Dana T's Going Away Party
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
"Dana T’s shows are visually and aurally immersive, at times syncing light and sound environments together. Using select pre-recorded electronics and a bit of structured jazz improvisation between verses, each performance is live, edgy, and spontaneous, with arrangements changing a bit for each show. The songs blend into and out of one another (and back again), so even though the music is live and very physical, the pacing resembles the continuity of a DJ set. Half of the set features songs with sing-a-long choruses, strong funky beats, and memorable horn hooks and improvisation, while the other half leans toward acoustic indie-folk – these songs tend to be more harmonically and formally adventurous and feature the lyrics and acoustic guitar, with the occasional horn in the background. Because of the way Dana structures sets, the poppier songs at times become the choruses of the folkier songs and the folkier songs seem like bridges to the poppier songs. It’s like a dance party where a thoughtful conversation could break out at any moment… or a thoughtful conversation that is one guitar strum away from a dance-off. From the time the performance begins, Dana T wants to take the audience with him on a memorable ride – and leave them with some tunes to hum on the way out."