All Time Low Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth (left), lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zachary Merrick (right) and drummer Rian Dawson formed the punk band All Time Low in 2003. Its members all hail from the Towson-Timonium-Cockeysville area. (Colby Ware, The Baltimore Sun /April 22, 2007)
Dan Deacon and his ensemble were confined to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" stage last night, a rarity for the acclaimed Baltimore electronic musician. (If you've been to a Deacon show, you likely know he prefers the floor, with the crowd by his side.)
Rules may be rules, but Deacon still made his unique connection with the audience through the Dan Deacon smartphone app. As you'll see in the clip, Deacon — broadcasting from an iPhone — instructs viewers at home to play along, too.
It's a strong performance from Deacon and his ensemble, as "True Thrush's" pop sensibilities naturally shine. This was Deacon's first performance on national TV, and while it likely left more than a few viewers scratching their heads, it also felt like a proper introduction to a strange but mesmerizing artist.
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Wesley Case is a features reporter for the Baltimore Sun and b. Since October 2008, he's covered Baltimore's burgeoning music and arts scene, including b cover stories on Dan Deacon, Beach House and Rome Cee. Between March and August 2011, he launched and wrote a pop music blog for b called Louder Now. He now handles the Midnight Sun nightlife blog.