Why, I often ask myself, do today’s youth prefer such hyper music? After my two minutes of work each week, I prefer a Bach violin concerto. Given the warp-speed pace of postmodern living, you’d expect our overstimulated youngsters to seek solace in more contemplative entertainment. The fact that Dan Deacon is constantly referred to as a “Wham City weirdo” is enough to keep me away from tonight’s concert. I still use a typewriter, but when I asked a co-worker to play some of Deacon’s music on her Google, I dove away from the machine fearing that it was exploding. Expecting sparks, I said, “Please make this stop.” Next she played a Lightning Bolt video. “Make it stop!” I yelled. The last thing I remember is my body violently shaking. I woke up 10 hours later in a hospital bed. What is it with hospital food these days?
Tues., April 26, 9pm. $12. With Ed Schrader’s Music Beat. Starlight Ballroom, 460 N. Ninth St.
PW's Music Issue 2014