Dan Deacon Presents: “Spiderman of The Rings” & “Ultimate Reality”

Oct. 13

On Sept. 6 of this year, Dan Deacon posted a photo, taken by former CP photog Frank Hamilton, from the Floristree release show for “Spiderman of the Rings,” an album now in its 10th year. Deacon’s eyes are closed tight as he shouts into the mic, his fist raised triumphantly. There are many people around him, packed in tight and sweaty, as was always the case, doing the same thing. The image really captures the spirit of the city at that time, when many of the most celebrated participants in Baltimore DIY were in their infancy and percolating. “Spiderman of the Rings” was ecstatic, weird, fun, and funny, a mash-up of chiptune, avant-garde music, pop, and so many more that, Deacon recently wrote, “completely changed my life in every possible way.” Later in 2007, Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche released “Ultimate Reality,” a psychedelic film that combines Deacon’s tunes along with neon-colored kaleidoscopic imagery, select bits of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography, and probably more—I was pretty fucked up whenever I watched it. Deacon is playing both in their entirety to mark the 10th anniversary of their release, and as of this writing, this show is a one-time-only deal. Plan on being there to sweat and dance and shout and, if the moment grabs you, raise a hand in the air. 8:30 p.m., 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., facebook.com/twentysixforty, $20. (Brandon Weigel)

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