Christina Schneider's Genius Grant, Mayya and the Revolutionary Hell Yeah!

Fri, September 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

After all the accolades from press and peers, what’s a legendary band to do? Forget
the recording studio, rent out an abandoned office space in the middle of the New
Mexico desert, set up, plug in and play REALLY LOUD. Starting with hardly a notion
of the outcome, by seven days later Deerhoof had found (you guessed it) The Magic:
a raw and refreshing 15-song wallop of an album about what happens when you leave your comfort zone.

The version of Deerhoof you hear on The Magic is a most punch-drunk proposition.
Everyone showed up in the mood to sing. Satomi, Greg, John and Ed dream up
alchemies of punk, pop, glam, hair metal, doo-wop, hip hop, and R&B, late-night
car rides, long days, attitude and spandex. Poetry into noise. Volume knob into
gratification. Friendship into rock band.

According to drummer Greg, the music on The Magic was lurking in the shadows of
“what we liked when we were kids - when music was magic - before you knew about
the industry and before there were rules. Sometimes hair metal is the right choice.”
For singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki The Magic is but the latest episode of an
ongoing gamble: “I joined Deerhoof a week after I arrived in San Francisco from
Japan. I hopped on a MUNI bus to have a first meeting but got off at a wrong stop. I
was lost and confused. They found me on a dark street corner after I called for help
from a pay phone. Since then my adventure expanded. Deerhoof is a vehicle with
four powered wheels that takes me through forest, desert and buildings. My life is

The Magic is a mixtape imbued with Deerhoof’s sorcery -- boldness, wonder,
technical know-how, risk. It is a mixtape by the kid with the biggest music collection
you’ve ever seen, who will take you camping and show you how to pull a rabbit out of
a hat.

The Magic comes out June 24th on Polyvinyl Records and will be supported by an
extensive tour.
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017