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Mac De Marco fills the Factory with energy and emotion

Mac De Marco | Photo by Doug Interrante for WXPN
Mac De Marco | Photo by Doug Interrante for WXPN

For me, live music is always about the experience. Taking music that provides the soundtrack to one’s life and injecting yourself with its rhythms by witnessing it in its truest form. On Thursday night, Mac DeMarco did just that by injecting a sold out crowd at the Electric Factory with pure energy and emotion. 

This was my first time seeing Mac DeMarco live, but I had previously seen footage of his performances (and some brilliant comedic videos) so I was aware that he engages with his audience differently than most. Right from the start, Mac showed a personality that brought his music to a different level. There was an added dimension to the music that was at times playful and goofy, while at others both vulnerable and sincere. His endearing personality spread through the crowd as the night progressed and all that could be felt was positive energy.  Continue reading →

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Manic performer Mac DeMarco headlining MilkBoy on 8/29 (on sale today)

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

After packing Kung Fu Necktie back in the winter, Canadian eccentric Mac De Marco is returning to Philadelphia next month to headline MilkBoy on August 29th. The performer is a mix of a psychedelic acid casualty and a macho dude-rocker – when we caught him at South By Southwest, he scaled out over the crowd and hung from a ceiling support beam to the sound of his reverbed-out rock band. So, I guess, a middle ground between Ariel Pink and Eddie Vedder? In any case, a great live show, and highly recommended. Tickets are onsale today at noon via the MilkBoy website.