Saturday night at Terminal 5, Dr. Dog played
the 9th the NYC show of their 2010 tour, and the final show before they leave for Europe next week. Their enthusiasm was matched by their equally excited fans who seemed to applaud louder and louder with each finishing song.
Deer Tick took the stage around 9:15. Dressed in full drag, including black eye shadow and red lipstick on lead singer John Mccauley. They were greeted by a roaring audience, with Mccauley mentioning that it was the band's 47th day on the road, and their last show before returning home to Rhode Island. They opened their set with "Easy", the first single from last year's release, Born on Flag Day. Following "Easy", Mccauley announced, "This next song is one I wrote when I was just 18 years old." and proceeded to play "Baltimore Blues No. 1" as the audience cheered excitedly, recognizing the song by the time Mccauley had played the first few chords. Borrowing songs from older albums, new ones from their upcoming album (which will be released on June 8th), and even covering a
Buckcherry Chuck Berry song, Deer Tick played for a little over half an hour. One fan described the performance, stating "[John Mccauley's] grimey voice has grown in harmony." As a final hurrah during their set, Mccauley planted a sloppy kiss on the lips of lead guitarist Ian O'Neil, formerly of Titus Andronicus.
By 10 p.m. the massive venue was packed wall to wall with fans. Around 10:15, the members of Dr. Dog slowly appeared on stage while audience members screamed and threw their hands in the air. Following their third song, the hundreds and hundreds of people in the audience all began chanting the band's name. Halfway through the set, Toby Leaman took a cue from Deer Tick's performance and donned a long dress-like, red cloak, saying, "I feel human for the first time." The band finished their set at 11:35. Five minutes later, they returned for a 15 minute encore during which one guy got on stage with a bouquet of roses and proposed to his girlfriend. By 12 a.m. the show was over and fans began pouring out of Terminal 5, happily commenting on the night's fantastic performances.
Both setlists and more pictures from the show below...
Deer Tick Setlist:
These Old Shoes
Chuck Berry Cover
Dr. Dog Setlist:
I Only Wear Blue
The Old Days
Army of Ancient
The Rabbit, The Bat, The Reindeer
Shoulda Known Better
Where'd All The Time Go
Jackie Wants a Black Eye
Architecture in Helsinki cover