After Deerhunter’s show tonight, everyone that I spoke to after the show said the same thing: one of the best shows of the year. I can’t argue with that. They played a mighty set that consisted of tracks from all over their discography, both old and new. They opened with an almost 15-minute ambient jam that began with “Earthquake” that just kept building and building, leaving room for an ultimate release of all their other tracks.
Bradford Cox was in a cheerful mode, playing what the fans wanted to hear, and even asking us if we wanted to hear songs such as “Helicopter” (duh).
They rocked out and tested their endurance with long outros and extended solos that were mind-bending. It was a ferociously loud set. I was in dire need of some ear plugs. It was a dazzling spectacle of a rock show that proves Deerhunter are one of the best bands going at it right now. If you can find the time and cash, go see them at Webster Hall tomorrow (for you NY’ers), or whenever they come near you next. You won’t be disappointed.