Deerhoof. Mercy Lounge. Oct. 30. With Experimental Dental School and Flying. $12.
The last time the 'Hoof played in town (also at Mercy), they completely ruled the place, which, oddly enough, smelled like delicious, delicious bacon. At one point, someone who plays in a variety of local bands leaned over to me and said something to the effect of, "These guys are basically The Who." Since neither Satomi Matsuzaki, John Dieterich nor Greg Saunier was wearing a scarf or destroying a stack of Marshall amplifiers, I took that comment to mean, "This band is legendary."
The new Deerhoof album Offend Maggie comes out Oct. 7, and in case ya didn't know, the first single, "Fresh Born," is already available online. As sheet music. If you record a version, send it to cream [at] nashvillescene.com.