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Animal Collective brace for success

"It seems like a challenge to make something that you have to pay a lot of attention to," says Josh Dibbs.

By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 01, 2013

Dan Deacon is coming to America

In 2007, Dan Deacon experienced startling cultural self-awareness.

By REYAN ALI  |  November 09, 2012

Dan Deacon | America

America as a country is rarely celebrated by its off-the-radar and off-kilter musicians.
By REYAN ALI  |  August 24, 2012

Photos: Dan Deacon at SXSW 2012

Dan Deacon performs live at Cheer Up Charlie's at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012

First step for the freak fest

The three key components to any successful underground music concert are good bands, cheap booze, and a sketchy venue whose identity is a semi-well-kept secret.
Rave On
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  July 01, 2011

Keep moving!

Sharp sounds all over the state
 Off the Couch


Screaming from the gallery

Last Friday night, Dan Deacon dug frantically through tangles of cables for one that might get a live signal out of the duct-taped pile of equipment in front of him. A fire truck and an ambulance, pulling up outside the windows behind him, filled the ro
Dan Deacon, live at the ICA, June 12, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  June 19, 2009

Photos: Dan Deacon at the ICA

Super Secret Summer Surprise with Dan Deacon at the ICA
Dan Deacon, live at the Institute for Contemporary Art on June 12, 2009

VIDEO: Dan Deacon's experiment at the ICA

Dan Deacon may not be returning our calls these days, but that didn't prevent us from checking out -...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 18, 2009
“Experiment” with Dan Deacon at the ICA

“Experiment” with Dan Deacon at the ICA

So maybe our ploy to get Dan Deacon to requite our mad crush on him by ranking him #99 on our “100 Unsexiest Men of...
By Shaula Clark  |  June 10, 2009
Only One Thing To Do: Smells like minimal techno

Only One Thing To Do: Smells like minimal techno

Obviously, clearly and going so freely along without saying that it’s reached what appears to be a...
By Michael Brodeur  |  May 13, 2009

Dan Deacon at the Middle East Downstairs

Dan Deacon at the Middle East Downstairs

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 We tend to think of Dan Deacon as someone who makes music for ravers who’ve ...
By Liza Weisstuch  |  May 04, 2009

Dan Deacon

Rotundness, oversized glasses, and hair in the wrong places may get you cred in some circles. But anyone who's met this electro turd will confirm that Deacon reeks like colon cleanse. And that's being nice.
Rotundness, oversized glasses, and hair in the wrong places may get you cred in some circles. But anyone who's met this electro turd will confirm that Deacon reeks like colon cleanse. And that's being nice.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Y'all come back now . . .

I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2008

No small feet

As a mob of scruffy Wham City fans and I mill around MassArt’s Pozen Center last Friday, the air is thick with excitement, as well as some pungent BO.  
Night two of the Baltimore Round Robin
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 08, 2008

Here comes the Whambulance

The Baltimore loft once known as Wham City is long dead, its inhabitants evicted in 2007, but the twisted DIY art movement it housed has flourished nonetheless.  
Mass Art hosts the Baltimore Round Robin Tour
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 01, 2008

Baltimore Round Robin in Boston: Craziest show ever?

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
By Carly Carioli  |  August 11, 2008

VIDEO: Dan Deacon Vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dan Deacon, reigning Prince of Awesomeness, brought both kinds of mayhem to MassArt late last month:...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 16, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche: Ultimate Reality

Kind of like one long Rorschach test, Ultimate Reality is a collaboration between experimental music producer Dan Deacon and visual artist Jimmy Joe Roche.
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007

White Williams

New York–based White Williams isn’t interested in proving that laptop jocks can be as in-your-face as dudes doing rock.
Smoke | Tigerbeat6
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2007


Simian Mobile Disco

After spinning and remixing everyone else’s tracks, Simian Mobile Disco are finally debuting their own.
Attack Decay Sustain Release | Interscope
By ROQUE STREW  |  September 12, 2007

Bootleg beats

The music that Gregg Gillis creates under the name Girl Talk almost necessitates a new classification. Girl Talk, "Hold Up" (mp3)
Gregg Gillis’s Girl Talk mash-ups
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  January 09, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Final countdown

Everyone should be more like Dan Deacon.
Dan Deacon, MassArt Pozen Center, December 7, 2006
By JOE BERNARDI  |  December 08, 2006