Dan Black Makes a Splash at Le Baron

Dan Black at Le Baron. Photo by Amanda Segur.

A stylish, excited and absolutely not sober crowd packed Le Baron Monday night for musician Dan Black’s private show. After the success of his song “Symphonies” featuring downtown Lower East Side party boy turned superstar Kid Cudi, UK native Black made his own downtown splash in the Absolut Encore concert series.

Le Baron’s décor is a mixture of 1920’s Shanghai opium den opulence mixed with futuristic touches—neon lights, disco ball, smoke machines and what appeared to be a glowing pink robot near the stage. The setting was perfect for Black’s sound: defiant, dance-y electronic beats with his soaring vocals and sometimes rap inspired rhyming.