Dan Deacon was due to play The Button Factory back in May but the gig had to be rescheduled. The full line up for the August 5th show has now been announced.
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)
Patrick Kelleher‘s 2009 debut, You Look Cold, was critically acclaimed and earned him a slew of headline and support slots and festival appearances around Ireland. The remix album that followed included contributions from the likes of Jape, David Kitt and Legion Of Two. He has been playing live with the Cold Dead Hands for a few years now and they are gearing up to tour Patrick’s forthcoming second album, Golden Syrup. The new sound is more focused on electronics and rhythm, with plenty of nods to Robert Rental, John Maus, Brian Ferry, Future Islands and all manner of dark electro experimentalism.
Harmonic presents Dan Deacon Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands Angkorwat The Last Days Of 1984 The Button Factory August 5th, 9pm TIL LATE RESCHEDULED DATE – ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID Tickets are €20 and are on sale now from Ticketmaster.