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Deerhoof, blackblack, Hot Loins

Fri. February 2nd 2007 7pm doors at 6pm Richard's On Richards (No Minors) 7pm doors at 6pm
Presented by: Fireball Productions
When it comes to successful experimental indie rock, Deerhoof is at the forefront. Along with bands such as Animal Collective and the Fiery Furnaces, the San Francisco foursome continues to make creative music without boundaries.

Formed in March of 1994, Deerhoof had humble beginnings as a duo made up of Greg Saunier and Rob Fisk. Over the next several years, the group went through many lineup changes and attracted the attention of variously connected fans (Matt Groening and Sonic Youth, to name a few), all the while producing material prolifically.

Led by Satomi Matsuzaki's childishly compelling vocals alongside her now steady bandmates Chris Cohen (bass), John Dieterich (guitar) and Greg Saunier (drums), the band honed its frenetic sound and even more schizophrenic live show, resulting in quite a reputation. This was only improved with the release of perhaps the band's best-received record to date, Milk Man, in 2004. Later in the year, Deerhoof toured with Wilco, proving that the forces of abrasive pop and pseudo-mainstream (albeit excellent) music can be combined in one tour.

The group has yet to let up the pace. This summer, a previously Japanese-only EP, Green Cosmos, was released and, despite its fantastic fifteen minutes of music, was all but ignored by the media (except for Prefix). Harder to disregard is Deerhoof's latest full-length, The Runners Four, which for a band that tends to keep its releases fairly brisk, qualifies as no less than epic, with twenty tracks spread over fifty-seven minutes.


Remember how you felt when you were 16? Deerhoof is now that fateful age, and by rites it's the band's turn to rebel. As if on some adolescent impulse, this year Satomi Matsuzaki, Ed Rodriguez, John Dieterich, and Greg Saunier, just up and split from San Francisco, the only home they've ever known as a band, and left behind all notions of 'what ... more info

Hot Loins (Experimental-post-prog-deconstructionist punk)

three friends with an affinity for loud, strange music. playing shows for just over a year. have had the good fortune of playing with some amazing bands that we respect greatly. are releasing a 7" in july 06. a full length in september on sound document. sean plays synth and is too smart for his own good. dave plays drums and is now engaged. camero... more info
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