Dan Deacon, Celebration and Matmos are playing the Ottobar Friday.
Deacon will now be performing alongside Denny Bowen (Double Dagger's former drummer), Dave Jacober (of Dope Body), Chester Gwazda (who produced "Bromst"), and Jordan Casey.
Deacon's promoting several re-releases: "Meetle Mice," "Silly Hat vs. Eagle Hat," and "Spiderman of the Rings." According to Friends, the show is likely to include a preview of Deacon's next album, which he is writing. Tickets, at $10, are already on sale.
M83 is returning to the area. After a quick American tour that included stops at the Black Cat in DC (in October) and that mainly sold out, the French act is returning to the bigger 9:30 Club on May 12.
The band is promoting new album, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," which has sent some music critics into euphoric conniptions; it 'forked a 9.1! Tickets, at $25, have sold out already.
Zola Jesus, the stage name of a former opera singer, Nika Roza Danilova, turned electro-pop star, is also returning to the area.
Zola Jesus played the Ottobar in October, after playing a bunch of gigs at CMJ. She'll perform at U Street Music Hall in DC February 16. Ticket information was not included in the tour announcement.