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Dan Deacon; Credit: Lainna Fader

Dan Deacon – Echoplex 10th Anniversary Party – 12-01-11

Dan Deacon Echoplex 10th Anniversary Party 12-1-11 Dan Deacon has built his reputation on his live shows, wild messes of frenetic dancing, comedic theatrics, and audience participation, all powered by the Baltimore-based artist's electro-pop. Last night, at the Echo's 10th Anniversary Party, Deacon managed to turn the Echoplex into a......
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Jam in the Van: Mobile Venice Studio Lures in A-List Talent

In London, folks hold acoustic sessions in the back of a taxi. In New York, musicians play rock shows in the subway. But until now, to the best of our knowledge, no one was making any decent music in vans. But that's changed. Witness Jam in the Van rolling down......
Battles; Credit: Lainna Fader

Battles – Mayan Theater – October 17, 2011

Battles Mayan October 17, 2011 For most bands, losing a lead singer is a disaster, sometimes causing the act to cease to exist. It's particularly rare for a rhythm section to continue on as an instrumental act, as is the case with Battles, who played the Mayan last night in......
Lupe Fiasco; Credit: Lainna Fader

Lupe Fiasco – Hollywood Palladium – October 10, 2011

Lupe Fiasco and Chiddy Bang Hollywood Palladium October 10, 2011 Better than... hip-hop shows without electric fiddle. Lupe Fiasco's "Generation Laser" show last night at the Palladium did not seem like it was going to go well. A couple hours after the doors opened, the venue was still half-empty, and......
Blondie; Credit: Debi Del Grande

Blondie – Club Nokia – October 5, 2011

See also: An Interview With Debbie Freaking Harry! Blondie Club Nokia October 5, 2011 Better than ... expected. Far better than we could have imagined, actually. When new wave erupted on the back end of punk, there was Blondie, with great hooks, crisp beats and a sultry peroxide beauty who......