Deerhoof Become Movie Stars
- Words: Chris Sabbath
Art-rock combo Deerhoof will find itself thrust into the sublime lens of cult filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard when the four-piece swings by the Toronto International Film Festival next month to participate in a contemporary art installation. Conducted by New York artist Adam Pendleton, BAND revamps Sympathy for the Devil—Godard's 1968 narrative of the Rolling Stones' legendary concert at the Altamont Speedway—by mashing film screenings, performance, and rock show, and dropping Deerhoof in the center of the action. Images from the film will bisect with the San Francisco group's own rehearsal and recording footage shot in Toronto, with filming of the event coming to a head at a free concert on September 17 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. Meanwhile, Deerhoof will continue to pop up around the globe on the festival circuit throughout September, so don't miss out on any of those happenings if you live in the area.
Sep 04 - Petaluma, CA - The Phoenix Theater
Sep 07 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
Sep 09 - Stavanger, Norway - NuMusic Festival
Sep 10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hornstull Strand
Sep 12 - New London, CT - I Am Festival
Sep 13 - Monticello, NY - ATP Festival (performance ft. Martha Colburn - Curated by The Flaming Lips)
Sep 14 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (w/ Glass Ghost, Serengeti and Polyphonic)
Sep 15 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Serengeti and Polyphonic, Wildbirds and Peacedrums)
Sep 17 - Toronto, ON - TIFF free performance at Yonge Dundas Square
Dec 11 - 13 - Mineshead, UK - ATP 10 Year Anniversary (w/ Melvins, Dirty Three, Tortoise, etc).
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