whamcity.jpgKnown to take hard left turns when it comes to the live music experience, Dan Deacon is at it again. This time around I think he may have outdone himself, which is saying a lot if you’ve ever seen him live. Deacon will take over 60 musicians out on the road for what he is calling the Baltimore Round Robin Tour.

Baltimore has become a bit of an indie artist haven in the last few years and its spokesman may just be . I am definitely way excited to see how this sounds and looks. I have never experienced anything close to this but that’s usually the case when I go to see .


Before you begin to imagine how fun the tour bus will be, here’s how the concerts are going to work. Deacon has set up two different groups of performers — Eyes and Feet — who will take on different nights of the tour. Each group is set up to stimulate the body part for which they are named. There is also a “Weird Round” group that will play randomly both nights and doesn’t fit into Deacon’s branding. All groups are from “Charm City”.

Each night the designated group will set-up along the walls of the venue and each band plays one song then passes the torch to the next band. When each band has played a song, that’s a round. Where’s the audience you may ask? They’re in the middle of all this — insanity. Though I’m not huge on his music, Deacon may be a evil genius when it comes to creative concert ideas.

For Baltimore Round Robin:
10/02 – Boston, MA – Mass Arts *
10/03 – Boston, MA – Mass Arts #
10/04 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal *
10/05 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal #
10/08 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art *
10/09 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art #
10/10 – Chicago, IL – Epiphany *
10/11 – Chicago, IL – Epiphany #
10/13 – Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College *
10/14 – Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College #
10/15 – , PA – Starlight Ballroom *
10/16 – , PA – Starlight Ballroom #
10/17 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge *
10/18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge #
[via CMJ]

* Eyes Night
# Feet Night

Eyes Night:

Creepers
Ed Schrader
Jana Hunter
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Lexie Mountain Boys
Nautical Almanac
Santa Dads
Teeth Mountain
Wzt Hearts

Feet Night:
Adventure
Blood Baby

Deathset
DJ Dog Dick
Double Dagger

Height
Lizz King
Nuclear Power Pants
Smarthgrowth
Video Hippos

Weird Round:
Boo Boos
Cornelious and Pitifa
Funny Clown
Mark Brown
Ram Ones
Show Beast
Sports Ghosts


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