The last time Dan Deacon came to MassArt, it looked like this.
Dan Shea's had this one on his calendar for a while, but we didn't quite understand the gravity of the situation until we got a press release explaining exactly what DAN DEACON has planned for the "Baltimore Round Robin" tour, which kicks off at Boston's MassArt in October. It's not simply that Deacon has assembled a lineup of more than 20 of Baltimore's finest bands and multimedia artists to perform over the course of two nights -- from Beach House and Jana Hunter to the Deathset and of course Deacon his own bad self. Sure, the content is fantastic. But the format is some waaaaaaay next-level shit. We'll let them explain it, because you'd never believe it coming from us -- read on after the jump -->
Dan Deacon, reigning Prince of Awesomeness, brought both kinds of mayhem to MassArt late last month: the kind that involves long, hypnotic, frontal-lobe-destroying multimedia mindfucks; and then the full-frontal, lights-out, digital body music that turns art students into pole dancers. We've got clips of both below: first, an excerpt from "Ultimate Ryeality," his settings and manipulations of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, which works way better live than on DVD