Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on March 25, 2009

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Deer Tick

Call it folk, country, rock, folk/rock, alt-country or Americana, the young members of Rhode Island's Deer Tick write and play some of the most soulful, inspired music around, littered with lyrics as sharp as a shot of whiskey and rapid-fire guitar solos strong enough to blow the dust off your boots.

Though the band's Wednesday night performance at Club Deville exploded immediately, Deer Tick found its footing on Friday night a few songs in with a galloping rendition of "Art Is Real (City of Sin)."

"There gotta be some old recipe/'Cause I gotta get drunk/I gotta forget about some things," the loopy-eyed frontman Joseph John McCauley crooned in his raspy howl, cigarette stuck between his guitar strings.

But that was one of the only songs the band played from its 2007 release "War Elephant." The rest were a tantalizing preview of the forthcoming "Born on Flag Day," due out in June. [Austin 360]

Deer Tick, pictured above and below at the BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase at Club De Ville on March 18th, has a Brooklyn show coming up - June 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg to be exact. They're opening for Jenny Lewis whose last NYC show was headlining the Apollo Theater. $22 tickets go on sale Friday, April 3rd, at noon. More dates TBA soon. More SXSW pictures below...

Those Darlins...

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More pictures from this show HERE.

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Comments (8)

Has no one made a Deer Dick joke yet? Seriously?

Posted by dan | March 25, 2009 10:36 PM

dis band sucks deer dick lolz

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Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 12:32 AM

(btw, I love Deer Tick, that was just a smart-assed remark to 10:36's dumb comment

they are a very cool band)

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 12:33 AM

Will they make out with Jenny Lewis?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 3:05 AM

this is gonna be a good show!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 9:49 AM

Last nights show at the Drunken Unicorn was bananas! It included a saucy rendition of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". And he better not make out with Jenny. She's MINE!

Posted by ATLien | March 26, 2009 9:55 AM

I like Deer Tick too. I just thought that was a valid observation/question.

You smart-ass, you.

Posted by dan | March 26, 2009 11:07 AM

Totally gonna make out with Jenny

Posted by Deer Tick | March 28, 2009 2:18 PM

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