Posted in music | pictures on March 22, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin & Ryan Barkan

Deervana by Ryan Barkan
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I'll always be a Nirvana fan and I'm currently a huge Deer Tick fan (obviously), but I had low expectations for this Saturday night "cover band" show at Lustre Pearl. There was so much going on in Austin, I had already seen Deer Tick on Friday at the BV day party, and Sunday was the only day I didn't have to be up in the morning, but I followed friends who I would have rather been with than anywhere else anyway, and I'm so happy I did. It ends up Deer Tick does an amazing Nirvana, and the capacity crowd at Lustre Pearl did a great job dancing, crowd surfing and singing along. Someone next to me kept repeating that it was the best thing they saw all week. It definitely felt that way at the moment.

The bill for the night also included Holy Sons (who I was psyched to catch a whole set by after missing most of it at the BV day party Friday), Robert Ellis (an up and coming country singer who I was happy to check out for the first time) and Dawes (who always put on a great show). I knew Deervana would also be done by 2am so that meant I could still jet to either Odd Future at the Vice party or Kanye West at the Vevo party to really end SXSW week with a bang (I ended up opting for my bed instead).

Deervana, who previously played a show in Rhode Island and will be back again at Brooklyn Bowl on June 19th (part of the Northside Festival), ended their smashing set by smashing their instruments, though if you look closely at the pictures and videos, you'll see they weren't actually the guitars they were playing. More, including a shot of the setlist, below...

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Middle Brother takes the stage (Matthew Vasquez, Taylor Goldsmith, John McCauley & Jonny Corndawg)

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Deer Tick (a.k.a. Deervana) - "In Bloom" at SXSW 2011

Deer Tick (Deervana) - Lithium live Nirvana cover @ Lustre Pearl SXSW Austin 2011

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Deer Tick cover Nirvana's 'Negative Creep' as "Deervana" sxsw 2011 from Tim Griffinshot on Vimeo.

Deer Tick (as Deervana) play Nirvana's "Blew". SXSW from Tim Griffinshot on Vimeo.

Deer Tick cover Nirvana's 'All Apologies' as "Deervana" sxsw 2011 from Tim Griffinshot on Vimeo.

Deer Tick channel Nirvana, Destroys Gear at SXSW 2011 from Tim Griffinshot on Vimeo.

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Comments (33)

Wow jealous, I'd love to attend this show.

Posted by Professor Von Trapp | March 22, 2011 10:52 PM

That looks like alot of fun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 10:56 PM

This show fucking ruled. Play NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:12 PM

So did they do any actual Pixies tunes, or just rip them off like Nirvana did?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:17 PM

^ man your digging deep to be a douche on that one...

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:26 PM

piss off. everyone knows that the Pixies wrote the whole book first, and got shit for it. Nirvanmeh

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:29 PM

awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:46 PM

hold on, you can get Lone Star in pounder form?

Posted by Rustin Bieber | March 22, 2011 11:49 PM

Great post! I enjoy it very much! To tell the truth I was pleasantly surprised with a great number of awesome photos and amazing videos! I am a big fan of Nirvana. I like how Deervana perfume a full set of songs of Nirvana. Nice information, many thanks to the author.

Posted by Thesis | March 23, 2011 6:34 AM

Wow 11:17PM: Charles Thompson wrote a song that went like, "Faceless internet asshole - Comes around, Always a Douche -He's your faceless internet asshole..." It's totally REAL!

That show looks like it was a whole ton of fun.

Posted by Gone Gardens | March 23, 2011 8:32 AM

This actually looks great. "School" sounds pretty good too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 8:37 AM

wow, 6:34am totally took the words right out of my mouth! nice information indeed!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 9:23 AM

this show was amazing! perfect way to close out sxsw!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 9:44 AM

Just wanted to say thanks, BV, for some awesome SXSW day parties. Menomena was one of my favorite shows of the week and all my friends are fans of BV now (even though they don't live in NY).

Posted by Puja | March 23, 2011 9:46 AM

what an amazing perfumance!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:30 AM

Did the fake Noveselic smack himself in the mug with his bass? Sounds sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:41 AM

I hope this isn't as bad as Beatallica.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:53 AM

were there any girls at this show?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:14 AM

How did they end the set? With a fake shotgun blast?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:16 PM

This is better than they've ever done.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:44 PM

BV, do you have pics from the Dawes, Deer Tick and Middle Brother shows that were at Music Hall and Bowery on 3/5 and 3/6?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 1:29 PM

am I the only one who is unimpressed at shitty hipster bands destroying instruments at the end of performances (see dude from Beach Fossils throwing his bass in the east river)?

If your parents have no problem sending you more $$$ to buy more guitars, then just donate the ones you don't want to kids in the inner cities who want to learn music or something.

You're not the fucking Who....get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 1:46 PM

^^^ THIS ^^^
for real
there are freaking kids with no hummus starving in fiji
gypsy dildo punks!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 1:53 PM

they should do a big show in nyc on halloween as nirvana. that would be fun. i would attend.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:17 PM

deervana show happening at Brooklyn Bowl during Northside Festival. tix on sale now.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:42 PM

DEERVANA TIX ONSALE NOWWWWWWWWW

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:49 PM

BA-BOOM!
oh ... sorry kids, but the show's over

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:55 PM

Hole's gonna be real big! Durhurhur!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:29 PM

@3:49 - you can have mine. oh, and don't forget your sign ....

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:46 PM

I hope that they do that Filter song as an encore

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:03 PM

Noun
sausage fest (plural sausage fests)
1.(slang) A party or gathering where the vast majority of people are boys or men.
This party is a total sausage fest! Let's call Sarah and have her bring some of her girlfriends over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:51 PM

Hey man, nice shot

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:51 PM

Deer Tick => Lyme Disease => Sleep => Death
sounds like more fun than this show

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 5:53 PM

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