Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDan Deacon
IN THE NEWS

Dan Deacon

ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
Dan Deacon "America" Domino Recording Company Rating: 3 stars (out of 4) If Dan Deacon's first album, 2007's "Spiderman of the Rings," was too cartoonish and short-sighted and his follow-up, 2009's "Bromst," was too dense and insular, then the Baltimore indie-pop maestro has concisely melded his split personalities on "America" (ironically his first release for the London-based Domino Recording Company). Deacon recently said he left D.C.'s Carpark Records for Domino because his growth in Europe had stalled.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 1, 2012
Wesley Case is a features reporter for the Baltimore Sun and b. Since October 2008, he's covered Baltimore's burgeoning music and arts scene, including b cover stories on Dan Deacon, Beach House and Rome Cee . Between March and August 2011, he launched and wrote a pop music blog for b called Louder Now. He now handles the Midnight Sun nightlife blog. Before working in Baltimore, he grew up in New Jersey (30 minutes from Atlantic City and Philadelphia), played guitar in a five-piece emo band, graduated with an English degree from the University of Delaware and backpacked through Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
This week, Midnight Sun looked at the possible return of National Premium , and the obstacles it's got ahead. We also talked to regional promoters about the new Fillmore Silver Spring , and their concerns about having Live Nation as a competitor. We posted a preview of our list of the 100 best bars in the Baltimore area . Ponytail broke up , for good this time. Baltimore Beer Week revealed its schedule. The Baltimore Book Festival catered to music lovers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
It's a crowded week. There are two music festivals (Silopanna and the Baltimore Independent Music), and several concerts with two headliners on the bill: Maroon 5 and Train; Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock; Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Elsewhere: Chuck Brown celebrates his 75th, Journey, and the Out of Your Head collective. On Monday , The Get Down, 701 South Bond Street, hosts its wweekly party Happy Mondays! $2 domestics all night. 8 p.m. Free. Also: Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, one of those concert duos we're seeing this summer, performs at Jiffy Lube Live . 7 p.m. Tickets start at $31.50 On Tuesday , the Out Of Your Head Collective performs at their Tuesday gig at the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. 9:30 p.m. Free.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011
This year's High Zero Festival will take place between September 22 and 25, organizers said earlier this week. That gives it an entire weekend of its own, unlike last year, which coincided with Virgin Mobile FreeFest. The 13th edition of the experimental music festival will feature outdoor concerts, recording sessions, workshops, and like last year, guerilla street performances.  This year, there will also be a dance performance on September 20 at 2640 Space and a film night at the Charles Theater September 21. Most concerts will take place at the Theatre Project in Mt. Vernon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
Celebration is going to perform at Occupy Baltimore November 12. After organizers sought support from local celebrities and artists, the band is the first to agree to perform at the encampment at McKeldin Square. Others - Dan Deacon, Wye Oak, Animal Collective's Deakin - have expressed support for the protest but said they're unavailable to perform because of touring commitments. Celebration, which put out a widely acclaimed album earlier this year, " Hello Paradise ," is finishing a tour with locals Arbouretum.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | December 20, 2009
I f 2008 was the year Baltimore's music scene broke out, 2009 was the year it paid off for Baltimore bands. Many prominent local groups signed deals with national record labels this year. In September, ambient pop duo Beach House signed with Sub Pop Records, home to acts like the Postal Service, the Shins and Flight of the Conchords. The long-haired, hard-rocking foursome J-Roddy Walston and the Business signed with Fairfax/Vagrant Records this month. And former WZT Hearts member Jason Urick joined several other Baltimore groups, including Double Dagger, Thank You and Human Bell, on Thrill Jockey Records, a Chicago-based label.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Here's a tip to everyone making music videos: involve puppets*. Somehow. Sock puppets even. If the new Muppets movie taught us anything - and it taught us a lot -  is that puppets can improve even Jason Segel vehicles. Puppets could make Skrillex music videos passable. So it was a pleasure to see the new video from Baltimore proto-punks Dope Body. It features all the big P's: punks, puppets and paranoia. The video is for Dope Body's "Bangers & Yos," off their first proper album "Nupping," which was released last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2009
FRIDAY BELVEDERE SQUARE SIDEWALK SALE: Shop for sweet deals and discounts from Belvedere Square shops through Sunday. Participating stores include Nouveau Contemporary Goods, The House Downtown, Cloud Nine, Simply Noted and Daedalus. Belvedere Square is at 529 E. Belvedere Ave. Go to Belvedere Square.com. BAR BACON IV: Jimmy Valentine Meyer hosts a night of stand-up comedy at Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St. The evening's lineup includes the North American debut of Dr. Vic Von D and musician/pie guy Rodney Henry showing off his humorous side at 11 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 410-889-8891.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2010
This weekend, Whartscape hits two milestones. The annual celebration of underground arts and culture marks its fifth year — and it won't be back for a sixth. After half a decade of sweaty lo-fi spaces and experimental bands, videos and art, this will be the last Whartscape, according to co-organizer Dan Deacon. "We've taken the idea of we want to do with Whartscape and brought it to a pretty good place," Deacon said. "We do it for the love of arranging the festival, and I still love doing it, but I don't want to repeat it. I don't want it to become an institution — something that just happens.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.