Giveaway: Five Pairs of Tickets to Tonight's
Yann Tiersen and Deerhoof Show at the The Loft
Opening the evening is Deerhoof, which has evolved their sound from wild noise rock contrasted with the nonsensical vocals of Japanese singer Satomi Matsuzaki to a much more polished and melodic aesthetic of late. Lovably unpredictable and kooky, and boasting some damn good musicians, Deerhoof had been slowly leaking their excellent new album Deerhood vs. Evil for the past several months prior to its official release earlier this week.As Davis further states in his piece, this show should very much prove an interesting one from its listeners' perspective. And, as of now, despite the inclement whether, the show's still a go.
Headliner Yann Tiersen, meanwhile, has followed a more traditional career arc, known more for his soundtrack work on the movie Amelie than for his more experimental solo recordings. A composer and performer with a knack for working traditional French folk music instrumentation with crashing guitars, processed voices and, on last year's Dust Lane release, analog synths, Tiersen may incorporate more traditional elements into his songwriting, but the end result is no less experimental than Deerhoof's output. Continue reading...
Update: Because of weather and travel concerns, Yann Tiersen and S.Carey are no longer on tonight's bill at The Loft. Deerhoof and Ben Butler will still play. Tickets are now $12. Refunds at point of sale.
Plus, thanks to the fine folks over at the venue on Lamar Street, we've got a few free passes to this show to hand out to some DC9 readers interested in having their musical horizons properly widened. Find out how to win your free passes after the jump.
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!