July 11th, 2013
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
July 12th, 2013
Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Yes, I realize this will probably be the first and the last time Robert Plant and Dan Deacon will be mentioned in the same sentence or review for that matter, but I saw both acts play in Chicago last week for free on back-to-back nights, and I figured why not take them both on together. You could say I was inspired by fellow LxLer Austin’s...Read Full Story
Layers and layers of sound. Never have you heard so much sound at the same time and wanted more.
Deacon’s show is extremely interactive, he plays from the floor, engaging the audience to hold props. Usually light reflecting gear of some sort. Is it a rubber chicken he’s fist pimping with? Who cares!? I’m drinking pint glasses of his Kool-Aid.
I chase music. I can boast more notches than on the average belt, but I have never seen a show like this. The closest I have ever come was the Flaming...Read Full Story
by Tiana Feng
My night began late on Friday because I was too busy eating and drinking at the Exclaim! party. When I arrived at the Drake Baltimore’s Peals was showing off their experimental soundscapes.
The remains of DD/MM/YY presented themselves as Absolutely Free who always put on a stellar set.
UFO by Absolutely Free
Since I was still on a Monster energy drink and alcohol buzz Dan Deacon as a secret guest was perfect for my night. There was a little blip in the beginning as he asked...Read Full Story
A fun night of indie, electronica, and old-fashioned soul at Celebrate Brooklyn last night, opening with a high-energy set from The Stepkids. Unfortunately, smooth-singing headliner Jamie Lidell had the deep misfortune of following Dan Deacon, whose sensory overload of electronica and flashing lights whipped the crowd up into a frenzy. If the dance-offs didn't do it, the Dan Deacon app—causing everyone's smartphones to flash and beep in sync with the music—certainly did. (See below for clips...Read Full Story
St. Louis, MO
September 2, 2012
Question: What do you get when you combine eight Dan Deacon newbies, an America theme, and complete lack of inhibitions?
Answer: A text message from one of your fellow attendees the following morining that says “I’m pretty sure I got ghosted” followed simply by “Holy what the f***”. Let me set the stage for you a little more completely.
If you aren’t familiar with Dan Deacon, he recently released a new album titled America, which I...Read Full Story
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