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Deer Tick & Hold Steady shows tonight & in Ithaca – Dawes, Titus, Rural Advantage & These United States too – dates

photos by Tim Griffin

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Deer Tick played with Jenny Lewis earlier this summer. She then played a free outdoor 4th of July show. Deer Tick fans will also get a free outdoor NYC show this summer, but that’s not until August 7th. That’s when the band play with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Prospect Park.

Prospect Park will be free, but it will also only be an opening set. The real show is tonight, July 24th, at Bowery Ballroom with Dawes and These United States. Tickets are still available.

DawesIf you miss it, but still want to catch Dawes (or you want to see Dawes again), they’re also headlining their own Sunday night show at Union Hall in Brooklyn with Childe and the Seedy Seeds. Tickets are on sale.

These United States also have a show (actually shows) coming up at Union Hall, but not until August 28th. That’s when they play an early show (with Vandaveer) and late show (with Motel Motel). Tickets for the early set, late set and both are on sale. These United States recently played an opening set at Prospect Park too. Pictures from the show with Dr. Dog and Phosphorescent are below.

Deer Tick’s second album, Born on Flag Day, which came out in June on Partisan Records, has been getting the band some big-name attention — they were recently awkwardly interviewed by NBC’s Brian Williams, who claims to be a big fan and seems to be a fan of iTunes too. See that interview below. Popmatters, in their review of the album, say that “John Joseph McCauley III is a man’s man” and that “He has little patience with the Ben Gibbards and Justin Vernons of the world–in fact, he sounds like the guy who stole their wallets and fucked their girlfriends.” “Easy” from that record is posted above. Daytrotter and LaundroMatinee both have new live sessions available for free download.

Justin Vernon will be back in NYC in January. No update for Ben Gibbard.

Deer Tick are one of the bands on the bill for The Positive Jam, an all-day outdoor show happening in Ithaca, NY’s Stewart Park on September 6th. Headlining will be the (namesake) Hold Steady, with The Felice Brothers, The Rural Alberta Advantage and others. Tickets are on sale. The poster is below.

Hold SteadySpeaking of The Hold Steady, their New Jersey show at Starland Ballroom is tonight. NJ’s Titus Andronicus is opening. Tickets are still on sale.

The Hold Steady have two other festival dates coming up as well: XPNonential Music Festival on July 25th in Camden, NJ and the Virgin Mobile Free Fest in Columbia, MD on August 30th.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, one of the bands in Ithaca, will also be playing a free show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 4th. The Dig and Hollerado have been added to that Brooklyn show as openers.

A set of Deer Tick videos (including the Brian Williams interview), photos of These United States, all tour dates for all bands, and a Positive Jam flyer, below…

Postive Jam

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Deer Tick “La La LA” live in-store performance at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX

Deer Tick – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 24 Bowery Ballroom w/ Dawes & These United States New York, New York &
Aug 01 Terra Bella Fest @ Bogie’s Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Aug 02 George Wein’s Folk Festival 50 Newport, Rhode Island
Aug 07 Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York #
Aug 13 Philadelphia Folk Festival (NPR World Café taping) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 06 The Positive Jam at Stewart Park w/ The Hold Steady Ithaca, New York
Sep 13 Monolith Festival Morrison, Colorado
Oct 03 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, Texas
Oct 10 Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival Joshua Tree, California
Oct 11 Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival Joshua Tree, California
& w/ These United States, Dawes
# w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The Hold Steady – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 24 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Jul 25 Wiggins Park – XPNonential Music Festival Camden, NJ
Aug 30 Virgin Mobile Free Fest – Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Sep 06 Positive Jam Stewart Park Ithaca, NY
Sep 13 End Of The Road Festival Salisbury, UK
Sep 17 Bear Tooth Theatre Anchorage, AK
Sep 19 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
Sep 21 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Sep 22 The Warehouse Nightclub Calgary, AB
Sep 23 The Odeon Events Centre Saskatoon, SK
Sep 24 West End Cultural Centre Winnipeg, MB
Sep 26 Lee’s Place Toronto, ON
Sep 27 Lee’s Place Toronto, ON

The Rural Alberta Advantage – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 25 Hillside Festival [AA] Guelph, Ontario
Jul 26 Hillside Festival [AA] Guelph, Ontario
Jul 30 Horseshoe Tavern ::: Hooded Fang & Wilderness of Manitoba Toronto, Ontario
Aug 01 Osheaga Music Festival Montreal, Quebec
Aug 03 Kungfu Kecktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 04 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Aug 05 The Middle East Cafe [Upstairs] Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 06 Mavericks Ottawa, Ontario
Aug 08 Wolfe Island Musicfest Wolfe Island, Ontario
Aug 20 The Intersection [Front Lounge] Grand Rapids, Michigan
Aug 21 WMSE Radio Summer Camp @ Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 22 Memorial Union Terrace, Univ of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
Aug 24 Pritzker Pavilion [AA] Chicago, Illinois
Aug 25 Bear’s Place Bloomington, Indiana
Aug 27 Rubble’s Bar Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Aug 29 V-Fest Ontario Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Sep 06 Positive Jam Stewart Park Ithaca, NY

These United States in Prospect Park….

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These United States – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 24 @ Bowery Ballroom, w/ Deer Tick, Dawes New York, New York
Jul 25 @ Phoenix Cuts (all ages!), w/ And The Moneynotes Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 25 @ The Bog, w/ And The Moneynotes Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 26 @ Golden West, w/ Caleb Stine & the Brakemen, Paul Masson Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 13 @ Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Aug 14 @ Vollrath Tavern Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 15 @ Subterranean, w/ Lucero Chicago, Illinois
Aug 16 @ Green Music Fest, w/ Lucero, Catfish Haven, Murder By Death, more! Chicago, Illinois
Aug 17 @ DAYTROTTER Session Rock Island, Illinois
Aug 18 @ Club Garibaldi (Muzzle of Bees + 91.7 WMSE), w/ The Daredevil Christopher Wright Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 19 @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 20 @ The Village Idiot Maumee, Ohio
Aug 21 @ Brillobox Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 22 @ Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Aug 23 @ TT the Bear’s Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 24 @ The Red Door, Hush Hush Sweet Harlot Series Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Aug 25 @ Club Hell, w/ The Devil My Pocket Providence, Rhode Island
Aug 26 @ The M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 28 @ Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Aug 29 @ Black Cat Mainstage, w/ Hoots & Hellmouth, Dusty Rhodes & the River Band !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Washington DC
Sep 1 EVERYTHING TOUCHES EVERYTHING Emanating Outwards From Everything Everywhere
Sep 12 @ Monolith Music Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, w/ M. Ward, The Walkmen, Deer Tick, more! Morrison, Colorado
Sep 13 @ Monolith Music Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, w/ The Dandy Warhols, Frightened Rabbit, more! Morrison, Colorado
Sep 23 @ Alive After Five, w/ The Very Most Boise, Idaho
Oct 20 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, New York
Oct 21 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, New York
Oct 22 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, New York
Oct 23 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, New York
Oct 24 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, New York

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