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....

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool

DAn Deacon @ McCarren Pool