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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Round Robin!

I don't know if you guys are quite ready for this one yet, but allow me to introduce you to Baltimore's Dan Deacon curated Round Robin. In the spirit of this year's Fuck Yeah Fest Round Robin has become a touring performance art piece, or a music festival if that's all you wanna make out of it. While you prepare for the show of the year, here's a little FAQ:


The format of the show is as follows:
-All the bands set up at the same time along the perimeter of the room with the audience in the center
-Each band does one song per round, no breaks, back to back to back etc., until the show is completed
-There is no headliner or opener, no front row or back of the room

The 60+ people driving around by only veggie powered vehicles in a community on wheels. Curated by Dan Deacon, the tour includes bands from Floristree, Wham City, Tarantula Hill, The Bank, Comfort Dome and other Baltimore music homes


The tour is divided into two nights. The first night (Eyes Night) is a mixture of folk, noise, theatrics, improvisation, music that is spiritual, dreamy etc. The second night (Feet Night) is devoted to music that you dance, thrash or otherwise move around to and is a mixture of electronic, punk, hardcore, dance, and rock and roll musics.

Eyes Night line-up of bands:

beach house
ed schrader
jana hunter
lesser gonzalez alvarez
lexie mountain boys
nautical almanac
santa dads
teeth mountain
wzt hearts

Feet Night line-up of bands:

blood baby
dan deacon
the deathset
dj dog dick
double dagger
future islands
lizz king
nuclear power pants
video hippos

also there will be bands from this group, dubbed the "Weird Round" peppered into the line-up for both nights:

boo boos
cornelious and pitifa
funny clown
mark brown
ram ones
show beast
sports ghosts


10/02 Boston, MA Mass Arts *
10/03 Boston, MA Mass Arts #
10/04 Montreal, QC Église Saint-Enfant Jésus / Pop Montreal *
10/05 Montreal, QC Église Saint-Enfant Jésus / 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 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom *
10/16 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom #
10/17 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge *
10/18 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge #

* = Eyes Night
# = Feet Night

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