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If anybody can Photoshop a quality picture of Chevy Chase giving the Deerhoof Milk Man a passionate HJ, I will literally PayPal you an honest three American dollars if you send it to me.

Oh yeah, I should probably tell ya’ll some actual Deerhoof news. After all, what sort of contemptible beast would I be without my esteemed reputation for providing only the most informative, courteous music journalism possible?

When last we left Deerhoof (TMT News), they were seeking more audience participation for songs from last year’s Offend Maggie (TMT Review). (BTW, if you missed out on our own Keith Kawaii’s entry of "Fresh Born," you are missing the fuck out on some serious squiggle business.) Along with Deerhoof’s Web Twopointoh-erey, those snazzy bastards had a couple of April shows lined up in Finland, Russia, and California. But guess what-the-sack they all went up and done now: They added more dates, motherfucker.

After the group’s California jaunt, Deerhoof will return to the continent for a stretch through France and its Flemish neighbors as well as a performance in London’s Hyde Park with Blur. But before all that nonsense comes Deerhoof’s real adventure -- the Strawberry Festival in Tongzhou Canal Park in Beijing. Along with Kill Rock Stars labelmates Xiu Xiu and Panther, Deerhoof will rock the Great Wall off its foundation and finish the job the pre-Khan Mongols never could. With more than 60 bands slated to play and various art exhibitions throughout, the Strawberry Festival’s theme is “music + sustainable and eco-friendly living in China.” A lofty goal indeed, but if any band is up to the task of turning Red China green, it’s Deerhoof.

And I’m serious about that Chevy Chase/Milk Man/HJ thing.
04.18.09 - Williamstown, MA - Williams College
04.22.09 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
04.24.09 - Moscow, Russia - Avant Fest
04.25.09 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Skif Festival
05.03.09 - Beijing, China - Strawberry Festival
05.05.09 - Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Club
05.07.09 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
05.12.09 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
05.13.09 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater *
05.14.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater *
05.16.09 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse *
05.17.09 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
05.29.09 - Duedingen, Switzerland - Kilbi Festival
05.30.09 - Nancy, France - L'Autre Canal
05.31.09 - Paris, France - Villette Sonique
06.01.09 - Bordeaux, France - BT59
06.02.09 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
06.04.09 - St. Nazaire, France - Le VIP
06.05.09 - Orleans, France - L'Astrolabe
06.06.09 - Cherbourg, France - Terra Trema Festival
06.26.09 - Evreux, France - Le Rock dans Tous Ses Etats Festival
07.03.09 - London, UK - Hyde Park $
07.05.09 - Cergy, France - Furia Festival
07.17.09 - Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07.18.09 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhofaffaire
07.19.09 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli/Helling

* Cornelius

$ Blur

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