Dan Deacon

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, What Are You Listening To?

    Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer The composer hosts the podcast Trainwreck in Progress. Listen to it here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I drive a scooter! (You know, the orange one with the green, fuzzy seat.) So no driving stations for me. ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Dan Deacon, 10/18/12, Crescent Ballroom

    Dan Deacon @ Crescent Ballroom|10/18/12Dan Deacon's live shows are not only deafening, they're legendary. I've heard of his infamous methods of crowd participation, playing on the floor, surrounded by his fans, even using coercion to get everyone to play along. Basically, he'll unsympathetically poi ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Height With Friends: Not Freakishly Tall, Not Quite Hip-Hop

    Baltimore MC Height (known by his mother as Dan Keech) got his start rapping with Wounds and Dogg and Pony and Keech's first solo show was opening for Animal Collective in mid-2000. Eight years later, Keech started collaborating with other Maryland musicians, starting Height With Friends. As part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Dan Deacon: The Avant-Garde Pop Artist Feels "Out of Place" Everywhere He Goes

    When I called and spoke with Dan Deacon earlier this month, he was in the middle of his tour and didn't know where he was (he guessed somewhere between Georgia and North Carolina). Deacon, who is known for many weird side projects and his bizarre, experimental music, has become a popular figure in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Nine Ways To Actually Make Money As A Musician

    Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Incoming: Passion Pit, Pepper, Seether

    Yesterday we ran a list of our most anticipated summer releases featuring, among others, Fiona Apple and Passion Pit. Lo and behold, Apple announced a tour date in Phoenix, and now, we can add Passion Pit to the list. The indie-pop combo is heading to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe on Tuesday, Septe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Drive-By Truckers' New Rock Doc to Screen at FilmBar

    ​Restored prints of Fritz Lang's Metropolis are cool and all, but what really thrills me about FilmBar, downtown Phoenix's brand-new boutique movie house/drinkery FilmBar is the programming coup like the one Steve Weiss and gang pulled off for Tuesday night. That's when FilmBar will screen The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Announced: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Stevie Wonder and More

    ​Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Concert Review: Fuck Buttons w/ Growing at Rhythm Room

    Frances Michelle Lopez​The crowd was thin at the Rhythm Room last night. There was virtually a show at every venue and gallery; all pulling the Phoenix music scene in various directions. However, the concertgoers who were fortunate enough to catch Brooklyn-based trio Growing and the UK's criticall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Q&A: Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors sure does like Wikipedia

    ​It was early morning when I got the e-mail confirming my phone call with Dave Longstreth from Dirty Projectors. It was to be at 9a.m. my time, the following day. I went to work and went about my business as usual when it hit me. What does one ask the Dirty Projectors anyway? I went online to do s ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Conor Oberst Is Coming to the Marquee on April 14

    I know my excitement about this show is going to give people a chance to give me shit, but fuck it: Conor Oberst and the Mystique Valley Band are coming to the Marquee on Tuesday, April 14. Already, you can feel the excitement building. Witness this conversation between my friend Ashley and me: me: ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    30 Highly Anticipated Albums of 2009

    With 2008 in the can, it's time to start thinking about what 2009 will bring, musically. The upcoming year is stocked full of highly anticipated albums, not to mention some very impressive debuts. As usual, the early part of the year looks to be leading the way with a throng of solid albums. The fol ... More >>