Posted in music | pictures on January 4, 2012

photos by Tracy Allison

Deer Tick

The night after Lucero played Brooklyn Bowl, Deer Tick rang in the New Year at the venue with assists from Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band, now their own band), Dead Confederate, and J. Roddy Walston and the Business. Here are some pictures from the New Year's Eve show (one of many in NYC. Ted Leo, Gogol Bordello and Patti Smith and many others played Saturday night too.).

Unfortunately we didn't get a Diamond Rugs set at Brooklyn Bowl, as promised, but that's because "Steve couldn't make it from the lobos show." Los Lobos was playing the same night at City Winery, and Steve from Los Lobos (who was supposed to cab it over to Brooklyn Bowl) also plays in Diamond Rugs who played their debut live show on 12/29 in Atlanta (two Deer Tick members and one from Dead Confederate play in it too).

That aside, Deer Tick, like Lucero the night before, played a raucous and entertaining show complete with frontman John McCauley in a New Year's Baby costume. They went on not long before midnight, meaning the countdown, which they may have been slightly late for, happened early in their set (complete with Cee-Lo in Times Square on the tv screens). Deer Tick's setlist pulled from their entire catalog and the encore-less night ended with two special guests and a stage full of people (and fallen confetti). First Craig Finn of The Hold Steady (who was also at Lucero) joined Deer Tick on stage for a cover of "Bastards of Young" by the Replacements (not the first time Craig performed that song), and then Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus came out to help them close the show with a drunken singalong of "Let's All Go To The Bar". By the end you couldn't really find Patrick though because half the audience seemed to be on stage... I think that's how it went. Details are fuzzy. Luckily we have these pictures to help jog my memory. More of them, and some videos, below...

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Virgin Forest

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

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Deer Tick Brooklyn Bowl 2011

You can catch J. Roddy Walston and the Business on the road in 2012 with Lucero. Look for the pair on the Women & Work tour, which hits on 4/20 at Webster Hall. Tickets go on AMEX presale on 1/11 at noon and regular sale 48 hours later.

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Comments (15)

best new year's ever!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:39 PM

wonderful show!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:40 PM

"best new year's ever!"

REALLY? What did your other New Year's like? Sitting at home watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve I imagine

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:46 PM

^^^ did=was

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:47 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that 1:39 was comparing this new year's eve to his/her previous ones.

It was a fun show...good energy, good crowd, and every seemed to be having a good time. I second 1:39's comment.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 1:53 PM

i got laid.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:06 PM

New Year's is overrated. The only thing worse is St. Patrick's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:11 PM

I got pregnant at this show without even getting laid. It was that awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:23 PM

"I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that 1:39 was comparing this new year's eve to his/her previous ones."


WORST COMEBACK EVER.
The old "I know you are but what am I"
Loser,no wonder you thought this was the best new year's ever.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012 2:29 PM

New Year's is overrated. The only thing worse is St. Patrick's.

Posted by Grosland | January 8, 2013 1:44 AM

"I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that 1:39 was comparing this new year's eve to his/her previous ones."


WORST COMEBACK EVER.
The old "I know you are but what am I"
Loser,no wonder you thought this was the best new year's ever.

Posted by gunnima | May 31, 2013 10:05 AM

deer tick is my favorite band right now.

Posted by jordon | August 9, 2013 7:08 PM

It seems it was a exceptional atmosphere that evening. The photos prove that entertainment has reached its peak, as evidenced by the large number of people who came to the event.

Posted by Cosmina | November 19, 2014 10:25 AM

Yes..totally yes. I love the photos and thank you very much for sharing these with us. I think this was a great show!

Posted by Jon | November 21, 2014 6:03 AM

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