So this shis show next Saturday (June 13th) is a big deal. Lots of names, spread all over the board. Mucho props to TaxLo for bringing together a broad array of artists.
I have a pair of tickets and a copy of Dan Deacon’s Bromst to giveaway to the funniest/most interesting commenr. The theme is summer lovin. Go. And enjoy this new video from the Get Em Mamis after the jump.
Dan Deacon is hitting up Sonar on June 13th, I suggest that you seek out tickets.
Editor’s note: Or you could enter to win tickets from Aural States. Check back in just a few days.
Out in rural Carroll County where I reside, there’s a powerful stigma behind the idea of Baltimore. It brings up connotations of dimly lit streets, frightening murder-prone men behind every corner, and the Inner Harbor existing as an oasis of “real citydom” in the midst of it all. Needless to say, most of my country-bumpkin peers aren’t very familiar with the town. However, if they just so happened to have been at the 9:30 Club this past Sunday night, I’m sure their minds would have completely eliminated that sinister reputation, replacing it with one of ecstatic joy.
I’ve always appreciated Dan Deacon’s music in the same way I have symphonic music. Both have their places in my personal musical collection, and I can understand what’s good about them, but they’re not usually what I’d put in a mix and force my friends to listen to. Deacon was fun to enjoy live now and then, but there wasn’t anything particularly resounding about his recorded material that made me want to listen again at home.
His latest release, Bromst, has significantly changed my relationship with his music.
Dan Deacon is a showman. If you have ever seen him live, you know he fucking kills it. But what I find remarkable about him, and unique to just a very few other individuals, is his ability to completely control the crowd. Performing on the floor amongst a rowdy crowd draws the apt comparison to a lion tamer with his head down the big cat’s throat-what a show, but he’s really putting it all out there, and it could all go wrong quickly.
Deacon is on tour in the land down under until early March, when he returns stateside for a few festival dates including Coachella. Check the video from one of Deacon’s frantic live shows after the jump. ————
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