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Deerhoof and Ensemble Dal Niente throw a wild, avant-garde party at UW Music Hall
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Deerhoof perform at UW Music Hall.
Credit:Joseph Engle

Deerhoof are a study in opposites. Mixing sugar-sweet melodies with explosive noise, they charm as they challenge. Satomi Matsuzaki's voice is cozy and familiar, but the songs' words sound alien, like transmissions from a planet ruled by cartoon unicorns. The band rocked UW Music Hall Saturday night with a special guest: Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago group that often recasts Deerhoof tunes as avant-garde classical compositions.

Peruse the gallery above for photos and notes about the show.

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