Deception Bay: 10 Years of Light and Sound

Under Director David Ross, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 1987 was a daring and influential cultural institution, evidenced by cutting-edge shows like Boston Now: Projects. In a stroke of programming genius, the summer exhibition included a single performance by groundbreaking art-rock ensemble Deception Bay, who immersed Palace Road Theater goers on a hot July night in their moody, political and mesmerizing blend of cinema and music.

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Deception Bay: 10 Years of Light and Sound

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Post-punk art band Deception Bay burst onto the scene in Boston in 1985. After a blistering live set on WERS-FM, the trio was quickly signed by LA label IPR, where their eponymous first disc was mastered at Capitol Records. Strong record reviews, a host…


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Post-punk art band Deception Bay burst onto the scene in Boston in 1985. After a blistering live set on WERS-FM, the trio was quickly signed by LA label IPR, where their eponymous first disc was mastered at Capitol Records. Strong record reviews, a host of live performances, and the Institute of Contemporary Art’s groundbreaking “Boston Now” exhibition followed, immersing all in a moody, political and mesmerizing blend of cinema and music.

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