Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 28, 2010

words & photos by Zach Pollack

Deerhunter

Despite the cold Chicago weather, Atlanta, GA band Deerhunter held up well at their Saturday afternoon (9/25) pop-up show at the 560 W. Grand Street underpass (a large parking lot across from the Chicago Tribune offices, under the Kennedy Overpass) as part of the ongoing Secret Generator Series presented by Urban Outfitters + Levi's. The band leaned heavily on material from their upcoming 9/28 release Halcyon Digest (4AD), most of which singer Bradford Cox stated was being debuted in a live setting for the first time that night. Deerhunter powered through their brief set with confidence and ease, and Halcyon Digest seems to be a very manageable record for the band to play live; the packed crowd ate it up.

Deerhunter opened up their set with a new track entitled "Desire Lines", which lead to "Hazel St." off of 2007's Cryptograms. From there Deehunter perfromed select tracks from their now five LP and two EP catalog since their formation in 2001. Set highlights included an extra long jammed out version of "Nothing Ever Happened", and between-song looping/sound build-up for the next.

Chicago has reaped the benefits of a free Deerhunter show, but don't fret New York you will get yours too, and on the record's release date. Deerhunter will play at the Apple Store Soho (103 Prince Street) @ 7:00PM TONIGHT (9/28). Wristbands are being distributed right now until capacity is reached (which it very well may be by the time of this posting).

Deerhunter will try on Halcyon Digest for size, on tour throughout October and Novemeber. That tour hits the less-intimate Webster Hall on 10/15 with Real Estate & Casino Versus Japan (tickets are still on sale). Stream Halcyon Digest in its entirety over at NPR.

More pictures, some videos, and the full setlist from the Chicago show, with all tour dates below...

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Deerhunter live under a bridge - Revival - Chicago IL

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deerhunter- 'famous last words' & 'saved by old times' 9-25-10 (live in chicago)

Deerhunter Setlist 9/28
1. Desire Lines
2. Hazel St.
3. Don't Cry
4. Revival
5. RCE
6. Memory Boy
7. Never Stops
8. Helicopter
9. Fountain Stairs
10. He Would Have Laughed
11. Nothing Ever Happened

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DEERHUNTER - 2010 TOUR DATES
TUE 09/28 New York, NY SoHo Apple Store (see above)
FRI 10/1 ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse
SAT 10/9 CHAPEL HILL, NC Cat's Cradle
SUN 10/10 RICHMOND, VA Canal Club
TUE 10/12 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 Club
FRI 10/15 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
SAT 10/16 BOSTON, MA Royale Nightclub
SUN 10/17 MONTREAL, QC La Tulipe
TUE 10/19 TORONTO, ON Opera House
WED 10/20 DETROIT, MI Magic Stick
THU 10/21 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland
FRI 10/22 CHICAGO, IL Metro
SAT 10/23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line
TUES 10/26 VANCOUVER, WA Commodore
WED 10/27 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
THU 10/28 PORTLAND, OR Wonder Ballroom
FRI 10/29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American
SAT 10/30 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
MON 11/1 LOS ANGELES, CA Fonda
WED 11/3 PHOENIX, AZ Clubhouse
FRI 11/5 DALLAS, TX Granada
SUN 11/7 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
MON 11/8 NEW ORLEANS, LA House of Blues
TUE 11/9 BIRMINGHAM, AL Bottletree
WED 11/10 NASHVILLE, TN Exit In

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Comments (25)

Where are the picture of the Hummus Mehs????????????

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:49 AM

Their new record is beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:50 AM

who painted that girls nails? a five year old?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:00 PM

Can't stop listening to this album. Great stuff

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:09 PM

9.2 on pitchfork

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:06 PM

@12pm - with a palsy in its hands.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:07 PM

The back half of this album is about as good as any half of any album this year. I can gladly say I now like an entire Deerhunter album, not just 5 or 6 songs on each album. Horray for me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:09 PM

^ well... for me every song on microcastle AND weird era cont. are amazing.

though, you are right, the new album is consistently great track-to-track. i picked up the LP at repo records in Philly on Saturday... i guess go to that store if you like to buy records before they come out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:19 PM

Glad to hear they are coming to OR.

Posted by flagpoles | September 28, 2010 1:26 PM

if you pre-ordered you could have had it as early as last monday. i agree with 1:19, DH has been putting out completely solid albums and i can't really think of a weak song. well, besides "saved by old times"

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:35 PM

I was gonna go until I remembered that I don't give a hoot about Deerhunter and was bored stiff by Microcastle.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 2:58 PM

saved by old times is my favorite deerhunter song. fancy that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 3:03 PM

"bored stiff by Microcastle"

wow... you must be bored really easily. that album is in my top 5 of all time

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 3:14 PM

So they played Famous Last Words into Saved by Old Times, but its not listed in the set List? Also dated 9-25?

Posted by Marvin | September 28, 2010 3:59 PM

3:14 Microcastle in your Top 5 of all time? Are you 12 years old, or have you only heard about 8 albums in your life? Geezus Christ, dude, talk about ZERO SCOPE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 4:26 PM

My favorite song on Microcastles is their cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine"

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 4:44 PM

4:26 thats not a bad choice dude.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 4:48 PM

4:48 Sure, not a bad choice for a mid-level album that I ranked about #48 on the list of albums that came out that year. Top 5 of all time? Y'all need your heads examined.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:02 PM

@6:02 first of all you took the time to rank fifty albums and came up with numerical positions in connection with everything else that year? and deerhunter placed at 48?
you need a fuckin job.
maybe someone could pay you to clean yr own ears out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:15 PM

dance yr earz clean

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 6:16 PM

6:15 Ever heard of speaking colloquially, or just kicking around ideas? I work more in a day than you do in a year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 7:59 PM

@3:59

Yes, It just wasn't on the set list. They took those two straight from the audience as requests.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:00 PM

I saw these guys in concert!! I thought they were good. They are one of those bands that could be AWESOME if they made a few changes. Maybe get a new drummer?

Posted by Flagpoles | November 23, 2010 7:44 PM

This is for sure an up and coming group! I saw them play last summer and they have a GREAT sound and are gaining many followers.

Posted by Flag pole | July 11, 2011 1:23 PM

My favorite song on Microcastles is their cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine"

Posted by subnule | October 24, 2012 7:12 PM

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