Art of the Nerd-Gasm

Needless to say, we won’t be hitting up Dan Deacon for Web design anytime soon. Just check out the musician’s ode-to-1991 homepage. We’re talking HTML your kid sister would scoff at. (Think we’re exaggerating? Try

However, Deacon makes up for his general lack of Internet know-how (and who really cares about that stuff, anyhow?) with brilliant electronic-music compositions aided by effects pedals, wave function generators, and massive nerd-gasms. His new album, Bromst, takes the Baltimore-based artist’s wall of sound to new heights with the help of a seven-man ensemble adding trumpet, keyboard, alto saxophone, mallets, and more to the musician’s already disfigured electronic/psychedelic repertoire. We also dig Deacon’s tendency to ditch the stage and perform among the concertgoers.

Mon., April 20, 8 p.m., 2009
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Adriane Goetz

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