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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Deerhoof And Sleepy Kitty At The Luminary, 9/27/11: Photo Essay

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM

All photos by Corey Woodruff
  • All photos by Corey Woodruff

Prior to Sleepy Kitty's opening set, Evan Sult lamented the passing of St. Louis luminary Bob Cassilly and dedicated the first song to him.

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In further tribute to late City Museum founder Bob Cassilly, Evan Sult fashioned a t-shirt that read "Thank You BC".

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Sleepy Kitty's Paige Brubeck effortlessly alternated between slinky chanteuse and angsty rock girl, often within the confines of a single song.

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The bulk of the sold-out crowd showed up early and was rewarded with a stellar set by the local duo. Based on the comments overheard at the merch table, this was the first exposure to Sleepy Kitty for many attendees.

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Brubeck uses a series of live loops and effects to augment the duo's sound.

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In addition to rock shows, The Luminary Arts also hosts art exhibits -- sometimes in the same room. Between sets, attendees gazed at photos, video displays and art in motion throughout the venue.

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Greg Saunier kicked off Deerhoof's set with a syncopated assault on his minimalist drum kit.

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(From left) Satomi Matsukazi, Ed Rodriguez and John Dieterich were in constant motion throughout Deerhoof's frenetic set. The crowd did its best to join in whenever they detected a rare steady beat to bob their heads to.

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