Dan Deacon releases app for concert interaction

  • Dan Deacon gets the crowd involved at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Texas earlier this year.
Dan Deacon gets the crowd involved at the South by Southwest… (Josh Sisk, special to the…)
August 29, 2012|By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

Dan Deacon's live shows have always incorporated the crowd, whether it's a dance battle among fans or a call-and-response chanting session. But now he's taken the crowd interaction a step further with his first app.

Available for iPhone and Android systems, the free app turns a user's phone into a color-changing glowstick. The app — developed by Deacon and other Wham City members including app-programmer Keith Lea, Patrick McMinn, Alan Resnick and Robert O'Brien — is available now, and it doesn't require Wi-Fi or data usage. If that weren't enough, the app includes a "free musical instrument" that resembles the cover of Deacon's new album, "America."

Click here to access the app at iTunes or here for Google Play. Below is a YouTube clip further explaining how the app works.

Deacon plays the Ottobar with Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick on Sept. 15. Tickets ($10) are available here.

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