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MG&V = a Deer Tick, Dawes, Delta Spirit supergroup! their live debut happens @ SXSW (where all 3 bands are playing)


Move over Monsters of Folk. Monsters of Fuck are here. Well, actually they’re called MG&V which stands for McCauley, Goldsmith, and Vasquez aka John McCauley (frontman of Deer Tick), Taylor Goldsmith (frontman of Dawes), and Matt Vasquez (frontman of Delta Spirit) (we can still call them Monsters of Fuck unofficially though). This is their story:

Notoriously adverse to sitting still, John McCauley felt the urge to write and record during some of Deer Tick’s recent downtime. Deer Tick chose Dawes to support a leg of their summer 2009 tour, during which McCauley and Goldsmith developed an affinity for each other’s songwriting. McCauley decided that Nashville would be the perfect location to write some new songs, and invited Goldsmith to join him. As the project began to take shape, McCauley and Goldsmith decided Matt Vasquez was the man to complete their vision for the project. A few days after tape started rolling, Vasquez arrived in Nashville-never having met McCauley. The three songwriters immediately bonded and proceeded to make a timeless masterpiece. Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith also joined the group to contribute percussion.

I can’t comment on the “masterpiece” aspect of this yet – I still haven’t heard it, but I’m excited to. And I hope to catch MG&V live when they make their world debut at the Coda Agency SXSW Showcase at the Ale House on Friday, March 19th at 1 AM. More album details still TBA.

And yes, all three of those bands will also be at SXSW on their own. Deer Tick has a bunch of shows and their own curated day party. Delta Spirit has a bunch of shows too, and Dawes plays the official BrooklynVegan showcase at Club DeVille on Wednesday March 17th. They go on at 8, and if you miss them, they play more shows too. All dates and flyers below…

Deer Tick

Deer Tick – 2010 Tour Dates
MON 03/15/10: Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
THU 03/18/10: Rolling Stone SXSW Showcase – Beauty Bar/Palm Door
FRI 03/19/10: Deer Tick Presents: An SXSW Party, Threadgills South
FRI 03/19/10: (11:00 PM) AMA II/Lucero Family Picnic, Red Eyed Fly
SAT 03/20/10: (5 PM:) Ground Control Touring Presents @ Auditorium Shores
FRI 04/02/10: Providence, RI – Jerky’s #
SAT 04/03/10: Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 #
SUN 04/04/10: Portland, ME – Space Gallery #
MON 04/05/10: Montreal, QC – Il Motore #
TUE 04/06/10: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern #
WED 04/07/10: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
THU 04/08/10: Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #
FRI 04/09/10: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club #
SAT 04/10/10: Iowa City, IA – The Mill #
SUN 04/11/10: Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall #
MON 04/12/10: Oklahoma City, OK – Opolis
TUE 04/13/10: El Paso, TX – The Percolator
WED 04/14/10: Phoenix, AZ – The Trunkspace
FRI 04/16/10: Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
TUE 04/20/10: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom $
WED 04/21/10: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret $
THU 04/22/10: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern $
SAT 04/24/10: Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
SUN 04/25/10: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
TUE 04/27/10: Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre *
WED 04/28/10: Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
THU 04/29/10: Santa Fe, NM – Sante Fe Brewing Company *
FRI 04/30/10: Dallas, TX – The Loft *
SAT 05/01/10: Austin, TX – Emo’s Outside *
SUN 05/02/10: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio *
MON 05/03/10: Fayetteville, AR – Majestic Lounge *
TUE 05/04/10: Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz
WED 05/05/10: Birmingham, AL – Workplay *
THU 05/06/10: Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
FRI 05/07/10: Louisville, KY – Headliners *
SAT 05/08/10: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
SUN 05/09/10: Ithaca, NY – Castaway’s
MON 05/10/10: Albany, NY – Valentines
TUE 05/11/10: Boston, MA – Paradise *
WED 05/12/10: Boston, MA – Paradise *
THU 05/13/10: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
FRI 05/14/10: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
SAT 05/15/10: New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
# with Those Darlins
$ with Holy Sons
* with Dr. Dog

MG&V – 2010 Tour Dates
Friday, March 19th at 1 AM – Coda Agency SXSW Showcase at the Ale House

SXSW flyer

Dawes – 2010 Tour Dates
3/9/10 Rhythm Room / Phoenix, AZ*
3/10/10 The Loft @ UCSD / San Diego, CA*
3/11/10 The Troubadour / Los Angeles, CA*
3/14/10 Pappy & Harriets / Pioneertown, CA w/ Delta Spirit
3/17/10 SXSW C3 Party @ Lamberts / Austin, TX – 3:30PM
3/17/10 SXSW Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Club Deville / Austin, TX – 8:00PM
3/18/10 SXSW Dickes/Filter Party @ Lustre Pearl / Austin, TX – 5:00PM
3/18/10 SXSW Rolling Stone Party @ Beauty Bar Ballroom / Austin, TX – 8:00PM
3/19/10 SXSW KGSR Morning Show @ 4 Seasons Hotel / Austin, TX – 6:30AM
3/19/10 SXSW Front Gate Brunch @ Front Gate Parking Lot / Austin, TX – 2:00PM
3/20/10 SXSW WXPN Party @ Red Eyed Fly / Austin, TX – 1:30PM
3/20/10 SXSW Ground Control Showcase @ Auditorium Shores / Austin, TX – 4:00PM
3/21/10 Funday at McAllan Creative Incubator / McAllen, TX
4/30/10 HIPNIC II at Fernwood Resort / Big Sur, CA
5/1/10 HIPNIC II at Fernwood Resort / Big Sur, CA
5/13/10 Cal Poly State University *FREE SHOW* / San Luis Obispo, CA
5/30/10 Les Schwab Amphitheatre w/Band of Horses and She & Him / Bend, OR
6/11/10 Bonnaroo / Manchester, TN
6/12/10 Bonnaroo / Manchester, TN
6/13/10 Bonnaroo / Manchester, TN
*Co-Headline w/ Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons with special guest Jason Boesel

Delta Spirit – 2010 Tour Dates
March 12th 8:00PM Harvest of Hope St. Augustine, Florida
March 14th 8:00PM Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown, California
March 18th 12:00AM SXSW Emo’s Austin, TX
March 18th 6:00PM SXSW Lustre Pearl Austin, TX
March 19th 1:45PM SXSW Cedar Street Courtyard Austin, TX

Those Darlins – SXSW 2010 schedule

1) 3:50PM @ RED 7 (outdoor stage – 611 East 7th Street)
Terrorbird Media/Forcefield PR 3rd Annual Party

2) 1AM @ Submerged (333 E 2nd St.)
BMI Showcase to Benefit Girls Rock Camp

3) 3:50PM @ RED EYED FLY (715 Red River)
Little Radio Party

4) 11PM @ Bungalo (708 E. 6th St.)
Billboard Official Showcase

FRIDAY, 3/19
5) 5PM @ Threadgills SOUTH (301 West Riverside Drive)
Deer Tick Presents Party

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