Tag Archives: Dan Deacon

Thursday Music News

Four years after his last album, Baltimore electronic musician/live tour de force Dan Deacon is releasing a new long-player, America, on August 28th on Domino Records. “Lots”, the noisy and raucous third track on the album is now available for streaming and download at his website. Although Deacon has sporadic festival dates in North AmericaRead more…

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SXSW Review: NPR Showcase @ Stubb’s, 3/14

On Wednesday night, Austin’s famed Stubb’s BBQ played host to an amazing NPR SXSW showcase that featured Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon, the Alabama Shakes, and Andrew Bird. SXSW is the only place where so many talented, stylistically diverse artists can be found on the same billing, and a line of people hopingRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping last week? We certainly hope so because there’s plenty to do this week as we head into even more holidays in the busy December holiday schedule. We appropriately kick off Cyber Monday at Chop Suey with a fantastic electronic duo you need to check out: Africa Hitech. OnRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

There’s a war brewing in the cloud. Not too long ago, Amazon launched its Cloud Drive, allowing users to store and access music from anywhere online. On Monday, Google launched its own service, called Music Beta, which also allows online music storage but, unlike Amazon’s player, with no connection to actually buy music. The mainRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Arcade Fire to perform at the Grammys: Arcade Fire are up for three Grammy Awards this year, including Album of the Year award for The Suburbs. And now, the Recording Academy has announced that Arcade Fire will perform at the Grammy Awards ceremony, which CBS will broadcast on February 13 at 8pm Eastern. (Get Grammy details here) StephenRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

The road turned sour for King Khan & the BBQ Show earlier this week when the band was pulled over and the road manager arrested in Kentucky, forcing the group to miss a slate of weekend shows. The band is currently out on bail but their manager remains behind bars. St. Louis music blog RiverfrontRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Jeff Mangum, the elusive leader of Neutral Milk Hotel, is helping out the charity, Children of the Blue Sky, with original art pieces ready for auction. Among his contributions is a t-shirt with an original drawing done by Mangum and an autographed copy of On Avery Island featuring Jeff’s thumbprint and stamp work. More itemsRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

The legendary Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, died yesterday at age 80 due to complications resulting from her recent surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. Last month Taylor received her 29th award as a blues musician, making her the most honored artist in the genre and has shared the state with just about everyRead more…

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Song of the Day: Dan Deacon – Paddling Ghost

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Paddling Ghost” by Dan Deacon fromRead more…

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Live Review: Dan Deacon @ Vera Project 5/25

review by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Christopher Nelson In Dan Deacon’s world, nothing is too bizarre. Bringing close to 11 members to accompany his signature skull staff onstage, the Baltimore DIY goofball brought beats, cat voices, a dance off, and a gauntlet to a sold out crowd at The Vera Project. Dan’s usual table ofRead more…

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