Like his music, Dan Deacon refuses to slow down. Troubadour of the DIY underground, Deacon has been democratizing the dancefloor for the past decade, throwing wild, crowd-participatory concert/happenings from art insitutions to the streets of Occupy Wall Street, always insisting that inhibitions be abolished and wallflowers be circulated into the mass hysteria.
His latest venture is a free iPhone/Android app that synchs your screen with the tempo of the music he’s performing, transforming everyone’s device into a piece of the light show. After holing up for the past couple years to score a Francis Ford Coppola film and craft his latest record, America, it’s clear that Deacon is glad to be back to his extroverted, hard-touring self.
Dan Deacon will play MASS MoCA (87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass.) on Saturday (April 20) at 8 PM. Tickets are $16. Call 413-662-2111 for more info.