Sarah Cass Deerhoof are an indie institution. They've released 11 albums,…
- Posted on Oct 3rd 2010 10:30AM by Melody Lau
The San Francisco quartet took to the stage at their non-secretive 2AM time slot, playing to the late partygoers celebrating the second-to-last night of the festivities.
Lead singer Satomi Matsuzaki may be tiny in stature and practically invisible to people standing at the back of the venue, but her remarkable child-like singing and bouncy robotic dance moves (to those who could spot her jumping around onstage) is what sets this band apart from similar artists that have come and gone in Deerhoof's 15-plus years together.
The band's playfulness and youthful vibrancy shone as they jumped around playing hits spanning their entire discography.
Whether people were trailing in out of curiosity for Deerhoof -- one man wandered the loft asking everybody what was going on -- or just for what are now deemed the best tacos of the festival, Pop Montreal was treated to a bonus show by a timeless act.
Deerhoof will continue on tour this month with Xiu Xiu and Father Murphy.
Germany's Atari Teenage Riot (also known as ATR) were ready to rock when they tore through their live set with all the crazy energy and antics you'd expect from a hardcore techno band.