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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tonight in Music: Deerhoof, Liz Phair

posted by on October 7 at 10:53 AM

Deerhoof - “The Perfect Me”
Deerhoof, Experimental Dental School
(Neumos) Deerhoof are an indie-rock anomaly, consistently releasing inconsistent music that one side of a room will always love, the other side will always hate, and the few in the middle won’t know exactly where they stand—depending on the song. I’ve always been in the latter group. I’ve gone to see Deerhoof based on true fans’ assertions that drummer Greg Saunier is a mechanized animal. His precise acrobatics behind the kit are impressive enough to overshadow the flexing guitar interplay and bassist-vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki’s cute lyrical innocence. Regardless, between the last time I saw the band (supporting Friend Opportunity) and hearing their latest, Offend Maggie, I can admit that I’ve been pulled to the lover’s side of the room. TRAVIS RITTER
Liz Phair - “Never Said”
Liz Phair
(Showbox at the Market) This past June, a bunch of Seattle musicians—including Throw Me the Statue, Tennis Pro, Lesli Wood of Ms. Led, Rachel Flotard of Visqueen, and M. Bison—hit the stage at Chop Suey to perform, in order, the 18 tracks of Liz Phair’s classic debut, Exile in Guyville. It was a revelation, proving among many other things the lasting brilliance of Phair’s “novice” compositions. Tonight, Lady Phair herself perform “songs from Exile in Guyville,” a description that lets her off the hook for a full-album re-creation and opens the door for gems from the latter Phair songbook. (She may never make a better album than her first, but the best of her post-Exile songs—whitechocolatespaceegg’s “Polyester Bride” and “Love Is Nothing,” Liz Phair’s “Little Digger”—stand up to anything on her eternal debut.) DAVID SCHMADER

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who wants to guess what time liz phair will go on tonight...?

Posted by A | October 7, 2008 12:58 PM

With doors at 8 pm and no one listed as an opener, I'd guess maybe 9 pm? She can't go on before 9 pm, right? And there could always be an unlisted opening act too. I've e-mailed the Showbox, I'll let you know if I hear anything.

Posted by Megan Seling | October 7, 2008 1:20 PM

The Showbox says that they don't have confirmed set times yet but the best guess right now was 9 pm. So get there by 9 to ensure you don't miss anything.

Posted by Megan Seling | October 7, 2008 1:37 PM

thanks, megan!

Posted by A | October 7, 2008 2:39 PM

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