Cousin Dan‘s faux-glitzy, 808-fueled new wave, skin-tight animal print pants and glittery codpiece have led some to dismiss his sparkly steez as mere East Atlanta hipster bait. But his sensorial style is the result of a purer sort of impishness: rather than a wink, Dan’s music sports a wide and honest grin. (“F-Bomb,” a much-hyped 2012 single, was, counterintuitively, quite clean.) Late last year, in a cruel twist of fate, Dan (real name Daniel Scoggins) was shot at point blank outside a well-known Cabbagetown watering hole. Thankfully, the injury wasn’t life-threatening—the victim Instagrammed a self-portrait en route to the hospital, and has since recovered. It’s a testament to Dan’s zest for life that he’s back to doing what he loves best, and doing it better than ever.
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