Saturday: Dan Deacon and His Orchestra @ the Vera Project

For Dan Deacon’s last tour supporting his album, “Spiderman of the Rings,” the electronic wizard traveled light. His equipment was a tangled web of midi cables, effects pedals, an iPod strapped to a bannana  and a tiny keyboard that he set up on the floor amidst the audience.

Dan Deacon performs at Bumbershoot in 2009 (photo by Josh Bis).

Dan Deacon performs at Bumbershoot in 2009 (photo by Josh Bis).

Surrounded by the crowd his shows were equal parts stand-up comedy, sweat-soaked dance party and adolescent goofiness. He’s just as likely to start a dance contest amidst a crowd circle as he is to command the audience to stage a relay race in the middle of the set.

His latest album, “Bromst,” is a much more, dare I say, mature effort. The songs are more fully realized and stretched out. Amidst pounding beats and a wave of synthesizers Deacon also adds softer glockenspiel tones for a much more varied and effective album start to finish.

For this tour Deacon brings himself and an ensemble of 14 musicians to the Vera Project on Saturday, April 25.

The show starts at 7:30 with Future Islands, Teeth Mountain and Skeleton Breath opening.

Tickets are $11 and available at The Vera Project.

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