Deerhoof 1100 Warehouse, Austin TX March 17
Published Mar 18, 2012Deerhoof started out their set with reasonably straight-forward rock riffing that could have almost been AC/DC, but it only took a couple of songs for the chaotic, noisy style they are known for to come through. Greg Saunier's biscuit-tin-falling-down-a-staircase drum style was in full effect, and the noise the boys created on the guitars and drums contrasted nicely, acting as a foil for the singer Satomi Matsuzaki's sweetness and irresistibly funky basslines. And of course, this is what moors the band from floating away into pure noise. "Super Duper Rescue Heads" was a highlight and one of the best examples of what makes Deerhoof so unique, ending in a storm of feedback that had the non-ear-plugged portion of the crowd reaching to cover their ears. Saunier introduced "Panda Panda Panda" by saying it would include special gift, which came with an awesome mega-fast guest rap from Busdriver. The sound wasn't the greatest, but even still, the set was fantastic. Just Deerhoof doing what Deerhoof do.