Electronic musician Dan Deacon is no stranger to the show circuit. Having a career born and bred in the sweat-soaked incubator of house shows and “do-it-yourself” venue culture helped increase his familiarity.
Vacationer ? the dreamy, island-minded indie brainchild of Kenny Vasoli and group Body Language ? has been steadily climbing the ladder to success after the release of their 2012 full-length “Gone” and this summer’s sunny “Relief.” Creating a hybrid genre they brand as “nu-hula,” the band brought their peace of mind to The Southern to dazzle up a dreary Monday.
The second installment of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts will bring actor Kevin Spacey to John Paul Jones Arena Oct. 18. This event follows last year’s address by University alumna Tina Fey.
Earlier this year, I came across a tweet from emo-rock duo Dads, forecasting Philadelphia indie-punk group Modern Baseball ““will be the blink 182 of our time”:https://twitter.com/wearentdads/status/415349535112986624” With blink-182 ranking as my all-time favorite band, I found the comparison bold — and surprisingly, ultimately true.