There are few people who can absolutely trance you with their talented performance. I’m not sure if I would call Dan Deacon one of those people. Dan’s absurdist performances have frightened many morning show talk hosts and probably his parents. Here is a video of him performing his song “Ohio” on an NBC morning show.
Sometimes it’s hard for people to respect Deacon as a serious musician, but he has released over 8 albums and Pitchfork awarded his 2009 release the #46 best album of the year. He has gained a lot of Internet popularity with his
controversial hilarious animated clip that has over 15 million views. “Drinking out of Cups” is rumored to be a recording of Deacon rambling in a closet after taking LSD – Deacon denies these allegations. Watch it for yourself and be the judge.
Deacon is known to rely heavily on audience participation at his concerts- performing in the crowd rather than on stage. He has also recently developed a free iphone app that turns your phone into a light and sound source so you can interact with his performance - which should make his gig at Fitzgerald’s quite exciting if you decide to check it out.