Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Height With Friends, CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA, Alan Resnick

Thu, November 15, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$13-$15

This event is all ages

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Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon
Hellos!
Our good pal DAN DEACON is playing a very special show as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of Arts. It's taking place next Friday April 12th in the PERELMAN THEATER located inside of The Kimmel Center.

As we have mentioned before, it's not too often that our friends and contemporaries get to play these fancy spaces, so when it happens it's quite the event. For this particular show Dan will be playing on the unique "turntable stage" inside the Perelman Theater (for those who have never been, it's the smaller room inside the Kimmel Center). The seats will be retracted and the crowd will surround Dan who will play on the "turntable" in the middle of the room. To make things even more interesting - you'll be asked to download his interactive cell phone app so that the crowd can control sound and light movement throughout the theater during the show.

It's going to be awesome and a really special night. Something different than the usual rock club experience. Usually events like this come with an expensive ticket, but for this event tickets are only $15. It's not too often you can attend an event at The Kimmel Center for $15, let alone one with Dan Deacon and you, the audience member controlling the sound and lights from your cell phone. We highly recommend you consider being part of this special evening

It's not a "R5 Production" but we thought that you should know about it - as we wish that more and more of these types of things happened in Philadelphia. You can purchase tickets via the below link or at The Kimmel Center Box Office.

For more information you can visit :
http://pifa.org/events/47
Height With Friends
Height With Friends
I've been recording and performing as Height since 1998. I added the 'with friends' in 2008 and made it more of a band, and less like a rapper with an anonymous crew. The cast is constantly revolving. At the moment, we are performing as a five-piece band with live instruments.

We've released thirteen albums and EP's. Wham City, Friends, Grand Man, Dogg Pony, Aural States and Snowghost Records have all put out our music.

We've played over 500 shows in the US, Canada and Europe. We have toured with Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Beach House, Jana Hunter, Grand Buffet, Adventure, Cex, The Death Set, and Oxes as well as many equally good, but yet lesser known acts.

We tend to keep all the writing and production in-house, but we've also been fortunate to collaborate with artists like Tobacco and Wye Oak.

The music of Height has changed drastically over the years, and it will continue to evolve. The goal is always to make understated, moving music from the heart. We are currently putting the finishing touches on a new full length, due out this summer.
CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA
CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA
Baltimore's Chester Endersby Gwazda has been behind the scenes for much of Baltimore's strongest releases as of late. His production can be found on amazing works like Dan Deacon's Bromst (as well as his upcoming LP) and Future Islands' In Evening Air. He's also served as part of Dan Deacon's touring ensemble (synths). He's worked on so many albums, but at heart he's a songwriter and musician…and somehow he's never released an album himself.

Now that's changed with the priceless release of Shroud. On this LP, he lets loose and experiments freely with a wave of different sounds but consistently instills a vibrant sense of melody and harmony throughout. The intricate balance of Shroud is what really strikes me. The sounds are so energetic and colorful, but much of the LP's themes are downers. Gwazda spoke on this:

The songs on Shroud are both pessimistic and hopeful at the same time, I guess. Lots of death and being buried alive and shit, but also lots of rebirth and discovery. That's where the album's title came from. Like, if you've got a death shroud over your face before you're dead, just pull it off, right? I'm not interested in making gloomy sounding music, but I'm not interested in being happy-go-lucky either. If the words don't match the feeling of the music, that's ok. The world is a confusing place, right??
Alan Resnick
Alan Resnick
Alan Resnick is a visual artist obsessed with his own face. Since 2009 he has been working towards the creation of a lifelike digital backup. This avatar is being designed to fill the role of Alan to family and friends in the event of his death. Alan has also gives"neat" lectures about the importance of digitizing the self and DIY virtual reality technology. After receiving his BFA from SUNY Purchase he started collaborating with the Wham City collective. He exaggerates his own self worth or importance, often in an overbearing manner.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123