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Music, All Shook Down Here's Your Noise Pop (Early) Lineup

Here's Your Noise Pop (Early) Lineup

Noise Pop, the San Francisco music festival that's gone from being the scrappy little fest-that-could to an overwhelmingly packed week of shows, pop-ups, and parties at venues all over the city, announced its early lineup today for the 2015…
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Music, All Shook Down Dan Deacon Takes the Party Outside Great American Music Hall, 10/23/12

Dan Deacon Takes the Party Outside Great American Music Hall, 10/23/12

Dan Deacon Height With Friends Chester Endersby Gwazda Alan Resnick Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 Great American Music Hall Better than: Girl Talk; every party I attended between the ages of 7 and 15. There are only a handful of live…
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Music, Hear This Dan Deacon: Show Preview

Dan Deacon: Show Preview

It doesn't matter whether you've heard Dan Deacon's excellent new album, America, or not: The live show of this Baltimore electronic mischief-maker is sure to be a looney, dance-crazy good time. The ever-affable Deacon sets up his noisemaking toys on…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Music Links: Britney Spears in S.F., Prince Fan Gets Beat Up, Lil B in XXL, and More

Bay Music Links: Britney Spears in S.F., Prince Fan Gets Beat Up, Lil B in XXL, and More

How the Thee Oh Sees, Sonny & the…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop 2011: Dan Deacon Incites Mass Interpretive Dance, Brings Francis Ford Coppola to the Independent

Noise Pop 2011: Dan Deacon Incites Mass Interpretive Dance, Brings Francis Ford Coppola to the Independent

Dan Deacon Ed Schrader's Music Beat Oona Altars February 22, 2011
 @ The Independent Better than: Self-inducing an acute epileptic seizure. Baltimore's Dan Deacon has a knack for putting together electronic things, and for blowing apart peoples' minds. It's difficult…
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Music, All Shook Down Dan Deacon on Big Ideas, Being Intrigued By Weirdos, and What He's Doing with Francis Ford Coppola

Dan Deacon on Big Ideas, Being Intrigued By Weirdos, and What He's Doing with Francis Ford Coppola

Dan Deacon can drop some knowledge. The enterprising electronica composer -- who drops his clusterfucking soundscapes at this week's Noise Pop Festival -- recently gave a reporter a very coherent verbal essay on the state of the music biz and…
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Nothing Else Matters: Noise Pop 2011 Lineup Includes How To Dress Well

Noise Pop has revealed the first wave of its festival lineup for 2011, not only coming out of the gate with Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, Dan Deacon, Wavves, and Best Coast, but also playing a part in bringing the…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Music Fest Announces Night Shows

Treasure Island Music Fest Announces Night Shows

We've almost reached the end of festival season. After this weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, there's just one more big outdoor event looming on the horizon: the Treasure Island Music Festival. This year's lineup, which veers from the mainstream/frat-rock tinge…
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Music, Dan Deacon brings a human element to spastic jams

Dan Deacon brings a human element to spastic jams

Although Dan Deacon's moshable hybrid of punk-rock energy, Casio melodies, and chipmunk vocals made him an instant indie darling two years ago, his musical pedigree is more studied than the cursory listen to his berserk back catalog may suggest. The…
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Music, Electronic acts trade laptops for live bands

Electronic acts trade laptops for live bands

It seems like only yesterday that everybody wanted to be a DJ, or at least to have one in his band. This trend peaked in the late '90s, the era that begat the godawful fusion of rap and rock. Frosted-tip…
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Music, Technicolor Schwarzenegger: Dan Deacon's new eyeball-scrambling DVD

Technicolor Schwarzenegger: Dan Deacon's new eyeball-scrambling DVD

On Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche's new Ultimate Reality DVD, a montage of tie-dye electro-coustic compositions and vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger film footage runs through a thermal filter. This audiovisual collaboration by the Wham City art collective members is a…
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Girl Talk and Dan Deacon Make Fillmore 'Bounce That'

It seemed like everyone was partying last night in San Francisco. The fishnets and fuck me boots of Love Fest fanned out across the city after dark, joined by the accessories from the Blues Fest, the impending Folsom Street Fair,…
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Music, All Shook Down Girl Talk Says Journey Is Big As They've Ever Been: Damn Right

Girl Talk Says Journey Is Big As They've Ever Been: Damn Right

Just got off the phone with Girl Talk, America's reigning laptop-based sample artist, who will make thousands of locals sweat tomorrow night at the Fillmore with fellow laptopper Dan Deacon. Here's some notes on tomorrow's show, the upcoming new…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Dan Deacon at Bottom of the Hill

Last Night: Dan Deacon at Bottom of the Hill

(Photo courtesy of Ben Rosenberg) Dan Deacon Bottom of the Hill June 19 Better Than: Reading about the Baltimore warehouse scene in the N.Y. Times Style Section Download: http://www.myspace.com/dandeacon Dan Deacon makes music for lovers. A sense of moony…
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Shearwater, Bebel Gilberto, Dan Deacon -- Plugged In: ASD's Live Music Picks, June 20

Mint Julep for your ears: Shearwater, 9 at Bottom of the Hill. $10. “Shearwater, previously a good band, a solid band, has jumped ahead and entered the realm of greatness. In the past, they were an artsy alt-country/folk/baroque pop group…
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Music, Steely Dan

Steely Dan

They say he's 9 feet tall, that he's got 17 fingers (eight on one hand, nine on the other), that his beard's as long as the summer solstice, that the noise he makes with his knobs and switches, his doodads…
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