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March 25, 2011

Dan Deacon, Wham City to appear in new IFC show 'Young, Broke & Beautiful'

Come this summer, Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader, Jimmy Joe Roche, and a bunch of members of Wham City will appear on an episode of the new IFC show "Young, Broke & Beautiful."

It's not some kind of 'Baltimorelandia.' The show is travel docu-series hosted by blogger Stuart Schuffman that "infiltrates the underground of American cities to find the hidden, cheap and carefully guarded secrets that aren't in any guidebooks," according to IFC's blurb.

The network picked it up for a six episode order last week for a late summer premiere. Episodes will revolve around Boston, Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, San Diego, and Baltimore.

For the Baltimore episode, the show taped a performance Thursday at the Bell Foundry that featured Deacon, Roche, Schrader, as well as the Santa Dads, and keyboard-and-trumpet duo The Creepers. IFC couldn't say where else Schuffman filmed.

Lola Pierson, one of the organizers, said Thursday night's free show last a little over two hours. "It was well attended, but not crazy," she said.

That makes sense, as it was barely advertised, save for a couple of status updates on Facebook and a private Google group.

Schuffman, via an IFC spokeswoman, said he'd answer questions about how he bumped into Wham City and what made him come to Baltimore at a later time as he was traveling.

But on twitter, he's made his feelings about the city clear: "Baltimore is a city that knows how to pour a drink." (Earlier)

 IFC doesn't know yet when the Baltimore episode will air. The show's first episode airs June 24 at 10:30 p.m. on the Independent Film Channel.

Photo: Broke-Ass Stuart's Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:58 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Local music, News


"I want to live like common people,
I want to do whatever common people do,
I want to sleep with common people..."

Schuffman, via an IFC spokeswoman, said he'd answer questions about how he bumped into Wham City and what made him come to Baltimore at a later time as he was traveling

i dont know that i'd ever put "beautiful" and Dan Deacon in the same sentence.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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