Tickets are on sale now for Dan Deacon, who plays The Button Factory on 8th May.
No word yet on support, but it could be you if you get in quickly. Scroll down for 1hour 26minutes of Dan Deacon insanity recorded live in San Francisco back in February.
For the past seven years, Baltimore’s legendary artist and electronic iconoclast Dan Deacon has been traveling around the world performing in just about any space imaginable from alleyways, basements and abandoned buildings to institutions like the Whitney, the Getty and the Smithsonian. Much has changed since Dan started his travels. While his music still has the same uplifting spirit as before, it now has a maturity. His music is more about a celebration than a party. The party’s not over, it’s just not a drunken rager anymore. It is a music to celebrate with, to get excited with. You can still trash around and dance until you’re soaked in sweat, but it’s not a distraction or escape. It’s music written to help motivate and get pumped in both joyous and difficult times.
The art made by Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. His visceral and sophisticated work has inspired a near-cult following by “connect[ing] the loops and repetition of dance music to the patterns of 20th-century classical Minimalism” (New York Times)
The Button Factory
May 8th, 7.30pm
Tickets €20 (including booking fee) are on sale now from www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster outlets.