Written by Nik Crossman //
While Dan Deacon released his first two solo albums in 2003, his musical journey began back in high school as a member of the local ska band Channel 59. Studying music composition in graduate school, Deacon has mastered the self-contained computer composition with classic orchestral epics to deliver a truly unique sound to his audience. More of an iconoclast than his recorded music might suggest, the Baltimore electronic musician brings the energy and engagement of ska music to his live performance.
Deacon often performs at ground level with his fans — much like we have witnessed before — leading the crowd through an interactive dancing experience. He even created both an iPhone and Android app to sync up with his live performances and combat the cultural annoyance of people staring at their phones during a show.
Deacon, who grew up playing in a number of alternative rock and punk/metal bands as a kid, followed up his 2012 LP America last February with Gliss Riffer, which boasted single “Feel the Lightning” and received favorable reviews from most major music outlets. This past summer, he proved to be one of our biggest highlights at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, reeling in a sizable crowd with his peer pressure and oddball antics.
This Friday, Deacon’s overstuffed, vegetable oil-fueled school bus makes a stop off in SF at The Fillmore with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith providing support. Tickets are available for $20, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• Jenny Lee: January 28th (THUR) at The Chapel
• Soft Moon: January 29th (FRI) at The New Parish
• The Soul Rebels: January 29th (FRI) & 30th (SAT) at The Independent
• Battlehooch: January 30th (SAT) at Slim’s
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