hosts of Best Night Ever over at VH1's BestWeekEver.tv. Here's Max's list of the best music to come out of 2007. - klaus
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I was sort of lazy about listening to new albums this year, but here is a bunch of stuff I got all obsessed with. Know that if it seems weird that I left something off this list, it's not because I just didn't get a chance to listen to the record but because I think the band and all its fans are stupid and gay. (jk lol)
Dan Deacon, Spiderman of the Rings - Maybe the most fun live show I've ever been to? I was up against his table at Judson Church and danced my stupid head off. There were photos online from the show and I look like someone had just dumped a huge bucket ofsweat and dumb facial expressions all over me. I DANCE WEIRD but that is how good Dan Deacon is. Total spaz.
LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver - They stole the show at Randall's Island. I kinda look like James Murphy from far away so it was like dancing to myself. Also, my roommate was in the video for "Someone Great" and looked very pretty so give it up for her and that. But mostly the album is amazing.
Gogol Bordello, Super Taranta! - It's very rarely that I hear an album that *actually* makes me wish I'd gone into the rock star business, but this is one of them. It helps that I really like vodka and marinated herring.
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible - As a comedian, I am constantly wrapped in a blanket of irony and trying to avoid sincerity at all costs. Not really, but it is surprising to me how much My Body Is A Cage gives me chills every time I hear it. Their show at United Palace (the one where everybody got on the stage, Stooges-style) was really, really tremendous.
DOWNLOAD: Arcade Fire - My Body is a Cage (live @ Judson Church) (MP3) (via/more)
Dr. Dog, We All Belong - Speaking of sincerity, these guys just enjoy making music so much and with so little irony that it is impossible not to be infected by it when you see them live. They are like if The Band had liked playing soccer and grilling instead of doing drugs and being difficult.
Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer - Their songs have that weird thing where it seems like you've heard them before, but you haven't. And I have no problem with them endorsing Outback Steakhouse. I love Outback Steakhouse. I guess what I'm saying is I will take money from any restaurant. Thanks in advance.
Justice, Stupid Symbol - This is the kind of album that makes me wish like there was a lot more music exactly like it, but there isn't. And they almost managed to make Terminal 5 not the most irritating place ever.
The National, Boxer - This record is mostly perfect.
For those looking for something mellow to do in NYC tonight (Nov 16, 2007), here is your third reminder that Marissa Nadler is playing at the Whitney Museum. "Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9 pm." Download a new song at GVB. See Marissa's new video at the end of this post.
Also playing the Whitney (but won't be mellow): Dan Deacon, on February 8, 2008. Note: This will be a regular Dan Deacon show - NOT his "ultimate reality" show. What is "Ultimate Reality"? Details, and more tour dates below.....
Official video from the Halloween Party....
Like I said, I should have been asleep. I haven't been getting much, had just been at Pianos all day, AND was at Bowery all night the night before. Nonetheless, I not only watched all of No Age, White Williams, and Dan Deacon, I stuck it out 'till the end to watch every last second of Deerhunter's set - Bradford's rants included. So, here's my question: is frontman Bradford's schtick an act, is he just weird, or is it just the drugs kicking in? The last choice was kind of consistent with the show getting better and better as it went along which went right along with Bradford getting crazier and crazier (disclaimer: don't do drugs, even if it is them that makes Bradford a more interesting entertainer. Bradford, don't do them either - it's not worth it.). I thought the show started off pretty boring, and Bradford was being extremely tame. That mixed with my tiredness, had me almost leaving after a few songs.
Next thing you know, the band picked up immensely, the songs were getting better, and Bradford was jumping off drumkits, falling on the floor, saying all kinds of stuff like, (fabricated or not) "I miss my family", and going on and on about how much NY sucks for not allowing him to smoke on stage. Actually, the smoking stuff came off a bit whiney which went hand in hand with the fact that when he finally did light up, he didn't really seem like as much of a rebel as he thought he was being. I haven't seen an artist kicked off the stage for smoking yet, and usually they just do it without saying anything about it. That (and the slow beginning) aside, great show (for me).
Photos of Dan Deacon (who played right before him to a slightly fuller room, and a much better aka earlier set time for a Wednesday night) here. More photos of Deerhunter, below....
Dan Deacon does not care about you, and by "you" I mean the person who came to check out what this Dan Deacon guy is all about, and the guy who was tired and leaning against the wall, or the girl who was hoping to have something to look at for $16 (or whatever the ticket price was). Dan Deacon only cares about making sure that those who want to dance with him are having a good time. To prove it once again, he played his sold-out Windish CMJ showcase at the overflowing Bowery Ballroom last night (Oct 17) - on the floor (of course), and completely in the dark. The only light was eminating from his glowing green skull, and coming from the many camera flashes that were surrounding him. It didn't matter where you were in the venue, even those of us who should have been home sleeping, but instead took it all in from the balcony above, basically had nothing to look at. That didn't stop me from having a good time, but there's no way I was enjoying it as much as the hundreds who Dan was really playing for - those who were going crazy and dancing out of their minds on the crowded floor around him.
OK, I lied. As you can see from the pictures, the lights were on - for one song. During that time Dan orchestrated the 'dance party' portion of the show, and he had some lucky crowd members (or his puppets - depending on how you look at the whole thing....the cult-like nature of it all...nevermind...) running around and high-fiving people, running up the stairs to the balcony, and back down, etc...
Bradford Cox, Dan Deacon & MTV - Oct 17, 2007
photo by Jefferson. More coverage of this show coming soon.
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - Needy Girl (MP3)
Remember how the Dan Deacon NY Magazine scavenger hunt thing was cancelled? Well, now they're doing it again, but different for Halloween with Chromeo & Kudu, and at Judson Church on October 30th. Tickets are on sale, and there's more details below....
BUT FIRST, it's also worth nothing that in addition to the Dan Deacon & Deerhunter show that is happening on October 17th at Bowery Ballroom, Dan Deacon is playing an Impose party at Silent Barn on October 16th, and Deerhunter is playing at a TBA Brooklyn venue on October 22nd (with No Age who is also playing that Bowery show). All tour dates below....
Girl Talk @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Sep 15, 2007 (CRED)
Dan Deacon @ The Yard, NYC - Sep 16, 2007 (CRED)