Posted in music | tour dates on April 16, 2010

Deer Tick on stage @ Coachella now (BlurtMagazine)
Deer Tick

Coachella 2010 is underway, and Deer Tick have the honor of being one of the first bands to play the fest this year. In fact they're playing the Outdoor Theatre stage as I type this, complete with frontman John McCauley in a sun dress (see above). You'll be able to watch the performance later on the not-live stream. Hopefully they cover a Sex Pistols song in tribute to Malcolm Mclaren, and to Johnny Rotten who plays with Public Image Ltd on the same nine hours later (p.s. tickets went on sale today for the recently added PiL show at Terminal 5).

After Deer Tick (who went on after Alana Grace) comes The Avett Brothers and then not The Cribs, though the website still has them listed there.

Speaking of not playing, Frightened Rabbit won't be there on Saturday, and now CNN confirms that Bad Lieutenant, who already cancelled tonight's San Francisco show, won't make it to Coachella on Saturday either. "Bad Lieutenant will not be able to play Coachella tomorrow," a spokesperson for the band told CNN. "They are stuck in the UK and unable to get a flight out. Everyone is very bummed about it." Damn volcano. It remains to be seen if the band will still come to the U.S. just for Chicago and NYC (if they even have the choice).

Coachella headliners tonight/Friday also include Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, and The Specials. Fever Ray, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gil Scott-Heron, Grizzly Bear, Lucero, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Yeasayer are other highlights on today's schedule. Full reviews and picture sets coming later.

UPDATE: The stream is happening now.

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Comments (15)

OMG...IS HE WEARING A DRESS!!!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!!!! WTF

Posted by james | April 16, 2010 6:07 PM


$10 says, he'll whip his dick out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:10 PM

is that Cassie from Vivian Girls??

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:27 PM

"Just witnessed a man crowd-surf in a dress while his band played a ZZ Top cover. Deer Tick, you win." #coachella

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:29 PM

"is that Cassie from Vivian Girls??"

LOL.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:38 PM

Is that Bradford? $10 says he'll whip his cox out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:39 PM

damn there's no way BL are gonna come to NYC now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 6:52 PM

Man no way a dress and a cowboy hat. You should tell King Coffee about that crazy stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 7:06 PM

OMG, a sundress!!...thats SO ORIGINAL!! hip-hip-hooray for deer tick!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 7:28 PM

better than total slacker.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 7:48 PM

If you didn't know, John McCauley of roots rockers Deer Tick was wearing a floral sundress today on stage at the Oudoor Theatre at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

He also had a green sparkly hat that I kind of loved.

He had changed into a T-shirt and jeans when I talked to him briefly in the VIP area while The Specials were on the Main Stage this evening and I asked him what inspired today's outfit.

"The weather," he said quickly.

It's true, it was typical Coachella sweltering temperatures today, but it's cooling down nicely tonight.

"I wish I could feel that free everyday," he said.

He pointed out that sometimes it's not a good idea, like if he's in a sports bar.

Good point.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 10:20 PM

When Jon Fishman wears a dress, it's retarded, but when this guy wears a dress it's cool somehow? Whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2010 10:30 PM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2010 9:44 AM

my picture is better!

Posted by lexi | April 17, 2010 12:04 PM

Here are some video highlights from Day 1 of Coachella (including
Jay-Z and Beyonce):
http://www.musicvagabond.com/post/528388643/coachella-2010-day-one

Posted by Matt | April 17, 2010 12:07 PM

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