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
Topic: Dan Deacon
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
Brooklyn promoter Todd P, who is responsible for the shows that happen at Market Hotel, Monster Island Basement, and many others, is hoping to start a new tradition: A post-SXSW music festival in Monterrey, Mexico called MtyMx. After years of … More
Grizzly Bear at All Points West 2008 Image: Devorah Klein Many hipsters are still mourning the “passing” of the free Jelly NYC Pool Parties at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg. The free concerts in the empty pool were some of … More
Image: Emily Rawlings via Pavement PR Ann Courtney and The Late Bloomers A lot of great songs have come out so far this year so I thought I would give you a heads up on some of my favorites that … More
U2 added a second date at Giants Stadium on September 25 (the 24th is sold out) for their 360˚ Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Holy Fuck have announced two NYC shows: May 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and … More
Dan Deacon at Baltimore Round Robin at (le) Poisson Rouge Image: Devorah Klein Here is the final line-up for tonight’s Baltimore Bands vs. Brooklyn Bands $3 show: :: B-MORE :: :: DAN DEACON :::: Double Dagger :::::: Future Islands :::::::: … More
Lots of great shows on sale today. Ones I’m super-psyched for: Superdrag, Peter, Bjorn, & John, Handsome Furs, the Italians Do It Better party, Sebastien Tellier, Toumani Diabate, and Vienna Teng and Ben Sollee. Of course Hall & Oates is … More
Dan Deacon at (le) Poisson Rouge Image: Devorah Klein Dan Deacon is playing a “Blender house party photo shoot” at 262 Norman Ave #302 (Between Monitor & Kingsland) in Brooklyn on Tuesday, December 23rd – doors at 7:30 PM. “Entry … More
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Now that CMJ is over we can start planning for…more concerts! The following shows are on sale now: November 7: The Dwarves/The Uprising/Sister Anne @ Europa November 18: The All American Rejects @ Irving Plaza December 11: Dan Deacon/Dirty Projectors/So … More
The second night of the Baltimore Round Robin at (le) Poisson Rouge took place on Saturday night and this time the theme was Feet Night. This meant that all the music was more rhythmic and generally dance-inducing. Somehow, this translated … More
On Friday night Dan Deacon curated a night of Baltimore musicians playing in a round robin at (le) Poisson Rouge. What does that mean? It means there were a bunch of stages set up around the perimeter of the room … More
The Baltimore Round Robin shows sold out both nights (October 17 & 18) here in NYC at (le) Poisson Rouge so they are adding another show each night–a late show at around midnight. Tickets are on sale now for the … More
This may be the coolest, most innovative music event to come around in a while…Dan Deacon and friends from Baltimore are touring the country to play two nights in various city of a “Round Robin” concert. This means that all … More