Thursday, August 7, 2008

Show - Deerhunter tonight

Deerhunter opening for NIN at Mohegan Sun tonight.

Thu, Aug 7th 7:30PM
Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
For more information Phone: (888) 226-7711
Link to Web Site
General Admission Adult: $35-45

The last time Deerhunter came to town, they played at Wesleyan with TV on the Radio. No one off of Wesleyan's campus knew about it until Pitchforkmedia posted their review. Whether or not Nine Inch Nails interests you, Deerhunter once again sneaks into Connecticut opening for NIN at Mohegan Sun. This one may be a bit pricey, and Mohegan Sun a turnoff, but Deerhunter are pretty darn good, and it's frustrating to see them blow through town once again with barely a blip on the indie radar. How many of us average show-goers around here pay attention to who's playing Mohegan Sun? Does this mean that we need to from now on?

Don't know Deerhunter?:
Deerhunter is an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox. Cox's vocal style blends vocal experimentation along the lines of Meredith Monk or Yoko Ono with a more direct and punky howl inspired by the Fall's Mark E. Smith. Cox is also a striking on-stage presence: the exceedingly skinny 6'4" lead singer has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that gives him abnormally long and spindly limbs. (The late Joey Ramone was another well-known frontman with Marfan syndrome.) Cox often exaggerates his otherworldly look by performing in Victorian-style party frocks and engaging in Iggy Pop-style acts of ritual self-abasement while his bandmates churn out an aggressive mix of industrial-grind guitars and fractured dance rhythms that often recalls earlier Georgia art punks like the Method Actors and Pylon. Deerhunter was formed in 2001 by Cox and drummer and keyboardist Moses Archuleta; guitarists Colin Mee and Lockett Pundt and bassist Josh Fauver completed the lineup over the following years. Deerhunter signed with the local Atlanta indie Stickfigure Records for their 2005 debut: nominally untitled, the album is also known as "Turn It Up, Faggot" (a phrase that doesn't appear on the sleeve), an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during their gigs. Deerhunter then signed to the higher-profile indie Kranky (Godspeed You Black Emperor!, etc.) for their second album, Cryptograms, as well as the EP Fluorescent Grey. (

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