Topic: Dan Deacon

A Fun Quiz For You: Hipster Or ’80s Movie Nerd?

A Fun Quiz For You: Hipster Or '80s Movie Nerd?

Here is a confusing thing: at some point in time, whoever controls fashion trends decided that glasses and mom jeans were worthy of being incorporated into that Byzantine trying-to-get-laid dance known as “the youth culture.” As a result, it’s now nigh impossible to tell who gets shoved into lockers regularly and who just likes Animal Collective. (The nerds, meanwhile, have become the new jocks, what with controlling the world and making billions off your personal info and all. But I digress.) In honor of these topsy turvy times, I challenge you to tell the difference between various hipsters and various ’80s movie nerds. Answers are at the end. No peeking, spaz! More »

Tom Morello And Friends Make Protesting Cool Again At Occupy Wall Street Rally

Tom Morello And Friends Make Protesting Cool Again At Occupy Wall Street Rally

Yesterday afternoon, thousands of people descended on downtown Manhattan to celebrate May Day (a.k.a. International Workers’ Day) and show that the Occupy Wall Street movement didn’t die when they kicked everyone out of Zucotti Park. And we had some very high profile help! Despite the massively successful attempts of The Man (and the postmodern “whatever shrug”) to convince post-1960s people that combining music and politics isn’t cool, indie hiphop group Das Racist was there, as well as weirdo electronics wizard Dan Deacon, old school hip hoppers Immortal Technique, and that paragon of 90s consciousness raising, Tom Morello. More »