January 12, 2016

Deerhoof @ the BAM

Deerhoof drummer, Greg Saunier
Berkeley Art Museum performance 2008

photos by Styrous®

On April 25, 2008, I photographed the 30th anniversary of the Matrix series, BENDING THE WORD/MATRIX 226, for the Berkeley Art Museum. The occasion featured a collaborative performance with Deerhoof and future, at the time, MATRIX artist, Martha Colburn; I photographed them as part of the event.

Matrix 30th anniversary ticket 

Deerhoof is an American band whose erratic style veers between noise pop, punk rock, and avant-garde. The band's live shows are known for their minimal gear, maximal volume, and surrealist banter. Since their formation in 1994 in San Francisco they have self-produced their records and self-managed their career. The band's current line-up consists of John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki, Ed Rodriguez and Greg Saunier.    

Rob Fisk and Greg Saunier founded Deerhoof in San Francisco in 1994 as an improvisation duo of bass and drums. Deerhoof are an oft-cited musical influence on other artists, notably The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Dirty Projectors, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Stereolab, Sleigh Bells, and of Montreal. Deerhoof's songs are covered often by other artists (notably Phil Lesh, Los Campesinos!, Marco Benevento, David Bazan, and classical composer Marcos Balter

Berkeley Art Museum
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Deerhoof performance

Net links:   
Martha Colburn website     
Berkeley Art Museum articles
Deerhoof ~ Milk Man & Apple O'          


Styrous® ~ Tuesday, January 12, 2016 



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