Monday, October 14, 2013

Deerhunter, Marnie Stern @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto (September 12, 2013)

I don't recall if Atlanta's Deerhunter have been through town since opening for Spoon at Sound Academy back in April 2010 but I did get another chance to see the group again in 2011 when I travelled to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival that year. Most recently the band's been promoting their sixth studio album entitled Monomania. I missed the first openers, a sole male behind an array of electronic doodads and a keyboard, but did catch the second opener, Marnie Stern who herself and her two-member band are promoting a new album released earlier in the year cheekily entitled The Chronicles of Marnia. I've been lazy to review shows, although in brief will mention that Deerhunter played a fine set that encompassed elements of pop, punk, feedback and drone. I've thought this before but on paper they sound derivative but live they are entirely delectable, lead vocalist Bradford Cox unpredictable / wacky stage presence notwithstanding. Check out the photos from the show.

Exclaim and The National Post have reviews of the show.

  Marnie Stern & Bradford Cox: photo by Michael Ligon

  Deerhunter: photo by Michael Ligon

  Bradford Cox of Deerhunter: photo by Michael Ligon

Photos: Deerhunter, Marnie Stern @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto (September 12, 2013)

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