Deerhoof

The Echo & Oh My Rockness Present

Deerhoof

Buke and Gase, Raleigh Moncrief

Tue, October 2, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$14.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

Please Note: **Tickets purchased at the door on day of show will have $1 facility fee applied **

Deerhoof
Deerhoof
By turns cuddly and chaotic, San Francisco's Deerhoof mix noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into sweetly challenging and utterly distinctive music. The group began as the brainchild of guitarist Rob Fisk and drummer/keyboardist Greg Saunier in 1994; early releases, such as the 1995 7"s Return of the Woods M'Lady and For Those of Us on Foot, had a more traditionally harsh, no wave-inspired sound, though they also included the quirky tendencies that dominated their later efforts. Vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki joined the group in time for 1996's self-titled double 7" on Menlo Park, but other members passed through Deerhoof, including Chris Cooper of Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase. The following year they released their full-length debut, The Man, the King, the Girl, on Kill Rock Stars and the Come See the Duck 7" on Banano a year later.

Fisk left Deerhoof after 1999's Holdy Paws, an experiment that saw the band trying to write songs that favored composition over individual sounds, and pursued similar ideas in his solo work and in Badgerlore. Halfbird, which was recorded before Fisk departed, was released in 2001, after John Dieterich was recruited as Deerhoof's new guitarist. That year the group also released the My Pal Foot Foot 7", a cover of the legendary Shaggs song that also appeared on the Better Than the Beatles tribute. In 2002, the group released the critically acclaimed Reveille; 2003's Apple O' followed soon after, and also featured auxiliary guitarist Chris Cohen. Their fifth album, the much more cohesive and focused Milk Man, appeared in spring 2004. The following year was another busy one for the band: not only did they embark on tours of the U.S., Europe, and Japan, but they released the Green Cosmos EP, the full-length Runners Four, and a Deerhoof tribute album that was only available on the band's website.

In 2006, the group toured with the Flaming Lips, the Fiery Furnaces, and Mary Timony, among others. That spring, Cohen left Deerhoof to concentrate on the Curtains, and that fall, a ballet based on Milk Man was performed in North Haven, ME. During that time, the band recorded its own songs and collaborated with composer Ed Shearmur on the music for Dedication, a film directed by Justin Theroux. The concise yet eclectic Friend Opportunity arrived in early 2007. Guitarist Ed Rodriguez joined the band in early 2008, and played on that year's Offend Maggie; prior to the album's release that fall, the band gave away one of its songs, "Fresh Born," as sheet music so fans could make their own versions of the song. Starting in 2010, Deerhoof began leaking songs from their next album on different media outlets, creating a kind of musical scavenger hunt for fans leading up to the 2011 release of their tenth studio album, Deerhoof Vs. Evil.
Buke and Gase
Buke and Gase
BUKE AND GASE are Brooklyn-based two-piece Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified sixstring baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gas" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Both of them play double duty mobilizing a small army of foot percussion. These instruments are then filtered through various pedals, amplifiers and other homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound. Arone's supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet sometimes unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control.

Their musical multi-tasking makes for live performances that are both visually unexpected and sonically explosive. They self-released an EP titled +/- and in 2010 Brassland released their debut album Riposte. Stereogum's Brandon Stosuy says of the band, "You hear Beth Ditto for a second (one who races/fixes bikes and builds her own instruments, doesn't hang out at fashion shows), Kathleen Hannah in those Bikini Kill days, Throwing Muses, something else, etc., an overall joy."
Raleigh Moncrief
Raleigh Moncrief
Sacramento producer Raleigh Moncrief grew up south of San Francisco, climbing trees, damming gutters, drawing things and starting fires. He wasn't allowed to watch MTV, but he found Nirvana on the radio dial one blessed day and spent the next several months begging his father for a guitar. It was a cream-colored Squier Strat — like the one he thought Kurt played — and it sealed his fate at the tender age of 13.

Raleigh (then, and sometimes still "Robby") cut his teeth in several rock bands on his way to community college. There he heard Philip Glass' "Rubric" in a music appreciation class and soon dropped out; he had things to do that had nothing to do with a marine biology degree. He moved north of San Francisco.

Though Moncrief's march through music has been tireless, it's happened largely behind the scenes. A longtime collaborator to prolific Hella drummer Zach Hill, the two have made beautiful noise together both on the road and on record (see Hill's 2008 Anticon/Ipecac solo LP Astrological Straits, and their joint album Who Do You Think You Aren't?). He's been Marnie Stern's go-to touring guitarist, the master of a freewheeling post-rock trio called What's Up?, and producer/engineer to Dirty Projectors, with whom he spent three months in a Portland warehouse tirelessly tracking the band's contemporary classic Bitte Orca. (More recently, he produced the similarly ambitious new Ganglians album, Still Living.)
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026