Photo by Timothy NorrisThe glowing skull, the totem, the hero of Dan Deacon's performance at the El Rey.
Photo by Timothy NorrisAbe Vigoda opened an amazing quadruple bill at the El Rey: Abe Vigoda, followed by Health, then Ultimate Reality. Headlining was Baltimore's amazing Dan Deacon.
Photo by Timothy NorrisAbe Vigoda is one of the best bands to come out of the Smell scene. They're tight, smart and confusing.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHealth is perhaps the most powerful band in Los Angeles right now. They threw themselves into the El Rey gig.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIf you do one thing next month, go see fucking Health. See them now, while you can still catch them in opening slots.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHealth's John Famiglietti pretty much flailed about all night long.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHe's gangly like Lux Interior, contorts himself like Iggy in 1969.
Photo by Timothy NorrisCan we give the drummer some? Health drummer Benjamin Jared Miller provides serious poundage.
Photo by Timothy NorrisFamiglietti and Miller of Health. The band's playing South by Southwest in March.
Photo by Timothy NorrisJohn Famiglietti of Health.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHealth's 2007 self-titled CD out on Lovepump United was one of the best rock albums of the year.
Photo by Timothy NorrisUltimate Reality was a frickin' trip. Their nutso frantic video presentation honored Our Governor in All His Glory.
Photo by Timothy NorrisOne of the two drummers from Ultimate Reality.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIs this the future of 21st century party music? Before Dan Deacon started, he asked that everyone stop, take a moment to concentrate on the word professionalism, chant it ten times, and then make a buzzing sound. We did, and then we behaved as such.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHalf the crowd couldn't even see Deacon perform; he set up Justin Timberlake style, in the round. Deacon was the eye of a hurricane.
Photo by Timothy NorrisIn another life, Dan Deacon was no doubt a preacher.
Photo by Timothy NorrisAbout five people could actually see what the hell Deacon was doing down there.
Photo by Timothy NorrisAt one point the neon skull actually levitated, floated around the room, screamed obscenities at the bouncers, and them vomited blood. Really.
Photo by Timothy NorrisThank god for circuitry and duct tape. Dan Deacon with his crap.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHey Dan where'd you get that shirt?
Photo by Timothy NorrisDan Deacon tore the El Rey to shreds.
Photo by Timothy NorrisHuge turnout for a Tuesday night, and a great quadruple bill.
Photo by Timothy NorrisDan Deacon, the consummate performer. Everyone should be so magnetic.
Photo by Timothy NorrisWhat a goddamn party at the El Rey.