Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 16, 2020 | Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm
Blending a background in experimental composition with a love for pop culture and a penchant for absurdism, Dan Deacon has gained an enthusiastic following and critical acclaim for his highly energetic performances and elaborate recordings. Much of his best-known material, such as 2007 full-length Spiderman of the Rings, contains electronically manipulated vocals and buzzing, neon-like synth tones, and is overwhelmingly giddy and joyous. However, he has also written more nuanced, reflective pieces, such as 2012's America, and is involved with the contemporary classical world. Deacon is highly active as a soundtrack composer as well; among other films, he wrote the music for the acclaimed 2016 documentary Rat Film, which he also appeared in. An advocate of D.I.Y. culture, he is a co-founder of Wham City, a Baltimore-based collective of musicians, performance artists, comedians, and filmmakers who have organized numerous events and tours. Various Wham City members often accompany Deacon on his tours, with upwards of a dozen musicians performing his compositions. Deacon's performances place a heavy emphasis on audience participation, typically involving dance contests and comedic elements.
Stay at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville!
We are about 1.2 miles from the event
Our Offerings Include:
- Number of upscale packages
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
- 2 Restaurants & a Coffee Bar
- Premium Bedding
- Valet Parking
- Fitness Center
- 100% Non-Smoking
- Pet Friendly
About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville
Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.