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Deerhoof | Breakup Song

Jammy San Francisco art-noise rockers Deerhoof got us going with the clever online "Jingletron" last month and left fans jittering with excitement for Breakup Song.
Polyvinyl (2012)
By SEAN CORBETT  |  August 31, 2012

The Toughcats at One Longfellow Square, February 3

When considering the bands comprising the Portland music scene, in all of its glory, it's easy to forget the Toughcats, because they don't play locally very often.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  February 11, 2011

50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011

Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu at SPACE Gallery

Tonight, the Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu tour thankfully makes a stop in Portland for what should be one of the best attended and most maniacal...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2010

Fall Music Preview: Stay positive

The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010

ArtsEmerson taps Hirsch as music booker

The theater district's ArtsEmerson project keeps getting more and more interesting.
Dan's the Man
By JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2010

Tonight in music: Deerhoof, Ladyhawke, and Circulatory System

We always forget how hectic shit gets in the fall -- starting this week, there's about five times more stuff happening every night  than any...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 14, 2009
huak list

Rock of wages

Huak are the rare local band who, in the two-plus years they've been playing regular gigs, sound bolder and more self-possessed every time you see them.
Huak intertwine politics, sentiment, and decades of influences
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 28, 2009

Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009

Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009

A bug in your ear

Back in the summer of 2004, John J. McCauley III was out for a hike with some friends in the woods of his native Rhode Island.
Deer Tick neither bite nor suck
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 17, 2009


Guitar heroine

The shreducation of Marnie Stern
The shreducation of Marnie Stern
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 24, 2008

San Francisco treat

The SF-based Deerhoof performed at the Middle East a week ago Thursday with the amusingly repetitive precision of a puppet show or an assembly of wind-up toys.  
Deerhoof at the Middle East Downstairs, October 23, 2008
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 28, 2008

Break it easy

When I ask Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier about the mythological references on their new Offend Maggie , he riffs on the question itself.  
Deerhoof loosen up on Offend Maggie
By DANIEL DENORCH  |  October 15, 2008

State of the art

You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
By JON GARELICK  |  August 12, 2008

Antic Digression Disorder

The Fiery Furnaces don’t make things easy on themselves.
The dizzying wormholes of the Fiery Furnaces
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 16, 2008


Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Freestyle fellowships

Although crunk partisans probably won’t care for the comparison, LA rapper Busdriver might be thought of as the indie hip-hop analogue to Lil’ Wayne.
The indie rap of Busdriver and Von Südenfed
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  November 06, 2007

Damaged goods

This isn’t the first concept album from Dirty Projectors and I’d be surprised if it were the last.
Dirty Projectors reimagine Black Flag, realize their potential
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 15, 2007

Portland scene report: June 22, 2007

Folks watching the Sox game on Thursday the 14th heard a take from the Small Boy Petes, during a highlight montage.
Sibilance starts now

Milk Man ballet hits DVD

Next thing you know, footage of the show leaked onto YouTube, ears were perked, and the misinformation started flying.
Now screening
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 14, 2007


Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007

A little freak folk

It was only a matter of time before Thurston Moore dipped into a little freak folk.
Better late than never, right?
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 09, 2007

Milk me

You saw the best concert of the year, now see the . . . ballet!?
Hoofing it
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 29, 2006

Don't call it clawhammer

Of the 3877 songs currently on my iPod (generation two, 20 gigs) none had “unclassifiable” in the genre description until I loaded the Toughcats’ debut full-length into my iTunes.
The Tough cats hit the mainland with Piñata
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 29, 2006

Pole positions

“Some things seem really weird to me that seem really normal to other people,” says Deerhoof bassist Chris Cohen.
Deerhoof redefine normal with The Runners Four
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 23, 2006


Gratis expectations

Now is the winter of our discontent. That last heating bill nearly caused a coronary, and this month’s will only be worse.
Free booze! Free books! Free movies! Free iPods! A guide to getting something for nothing
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 18, 2006

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005

Photos: Deerhoof and Doomstar! at The Middle East Downstairs

Photo slideshow of Deerhoof and Doomstar! at The Middle East Downstairs taken by Loroto on February 10, 2011  
Deerhoof and Doomstar! | The Middle East Downstairs | February 10, 2011
By LOROTO  |  January 01, 1900