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Deerhoof at Paramount Theatre in Boston on October 10th
"Drummer/mastermind Greg Saunier -- in purple pants and bright green sneakers -- bashed at his tiny drum kit as though he were swatting bees (whether there was a song in progress or not), and vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki busted out callisthenic dance moves between her polyglot chirps. Guitarists John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez were appropriately centered, braiding jagged melodies together in errant knots that ultimately held each song tight." [Boston.com]Deerhoof play Le Poisson Rouge TONIGHT (10/13) with Father Murphy and TALIBAM!. The NYC show is the close of a larger tour that was mostly with Xiu Xiu. Deerhoof's only remaining show after tonight at ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas in Minehead, UK (with Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Throbbing Gristle, Neurosis, and others). Tickets to the LPR show are still available. ATP in Minehead is sold out.
Da 'hoof currently has two releases on deck for the coming months. The first is the Deerhoof/Physical Forms - Hoofdriver split 7" due on 11/6, which features Busdriver singing over a Deerhoof instrumental while the flip features him backed by members of The Mae Shi as Physical Forms. Preorder that split and check out "On The Brink" by Physical Forms above.
Deerhoof will also release their new album Deerhoof vs. Evil on January 25th! The new record will see release on LP/CD (preorder via Polyvinyl) and limited cassette (500 copies with digital download on Joyful Noise) formats. Dig on "The Merry Barracks" above.
Most dates Deerhoof played in October have been with Father Murphy and Xiu Xiu, one of which was at the Paramount Theatre in Boston on October 10th.
"If you're wondering how the sound is at the restored Paramount Theatre: It's amazing. You hear everything. During Sunday evening's inaugural rock show for the theater, when I went to jot down a line from Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart -- "thinking of her dream makes her feel like it's stupid,'' from "Dr. Troll'' -- the click of my pen echoed like I'd dropped a phonebook." [Boston.com]Pictures from that show adorn this post.
Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof played their last show together last night, 10/12, at Daniel Street in Connecticut, and though Xiu Xiu does not play the NY show tonight, Xiu Xiu will play their own show at Maxwell's in Hoboken on Friday (10/15), and many other dates after that. Tickets for Maxwell's are still available.
All dates and more pictures from Boston below...
XIU XIU - 2010 TOUR DATES
oct 15 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
oct 16 - Washington, DC - The Red Palace
oct 17 - Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine
oct 18 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
oct 19 - St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven
oct 20 - Gainesville, FL - Common Ground
oct 21 - Orlando, FL - The Back Booth
oct 22 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
oct 23 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
oct 28 - Dijon, FR - Novosonic Festival (w/ Former Ghosts)
oct 29 - Dublin, IE - Darklight Festival at The Social Grand (w/ Former Ghosts)
oct 30 - Bristol, UK - Arnolfini (w/ Former Ghosts)
oct 31 - Leeds, UK - Brundenell Social Club (w/ Former Ghosts)
nov 01 - London, UK - XOYO **
nov 02 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun **
nov 03 - Groningen, NL - Vera **
nov 04 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel **
nov 05 - Malmo, SE - Debaser **
nov 06 - Stockholm, SE - Fritz Corner at Debaser **
nov 07 - Oslo, NO - Cafe Mono **
nov 08 - Copenhagen, DK - TBA **
nov 09 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg **
nov 10 - Prague, CZ - Club Matrix **
nov 11 - Muenchen, DE - Rote Sonne **
nov 12 - St. Gallen, CH - Palace **
nov 13 - Vavey, CH - Rocking Chair **
nov 14 - Schorndorf, DE - Club Manufaktur **
nov 15 - Milano, IT - Tunnel **
nov 17 - Lyon, FR - Grrnd Zero **
nov 18 - Paris, FR - Fondation Center **
nov 19 - Luxembourg, LU - Exit07 **
nov 20 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso **
* w/ Deerhoof, Father Murphy
** w/ Former Ghosts, Zola Jesus