They're coming to the Midland with labelmate Dan Deacon on March 21, a Thursday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $25. Presale is 10 a.m. Thursday. Password: INK.
Don't mean to hijack, but is there a Kanrocksas (sp?) line up announcement this week?
January 15, 2013 at 06:02 PM
There was a hint that one would drop this week, likely not a full lineup but a sneak peak, we'll see, nothing yet.
January 15, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Should be interesting to see what Deacon does with a larger crowd, at the small venues he does a lot of audience participation. Although he did introduce a phone app at the last show that could be used during the show.
January 15, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Animal Collective = ANOTHER wall of sound, techno, electronica, sunths, rave music being pushed as the cool new ANTI rock, anti "old people" music, cant wait for this "phase" to run its course.
These "groups" basically develop a show back in LA, and then take the same exact sounds on the road, then they act like they are twirling knobs and pushing buttons, yeah, no, it is all posing and the same no matter nosie comes out no matter their body motions.
THERE IS NOTHING ROCKville about Animal Collective (btw- another in a long line of current stupid fkg band names)(you can tell some fat old fk pushing the cutting supposed cutting edge came up with that nonsense name)(gimma a fkg break)
Have fun with this crap... just be sure to take your meds (rave drugs) before the show and it will be so awesome. Than again so would the DirecTV screen saver.
Cant wait for this "phase" to run its course.
January 16, 2013 at 02:58 AM
""he did introduce a phone app at the last show that could be used during the show.""
Theres an app for that?
WOW!!! he is so cutting edge cool, making such cool phone apps for concerts.
I bet that sure beats him trying out some new guitar leads/licks, or (gasp!) actually picking up a new instrument and learning it.
Derp, lets make a phone app for concerts.
January 16, 2013 at 03:04 AM
I caught Animal Collective at the Granada in 07 and it was a great show.
Deacon played at the Jackpot in Lawrence that same year and it was a blast. I'm not a huge fan of his records but it was such a fun live show. I agree with Green that I'm not sure how it will translate to a room the size of the Midland.
January 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Pierce Deacon is an experimental composer and electronic musician.
In regards to why doesn't he try out some new guitar leads/licks, well, most likely because he doesn't play that instrument.
As for picking up a new instrument, he is credited with vocals, percussion, wave function generators, keyboards, trombone, tuba and electronics. He even played Carnegie Hall.
The app is pretty cool, basically makes a light show on your phone. I don't recall anyone else doing anything like this, even the artists at the top that could have some wild interactive displays with the crowd, think of 10,000 plus fans all flashing a light in Sprint Center, changing colors, strobbing, that would be sick as hell! His thing is to make live events more interactive. Think of the app as this generations lighter.
Save your rants for the hacks of the music industry, Deacon is odd for sure, but for everyone, but I think he is pretty badass!
January 16, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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January 16, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Yeah, Deacon is so awesome that no one cares that he pre-programs the entire concert and stores it on an ipod, as long as when he pushes play back on stage, he looks like he doing something on stage and having fun. That is all that matters, except for the light show. The light show is more important than the sounds these days.
As long as he preprograms a neat looking light show and plays cool sounds on his ipod and people have fun, we dont need anyone playing instruments on stage, especially if he lets the audience runs some of the lights with his neato iphone app, and then it will seem kind of like a live concert, except for the recorded sounds, but who cares, as long as we have fun.
January 17, 2013 at 06:20 AM
Yeah, while I don't know enough about them to totally agree with Pierce and Brad, judging by my very limited exposure to Animal Collective, they are way over my head.
January 17, 2013 at 07:43 AM
What ipod is he playing, try research next time.
January 17, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Eh, Green, I'd recommend not feeding the trolls.
I'm personally just glad I have so many people here to tell me when something I enjoy sucks. How would I know what I should like otherwise?
January 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Do your own research miss sensitive. He pushes play and that plays the show, it is precorded. It is not played live, which is no big deal(its like lip synching). Just drop a tab or two and watch the pretty lights or use that neato app, pretty colors.
January 17, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Yea I shouldn't feed him but I feel bad for him. It's been a long winter, crossroads shows are on hold til it warms up. Just thinking he needs a bone. Look he could use some chit chat, most likely doesn't have friends or a lady, so maybe some silly chat about nothing could make his day.
January 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM
I've been playing Hendrix songs on my boombox and dancing around with my air guitar for YEARS. I never knew I could make money doing that!
January 17, 2013 at 01:07 PM
And people around the Internet are saying the Night Two headliner for Kanrocksas is Dave Matthews Band. Of course, this is the same Internet where you can find "Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting was a hoax created by Obama" videos, so who knows if it is true. A lot of people like DMB, but unfortunately I am not one of them.
January 17, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Yup Dave, these days all it takes is getting the young, "raised on Big Pharma-drugs crowd" to over-take some of their meds, then put on a pretty light show and push play on prerecorded dance track (i.e. press play on the boom box) and then hop around on stage wearing a funny hat, act like you are really doing something, (e.g. push some buttons, twirl some knobs) then shout out HEY!!! HEY!!! 2-3 times and voila, the young tripping morons will flock to see your pretty lights.
At least back in the day Iron Butterfly played instruments versus these Britney Spears lip synch alike posers doing nothing but playing back a loop. It is a con job.
And note how sensitive they get when the truth is told. They start swatting at air, writing things about people whom they dont know, start doing analysis. It would be funny if it was not so sad.
Stay on your script-meds kids. Sorry, but it seems the joke is on you.
People who pay to see these crap shows of recorded music are fools. These fools were lucky to get together with their money in the first place.
January 17, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Deacon rules no pre recorded tunes for him. It's more electronic / percussion mash! No doubt there are a lot of press play djs out there.
January 17, 2013 at 07:36 PM
It is as pre recorded as he can get away with. He may have a live drummer playing, but he is basically playing a boring, pre prorammed sounding, electronica drum beat, while Danny boy hops around acting like he is doing something (twirling knobs, pushing buttons) other than just pushing play, but the proof in the pudding.
OK!!! HEY!!! HEY!!!
LETS COUNT DOWN TO PUSH PLAY 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 splat
yaaaaaaawn, that is about as exciting and "live" as Britteny Spears lip synching, but on the other hand, they are going to give BS (proper initials)a 100 million Dollar contract to do a residency in Vegas to lip sync her crap,
sigh, I guess PT Barnum was correct, and with 8 billion humans now down here, there are plenty of fools to go around.
If people dig it, and have fun to it, then good for them, but try to tell me it is real, or live or even exciting. Mainly it is profitable, less people paid to sell the same number of tickets
January 18, 2013 at 06:17 AM
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