Deerhoof at Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg

Deerhoof at Pyramid Cabaret

Deerhoof at Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, June 28 2010. Duncan McNairnay photo.

Review – Deerhoof at the Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, June 29 2010

– text by eugene osudar/photo by Duncan McNairnay

better later
than never

quickie
written
spilt milk
review

spastic
elastic
moves

dance dance
this set
around

hop bop
split kicks
cheerleader
grooves

crazy poses
like rock stars
on trippy
chems

twist and turn
turn turn
and back and
forth
turn turn

acting stupid
(and dancing)
outrageous
N
contagious

Nirvana
Ramones
Stones

like a bedroom
rock star
diva

fall to the stage
and worm

and have your,
self stabbed
by your 12
string
mate

check
your cool
at the door
and Move!
just
moooooooooooooV.

70 minutes

panda panda panda
let’s dance the set (cover)
fresh born
pinhead (cover)
chandelier searchlight
the tears and music of love
the perfect me
offend maggie
escaped bird (new song)
wrong time capsule
giga dance
rainbow silhouette of the milky rain
buck and judy
snoopy waves
come see the duck (sing along!)
o’malley, former underdog
goin’ up the country (cover)
basket bill get your groove back
milking

i’m talking to Deerhoof
drummer
greg
before the set
he laughs and giggles
spontaneously
crazily,

mid breath
never mind
mid
sentence

i’m mentioning
all the live
full
sets of music
(675 in 2009,
800 or so in 2008)
and all the dancing
i do
do
do

and sure enough
this is a band
to move to
dance to

it only took the first few
wild hammering
drummmmmmmsticks
like thick elastics
hitting the tiny
essential drum kit

funny thing is
as opener Mahogany Frog
played their prog
set

i’m talking to a Jazz Fest
security guy
and he mentions
Rush (listening to Frog’s Prog)

and we get onto the crazy
numbers of Rushing drums
Oh Neil Peart

and then you see
Greg and the few drums
snare kick
cymbals
and yesyesyes!

Cowbell!!!!!

more cowbell

this is a band
a percussionist
who understand
the beauty
of cowbell

like Nightwood
like White Cowbell Oklahoma

more and more
cowbell!

)more and more dancing(

vocalist satomi
dances her bass
around
scissor
kicks and leaps

hot funk boogie
jazzy changes
temporary tempo
punk mad frenzy
new wave pookie/wookie

always in the non-
stop fun
zone

with ed and john
messing around
with their
feedback
grind and moving
always moving

it’s all about
being essentially
stupid
and
brilliant

da da beat
generation,
funky
guitars,
mayhem
bass
frenzy,
dance dance
jazzy dissonance,
chaotic
eroticism,
falling grooves
in,to deep heat
drumsticks,
flashing
faster
than the brain
can intake,
thunder
swirling
lightning
hurling,
dance floor
ecstasy,
Sonic Youth
Ramones,

these are (the touch/Stones)
of genius

magnify
your dance
moves

shake it up
and sweat it out
pour it all
out
(every,thing)
into
nothing more
than childlike
joy

buzzing
cocks
guitars
and
Talking Heads
meltdowns

greg is all kinetic
energy
burning down
the house

bruising smash
outs
we’re all a shouts
top of the lungs
!more and more!

wood chips
snapping and popping
from drumsticks
greg’s bashing so hard

i’m bleeding
sweat
i’m bleeding
anarchy

Pyramid souled
out
packed
tight
sardine
dancing
squirming
and hopping

and sweating
beautiful
anarchy

it’s punk jazz
tribal
drumming
cowbelling
knock
outs

atonal rushes and
maximum minimalism

greens and reds
yellow streams
of light from
lightning
flash
drumsticks

intensity
and passion
exponentially
unleashed

greg’s day,Oh!
glowing lime
green
runners
and satomi’s
red shoes
dancing

new wave
angel

(yes)

the angels wanna wear her red shoes
elvis costello

ballads
and softness
harsh reality
of Sonic(ed) Youth
breakdowns
deconstruction
note by note
beat by beat
melody rebuilt
into dissoDance.

always the groove
always the cowbell
always the dance
always m
o
v
e
m
e
n
t

squealing, (un)peeling
feedback
joy

and yes
the amp reads

“Nerd”

a young man
points this out
to me

“Nerd”s
who rock
harder
than the coolest
poseurs

hitting arena stages

check your cool
at the door

and dance

and move

to the sweet
groove

of

Deerhoof
June 28
Pyramid.

 

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene

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