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Dutch Treat, McDonald’s at Don Pedro’s, 8ish


Deerhoof, Father Murphy at Le Poisson Rouge, 8

The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, So Cow at Irving Plaza, 7


Rum DMT, Woodsman, La Big Vic, Night Manager, Birthdays at Shea Stadium, 9

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Daniel Francis Doyle, Fiasco, Bird Names, Dinowalrus, Cavex at Death by Audio, 8ish

Dungen, The Entrance Band at Knitting Factory, 9:30 (and Friday)


Lightning Bolt, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone at the Ridgewood Temple, 8ish

Parts and Labor, Shy Child, Bunnies, Adult Themes at Glasslands, 9

King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Golden Triangle at Santos Party House, 7ish

Dead Kennedys at Irving Plaza, 7

Deerhunter, Real Estate, Casino Versus Japan at Webster Hall, 6


Magik Markers, Iyes, Steve Gunn & Johnny Truscinski at Shea Stadium, 8

Weekends, Web Dating, Data Dog, Antimagic, Mala Strana at Coco66, 8

Turbo Fruits, Liquor Store, Pujol, Dream Diary at Death by Audio, 8

King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Live Fast Die at the Bell House, 8


Beach Fossils at Brooklyn Bowl, 8, FREE

Widowspeak, Sweet Bulbs, MINKS, Total Slacker, X-Ray Eyeballs at Death by Audio, 8


On Deerhunter’s Myspace page is a Jean Genet quote:

“To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.”

What an ethos to go by and a perfect goal to strive for. Of course artists should strive for beauty– but never giving up the the raw edge is the true test. After listening to the new single, “Revival,” about a dozen times in a row, it seems they’ve achieved that elegance.

The new song surfaced yesterday. “Revival” is an up-tempo throwback pop song. It sounds like the Beatles, without the crystalline production. Notes do ring out in joyous tones here- and what sounds like a harpsichord is so shiny and simmering you may feel like you need to turn the volume down. Don’t do that. Keep listening.

“Darkness, always, it doesn’t make much sense.”

There is absolutely no darkness in this song.

Deerhunter: Revival

Pic by PopTarts

Pic by PopTarts

So it rained (mostly) all day yesterday…and though the JellyNYC Pool Party was supposed to go on “rain or shine” (said the PR gal) they decided to cancel it. But it wasn’t canceled- it was moved! To Brooklyn Bowl. The show didn’t start til 6 so I didn’t make it but hundreds of others did. Pop Tarts has a good review and some video. Sounds like the bands were rad. My friend over at Stark Online said the made him a Dan Deacon fan. THAT is impressive.

Anyone else go? Have a good time? A bad time? I personally can’t wait for anything longer than an hour….I don’t think I would have been able to deal with the line.


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